Triathlon Schools Challenge

The Schools Challenge is an opportunity for schools to compete in the Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town. Learners from 14 - 18 years old can compete either as an individual or in a team of two or three members. Learners will be representing their Schools as they vie for glory to claim one of the five trophies up for grabs.

Triathlon Competitor Trophies

  • Greatest number of entries
  • Fastest sprint team

Duathlon Competitor Trophies

  • Greatest number of entries
  • Fastest sprint team
  • Fastest super sprint team
Sprint Individuals 16 - 18 500m 20 km 5 km
Sprint Team 14 - 18 500m 20 km 5 km

Early Bird Special: October 2018

  • Get a 10% discount on the regular entry fee when you enter during the month of October 2018, or
  • Pay R100 to secure your spot, then confirm your entry by paying the balance by 23:59 on 30 November 2018. (Do not miss this deadline. You will forfeit your R100 deposit as well as your entry reservation.)

You may cancel your entry, no questions asked, before 23:59 on 31 October 2018 for a full refund.

The first 250 athletes to enter (across both triathlon and duathlon fields) will receive:

  • One parking pass (per entry or team);
  • A R100 Sportsman’s Warehouse voucher, which can be used when you make a single purchase of R300 or more.

Early bird entrants will also have access to free training sessions. More information to follow.


Friday 8 February 2019
12:00-19:00 Race pack collection Jetty 2, V&A Waterfront
Saturday 9 February 2019
08:30 - 10:00 Swim familiarisation Quay 6, V&A Waterfront
09:00 - 16:00 Race pack collection The Luggage Terminal: Jetty 2, V&A Waterfront
10:00 - 11:00 Race briefing Amphitheatre, V&A Waterfront
Sunday 10 February 2019
07:00 - 08:30 Bike check-in opens (Sprint distance) Transition 1 and Transition 2
09:00 Triathlon Sprint race start Quay 6, V&A Waterfront
12:50 Triathlon Sprint distance prize giving Race village, Cape Town Stadium Forecourt
18:00 Bike Check Closes Transition 1 and Transition 2

School Challenge Rules:

  • Team participation category will be determined by the age of the oldest member of the team. Age groups are aligned to TSA age group categories.
  • Teams can consist of 2 or 3 members and can be male/female or mixed teams
  • Teams with two members: One of the members will do two legs of the race.
  • Teams with three members: First member to swim; second member to cycle; third member to run