Tri-rock to be held at Robben Island

Triathlon at our most famous heritage site

Tri-rock Robben Island
Tri-rock Robben Island

After a successful inaugural event last year, the Tri-Rock Robben Island triathlon is back on 12 October.

The event offers athletes a truly unique experience on one of the world’s most famous heritage sites; one that has housed some of the greatest freedom fighters of our time – most notably Nelson Mandela.

The event will include two races – the shorter distance “4:14:4” which will consist of a 400m swim, 14km cycle and 4km run and the more challenging “8:28:8” which will consist of an 800m swim, 28km cycle and 8km run.

Participants will experience breathtaking scenery throughout the route – from the swim stage in the harbour to the cycling and running stages of the race which will see athletes pass landmarks sites such as the Robben Island Prison, the Lighthouse and the famous WW2 cannon.

The day will also be filled with local music to add to the festivities.

Tri-Rock Robben Island and Robben Island Museum are offering athletes the unique opportunity to stay the night on the island with accommodation available in one of the prison cells.

Guests will learn more about the prison through a tour with an ex-prisoner and warden as well as enjoy dinner and breakfast on site before the big day.

“Tri-Rock Robben Island is not only about honouring the memory of this important piece of our history, it is also about the preservation of the island itself” said Tri-Rock Founder Grant Kunneke.

“Through these events, and other upcoming events, we strive to aid in the development and rehabilitation of the island over time.”

Race Entry Fees

4:14:4 - R650

8:28:8 - R850

Includes - Ferry trip, Bicycle transfer with bike bag, prison tour with ex prisoner, finishers shirt, goodie bag and finisher medal  (exclude TSA day license fee).

Spaces for Tri-Rock Robben Island are limited – visit the website for more information on entries and accommodation packages.

For enquiries contact or call 021 286 0016.

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