10 things to know about the Cableway Charity Challenge as it celebrates its 10th anniversary
Entries for the 10th annual Cableway Charity Challenge are filling up fast ahead of race day on Saturday, 21 April 2018.
Excited athletes and company teams, including the Cableway’s Green Team, have been hard at work, training to summit Table Mountain as many times as possible for charity.
In honour of the Challenge’s 10th anniversary, we are looking at 10 things you should know about this popular event.
Did you know?
- The first Challenge was held in 2009.
- The first year’s winners, who summited Table Mountain nine times, were Sean Hutchinson, Pat Rich, Georg Schoenbaechler, Andrew Hagen and Tatum Prins.
- In 2009, the first event had 57 entrants. In 2017 that number grew to 200!
- The only online presence and advertising the Challenge had in 2009 was its website!
- Loyal sponsors of the Challenge since 2009 include Table Mountain Cableway, TopCopy and Messaris.
- Entrants of all ages have entered the Challenge over the years – the oldest being 70 years old, and the youngest only 10!
- The person with the most laps over the past 10 years is AJ Calitz with 12 laps.
- The event sold out in a mere 13 days in 2017.
- In 2016, a total of 658 laps were completed in just 11 hours!
- This year’s target for charity donations is R1 million, and a total of R447 100 has already been pledged by a number of companies and individuals.
Register for the Cableway Charity Challenge:
Sign up for the 2018 Cableway Charity Challenge at www.charitychallenge.co.za.