Event Areas Archives: Western Cape

2nd Annual Imhoff Waldorf School FUN RUN

Route is all OFF ROAD across beautiful fynbos and trees, on private land, with stunning views across Noordhoek beach towards Hout Bay.
Suitable for recreational runners, training runners, families (all off road).
1st, 2nd and 3rd medals will be awarded to individual class winners (proof attached) and 1st 300 finishers will receive a complimentary certificate as they cross the finishing line.
All entry badges entered into a free SPOT PRIZE DRAW to win various prizes.

Breakfast will be served from 9am onwards and free entry to the school’s Spring Fair (10am – 4pm) promises a fun day out for all and wholesome, healthy eats and treats.

Starting times: 6km & 3km (all off road): 8:45am (arrive by 8:30am latest if pre-registered or by 7:30am to register).

Pre-entries, available on www.imhoffwaldorf.org, or you can e-mail events@imhoffwaldorf.org. You can also enter on the day, from 7:30am (cash only). Pre-registration is encouraged (at Imhoff Waldorf School on Thur 28 Aug, Tue 2 Sep or Thur 4 Sep, from 12 – 1:30pm).


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PSFA Blisters for Bread Charity Fun Walk

Now in its 45th year, Blisters for Bread, usually held on the last Sunday in August, is one of Cape Town’s calendar events. All funds raised are directed to a local school feeding programme, so that more learners can be fed.

One of the new and exciting initiatives for this year’s event is a campaign to encourage schools to mobilise their learners to enter the 5km or 10km walk on the day. The school with the most combined entries will be presented with a R5 000 cash prize as well as the opportunity to select and feed an underprivileged school supported by PSFA and Lucky Star.

Starting times: 10km: 8am; 5km: 8:30am.

Collect your walk number on Saturday 23 August, between 9am and 5pm, at the venue you indicated on your entry form: Sportsmans Warehouse: Tygervalley, Rondebosch, Canal Walk, Sea Point, or West Coast Shopping Centre.

This is the only point at which you may collect your walk number.

Pre-entries, available at Sportsmans Warehouse stores, close 9 August. Pre-entries, available on www.topevents.co.za or www.psfa.org.za, close 17 August. Entries limited to 12000.

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Bob de la Motte’s autobiography presented by the Sports Science Institute of South Africa & Runner’s World

Bob de la Motte is best remembered for his epic duels in the ‘80s with nine-times Comrades winner, Bruce Fordyce. Who can forget the 1986 Comrades where, following the legendary handshake 14km from the finish and running 5:26, De la Motte was narrowly beaten by the unstoppable Fordyce. Both runners broke the 1984 record of 5:27.

De la Motte has written Runaway Comrade against the backdrop of SA in the politically charged ‘80s in honour of the Comrades Marathon and some of his less fortunate fellow South African runners. “Many of these trail-blazing black distance runners from the apartheid era, have simply disappeared; their triumphs ignored and possibly forgotten by those who should be honouring them,” says De la Motte and it is for this reason that he intends to apply any net proceeds of the publication for the benefit of these champion ultramarathon runners from the 1974-90 era.

In this compassionate, candid, humorous and captivating personal memoir, De la Motte explains his naive dalliance with the Comrades; the crucial social role Comrades played in SA at the time; elaborates on the hyped-up rivalry; explores hypocrisy and speculation of cheating and explains why he chose to join the “Chicken Run” to Australia in 1987.

He introduces readers to some of the wonderful characters he was privileged to know, work with and run alongside. He relives his own personal triumphs, disappointments and challenges that have been intricately linked with the simplicity of running, his South African heritage and his hectic life on four continents. De la Motte also gazes into his crystal ball and speculates on the future of the Comrades Marathon and airs his contemporary views on a politically democratic SA.

The inaugural book launch will take place at the Sports Science Institute of SA in Cape Town, South Africa on Monday 27 October 2014 at 17h45 for an 18h15 start with Runner’s World Editor, Mike Finch engaging in a live interview with De la Motte – followed by an audience Q&A.Registration kicks off at 17h45, and a cash bar will be available. The evening will conclude with a lucky draw boasting fantastic prizes and a chance to have your book autographed whilst enjoying refreshments and light snacks. Secure your spot at https://event.in2events.co.za/runawaycomrade. Donations can be made at the door. De la Motte will then embark on a series of book launches country-wide and is available for interviews in SA throughout November. Visit www.ssisa.com for more details.

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The Color Run – Cape Town

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Leapfrog 21km Road Race

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Gravity Adventure Festival

Disciplines: night run, kayak and croc races, trail runs, swim, SUP, film festival, band.

An outdoor weekend filled with adventure activities for everyone. You name the event, and you can rest assured it’s happening this weekend.

Enjoy the film festival on Friday night, and a live band on Saturday night. There’ll be plenty of lucky draw prizes, events and a weekend you’ll never forget. There’ll be food, a fully-stocked bar and camping options.
Entries, available on www.entrytickets.co.za, open 1 June 2014.

All images by Peter Kirk

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Renosterbos Trail Running & MTB Challenge

Come and enjoy the spectacular route through vegetation ranging from Renosterbos and a wide variety of Karoo succulents in the lowlands to fynbos in the foothills of the Langeberg. There will be water points along the route, and everyone who finishes the race will receive a medal. The unique Renosterbos Mountain Bike Challenge at Barrydale in the Little Karoo is held annually to raise funds for local charities. Last year, the 5th annual Renosterbos MTB race was a resounding success: participants and spectators enjoyed a fun-filled weekend while funds were raised for a local community organization.

Starting time: 19km & 13km: 8:30am.

Pre-entries, available on www.renosterbos.co.za. You can also enter on the day, from 7am, at the Barrydale Wine Cellar.

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The Southernmost Fun Run in Africa

Everyone welcome!
Medals, prizes and lucky draws!
Live music!

Starting times: 16km trail run & 5km fun run: 8am.
Registration from 7am.

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Colour Me Crazy Cape Town

We are back !
This year Colour Me Crazy will be bigger better and faster!
Craziest Colour Run and Music Event of The Year!!

We welcome you to South Africa’s best 5k Run & Colour Music Fest!
The event starts with a 5km run with blasts of red, yellow, green, blue and pink coloured powder at each kilometre and leads to a massive music festival at the end. Can you say epic?
Expect top South African music performers, from previous events, the hugely popular Mi Casa, Goodluck, LCNVL, Crazy White Boy, Matthew Mole and more with colour explosions, exciting activities and plenty surprises to look forward to at the festival!
The event is open to people of all ages and ability and is all about bringing like-minded people who love being healthy and having fun together!
Grab your friends and family, form teams or run solo – whatever you do just BE there and prepare to go colour crazy!
Cape Town Saturday 1st November 2014 – Sahara Park Newlands cricket ground
Johannesburg Saturday 29th November 2014 – Riversands Farm
Durban Saturday 6th of December – New Beach
More cities to be announced soon

Ticket prices:

Early Bird R240 (Run + Festival + 1Powder)
Early Bird R270 (T-shirt + Run + Festival + 1 Powder)

Kids (6yrs to 11Yrs) R120 (Run + Festival + 1Powder)
Kids (6yrs to 11 yrs) R150 (Tshirt + Run + Festival + 1 Powder)
Kids( 0yrs to 5 yrs) Free Entry

Normal Entry R290 (Run + Festival + 1Powder)
Normal Entry R320 (T-shirt + Run + Festival + 1 Powder)

VIP R550 (T-shirt + Run + Festival + 3 Powders + VIP PARKING + VIP AREA)

VVIP R1500 (T-shirt + Run + Festival + 10 Powders + VIP Parking + VIP Area + Table + 6 Drinks)

Late Entry R350

Entries, available on www.quicket.co.za.

Twitter: ColourMeCrazySA
Facebook: ColourMeCrazySA

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Hopefield Trail Run & MTB – Fynbos Festival

Starting Times :
74km @ 08:00
50km @ 08:15
13km @ 08:30
13km Trail Run @ 09:00

This is part of the annual Hopefield Fynbos Festival, Hopefield
30 August 2014.

All finishers receive a medal. Lots of lucky draw prizes and cash prizes!

To Enter : http://www.entrytickets.co.za/eventview/mtbchallenge
Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/hopefieldmtb

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