Standard Bank IRONMAN® African Championship 2017

Venue: Hobie Beach
Event Date: 02 Apr 2017

Nelson Mandela Bay is gearing up for a bumper weekend of action ahead of the 13th edition of the annual Standard Bank IRONMAN® African Championship taking place at Hobie Beach on Sunday 2 April 2017.

The Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship, is set to begin at 6:30am on the Sunday and will be broadcast live on DSTV’s dedicated SuperSport channel 199. This is the first time in the history of the event that all 17 hours of action will receive live television coverage.

Several other exciting new developments are guaranteed to ensure that this year’s event is a historic one for Nelson Mandela Bay. Not only does the race include the strongest professional field the race has ever seen, the starting line up also boasts the greatest number of international participants, more than 700 of the 2,000 athletes hailing from countries all over the world.

They will race alongside the women’s World Champion, Asian-Pacific Champion, North American Champion and previous three men’s Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship winners.

To stay up-to-date with the all the latest news, race schedules, race updates, athlete tracking and road closures, among other useful information, participants and spectators are encouraged to download the IRONMAN South Africa App, available for download for free on iOS and Android.

Click here to view road closure map

Sign-up as a volunteer, get right up close to the action and experience the event like never before! Each volunteer receives a t-shirt, cap and meal voucher.

To sign-up as a volunteer visit