General Event Info

A classic Cape Town event combining the mountain and city in a unique, tough and fun challenge.

First completed by CW Schneeberger in 1897, the challenge starts from Greenmarket Square in the centre of Cape Town and runners ascend Devil’s Peak, Table Mountain (to Maclear’s Beacon, via Platteklip Gorge) and Lion’s Head, returning to Greenmarket Square after each peak.

The Three Peaks Challenge is usually run on the first Saturday of November.

  • Limited to 180 people
  • Distance: ± 50 km
  • Start: 5.30 am outside the Old Town House in Greenmarket Square
  • Cut-off: Overall cut-off 14 hours (7.30 pm); cut-offs also apply to the first and second peaks
  • No qualification necessary

Record: Kane Reilly: 04:42:43 (2019)