2019 Absa Cape Epic

10 team entries for the 2019 Absa Cape Epic have been set-aside exclusively for 2018 Reef to Reef teams.

You can guarantee your entry either via performance, or through a draw.

About the Absa Cape Epic

The Absa Cape Epic is held over 8 days in March every year, covering approximately 700 kilometres with 15,000m of climbing in South Africa’s Western Cape.

Every year, the early bird entries sell out faster than you can say ‘Indwa’ (the Zulu name for South Africa’s national bird, the Blue Crane). But, as an entrant in the Reef to Reef, you have the unique possibility of guaranteeing a team entry for yourself and your partner.

What you have to do

To qualify for one of the 10 entries, regardless whether via performance, or through the draw, you will need to register your interest on your registration form prior to the race.  If you forgot to tick that box and would like to register your interest you can email  us at reeftoreef@ironman.com

Need more time to consider the challenge? You can still sign up at event by seeing the crew at Information until the evening of stage 2.


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Qualification Guidelines

Performance Allocation

5 guaranteed entries will go to the highest ranked team in our official 5 Age Categories who registered their interest: Open Men, Open Women, Open Mixed, Masters 40+, Grandmasters 50+

  • Performance Entries are allocated per team. It is sufficient if one rider in a team registered his/her interest. However, we recommend that both riders register their interest to stand a chance via the draw should they not qualify by performance.
  • Both team members must be present at the final awards ceremony on Sunday 12 August 2018 in Port Douglas.
  • Should a team decide not to take up their entry or not be present at the final awards, the entry will pass on to the next highest ranked team who registered their interest.
  • An immediate non-refundable deposit of $1000 USD per guaranteed entry must be made on Sunday 12 August 2018. Credit Cards accepted.
  • The remaining balance of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic team entry fee (ZAR 82 900) is due by Friday 20 August 2018 via online credit card payment.

Draw Allocation

5 guaranteed entries will be drawn at the Reef to Reef final awards presentation.

  • Draw Entries are allocated per individual. Riders must have registered their interest. The individual is free to choose any partner, i.e. it is not necessary that his/her partner participated in the Reef to Reef.
  • Only official finishers of the Reef to Reef are eligible for the draw.
  • Riders whose teams already qualified via performance, will be removed from the draw.
  • Riders must be present at the final awards on Sunday 12 August in Port Douglas.
  • Should a rider decide not to take up the entry or not be present at the final awards ceremony, the entry will be re-drawn.
  • An immediate non-refundable deposit of $1000 USD per guaranteed entry must be made on Sunday 12 August 2018. Credit Cards accepted.
  • The remaining balance of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic team entry fee (ZAR 82 900) is due by Friday 20 August 2018 via online credit card payment.

All entries regardless under which allocation are for the 2019 Absa Cape Epic and cannot be transferred to another year. Once payment has been received, the standard Absa Cape Epic cancellation policy  applies. 

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