Cableway Charity Challenge
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Lace-up your best running shoes, because the Cableway Charity Challenge is just around the corner!

With a goal of R1 million that’ll go to vulnerable communities, it’ll move mountains for many in tough circumstances. Here’s how you can get involved!


Cape Town, South Africa (4 May, 2023)— It’s just about that time of year again where anyone in the Cape (or anyone willing to travel) has the opportunity to push themselves, have multiple rounds of adventures, and show people in vulnerable circumstances that mountains can be moved for them.

The Cableway Charity Challenge has been an epic gathering of kindhearted people for the last 14 years up and down Table Mountain. Last year, people raised just under R850 000!

Of course, the 2023 run is set to be just as impactful with a R1 million goal in mind. Here’s all you need to know about this year’s event:

How Does the Cableway Charity Challenge Work?

The challenge is to run, jog, stroll and try your best to climb up Platteklip Gorge as many times as your body will let you.

If you’re an individual, you’ve got a full nine days to tackle the climb on repeat. If you’re part of a school or a corporate team, you’ll climb it out on Race Day (6 May) from sunrise to sunset.

The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway will transport you back down, so your only mission is to get back up again (and as many ‘agains’ as you can muster).

When Is the Challenge?

From 6 to 14 May if you’re a single participant! On 6 May if you’re part of a school or corporate team.

Are There Any Costs?

Only for corporate teams. If you’re an individual, all you need to do is raise a minimum of R3000, so make sure to let your friends and family know that this is no ordinary hike!

Where Do the Funds Go?

This year, the nominated beneficiaries are:

  • Abalimi Bezekhaya, a non-profit urban-farming organization that helps disadvantaged communities and individuals with skills to produce their own food, which many can use as an income.
  • Funda Kunye, who equips caregivers of babies and little children with vital development and education skills necessary for growth.
  • Mother City Kitchen, a life force for non-profits that provides meals and soup for them.

How Can I Enter the Cableway Charity Challenge?

Venture here!

What if I Can’t Do the Challenge Myself but Still Want to Help?

You can always sponsor a participant or a friend.

Source: Cableway Charity Challenge
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Ashleigh's favourite stories have always seen the hidden hero (without the cape) come to the rescue. As a journalist, her labour of love is finding those everyday heroes and spotlighting their spark - especially those empowering women, social upliftment movers, sustainability shakers and creatives with hearts of gold. When she's not working on a story, she's dedicated to her canvas or appreciating Mother Nature.

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