Another name for the mother city is lastminute.comville. Ask any event organizer and they will tell you that up country, people register, prepare and are ready to go for it. In Cape Town, we have so many options, so many beautiful mountains to climb and beaches to swim at that we never want to make a commitment till the last minute.
One of the top events platform hosts in the country was telling me that last year, thousands registered for the GunRun in the last week.
If you’ve just woken up and realized that you haven’t entered for the world’s biggest obstacle race, it’s not too late. Don’t despair, we have made allowances for you.
Registration – Where & When
Sportsman’s Warehouse, Tygervalley – Wednesday 28 September, between 11:00 – 14:00
Sportsman’s Warehouse, Rondebosch – Thursday 29 September, between 11:00 – 14:00
Faure Stadium Paarl – Friday 30 September, between 12:00 – 19:00
Faure Stadium Paarl – Saturday 1 October, between 07:00 – 09:00
Also don’t worry if your training is lastminute.com, the race is all about fun and being friends for a day. Everyone is a winner in this global event and all finishers will receive a medal. The 8km race is an easy run along the Berg River, through the streets of Paarl and into the lower foothills of the Paarl Mountain. The 14km is the most popular race at the European editions and this route gives runners magnificent views over Paarl and through obstacles constructed on neighbouring farms. The first 100 runners in the 21km race will get to crown Paarl Rock.
Remember to make a weekend of the event and attend the #StrongRockConcertSA on Friday 30 September. South African music legends Prime Circle are the headline act, supported by Richard Stirton, winner of The Voice SA. The concert starts at 19:00 and tickets are available at the door.
Have a look at the weekend’s activities at www.strongmanrun.co.za.