Three Peaks 2017

All 150 entries for the 2017 Three Peaks Challenge have been allocated.

WAITING LISTS:

GENERAL WAITING LIST as at 30 September 2017. It will be updated by the end of October 2017.

WAITING LIST 2017 as at 20 October 2017. It will be updated by Friday 27 October 2017 with daily updates on the top ten.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Date: Saturday, 4th of November 2017

Distance: ± 50 kms.

Limited to 150 people. In terms of the permit, under no circumstances will more than 150 participants be allowed to take part. Nobody will be allowed to participate ‘unofficially’.

Start: 5:00 am. Meet at Greenmarket Square – the actual start is around the corner, at 108 Long Street, from where CW Schneeberger started his challenge in 1897.

Cut-off time: 7:00 pm (14 hours). There will also be a cut-off on the second peak – you must reach Greenmarket Square and have completed the Table Mountain leg by 3:00 pm (10 hours) in order to continue.

Qualification: No official qualification is necessary. However, the Three Peaks Challenge is a gruelling event and you are strongly advised to be fully prepared, medically fit and accustomed to the rigours of ultra distance trail-running and, in particular, running on mountains, often in relatively extreme weather conditions.

Important: There are no marshals, direction or distance markers on the route.  Participants are expected to have prior knowledge and experience of the route, or be accompanied by other participants in the field who are familiar with the route.   

Minimum age requirement: participants must be 20 years of age or older, on the day of the event, in order to take part.    

Entry fee: R640.00 (entry forms are emailed, personally, to eligible entrants).

SUBSTITUTIONS AND REFUND POLICY

YOU MAY NOT PASS YOUR ENTRY ON TO ANYBODY ELSE. Should you no longer be able to take part in the event, you will be substituted by the next available person on the waiting list (please familiarize yourself with the refund conditions and substitution system).

NO SUBSTITUTIONS WILL TAKE PLACE AFTER 12:00 NOON ON MONDAY THE 30TH OF OCTOBER 2017.

People who enter and then withdraw from the event, before 12:00 noon on Monday the 30th of October 2017, will occupy the place on the waiting list vacated by the person who substituted them. Refund of a portion of the entry fee will apply only if a substitution has been found in time.

People who enter and then withdraw from the event after 12:00 noon on Monday the 30th of October 2017, will not be substituted and will need to request in writing, to the organisers, to rejoin the waiting list at the bottom of the list. No refund of entry fees will be applicable.

People who start and then withdraw during the event will need to request in writing, to the organisers, to rejoin the waiting list at the bottom of the list.

“No shows” on the morning of the event, without a valid reason and without reasonable communication with the organisers, will not be tolerated. People who do not show up will need to justify, in writing to the organisers, why they believe they should be able to rejoin the waiting list or take part in future events.

REFUNDS

In the event of withdrawal from the Three Peaks Challenge, the following refunds will apply:

Should you advise the organisers of your withdrawal between 1 August 2017 and 31 August 2017: an amount of R440.00 of your entry fee will effectively be refunded to you.

Should you advise the organisers of your withdrawal between 1 September 2017 and 30 October 2017: an amount of R340.00 of your entry fee will effectively be refunded to you.

Should you advise the organisers of your withdrawal within just fourteen days of your entry form and entry fee having been received by the organisers: an admin fee of R100 will be payable (forfeited). An amount of R540.00 of your entry fee will effectively be refunded to you.

Refunds will be effected within 30 days of your withdrawal.

Refunds for withdrawal from the event are subject to the following conditions:

a) That notice of your withdrawal is received by the organisers, in writing, by email, before 12:00 noon on Monday the 30th of October 2017. There will be no substitutions after that date.

b) That a substitute is found to replace you by 12:00 noon on Monday the 30th of October 2017. Substitutes are drawn from the waiting list. There will be no substitutions after that date.

IN THE EVENT OF CANCELLATION OF THE THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE, NO REFUNDS WILL BE POSSIBLE.

Note: once you have completed the event – or withdraw during the event – you will need to request, in writing, to the organisers, to rejoin the waiting list, at the bottom of the list. This must be done after the cut-off at 19h00 and not while the event is still being run. This includes people who have permanent numbers.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

SAFETY FIRST Safety, your own and that of others, is a priority! Besides being physically demanding, the Three Peaks Challenge requires a great deal of concentration. Weather conditions can be extreme; dress appropriately. Be well prepared!

ENVIRONMENT The event takes place in an ecologically sensitive area. In the interest of Table Mountain National Park and the continued existence of the Three Peaks Challenge, please respect all rules: do not use erosion paths; do not litter; do not damage or remove indigenous vegetation; respect other TMNP users and visitors; respect the cultural value of the area.