Slanghoek and Jailbreak are two must-attend sporting events happening this summer

 

Iqela Events is proud to once again be hosting some fantastic sporting events in the spectacular Western Cape winelands and surrounds. The Slanghoek and Jailbreak triathlons are much-anticipated events on the province’s sporting calendar.

 

“The Slanghoek Triathlon is an important race for athletes in preparation for the Ironman Triathlon,” explains Pieter du Plessis, race director and founder of Iqela Events. The Slanghoek Triathlon in the beautiful Slanghoek Valley outside Rawsonville runs over the weekend of 22 and 23 October. It caters for all categories, from beginners to elite athletes, with four different races to choose from. On the Saturday there’s the mountain bike triathlon, with the option of doing either a standard or a sprint distance, while on Sunday the road triathlon take places, also with standard- or sprint-distance options. This event has become a great weekend getaway for the whole family, with many festivities at the end of the races.

 

This year, Iqela Events will be organising the Jailbreak Triathlon on 10 December for the first time, with a new route that was revealed in September at a sensational launch at Land Rover at N1 City. “We’re very excited to be revitalising this well-known triathlon,” says Du Plessis. This themed race starts near Paardeberg at Doran Vineyards, with athletes and sponsors nominated to be “parole officers” or “prime suspects”. All athletes compete hard to win their “freedom” at the end of the race, and great prizes are up for grabs.

 

Iqela Events specialises in organising exciting outdoor sporting and athletic events in picturesque surroundings, with fun for the whole family included at most events. For further information visit www.iqela-events.co.za

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