It’s time to throw on that running gear and get training, as something exciting is on the way. Two of Discovery’s biggest mass participation multisports events are on the horizon and you certainly don’t want to miss it!
Once again, Discovery will be hosting a Get Active weekend around the Discovery Duathlon Cape Town and the Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town, both on 11 February 2018.
The Discovery Get Active weekend brings professional athletes and sports enthusiasts alike together to experience a weekend of swimming, cycling and running through the scenic Mother City. Not only will it get your heart racing, but it will also provide a weekend of fun and meeting new people who share something in common – the love of being active.
Cape Town To Host The Only World Cup Event On African Soil
This Discovery Triathlon Cape Town will kick off the international circuit as the opening race on the International Triathlon Union (ITU) global calendar. The Cape Town triathlon is the only World Cup event that takes place on African soil. It attracts the best triathletes in the world including world and Olympic champions, as well as sports enthusiasts and lovers from across the country.
Home-grown men’s defending triathlon champ, Richard Murray, enthuses of 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.”
In addition, the duathlon will now fall on the same day as the triathlon, which means 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. Cape Town has developed a strong track record as an events destination, and for good reason – stunning views, lovely people and happy vibes.
Whether you’re a professional athlete or a newbie to multisport, there’s nothing like the adrenalin rush of 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 for themselves. The duathlon makes multisport more accessible, allowing contestants who prefer running and cycling to compete while leaving the crisp Cape waters to triathletes.
This event is a must if you’re looking to challenge yourself and test your limits.
Entries are now open for the fourth Discovery Duathlon Cape Town and the Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town. There are limited entries per race category, so enter now!