The popular City Lodge Hotels Group 3 Beaches Challenge takes place on Sunday 13th March from the Summerstrand Surf Lifesaving Club at Pollok Beach. Established in 2012, this fun new event is an exciting team and individual race along the stunning Port Elizabeth beachfront for open water swimmers, surf lifesavers and runners.
Teams are split into two groups; Duo team or a Quad Team. Duo teams comprise of a swimmer and a runner whilst a Quad team will have 3 swimmers and 1 runner. The swimmers and lifesavers start off at Pollok Beach and cover the 1.6km to Hobie Beach before coming out the water to round the transition station and/or tag their team mate. Stage 2 is the 800m stretch from Hobie Beach to Humewood Beach, Stage 3 is 1.1km from Humewood Beach to Kings Beach whilst the final stage is a 3km run from Kings Beach back to Pollok Beach. The Surf Lifesavers will take part in the Lifesaving Ironman Category with the order of events being Ski, swim, malibu and run.
The first 80 people to register (www.3beaches.co.za) will each receive a free branded silicone swim cap whilst all finishers receive a chilled sports drink from hydration sponsor Bos. Category winners will receive great hamper prizes. Entry fee is just R100 per person with late entries from the 7th March being charged at R150 per person.
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