Each December the Cape Town city centre comes alive for the Community Chest Twilight Festival at which no winner is declared and no medals are awarded – there isn’t even an official timekeeper – yet year after year it attracts 8000 participants and spectators.
When pictures of the iconic city marathons – Cape Town, London, New York, Tokyo – are beamed around the world they invariably include an image of someone dressed in an improbable outfit, usually to raise money for a good cause. At Cape Town’s Twilight Festival the idea of dressing up to support a cause has eclipsed any athletic pretensions the 35-year-old event may once have had. In fact prizes are awarded for the best outfit rather than fastest run. Company directors line up alongside refuse workers and accountants compete with nurses, factory workers and cleaners to get their outfits noticed.
DATE: 05 December 2017
START: Run/Walk starts at 19h00 in Darling Street (outside City Hall)
FINISH: Darling Street (Grand Parade)
DISTANCE: 5Km run, walk or skate through the mother city
TWILIGHT FESTIVAL featuring Top Acts at 20h00 – 22h30
Walk/Run Registration and Collections
Cost per person: R 70
You may register in the following ways:
• Group entries are managed by Top Events.
• Pre-packs must have a typed list of entrants with a contact person/contact details.
• Each entrant must complete and sign an entry form.
• Pre-packs must be submitted by 24 November 2017.
Bring your entry and cash to a cashier in any of the following Sportsmans Warehouse stores: Rondebosch, Canal Walk, Tygervalley, West Coast, Tokai, Sea Point, Somerset West. You will receive two till slips, one to be stapled onto your entry form, and the other you retain as proof of your entry. Bring this to the Run/ Walk Number Collection at the City Hall. Closing date for store entries is 24 November 2017.
Hand in your entry form and proof of payment/cash at Top Events (6 Koeberg Road, Maitland) from 09h00 – 14h00 on weekdays only. Entries close on 24 November 2017.
CONFIRMATION OF ENTRY
Online, fax, email and postal entries will receive a confirmation email (if email address is provided). Before Walk Number Collection (the day before the event), you will receive an SMS (if cell number are provided), indicating your Walk/Run Number and where you have selected to collect. Please bring your proof of entry, email or sms confirmation with you when you collect your Walk Number.
RUN/WALK NUMBER COLLECTION & LATE ENTRIES
Run/Walk Number Collection for online, fax and in-store entries will take place at:
City Hall, Cape Town entrance in Corporation Street.
Monday, 04 December 2017, 13h00 – 18h00 and
Tuesday, 05 December 2017, 12h00 – 18h30
Competition of best dressed to the theme: 17:30 – 18:45
Local Artist to get the competition off: 18:15 – 18:30
All make their way too Darling Street and split into wave allocation: 18:30 -18:45
18:45: Wave Start 1
18:50: Wave Start 2
18:55: Wave Start 3
19:00: Wave start 4
FULL TEMPORARY CLOSURE
|Darling Street||Buitenkant Street and Adderley Street||18h45 to 22h30|
|Darling Street||Buitenkant Street and Corporation Street||17h30 to 22h30|
|Parade Street||Caledon Street and Darling Street||17h30 to 22h30|
|Corporation Street||Mostert Street and Darling Street||18h45 to 22h30|
|Lower Plein Street||Castle Street and Darling Street||18h45 to 22h30|
|Castle Street and Strand Street||18h45 to 22h30|
|Adderley Street||Darling Street and Strand Street||18h30 to 21h30|
|Strand Street and Hans Strijdom Ave||18h45 to 21h30|
PARTIAL AND OR ROLLING TEMPORARY CLOSURE
|Riebeek Street||St George’s Street and Adderley||18h45 to 21h30|
|at Bree Street||18h45 to 21h30|
|Hans Strijdom Ave||Heerengracht and Bree Street||18h45 to 21h30|
|Bree Street||Hans Strijdom Ave and Buitensingel Street||19h00 to 21h30|
|Strand Street||at Bree Street||18h45 to 21h30|
|Wale Street||at Bree Street||18h45 to 21h30|
|Buitensingel Street||Bree Street and Long Street||18h45 to 21h30|
|Orange Street||Long Str & Greys Pass / Queen Victoria Street||18h45 to 21h30|
|Long Street and Government Ave||18h45 to 21h30|
|Government Avenue||Orange Street and Wale Street||19h00 to 21h30|
|Wale Street||Bureau Street and Queen Victoria Street||18h45 to 21h30|
|Bureau Str /Spin Str/ Mostert Str||Adderley Street & Caledon Street||19h00 to 21h30|
|Plein Street||Spin Street and Darling Street||19h00 to 21h30|
|Caledon Street||Corporation Street and Buitenkant Street||19h00 to 21h30|
|Buitenkant Street||Caledon Street and Darling Street||19h00 to 21h30|
Walk number collection will take place on:
Mon 4th December 2017 13:00 – 18:00 @ City Hall
Tues 5th December 2017 12:00 – 18:30 @ City Hall
All funds raised at this event will be donated to various charity organisations throughout the Western Cape.
RULES & GENERAL INFORMATION:
Date: 05 December, Tuesday
Start Time: 7:00pm
Entry Closing Date: 30 November, Thursday
Category: Fun Run/Walk
Province: Western Cape
Start Venue: Darling Street (Outside City Hall)
Finish Venue: Darling Street, Grand Parade