One of Cape Town’s craziest fancy-dress up events, The Twilight Team Run hosted by the city’s oldest charity organization, Community Chest, is uniting the city for charity on December 6.
“We’re calling for corporates and the public to come together in uniting the Mother City for a good cause,” says Lorenzo Davids, CEO Community Chest of the Western Cape, a non-profit organisation which identifies and supports community welfare initiatives.
Davids says that all surplus funds from this year’s Twilight Run will be invested into education sectors, to help equip scholars going into the 2017 school year.
The annual event, which is celebrating its 34th birthday, unofficially earmarks the start of the festive season in the City and is expected to attract in excess of ten thousand fun walkers, runners and skaters this year who will strut their way from Darling Street at the Grand Parade for 4km through the side streets of the CBD and back to the starting point again.
Participants showcasing their creative costume design talents can enter the dress-up competition which is held at 5.30pm prior to the start of the run/walk and afterwards participants can party it up to Cape Town Radio DJs at the Twilight Festival on the Grand Parade.
Families and friends join forces to enter as teams as well as schools, NGOs, municipal departments, large corporations and small businesses.
“It is the only fun run/walk event that awards no medals for first place over the finish line and has no timekeepers but rather encourages community based revelry in support of a great cause,” Davids explains.
How to enter The Twilight Team Run:
Entries cost R70 and you can enter on the website link: www.comchest.org.za/twilight-festival.
Online registrations close on November 27.
Number pack collection takes place at City Hall from 1pm to 6pm on Monday, December 5; and 12pm to 6pm on Tuesday, December 6.
The best dressed competition will take place from 5.30pm until 6.30pm.
Race starts at 7pm.
Corporate sites at the Twilight Festival area on the Grand Parade will be sold at R4500. For more information, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It should be noted that this event strictly prohibits alcohol on the route and no alcohol is to be brought into the Twilight Festival area on the Grand Parade however. Alcohol can be bought at the licensed entertainment areas at the event.