Event Areas Archives: Western Province

Cape Town Global Diabetes Run/Walk

Free Breakfast will be given to all participants.

There will be an outstanding Healthy Living Expo which includes FREE blood glucose and blood pressure testing, eye screening, foot screening and much, much more! Local personalities will be entertaining the crowds and offering loads of lucky draw spot prizes.

Wear something blue – stand out and win some fantastic spot prizes. Take advantage of the health services at the Healthy Living Expo or top up your energy with a healthy meal or snack. Join the fun and energetic live entertainment or simply enjoy a massage after you have taken part in the event.

The current diabetes epidemic
Every 6 seconds someone dies of diabetes. More than ½ those are people under the age of 50 (according to International Diabetes Federation 2013 stats). Deaths due to lifestyle diseases like diabetes are the second leading cause of death in the Western Cape. Currently, there is no cure for diabetes, but most type 2 diabetes (approx 85% of all people living with diabetes) can be prevented or delayed through education, medication (if required) and a healthy diet and increased physical activity.

Diabetes SA is the only non-profit, public benefit organisation in South Africa providing a dedicated service for people with diabetes and their families. Diabetes SA aims to empower, encourage and educate the approx. 3 million diagnosed diabetics in South Africa on management of diabetes. We also aim to reach the more than 1 million undiagnosed people with diabetes through ongoing Awareness Campaigns.

Human Science Research Council August 2013, “…South Africa will see a drastic increase in the number of people diagnosed with diabetes over the next five years.”

Starting time: 8:30am.

Pre-entries, available on www.diabetessa.co.za, close Sunday 16 November 2014. You can also enter at Sportsmans Warehouse Rondebosch on Thursday 20 November, from 9am – 6pm; at Sportsmans Warehouse Tokai on Friday 21 November, from 9am – 3pm; at Sportsmans Warehouse Canal Walk on Friday 21 November, from 5-9pm; at Sportsmans Warehouse Tygervalley on Saturday 22 November, from 9am – 5pm and on Sunday 23 November at Sportsmans Warehouse Sea Point, from 9am – 3pm. You can also enter on race morning, from 7-8am.

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Delvera Hi-Tec Full Moon Hikes

Watch the sunset from Klapmutskop with stunning views of the Winelands & Table Mountain in the distance. Enjoy your picnic and see the full moon rise over the Hottentots Holland mountains.
This 9.75km marked circle route through the vineyards starts at the Trail Centre located on the Delvera Farm. This gives you the unique experience of hiking through Renosterveld and Yellowwood forest to the top of Klapmutskop that forms part of the Simonsberg Conservancy. It can take you up to one and half hours to reach the top so don’t be there later than 19h00, to ensure that you have the full experience!

You could win a pair of Hi-Tec hiking shoes in a lucky draw!

Bring something warm to wear after dark and a torch. Picnics are available, but must be booked and paid for at least 2 days before the event.

Arrival from 5pm, no later than 7pm to start. Sunset: 8:01pm; Moonrise: 7:18pm (actual full moon will be on Monday 5 January).

Pre-entries are available on www.dirtopia.co.za.

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WPA Race Walking Grand Prix 1

Starting times: 20km: 7am; 10km: 8am; 5km, 3km & 1km Development: 9am

For more info, contact Pieter, at wpracewalking@gmail.com.

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French Flair Trail Run

After the run in October, trail lovers can’t wait to get back on this beautiful farm
This is a fast course between the vineyards with great views and beautiful Wineland scenery. Relax on the lawns at the dam after the event and perhaps sip some of the Estate’s Cap Classique Rose or Brut.

The refreshment station on both routes will have Powerade, fruit & jellies/nuts and drinks at the finish for all. The restaurant will be open with coffee, muffins & drinks. Stay for the prizegiving & lucky draw and win some of those great wines!

Pre-entries, available on www.dirtopia.co.za or www.entrytime.com, close 20 January 2015. Registration and late entries on race morning, from 6am.

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Resolution Trail Run (Sportsmans Warehouse Series)

The short distances are designed to encourage newcomers, family and friends to participate & the longer distances
have great flowing singletrack with breathtaking views in the vineyards along with Table Mountain in the distance.

Get your New Year off to a healthy start.

Starting times: 15km: 7am; 12.5km: 7:15am; 7.5km: 7:30am; 5km: 7:45am.

Pre-entries, available on www.dirtopia.co.za, close 13 January 2015. Pre-entries will receive a discount and a medal to the three longer distance finishers! The refreshment station at the Pepper tree on the longer routes will have Powerade, fruit & nuts and drinks at the finish for all!

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Community Chest Twilight Team Run

Time to party—with a purpose!
Put your running legs to good use and sign on for the annual Twilight Team Run, and be ready to party with a purpose.
Entries are now open for one of the biggest mass participation fundraising events in South Africa and the signature event of the Community Chest of the Western Cape, the Twilight Team Run. Now in its 32nd year the Twilight Team Run is always hosted on the first Tuesday in December, ushering in the season of giving in Cape Town.
Each December the Cape Town city centre comes alive for a run at which no winner is declared and no medals awarded – there isn’t even an official timekeeper – yet year after year it attracts upwards of 20 000 entries and over 1500 businesses.
At the Twilight Team Run the idea of dressing up has eclipsed any athletic pretensions the event may once have had. In fact prizes are awarded for the best outfit rather than the fastest run. Company directors line up alongside refuse workers and accountants compete with nurses, factory workers and cleaners to get their outfits noticed.
Community Chest Chief Executive Officer Lorenzo Davids praised all the participants, who come from all over the Western Cape, for their extraordinary support for the Twilight Run. “The Twilight run encourages people from all walks of life and celebrates the rich diversity of the Western Cape,” he said. “It inspires us all to take action and pledge to come together at this event for fun—and for the greater good.”
Last year more than 20 000 people turned up for the party and the Community Chest raised more than R700 000 So let’s make sure we throw an even bigger party with a purpose in 2014.

Judging of the best-dressed teams starts at 5pm, and the run starts at 7pm.

Enter online at www.comchest.org.za. These close 28 November at midnight. After that you can still enter manually at 82 Bree Street, Cape Town, or on race morning.

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Delheim Trail Run

Enough singletrack on Simonsberg to keep you entertained. Enough climbing with rewards…don’t miss this.

Starting time: 12km & 7km: 8am.

Medals will be awarded to all finishers and there will be Powerade, fruit & nuts/jellies and drinks at the finish for all.

Pre-entries, available on www.dirtopia.co.za, close 19 November 2014. Late entries, if available, will be taken on Friday 21 November at the Dirtopia Trail Centre. We recommend that you check with the race organisers before attempting a late entry.

Delheim Trail Run1

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Vital Winelands Marathon & Half Marathon

This is a difficult and hilly route, which undulates through the vineyards and strawberry fields in Stellenbosch.

The cut-off time for the marathon is 5hr30 and 3hr30 for the half marathon. The race is an official qualifier for the 2014 Comrades and Two Oceans marathons.

There will be medals for all finishers. Prizes to category wiiners.

Starting times: 42.2km: 5:30am; 21.1km: 5:45am; 10km: 6am.

Pre-entries, available at www.topevents.co.za or at Sportsmans Warehouse (Somerset West, Tygervalley, Rondebosch), closed on Sunday 9 November. There will be no late entries.

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Mouille Point Save 7 Lives Walk!

Registration: Opens at 8:30am – REGISTER ON THE DAY OF THE WALK

Walk Starts: 10h00

Venue: Walk starts next to the Mouille Point Lighthouse.

Entry Fee: R40.00 for adults. Children under 12 years of age enter free.

Cash only: Please bring cash on the day; no credit card facilities will be available

Safety: Participants are responsible for their own safety (guardians for children’s safety) and are required to sign an indemnity form

Rules: Marshals and officials are to be obeyed at all times. Please no littering. Please look after the environment and throw all litter into bins at the venue and along the route.

Toilets: There are public toilets along the route.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen on the day. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Cape Point Nature Run

This is not a trail run, but a nature reserve road run, offering unbounded beauty.

Starting in the middle of the reserve, the route swings past the south western tip of the continent at the Cape of Good Hope, past curious ostriches and eager baboons, through acres of indigenous fynbos and toward the finish, at the lawned, beach area of Buffels Bay, in the tidal pool. You can choose from the new 34km event, or the standard 21km and 10km races. The 5km fun run, is a mostly a trail run and can be hiked as a very pleasant walk with young children. It ends on the beach at Buffels Bay – the Race Finish zone.

A family outing at its best, the race entry includes park entry for the whole family. Your race entry includes your Entry fee to the Reserve, for you and your family, or car load of spectators (normal fee is R90 a head, Wild Cards do not apply to special events).

Starting times: 35km: 7:15am; 24km: 7:30am; 11km: 7:45am; 5km: 8am (gates open 6am; meet at gate from 5:30am).

Pre-entries, available at www.energyevents.co.za, or www.capepointrun.co.za, will close at noon on Tuesday 4 November. No late entries.

There will be camping options available. Contact the organisers for more information. Update: These are sold out.

Walkers are welcome.

You may spend Saturday night before the race camping in the reserve. This is a special offer for Runners and their family only.
The Camp site is at Buffels, on the sheltered coast, close to the Race venue. There is a toilet block, cold showers and full time supervision from the Park officials.
Campers need to arrive at the site between 3 – 6pm on Saturday and are welcome to remain after the race on Sunday until 4pm, to enjoy the beaches, views and trails.

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