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The TriRock Robben Island Triathlon

Heritage meets a hard-as-nails competition at this unique Cape Town sports event

There will be four times the fun this year when Cape Town’s most famous offshore heritage site hosts the fourth annual TriRock Robben Island triathlon. The popular sporting event takes place on Saturday, 21 November 2015 with two triathlons to choose from and two separate runs as well.

As always, the event gives athletes the unique opportunity to explore Robben Island more intimately than most tours allow. More specifically, triathletes will swim in the frigid waters of the harbour before cycling and running through and around many of the island’s landmarks, including the limestone pits where prisoners did hard labour.

If you think you are up for the challenge, then bring your family along to support you from the side-lines. There is plenty to see and do for everyone on the island.

RACES FOR THE 2015 TRIROCK ROBBEN ISLAND TRIATHLON

There are four races for the day; two triathlons and two runs. The short triathlon (4:14:4) consists of a 400m swim, a 14km cycle and a 4km run, whereas the long triathlon (8:28:8) will see athletes completing an 800m swim, followed by a 28km cycle and an 8km run.

In addition, there is a 14km and a 28km Freedom Run to choose from if you would rather not face the brisk Atlantic Ocean swim.

ENTRY PRICES FOR THE 2015 TRIROCK ROBBEN ISLAND TRIATHLON & RUNNING RACES

The following table outlines the prices for each event, all of which include the ferry transfer.

Race Details

Price

4:14:4 Triathlon

R750p/p

8:28:8 Triathlon

R950p/p

14-km Freedom Run

R550p/p

28-km Freedom Run

R650p/p

Spectator Entry

R350p/p

Spots are limited, so be sure to register soon to avoid disappointment. Registration can be done online through the website, Trirock-robbenisland.com. On the day, it’s best that athletes arrive in their race gear as there are limited changing facilities on the island. Race entry fees include:

  • Ferry trip (R300p/p)
  • Prison Tour with ex-prisoner
  • Finisher’s shirt
  • Finisher’s medal

Saturday night prison cell accommodation is also available for athletes and support teams who want take in the full experience (and not wake up at the crack of dawn to catch the ferry). The dormitory accommodation will cost R950p/p and includes:

  • Ferry trip (R300p/p)
  • Finisher’s shirt
  • Dinner and drinks by Primi Piatti
  • Breakfast
  • Sundowners at Alpha1
  • Evening prison tour and lecture with ex-prisoner and warden
  • Lighthouse visit
  • World War II Gun visit

Corporate packages are also available; for more information and to book tailored packages, contact info@tri-rock.com.

Please note that spectators are not required to attend registration but they need to provide proof of association to collect their ferry ticket.

In the unlikely event that bad weather prevails on the weekend then athletes will be refunded the ferry and cargo boat costs of R330.

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Interested in other running events in Cape Town? Take a look at our list of Running Events in the Western Cape.

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