Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments

 

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The Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments is a one mile (1.6km) open water swimming race that takes place at the Grabouw Country Club’s Eikenhof Dam, giving Western Cape swimmers the chance to participate in a safe, mass participation swim. The dark, pristine waters of the Eikenhof Dam provide the perfect setting for an event which appeals to the curious and competent. The inaugural Sanlam Cape Mile was held in 2015 and was a resounding success, the event has grown from strength to strength over the past three years having a field of over 2000 swimmers.

Date Sunday, 18 February 2018
Venue Eikenhof Dam, Grabouw Country Club
Entry Fee- 1 Mile R190
Entry Fee- 500m R90
Entry Fee- Relays ( 4x 1000m) R400 per Team
5 x Mile Swim R600
Pre-Entries Open Monday, 23 October 2017
Pre Online-Entries Close Tuesday, 13 February 2018
Race Pack Collection venue & times Speedo Store, Canal Walk: Friday, 16 Feb @ 12h00 – 20h00
Race Pack Collection venue & times Grabouw Country Club, Sunday, 18 February from 7h00 – 12h30

Please note the race starts at 8:30am and will go off in waves
Open Water Swimming Guidelines

Appendix A – Provides guidance to Event Officials on the interpretation and manner of execution of the Event Rules. Download here

Appendix B – FINA and SSA rules concerning Venue, Start, Race, and Team events. Download here

Appendix C – Provides guidance on open water swimming medical issues. Download here

EVENT WATER USAGE

Initiatives taken by Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments to ensure we do not make use of Municipal drinking water from the city grid:

With the severe drought in the Western Cape and strict water restrictions in place we as an event endeavours to stick to the quantity of water allowed per individual per day.

At the 2018 Sanlam Cape Mile we aim to be water wise and limit the use and wastage of water at the event and have put the following in place.

Each entrant, spectator and support staff will have to bring their own water bottles filled with water. No free running water will be available at the venue to fill up water bottles.

Ensure you have water available for yourself post the event. 500ml water will be on sale at the bar.

All refreshment points on route will be stocked with coke and water sourced from an alternative source and not taken from the municipal drinking water.

No showers will be available.

Being water wise includes:

The Sanlam Cape Mile, Grabouw is hosted outside of the city on privately owned land.

The limited water at the venue is sourced locally and off the municipal grid

All our suppliers/ sub-contractors will be briefed about our initiatives and will have to comply with our water policy and strictly adhere to not using municipal drinking water.

Sanlam Cape Mile makes use of Sale’s Hire as our service provider for portable toilets. All water used in the toilets is grey water and will be disposed of in a responsible manner by the service provider.

Waterless hand sanitisers will be available for all to use at race-pack collection.

We will educate both participants and spectators regarding our initiatives towards saving water.


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ROUTE DESCRIPTIONS

Cape Mile Relay

Distance: 1000m x 4 People

There is a new and exciting new category introduced to The Sanlam Cape Mile! A team of four people can enter the relay category. We encourage families, friends, schools, clubs and corporate teams to enter. The relay consist of a team of 4 swimmers each swimming a lap of 1000m. The start and finish area points of the relay will take place at the race village finish area on the left hand side of the dam.(Out and back swim).

Cape Mile 

Distance:  1.6km

Dependant on the dam water levels (to be determined closer to the time) there are two possible routes; a single lap route, and a two lap route.

Option 1 (Two Lap Route):
The start will be located on the right hand side of the Grabouw Country Club on the Eikenhof Dam. Four buoys will demarcate the route which is set to finish on the left hand side of the Grabouw Country Club. The course will be supported by canoeists with medical staff at hand.

Option 2 (Single Lap Route):
The start and finish areas are in the same location, to the left hand side of the Grabouw Country Club on the Eikenhof Dam. Four to five buoys will demarcate the route, which will be supported by canoeists with medical staff at hand.

Cape Mile 500m

Distance:  500m

The start will be located on the right hand side of the Grabouw Country Club on the Eikenhof Dam. Four buoys will demarcate the route which is set to finish on the left hand side of the Grabouw Country Club. The course will be supported by canoeists with medical staff at hand.

 

5 x Mile Swim

Do you have what it takes to swim the Sanlam Cape Mile five times? Enter the 5 x Mile Swim and prove to yourself that you are capable of taking on the challenge! 5 x Mile swimmers  will receive a unique cap.

Wave 1: 8:30

Wave 2: 9:15

Wave 3: 10:00

Wave 4: 10:45

Wave 5: 11:30