“Is it a bird is it a plane?” To find out, head to the Grand Parade in Darling Street on Tuesday December 4, when the streets will be awash with the colours of popular superhero characters at this year’s annual Twilight Run/Walk.
Community Chest is calling for everyone to don their favourite cape, in celebration of being a hero with this year’s theme, “SuperYou”.
The iconic event was founded 36 years ago with the goal of donating all proceeds to deserving organisations and communities.
The untimed, 5km race is famous for its runners dressing in the most outrageous and creative costumes.
The event is the only one of its kind in the Mother City and has grown exponentially since its inception. The race kicks off in Darling Street (next to the Grand Parade) and takes participants along Adderley Street, Bree Street and the scenic Company’s Garden.
“We’re inviting everyday heroes, families and corporates to take to the streets of Cape Town for charity,” says Lorenzo Davids, chief executive officer of Community Chest Western Cape.
“In the spirit of Capetonian generosity, help us ring in the Cape Town festive season by participating in our biggest public fund-raiser.”
“This is great fun for super moms, dads and kids alike but more importantly this is a call and an encouragement to all Twilight supporters, old and new, to be actively involved in making a difference in their communities,” says Mr Davids.
Proceeds will go to various organisations and the event forms part of Community Chest’s 90th anniversary celebrations. Community Chest has also partnered with schools participating in their Thales Bursary Awards programme, to be part of the action and the fun of Twilight Run 2018.
The award consists of bursaries and mentorship programmes for deserving pupils from select schools.
Freshlyground’s Zolani is set to treat participants to a performance after their run. Fans of Proteas cricketer JP Duminy and YouTube sensation Devon Saunders of Devdondidit fame will also be delighted to see their favourites take part.
The entry fee for the Twilight Run is R80 for individual entrants. The best-dressed competition kicks off at 5.30pm, the run starts at 7pm and the live entertainment at 8.30pm. Visit www.comchest.org.za/content/twilight-run for more information.