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