Night Nation Run | Cape Town

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Night Nation Run | Cape Town

Get you beat on and run for the after party - Night Nation Run© comes to Cape Town!

Cape Town, 19 September 2016 – On your marks, get set, dance - the world’s first running music festival, Night Nation Run©, is coming to Cape Town!  Billed as a 5km ‘musical voyage’ the Night Nation Run© (NNR) is filled with live music, multiple stages, light and laser shows and will take place through the streets of Cape Town, on the night of Saturday 21st January 2017.

Participants run, walk, skip, or dance their way along the route, to the accompanying sounds of high-energy Electronic Dance Music (EDM).  You don’t have to be a fan of either running or EDM, to enjoy what over 1 million other devotees already know – that this electrifying combination appealing to all ages, fitness levels and music tastes, and anyone with even only half a heartbeat, is truly a celebration of life.

Like all NNR’s around the world, the Cape Town run will support a charitable cause, in this case, The Pink Drive.  Capetonians Alison Dixon, and business partner Gwynneth Matthews, who have brought the race to Africa are both hugely encouraging of the race owner’s requirement for supporting a local outreach project saying: “We were in New York recently and were amazed as we watched husbands, fathers, brothers, mothers, daughters, and friends run for themselves and each other and for people they didn’t even know.  This race goes beyond just having a crazy good time on the night, as it unites people from all walks of life and also raises money that goes straight back into fighting cancer.  We aim to do the same with all our NNR events here in Africa.”

This will be the first staging of the NNR on the continent and Alison and Gwynneth expect the usual anthem of “I run for the after party” to be replicated in Cape Town. Starting out at the Grand Parade where the pre-party will get participants ready for the fun ahead, runners will then make their way through an illuminated racecourse stopping to experience three other spectacular stages.  The after party – back at the start – will be an exhilarating main stage experience with leading EDM DJs, ending at 23H45.

Night Nation Run© is the coolest reason to get dressed up in the hottest neon too!  Run to stand out, run to stand-up, run to dance, but run the Night Nation.  See for more information on Early Bird Specials.  Tickets are from R350 per person and available online at:


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About Night Nation Run South Africa

Alison Dixon and Gwynneth Matthews are the visionaries behind bringing Night Nation Run© to Africa.  Both with experience of arranging large-scale events and conferences, behind them, Alison and Gwynneth have the know-how, energy and skill to stage one of the fastest growing entertainment phenomenon in the world today.  Awarded the license for South Africa and Dubai, NNRSA will be staging annual events in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Dubai, starting in 2017. Neither Alison nor Gwynneth are marathon runners or EDM experts but know what people want in good entertainment.  Pairing it with a cause just makes it even better. 

Night Nation Run is an American concept that was launched in 2012 and had since grown to take place in over 50 cities across the United States, Canada, Japan and now Africa.  Alison and Gwynneth have plans and the support, to take Night Nation Run into EMEA.  Watch this space.  See


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