The Lifeguard Challenge
Sat 6 Jul 2024 @ Cape Town, Western Cape

Swim Cape Town

"Why go alone when you can go with a friend!" Have you got what it takes to finish The Lifeguard Challenge? 

Experience the False Bay coastline like you never have before by Running and Swimming between Simon's Town and Fish Hoek. Join us for our inaugural 'Lifeguard Challenge' a 6km RunSwim race in collaboration with and in support of Fish Hoek Surf Lifesaving Club. This RunSwim route is a regular training staple for many of the Fish Hoek Surf Lifesavers and Lifeguards that perform voluntary duty during the Summer months in Cape Town. No wonder they're amongst the best in South Africa!

Pair up with your best friend, clubbie, spouse, partner, brother, sister, mom, or dad. Whomever you choose, you will START and FINISH this challenge TOGETHER!  Teams will Run Swim their way along the False Bay Coastline starting from Simon's Town Long Beach before finishing at Fish Hoek Surf Lifesaving Club. Teams will have to complete 4 Runs totalling 5kms and 4 Swims totaling 1km. The longest run will be 2km and the longest swim will be 500m approximately. The perfect RunSwim challenge for both newbies and more experienced athletes. 

There will be two categories on the day, a Race Category - The Otters (chasing podiums and prizes) and an Adventure Category - The Penguins (focussing on enjoyment and completing the challenge). There will be Prizes for the First All Male, All Female and Mixed Teams. So remember to choose your partner wisely!

NOTE: RunSwimmers Under 14 may enter ONLY IF they have a Lifesaving South Africa Level 2 Nipper (Under 11 and Under 12) or a Level 3 Nipper (Under 13 and Under 14) Award. Under 14 RunSwimmers must be teamed up with an Adult preferably a parent and may only enter the Penguin Pod.

See you on the beach on 6 July! 

NOTE: This RunSwim is a fundraiser for Fish Hoek Surf Lifesaving Club to help them raise money for an AED Trainer (Automatic External Defibrillator) to help them when training new Lifeguards.  

Team information
This event supports team entries for certain classes, but teams must consist of 2 participants per team.
The Lifeguard Challenge

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Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
The Lifeguard Challenge - The Otter Raft
The Otter Raft is the racing category for The Lifeguard Challenge and is specifically for those aiming for Podiums and Prizes
6 km 4 Swims (1km) and 4 Runs (5km) 08:30 R 200.00
The Lifeguard Challenge - The Penguin Raft
The Penguin Raft is the adventure category for The Lifeguard Challenge and is specifically for those wanting to enjoy the route and complete the challenge. This is the Category for Under 13's also!
6 km 4 Swims (1km) and 4 Runs (5km) 08:40 R 200.00

Event location

Coordinates -34.187515227547, 18.426138861377
Address Long Beach Public Beach, Driegebroeders Road, Simon's Town, Cape Town, South Africa
City Cape Town
Province Western Cape

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