Continuing its support of events that encourage healthy behaviour, Discovery will once more host a weekend of multisport to inspire Capetonians to get and stay active. The Discovery Get Active Weekend brings professional athletes and sport enthusiasts alike to experience an exciting day of swimming, cycling, and running through the scenic Mother City, with the Discovery Duathlon Cape Town and the Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town all happening on one action-filled day, on Sunday 11 February 2018.
“The Discovery Get Active Weekend is a terrific opportunity for people to experience the thrill of multisport,” says Iona Maclean, Head of Experiential Marketing for Discovery. “The duathlon makes multisport more accessible, allowing contestants who prefer running and cycling to compete, while leaving the crisp Cape waters to triathletes or those looking to challenge themselves and their fitness levels in 2018.”
Cape Town to host the only Triathlon World Cup on African soil
This Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town kicks off the international circuit as the opening race on the 2018 International Triathlon Union (ITU) global calendar. The ITU World Cup calendar will feature 18 races across the globe, with the Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town being the only World Cup race that takes place on African soil.
“This event is special as it attracts the best triathletes in the world, including world and Olympic champions,” says race director Gary Marescia.
Home-grown men’s defending Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town champ, Richard Murray, enthuses about the Cape Town event, saying, “To race in front of my home crowd and Table Mountain is always a pleasure.” He also enjoys the dynamic of the race format: “I’m a big fan of the sprint distance events – it’s fast, furious and comes down to the line sometimes.”
11 February 2018 promises a full day of racing entertainment
With the triathlon and duathlon taking place on the same day this year, spectators will be treated to a full day of entertainment. “The start times of each wave have been scheduled to ensure that athletes and spectators enjoy an action-packed day of racing,” says Marescia.
“We are pleased that Cape Town has been chosen as a host city once again,” says Alderman JP Smith, a City Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security. “The City has developed a strong track record as an events destination. On behalf of the City of Cape Town, I would like to extend a warm welcome to the ITU World Cup triathletes and spectators.”
Discovery Duathlon makes multisport more accessible
Whether you’re a professional athlete or a newcomer to multisport, there’s nothing like the adrenalin rush combining two or more disciplines into one, exciting event. The Discovery Duathlon Cape Town offers those interested in a multisport event the chance to experience the run, cycle, run format.
The weekend promises to cater for high performance athletes, weekend warriors and novices alike. It also allows participants to experience the beauty of Cape Town and spend a day out at iconic locations, such as the V&A Waterfront and the Hamilton’s Shared Fields across the Green Point Athletics Stadium.
Entries are now open
Entries are now open for the Discovery Get Active Weekend and there are limited entries per race category.
For more information and to enter either the triathlon or duathlon , visit triathlon.capetown.