The Table Mountain Challenge

The Table Mountain challenge is a 35km trail run which follows a 35km off road route that circles around Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain. A gruelling challenge for an individual, the organisers also open this race to teams of 3 who can run in relay.

Stage 1. The first stage of the route is an 8km stretch from Tafelberg road through Deer Park to the blockhouse on Devils Peak.

Stage 2. The second part of the race follows the contour path above the Southern suburbs to Constantia Nek. This stage is approximately 10km.

The final stage: This is the most challenging. Here the runners go through Orange Kloof and around the mountain to Suikerbossie. They then climb up Llandudno corner and run along the 12 Apostels before descending Kasteelspoort. As if all that wasn’t enough the runners then return to Tafelberg rd via the Pipe Track. This stage is approximately 17km long.

The individual winner in the 2010 race was Bruce Arnet who completed the entire race in 3 hours and 48 minutes. Incredible!!

The first team to finish did so in 3 hours and 16 minutes. Amazing!!

The start of the race

The start of the race