City Lodge Hotels 3 Beaches Swim-Run Challenge

Event Info

3 Beaches Swim-Run Challenge Information

The greatest way to experience the magnificent Nelson Mandela Bay Beachfront.

An epic SWIM-RUN challenge for individuals and teams to take in and enjoy our stunning beachfront. Also features the tough Lifesaving Ironman discipline.

Tackle the ocean between Pollok Beach and Kings Beach with land based transitions at Hobie Beach and Humewood Beach and then make your way back to Pollok Beach on foot.

Event Date

Sunday 9th Feb 2020, 9am

Pollok Beach (in front of the Summerstrand Lifesaving Club), Port Elizabeth

Entry Fee

Entry Fees Normal Late
Individuals R200 R250
Duo Teams R250 R300
Quad Teams R300 R350


Online entries close Friday 7th Feb at midnight whilst EFT payment options will close at midnight on Wednesday 5th, thereafter Late Entries (manual on race day only) kick in.


Individuals: Start at Pollok Beach, race to Hobie Beach where you'll round a marker buoy and head to the beach where you need to run around Transition 1 (T1) before continuing to Humewood Beach. Round the 6-pack and head to the beach where you need to run around T2 (Humewood Beach) and then proceed to Kings Beach where you'll round a marker buoy and head to the beach where you need to exit at T3 to put on your running kit and run back to Pollok Beach along the public footpath along the beach wall.

Please note that there will be no distinction between those in wetsuits or costumes.

Teams:As above, but where applicable team member takes over at the Transition point.

For Individuals, seconds are necessary to set-out your run kit at Kings Beach and also collect your swim kit after you leave Kings Beach.

* Order of the Lifesaving Ironman category: Surf Ski (Pollok to Hobie), Swim (Hobie to Humewood), Malibu (Humewood to Kings), Run (Kings to Pollok)


Route Plan

The 3 Beaches Challenge will consist of 4 legs;

Stage 1 – 1.6km from Pollok Beach to Hobie Beach

Stage 2 – 0.8km from Hobie Beach to Humewood Beach

Stage 3 – 1.1km from Humewood Beach to Kings Beach

Stage 4 – Run 3km from Kings Beach to Pollok Beach

At each point, participants will leave the water and either tag their team-mate or run through transition to continue.

The registration / finish area will be on the beach in front of the Summerstrand Lifesaving Club.

The only professional non-profit sport event organisation in the Eastern Cape offering exciting, and often different, sport events for the greater community.