02:17 PM, 23 February 2018

Community Chest Twilight Run/Festival 2017

05 December, Tuesday

5km, Fun Run/Walk, Community Chest, Top Events

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.

General Information

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:

Online Entries

•    Online entries at TOP EVENTS until 28th November 2017
•    For any queries about online entries, please call Top Events on 021 511 7130 | EMAIL: info@topevents.co.za

Group Entries

•    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.


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 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

Start Times:

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

Route Description



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


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

Number Collection Points

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

Cape Town City Hall   Show details

Contact number:

City Hall Darling Street Cape TownDarling Street Cape Town

GPS Co-ordinates: -33.925732, 18.424269


All funds raised at this event will be donated to various charity organisations throughout the Western Cape.



  • No pets allowed.
  • Please ensure that your Run/Walk Number is worn on the front of your clothing at all times.
  • Please obey the Marshals and Traffic Officers at all times.
  • Organisers accept no responsibility for any loss of items.
  • NO Alcohol may be brought onto the premises.
  • NO Glass may be brought onto the premises.
  • NO Cooking i.e Gas / Electricity will be allowed on the Grand Parade. Food and drink can be purchased in designated areas.
  • NO break down / packing up before 23h00 of Event Day.
  • ALL stands to be fully broken down on Event Night.

Event Details

Date: 05 December, Tuesday
Start Time: 7:00pm
Entry Closing Date: 30 November, Thursday
Category: Fun Run/Walk
Province: Western Cape
Distance: 5km
Start Venue: Darling Street (Outside City Hall)
Finish Venue: Darling Street, Grand Parade