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Running Events in the Western Cape 2017

Running Events in the Western Cape 2017

Running Events in the Western Cape

 

Getting out and walking or running at events seems to be an ever-increasing activity that both the individual and families can enjoy together. There are running events aimed at the more serious athlete, but I have compiled a list that is aimed for the family and also includes kids events who can then also participate and have fun. Most of the running events below have a 5km fun run for all to enjoy.

Here are some running events in the Western Cape.

2017 Running Events

May 2017

Wagon Trail Night Runs, Western Cape

The Anura Wine Estate just outside Klapmuts on the R45 is the venue for this monthly event. This running event is held every first or second Wednesday of the month. The Wagon Trail Night Run has been going for over a year, offering a relaxing run on the farm. After the event, you can enjoy some great food, wine and music.

There is a 5km and 10km run and walkers are welcome on the 5km route. When you finish the race there is a medal for all.

Cost: R80

A timing wristband is compulsory, you can buy one for R50 or rent at R10.

Visit: www.runthevines.co.za for more information

Run the Vines, Western Cape

 

Running Events | Western Cape | Things to do With Kids  

Run the Vines (credit: Run the Vines)

 

This running event is a series of trail runs that started in 2015. The owner of Onsite Events started this idea to encourage families and everybody to participate in an event that caters to all fitness levels and to help live a healthier lifestyle. It consists of 12 events each on a different wine farm that started on the 4 March 2017.

A new addition to the event is the junior challenge. This caters for age groups under 8 years old and under 12 years old that offers a 3km route. There is also an under 15 age group which has a 5 km route.

Running Events | Western Cape | Things to do With Kids

Run the Vines ( Credit: Onsite-Events)

Visit www.runthevines.co.za for more information.

Applewood Harvest Festival, Western Cape

6 May 2017

Celebrate the apple harvest in the heart of the beautiful countryside of Elgin. The annual Applewood Harvest Market and Tru-Cape Trail Running Challenge returns with a day of feasting and fun for the family. The festival kicks off with two trail runs through private farmland and then a family market for all to enjoy.

Visit The Applewood Harvest Festival for more information.

Falke Trail Run Presented by Falke @Peter Falke Wines, Cape Town

7 May 2017

This running event in the Western Cape will be held at Peter Falke Wines, Groenvlei Farm, Annandale Road, Stellenbosch. Both routes will have some single track and vineyard trails with beautiful scenery all around.

Distance and entry fee:

11km: R130

6km: R110

Visit www.dirtopia.co.za for more information.

Realtors International Capaia Wine Estate Trail Fun, Western Cape

13 May 2017

capaia wine estate Running Events | Western Cape | Things to do With Kids

Capaia Wine Estate 

Come and enjoy a fun run or walk through the vineyards at Capaia Wine Estate. Located in Botterberg Road, Philadelphia. This event is part of the trail run series (Run the vines). After the event, there will be medals, lucky draws, food and lots more for everybody to enjoy.

Distance and entry fee:

5km: R80

10km: R100

Visit: www.trailfun.co.za for more information

Slave Route Challenge, Cape Town

14 May 2017

This is a unique race that has historic and heritage significance. There is a half marathon for the more experienced runner, a 10 km run for the novice and a 5km fun run/walk for families and kids. The participants are given the opportunity to see the beauty and cultural diversity that Cape Town has to offer. The race runs from the City Hall through District 6, Company Gardens and more.

Visit: www.slaveroute.co.za for more information

Boschendal Night Run #2, Cape Town          

25 May 2017

Boschendal Night Race Running Events | Western Cape | Things to do With Kids

Boschendal night run (Credit: Amoija Events)

This is the second Boschendal Night Run organised by Amoija Events. The route will take you through the famous Boschendal food garden and along a route that offers amazing views. The route will end at the Deli Restaurant where after the race you can enjoy good food and wine with friends and family.

Distance and entry fee:

10km: R100

5km: R80

Visit: www.amoija.com for more information

Montagu Mountain Mania, Western Cape

27 May 2017

Treat yourself and your family to a long weekend filled with adventure in the country town of Montagu. There are challenges for the professional, but also for the not so fit and the kids as well. The trail runs range from 26 km for the professional and a 4km fun trail that the kids will enjoy.

Visit: www.mountainmania.net for more information

Home De Kuilen Family Run/Walk, Cape Town

27 May 2017

De Kuilen Family Run 2017 | Western Cape | Things to do With Kids

Huisdekuilen fun Run (credit: Vergenoegd)

This running event will be held at the Vergenoegd Wine Estate and is in aid of raising funds for Huis de Kuilen in Kuilsriver that offers services to the elderly community. You can enjoy the market and lots more after the race.

Distance and entry fee:

3km: R40 (R10 for timing chip)

5km: R90 (R10 for timing chip)

Visit: www.entryninja.com for more information

Change of Season Trail Run @L'Avenir, Stellenbosch, Cape Town

28 May 2017

Gear up with Falke and enjoy the outdoors with a Trail Run with Dirtopia in the Stellenbosch Winelands, with great views and scenery.

Visit www.dirtopia.co.za for more information

 

June 2017

 

Olyfberg Summit Challenge, Robertson, Western Cape

3 June 2017

Amoija presents this year’s Olyfberg Summit challenge and forms part of the Wacky Wine Weekend in Robertson. There will be a pram friendly walking route available so everyone is welcome.

Distance and entry fee:

21 km: R250

10km: R170

5km fun walk: R50 (kids under the age of 12 are free)

Visit: www.amoija.com for more information

Mamre Half Marathon & Fun Run, Cape Town

10 June 2017

The starting venue is at the Mamre Primary School. There is a half marathon and a 5km fun run.

Contact: Lesley Daniels | Cell: 071 508 1136

Realtors International Nooitgedacht TrailFun, Stellenbosch, Cape Town

11 June 2017

Part of the trail fun trail series, this event takes place at the Nooitgedacht Wine Estate.

Distance and entry fee:

5km: R80

10km: R100

Visit: www.trailfun.co.za for more information

Youth Day Trail Run @Delvera, Stellenbosch, Cape Town

16 June2017

Celebrate the Youth Day public holiday with a run between the vineyards, stunning views & single track in the Simonsberg Conservancy, presented by Sportsman’s Warehouse.  There will be youth categories in every distance, so bring the family!

Distance and entry fee:

15km: R135                                                       

12.5km: R125

7.5km: R110

5km: R90

Visit www.dirtopia.co.za for more information

The Greyt Run, Greyton, Western Cape

17 June 2017

Greyton is nestled in the foothills of the Riviersonderend Mountains, less than 2 hours’ drive from Cape Town Airport. Come and enjoy a great trail run and day out with the family. The route covers fynbos valleys with beautiful surrounding mountains. The running event starts and finishes at the Old Potters Inn, 16 Main Road, Greyton.

Distance and entry fee:

21km: R230

10km: R130

5km fun run/walk: R50 (suitable for mums with prams or the little ones.)

Visit www.thegreytescape.co.za for more information and course details.

Patatfees Trail Run Race, Napier, Western Cape

18 June 2017

Napier was once known as the sweet potato-growing capital of South Africa. The annual festival celebrates this and incorporates a half marathon, a MTB race and a trail run. There is also a market, beer, wine, art shows, entertainment, good food, children’s activities and lots more.

Distance and entry fee:

25km: R350

15km: R250

7km: R150 (a gentle run/walk that is easy for the kids to do)

Visit www.napierpatatmtb.co.za for more information

Mid-Year Trail Run @Muratie, Stellenbosch, Cape Town

25 June 2017

This running event will be held at Muratie, Simonsberg Conservancy in Stellenbosch. Muratie has a rich history; this charming wine farm is nestled at the foot of the Simonsberg that gives us access to special hand-built single-track trails.

Distance and entry fee:

12km: R135

7km: R110

Visit www.dirtopia.co.za for more information

 

July 2017

 

KwikSpar Somerset Spookhill 15km Run & Fun Run, Somerset West, Cape Town

1 July 2017

The starting venue is at the Beaumont Primary School. There is a 15km run and a 5km fun run.

Visit www.roadrunning.co.za for more information

Wine Adventure Trail Run @Warwick, Stellenbosch, Cape Town

9 July 2017

This event takes place at the Warwick Wine Estate, on R44 about 12 km from Stellenbosch.

Distance and entry fee:

15km: R145

10km: R120

5km: R95

Visit www.dirtopia.co.za for more information

 Fairbridge Mall 15km Run & Fun Run, Brackenfell, Cape Town

15 July 2017

The starting venue is at the Fairbridge Mall, Old Paarl Road in Brackenfell. There is a 15km run and a 6km fun run.

Contact: William Swartbooi | email: willden@telkomsa.net| cell: 084 247 7170


August 2017

 

Brackenfell Pick ‘n Pay Family Store Half Marathon & 10km Run, Brackenfell, Cape Town

5 August 2017

The starting venue is at the Brackenfell Primary School. There is a 21.1km half marathon run and a 6km fun run.

Contact: David MacCarthy | email: dcmacarthy8@gmail.com| cell: 079 913 0618

Totalsports Women’s Race, Cape Town

9 August 2017

Raise awareness for women affected by breast cancer; choose between 5km or 10kms. The start and finish of the race is at the Cape Town Grand Parade

Distance and entry fee:

10km: R120

5km fun run/walk: R80

Visit: www.totalsportswomensrace.com for more information

Atlantis Half Marathon & Fun Run, Cape Town

19 August 2017

The starting venue is at Westfleur Park in Atlantis. There is a 21.1km half marathon run and a 5km fun run.

Contact: Desmond Arendse | email:desmond.arendse@capetown.gov.za|Cell:084 392 1061

Blisters for Bread Charity fun walk, Green Point, Cape Town

27 August 2017

The running event supports the Peninsula School Feeding Association, a non-profit organisation that addresses the fact that many children in the Western Cape go to school hungry every day. The race starts and finishes at the Green Point Cricket Club.

Visit www.topevents.co.za or more information

 

September 2017

 

Medihelp Tekkie 10km Run & Fun Run, Kuilsriver, Cape Town

2 September 2017

The starting venue is at the Jan Kriel School in Kuilsriver. There is a 10km run and a 5km fun run.

Contact: Estelle Kock | email:Estelle@capemultisportclub.com|Cell:073 313 1668

Merrell Spring Night Run Series, Constantia, Cape Town

6 September 2017 (13th and 20th September)

Enjoy a midweek fun run or walk through the vineyards of Groot and Klein Constantia. There will be lots of prizes and good food at the Jonkershuis Restaurant where you start and finish your race.

Distance and entry fee:

8km: R165

5.5km: R140

Visit www.mountainrunner.co.za for more information  

Fairview La Capra Goat Run and Festival 2017, Paarl, Cape Town

9 September 2017

 

La Capra Goat Run | Western Cape | Things to do With Kids

La Capra Goat Run (Credit: Fairview)

The annual La Capra Goat Run will set off from Fairview on Saturday, 9 September 2017 from 07h30 onwards. Athletes can look forward to 5km walk/run, 8km, 15km and 28km routes climbing the slopes and upper areas of Paarl Mountain. A trail running favourite and charity event not to be missed. There will be plenty of entertainment for the kids and great prizes to be won by the winners in all distances. 

Visit Fairview Trail Run for more information

 Daddy’s OCR series, Grabouw, Western Cape

16 September 2017

The Daddy’s OCR series will challenge participants against one another on a fast-paced, obstacle-packed course. The greatest combination of speed, strength and technique will be paramount on this course. With the rising popularity for the need of outdoor adventure activities in South Africa, this is just what South Africans have been looking for. The varying race distances allow many individuals with varying fitness levels the opportunity to explore their outdoor capabilities. The Daddy’s Adventures OCR series is not only fun but also provides a platform for individuals to test their endurance capabilities. The event is held in the Elgin Valley, Grabouw.

There is also a 5km and 10km trail run before the start of the OCR races.

Visit www.daddysadventures.com for more information

Sanlam Relay & Fun run, Green Point, Cape Town 

16 September 2017

The starting venue is at Green Point. There is a 5 x 4.2km relay run and a 4.2km fun run.

Visit www.wpa.org.za events page for more information

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon – Peace Fun Run, Green Point, Cape Town

17 September 2017

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon’s 4.2km Fun Run is a community-building event that opens the race track to all.  It’s the opportunity for families and friends and other community groups to band together and enjoy being part of one of Africa’s most prestigious athletic events. The flat route circles the attractive green space of the Green Point Urban Park and Biodiversity Garden. The one-hour cut-off time can accommodate walkers.

Visit www.capetownmarathon.com/the-events/fun-run/ for more information

MSA Multi-Sport 10km Run & Fun Run, Wynberg, Cape Town

24 September 2017

The starting venue is at the William Herbert Sports Grounds. There is a 10km run and a 5km fun run.

Contact: Nasrulla Enus | email:maywoodbrokers@telkomsa.net|Cell:082 574 5323

Glenwood Spar 10km Challenge 10km Run & Fun Run, Goodwood, Cape Town

30 September 2017

The starting venue is at Tygerdal in Goodwood. There is a 10km run and a 5km fun run.

Contact: Bobby MacGee | email:Mgeepg@telkom.co.za|Cell:081 354 8286

 

October2017

 

Cape Gate Half Marathon & 10km Run, Brackenfell, Cape Town 

14 October 2017

The starting venue is at the Cape Gate Centre in Brackenfell. There is a 21.1km half marathon, a 10km run and a 3km fun run.

Contact: Robbie Lindsay | email:nebankct@gmail.com|Cell:082 203 3593

Realtors International Durbanville Hills TrailFun October 2017, Durbanville, Cape Town 

21 October 2017

Durbanville Hill  Running Events | Western Cape | Things to do With Kids

Durbanville Hills Trail Fun (credit: Durbanville Hills and Realtors International)

The Seventh run in the 2017 Trail Fun series is proudly sponsored by Realtors International. The running event will be held at Durbanville Hills Wine Estate. There will be great giveaways and wine available.

Distance and entry fee:

10km: R100

5km: R80

Visit www.trailfun.co.za for more information

The Hills Challenge 2017 - Trail Run, Montagu, Western Cape

21 October 2017

Hills Challenge | Western Cape | Things to do With Kids

Hills Challenge (credit: Doringlaagte)

To be held at Montagu in the Western Cape. There will be a 15km trail run, for the fit runner, there are lots of steep climbs and descents, but one of the most beautiful and satisfying runs you will ever have. The route will take you up one of Doringlaagte beautiful lookout points and then to Tafelkop.

The 8 km is a nice jeep track and open gravel route for the more average runner, but there are a few hills to be tamed 

Colour Run - The colour run will take you around the beautiful dam at Doringlaagte, it is about 2km long but you will do it twice, everybody from young to old can do this one, just be prepared to be painted.

Visit www.thehillschallenge.co.za for more information

West Coast Half Marathon & Fun Run, Big bay, Cape Town

21 October 2017

 

The starting venue is at Eden on the Bay, Big Bay. There is a 21.1km half marathon and a 5km fun run.

Contact: Lizelle Meyer | email:lmeyer@tvh.co.za|Cell:084 581 3713

 

November 2017

 

Table View High School 10km Run & Fun Run, Table View, Cape Town

4 November 2017

The starting venue is at Table View High School. There is a 21.1km half marathon and a 5km fun run.

Contact: Lizelle Meyer | email:lmeyer@tvh.co.za|Cell:084 581 3713

The Landmarks Half Marathon & Fun Run, Rondebosch, Cape Town

5 November 2017

The starting venue is at the WPCC Sports Centre, Kuerboom Road in Rondebosch. There is a 21.1km half marathon and a 6km fun run.

Contact: Ted Vickery | email:ted@binet.co.za|Cell:076 195 7289

Impi Challenge 2017, Stellenbosch, Cape Town

18 & 19 November 2017

The Impi Challenge is a muddy trail run for all athletic abilities to love!

There are exhilarating obstacles, mud, music and an amazing festival area.

The Impi Challenge is about challenging yourself, challenging your friends and having a fun adventure through an obstacle trail run. There is a 5km, 10km and 18km route.

Visit www.impichallenge.co.za for more information

 Edgemead Classic 10km Run & 10km Walk, Edgemead, Cape Town

18 November 2017

The starting venue is at Edgemead High School. There is a 10km run, 10km walk and a 5km fun run.

Contact: Stephen Roux | email:raceconvener@edgemeadrunners.crg.za|Cell:082 433 0203

Realtors International Simonsig TrailFun, Stellenbosch, Cape Town

18 November 2017

Trail running  Events | Western Cape | Things to do With Kids

Simonsig Trail Fun (credit: Simonsig and Realtors International)

The Trail run is held at the Simonsig Wine Estate, so why not join us for a fun running event on the 18 November 2017!

First-timers and easy-going runners can enter the short route of 5 km, while the seasoned campaigners can have a bash at the longer route of 10km

Don't miss out on the fun family vibe, excellent lucky draw prizes and lots of Simonsig wine...

Distance and entry fee:

10km: R100

5km: R80

Visit www.trailfun.co.za for more information

 

December 2017

 

Beachcomber 15km Run & 10km Walk, Stranfontein, Cape Town  

2 December 2017

The running event starts at the Strandfontein Pavilion. There is a 15km run, 10km walk and a 4km fun run.

Contact: Allan Barnes |email: alanb006@gmail.com | Cell: 083 858 5857

Bottelary Farm Half Marathon & 10km Run, Somerset West, Cape Town

10 December 2017

The race starts in Somerset West. There is a 21.1km half marathon run, 10km run and a 5km fun run.

Contact: Rochelle |email: rochellesoggop@gmail.com | Cell: 061 101 7739

 

Parkrun – Cape Town

The park run, organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around Cape Town and South Africa. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings. People of every ability are encouraged to take part; from walkers or those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; all are welcome.

Visit www.parkrun.co.za for more information

 

So get up and get out there. No excuses. Have fun and enjoy the moment.

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