DISTANCE AND LAPS

CATEGORY SWIM CYCLE RUN
AGE GROUP Individuals and Teams
SPRINT * 500m (1 lap) 20km (2 laps of 10km) 5km (1 lap)
STANDARD ** 750m (1 lap) 40km (4 laps of 10km) 10km (2 laps of 5km)
SCHOOLS CHALLENGE Individuals and Teams
SPRINT (16 - 18 years) 500m (1 lap) 20km (2 laps of 10km) 5km (1 lap)
SPRINT TEAM (14 - 18 years) 500m (1 lap) 20km (2 laps of 10km) 5km (1 lap)

*Sprint Teams: May consist of adults and children, providing the children meet the minimum age of 14 years @ 31 Dec 2017. Note: any scholar/s competing with adults will not compete in the Schools Challenge and therefore will also not be eligible for any prizes in the Schools Challenge category.

**Standard Teams: May consist of adults and children, providing the children meet the minimum age of 16 @ 31 Dec 2017. Note: any scholar/s competing with adults will not compete in the Schools Challenge and therefore will also not be eligible for any prizes in the Schools Challenge category.

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SPRINT DISTANCE

STANDARD DISTANCE

Start:

Quay 6, V&A Waterfront

Swim:

The swim comprises of one lap of 500m beginning and ending at Quay 6.

Follow the Transition Route to Transition Zone one.

Cycle:

The cycle comprises of two laps of 10km. From Transitions Zone 1, cycle along a dedicated route to Granger Bay Boulevard Circle, turn right into Beach Road. Continue along Beach Road past the lighthouse, turning right at the traffic lights at Three Anchor Bay into Sea Point. Pass the Sea Point swimming pool and continue until you reach the Marine Research Aquarium, where Turning Point 1 is located. Follow the same route back on Beach Road, past the Mouille Point lighthouse and turning right into Fritz Sonnenburg Road towards and straight past the Green Point Athletics Stadium, then onto the second lap. Turn left into Granger Bay Boulevard down to the traffic circle on Beach Road where you will turn left again and follow the same route. On completing your second lap, when reaching Vlei Road, turn right towards P4 parking and the transition zone, turn left and enter Transition 2.

Run:

Run comprises of one 5km lap, exiting the transition zone in P4 parking. The route heads in direction of the Green Point Urban Park up to Turning Point 1. The athletes then head back down the city cycle path to the underpass, heading under the underpass and into P12/P13 and turn at Turning Point 3, heading back towards the underpass and out on to the pavement towards the Traffic Department. At Turning Point 4 you head back towards the underpass, turn right and head onto the forecourt, a sharp left turn and double back onto the carpet and across the finish line.

Finish:

Green Point Stadium Forecourt

Start:

Quay 6, V&A Waterfront

Swim:

The swim comprises of one lap of 750m beginning and ending at Quay 6.

Follow the Transition Route to Transition Zone one.

Cycle:

The cycle comprises of four laps of 10km. From Transitions Zone 1, cycle along a dedicated route to Granger Bay Boulevard Circle, turn right into Beach Road. Continue along Beach Road past the lighthouse, turning right at the traffic lights at Three Anchor Bay into Sea Point. Pass the Sea Point swimming pool and continue until you reach the Marine Research Aquarium, where Turning Point 1 is located. Follow the same route back on Beach Road, past the Mouille Point lighthouse and turning right into Fritz Sonnenburg Road towards and straight past the Green Point Athletics Stadium, then onto the second lap. Turn left into Granger Bay Boulevard down to the traffic circle on Beach Road where you will turn left again and follow the same route. On completing your second lap, when reaching Vlei Road, turn right towards P4 parking and the transition zone, turn left and enter Transition 2.

Run:

Run comprises of two 5km lap, exiting the transition zone in P4 parking. The route heads in direction of the Green Point Urban Park up to Turning Point 1. The athletes then head back down the city cycle path to the underpass, heading under the underpass and into P12/P13 and turn at Turning Point 3, heading back towards the underpass and out on to the pavement towards the Traffic Department. At Turning Point 4 you head back towards the underpass, turn right and head onto the forecourt, a sharp left turn and double back onto the carpet and across the finish line.

Finish:

Green Point Stadium Forecourt