With Theewaterskloof now sitting at just under 50% capacity – all fears of a non-swim taking place have been allayed with athletes now scrambling to get their entries in before the cut-off dates
Easily the Cape’s biggest triathlon event, the MiWayLife Cape Ultra is once again, on track in its 3rd year to deliver a world-class triathlon event that is second to none in terms of the value and the race experience that the triathletes can expect come September 9th.
As the winter slowly draws to a close, the Cape Ultra is the 1st race in South Africa that welcomes in the new summer season with athletes normally using this event to gauge their current fitness levels and measure the gains from the hard work they have put in during the colder months. This event is a great opportunity to ditch the indoor training for an outdoor event that has some of the best views in the world. With a backdrop of mountain ranges and the beautiful Theewaterskloofdam, athletes are easily treated to a race course that is both challenging and scenic at the same time.
There is also possible road closures in the offering on the already quiet roads surrounding Villiersdorp that the competitors will cycle on. With a dam that has now surpassed last year’s capacity levels ready to welcome the competitors over the 600m or 1.9km swim, it’s all systems go as entries continue to stream in for this year’s event that is going come close to selling out.
Expect all of SA’s top ultra-endurance triathletes to toe the line in September as well as a host of the country’s top Senior and junior short distance specialists. There is also a strong emphasis on the team event whereby athletes can enter either as teams of 2 or 3 athletes into both the sprint and ultra tri events. The Team event is a fantastic opportunity for some team building amongst the various corporates, clubs and family sport enthusiasts and huge numbers are expected to enter this section on race weekend
The swim discipline will take place in waters that normally require wetsuits that time of year with flat and fast swim conditions expected at 7am when the Sprint Competitors get the racing under-way. The bike course is considered undulating with a few climbs and descents on each of the loops that competitors will face during the Ultra 90km cycle. Sprint Triathletes have it a little easier with an easier out and back 20km 1 loop cycle affair. The run course is fantastic with all of it taking place off-road. The surface is hard and does not require trail shoes at all. Most of the competitors will post some personal best times over either the 5km or 21km run courses that snake their way around the vineyards in the local area.
A fantastic all-round race experience is expected as entries continue to flow with athletes eager not to miss out on this great race on the annual SA Triathlon calendar.
RACE DATE: 09 September 2018
Entries ARE CURRENTLY Open:
Entries Close: 15 August 2018
- Registration takes place on the Saturday prior to race day at the Theewaters Sport Club from 10am to 4pm. NO registrations will take place on Race Day
- Enter the Race via this link
- For more information, contact B-Active at
CALL: 064 535 3878