ONLINE ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED – But you can still book an event!
Registration is open from 8.00am to 5.00pm at the Piesang Valley Community Hall.
20 DECEMBER 2016 – Piesang Valley Hall
10h00 to 17h00 Registration – Piesang Valley Hall
17h00 10km Road Run (Start Longstone Park)
19h00 Prize Giving (Central Beach)
21 DECEMBER 2016 – Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay
07h30 Surf Ski 15km Single/Double – Central Beach
08h30 Ocean Swim – Robberg Beach End (shuttles will leave from Central Beach)
08h30 Beach Walk – Central Beach
10h30 1 Mile Ocean Swim
11h00 Prize Giving
22 DECEMBER 2016 – Kurland, The Crags
07h00 10km Trail Run
07h30 6km Trail Run
08h30 25km MTB Ride
10h30 Kids of Steel (swim/run age 6-12 years)
11h30 Prize Giving
ONLINE ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED
DAY 1 – 20th December – LONGSTONE PARK
10km Road & Beach Run
The 10km urban and beach run is one of the most popular disciplines of the Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge and attracts over 1000 athletes.The Route follows a combination of suburban roads, wooden walkways and jeep tracks to reach the turnaround point on the beach at Robberg Corner. The return route follows sections of the beach and suburban roads before reaching the Finish line via the Beacon Island pedestrian bridge.
DAY 2 – 21st December – CENTRAL BEACH
The second days’ events are taking place at Plettenberg Bay’s Central Beach.
15km Surfski Paddle
The surfski for single and double surfskis will start and finish at Central Beach. The course distance is measured to be 15km – however the exact route will be determined on the day depending on wind and sea conditions.
1 Mile Ocean Swim
The 1 Mile Ocean Swim starts and finishes on Central Beach. Participants are required to do two laps around the buoys (rounding buoy with left shoulder) in the bay area. After two laps participants must exit the water to reach the Finish line.
5 km Ocean Swim
The swim starts on the beach in Robberg Corner and finishes at Central Beach. Traditionally the race is started with participants touching the rock at beach end from where they must head out through the surf to round a buoy (left shoulder) before following the shore line north, parallel to the beach as marked by a series of buoys to round Beacon Island to reach the finish on Central Beach.
The Sabrina Walk is an approx. 5km long Fun Walk along the beach. Walkers start at Central Beach at the same time as the 5km Ocean Swimmers start at Robberg Beach End. Turnaround point is a lovingly decorated WISHING WELL – leaving your Sabrina shell in the wishing well will bring you luck guaranteed. The walk back to the Finish is parallel to the swimmers and walkers will be back to welcome the Ocean Swimmers to the Finish Line.
DAY 3 – 22nd December – KURLAND POLO ESTATE, THE CRAGS
The third day’s events are hosted by the Kurland Polo Estate, with its manicured grounds, will once again be draped in Sabrina pink, which beautifully contrasts the lush backdrop of the Tsitsikamma mountain range.
Trail Run (10 & 6 km)
This beautiful run offers great trails, marvelous views and lots of fun features such as river crossings, single trails and a floating bridge. Both distances will pass 1 Water Point only.
- 10km Trail Run
Elevation gain: 220 meters
The trail consists of 10% paved road, 70% jeep track and 20% single track with very muddy sections and two waist deep water crossings.
- 6km Trail Run
Elevation gain: 125 meters
The trail consists mostly of Open Jeep Track, with 5% single track. One section of mud needs to be traversed.
25km Mountain Bike
Elevation gain: 620 meters
The short but challenging Mountain Bike race follows a circular route traversing the pristine Kurland Estate, neighbouring farms and some of the MTO forestry sections in the hills surrounding the venue offering breathtaking views of the area. The route consists of 10% technical single track with muddy, rocky sections, 30% graded gravel roads, 55% Jeep tracks and only 5% paved road.
Sabrina Kids of Steel
The Sabrina Kids of Steel event offers a combination of a short swim and a fun obstacle trail run through the forest. The children are divided into 3 age groups. The swimming distances range from a short wade/splash (age group 6-7) to a 150 meter swim (age group 10-12). All children finish at the main finish line in the race village.
ONLINE ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED
Come and enjoy a day out with your whole family with food and entertainment to fill the day.
Discovery Vitality members can earn fitness points for participating in all Sabrina Love Challenge events, including:
- 10km road run (up to 1 600 points)
- 15km single/ double paddle (up to 1 600 points)
- 1 mile swim (up to 1 600 points)
- 5km swim (up to 2 500 points)
- 5km walk (up to 1 300 points)
- 25km MTB (up to 1 300 points)
- 6km trail run (up to 1 300 points)
- 10km trail run (up to 1 600 points)
- Kids of Steel challenge (up to 1 300 points)
Please note: You do not need to manually claim fitness points for completing each event, as your Vitality points will be automatically awarded. Points will only be awarded for one fitness activity a day. If you complete more than one fitness activity a day, then you will earn points for the highest-earning activity.