Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge



sabrina website

Every December I have the privilege of taking part in the Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge. This once small gathering of swimmers and paddlers has now blossomed into a 2-day event, spanning many disciplines, and having over 3000 participants!

The Sabrina Love Foundation is an amazing charity set up by Suzy and Tony Lubner, that supports kids with special needs here in Plett. This event is one of (and the biggest I think) fundraiser for the charity. the foundation is in memory of their daughter  Sabrina who passed away after succumbing to a rare bone marrow disorder.

The Sabrina Mission statement: “To create a fund, which will continue in perpetuity to assist physically disabled children who require financial assistance either for equipment, medical treatment or professional help. The assistance will create in one form or another a better quality of life for these children and their families!”

You can read more about the Foundation by clicking on the logo above.

Image by Mike Tippett

Image by Mike Tippett

The guys at Magnetic South took this event on a few years back, and their professionalism has turned it into one of the best events on the local calender. On Day 1 of the event, you can take part in a seriously tough Ocean swim from The Wreck to Central beach, roughly 4.5km, a 10km Road Run, the 15km Ocean Paddle, or the Beach Walk.

Day 2 involves a Dam Swim, 25km Mountain Bike ride, 10km Trail Run and the Kids of Steel. This all took place at the beautiful Kurland venue.

I took part in the trail run, and loved every sweaty minute of it!

Image by Jacques Marais

Image by Jacques Marais

Next year will be the 10th running of this event. If you are in Plett, make sure you don’t miss this one!

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