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ABSA CAPE EPIC

Overview

Every March, 650 teams (1300 participants) take on the Absa Cape Epic, the world’s premiere mountain bike stage race held in the Western Cape, South Africa.

The Absa Cape Epic is the most televised mountain bike stage race in the world and the only eight-day mountain bike stage race classed as hors categorie (beyond categorization) by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).

This official UCI status makes the Absa Cape Epic a highlight on the professional racer’s calendar and a coveted must-do race for the aspiring amateur athlete.

Tell me more

The IRONMAN Foundation is one of 5 official charity partners for the 2020 Absa Cape Epic. Through this partnership, the IRONMAN Foundation with IRONMAN 4 the Kidz is providing the opportunity for you to test your endurance in one of the most grueling and rewarding mountain bike races in the world.

When you join TEAM IMF at the 2020 Absa Cape Epic, you will cross the finish line with the craziest mountain bike race under your belt and countless lives changed.

Because of you, local nonprofits will benefit from IRONMAN Foundation and IRONMAN 4 the Kidz grant funding that creates positive, tangible change.

Who can join?

Athletes from around the world who are ready to take on the challenge are welcome to apply.

What do I receive as a TEAM IMF Absa Cape Epic Athlete?

  • Guaranteed entry into the 2020 Absa Cape Epic
  • Team entry fee is covered
  • Fundraising & Team Support
  • Team Fundraising Website
  • Branded Race Week Cycling Gear
  • VIP Perks

What Do I Have To Do As A TEAM IMF Absa Cape Epic Athlete?

Your Commitment to the IRONMAN Foundation and IRONMAN 4 the Kidz:

  • Support the IRONMAN Foundation’s Community Fund by fundraising.
  • Create positive, tangible change in the Absa Cape Epic race communities by providing grant funding to deserving local nonprofits.
  • Click HERE for more information on the 2019 and 2020 IRONMAN Foundation Absa Cape Epic Package

How much do I have to raise?

In 2020, the minimum fundraising commitment is $25,000. The package includes:

  • 2020 Absa Cape Epic Team Entry
  • IRONMAN Foundation Branded Cycling Gear (bibs, jerseys, jacket, etc.)
  • Race Week Mobile Home (OR) Hotel Accommodation (one per team)
  • Race Week Daily Massage
  • Race Week Laundry Service
  • IRONMAN Foundation Dedicated Bike Mechanic
  • Two (2) Night Pre-Event Accommodation in Cape Town
  • One (1) Night Post-Event Accommodation in Cape Town
  • Leaving lasting impact in the communities where you will be racing

How can I apply?

Email IRONMAN Foundation Executive Director Sarah Hartmann: sarah.hartmann@ironman.com

Who Does This Support?

Because of you, local nonprofits will benefit from IRONMAN Foundation and IRONMAN 4 the Kidz grant funding that creates positive, tangible change.

2018 ABSA Cape Epic Events

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Contact Us

The IRONMAN Foundation
3407 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Suite 100
Tampa FL, 33607

813-868-5940

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