An estimated 175 participants will be racing up and down Table Mountain in the fifth annual K-Way Platteklip Charity Challenge on Saturday April 6 in an effort to raise money for Sinenjongo High School in Joe Slovo Park, Milnerton.
Participants will climb to the top of Table Mountain via Platteklip Gorge, descend via Table Mountain Cableway’s cable car, and race to the start to begin another vigorous lap. The race challenges competitors to see how many times they can complete this gruelling 5.5km loop on Saturday, all in the name of charity.
All proceeds raised by the charity challenge will once again go to Sinenjongo High School, which serves an extremely impoverished community where unemployment is high and there are a large number of child-headed households. Last year the K-Way Platteklip Charity Challenge raised a total of R534050 for the school.
Table Mountain Cableway will provide all participants and race officials with free access to the Cableway; with minimal disruptions to normal operations as no roads will be closed on the day. There will also be prominent signage in place to keep ordinary visitors properly informed. If you’re not up for this muscle burning exercise, but would still like to get involved in some way, you can make a donation or sponsor a runner, as each athlete aims to raise a minimum of R2000 for this worthy cause.
If poor weather conditions force the Cableway to close on April 6, the K-Way Platteklip Charity Challenge will take place on Sunday April 7.