City Lodge Hotels 3 Beaches Challenge

Event Info

3 Beaches Challenge Information

Something different for Nelson Mandela Bay.

A swim, paddle and run race for individuals and teams to take in and enjoy our stunning beachfront.

Swim/Paddle from Pollok Beach to Kings Beach with transitions at Hobie Beach and Humewood Beach and then make your way back to Pollok Beach on foot.

Event Date

Sunday 10th March 2019, 9am

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

Entry Fee

Entry Fees Normal Late
Individuals R150 R200
Duo Teams R200 R250
Quad Teams R200 R250


Online entries close Friday 8th March, thereafter Late Entries (manual on race day only) kick in.


Individuals: Start at Pollok Beach, race to Hobie Beach (swim/paddle/ironman) where you'll leave the water and run around Transition 1 (T1) before continuing to Humewood Beach. Run around T2 (Huemwood Beach) and then proceed to Kings Beach where you'll 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 Lifesaving Ironman event: 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.

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