Runners are counting down to Sunday, 14 October, the day on which one of the biggest and most scenic road running events on the annual Cape Town calendar takes place – the OUTsurance Life Kfm 94.5 Kfm Gun Run 2018. Online entries for the 21km half marathon, 10km run/walk and a 5km fun run/walk close at midnight on 30 September.
As an eco-conscious event, The Gun Run 2018 encourages runners to ‘go green’ and carpool into the city on race day. There is also a free MyCiTi shuttle service running between the Civic Centre and Stadium Stations which will take runners and their supporters, to and from the race. Water refill tanks will be positioned at the 7km and 16km water points on the half marathon route for runners with cups and hydration packs. A strict no litter policy is in place and race organisers appeal to athletes to #RunClean.
“Each year we look for new ways in which we can cut our carbon footprint,” reports race director, Tony Breslin. “We have not only taken steps to reduce water usage but we’ve looked at every aspect of the race in an attempt to lower the overall amount of waste generated by the event. We’re even encouraging people to ‘plog’ (pick up litter as they jog) while they train!” says Breslin with a laugh.
The OUTsurance Life Kfm 94.5 Kfm Gun Run attracts over 20 000 runners – from top athletes and casual joggers to first-time fun runners/walkers and families. The race promises to be an enjoyable morning out for runners and spectators alike.
Manual entry forms are available at all Sportsmans Warehouse stores and close on 23 September. ONline entries close 30 September. All event information can be found at www.thegunrun.co.za. For entry enquiries contact Top Events on 021 - 511 7130 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Amy Foundation (formerly the Amy Biehl Foundation) has been appointed as the official beneficiary for 2018. All funds raised through this year’s race will support the non-profit’s work with over 2000 children and youth living in the challenged and vulnerable townships of Crossroads, Gugulethu, Khayelitsha, Phillipi, and Bonteheuwel.
The Amy Foundation after-school programmes (ages 5 - 18) offer engaging and challenging activities that supplement the shortcomings of the educational system and promote the development of academic, social, and personal skills. Their Youth Skills Development Programme (ages 18 – 35) grooms school-leavers for the world of work and entrepreneurship and is run from their centre in Sybrand Park.
The Amy Foundation’s mission is to provide a safe environment in which to develop emotionally well-rounded children and youth who make positive life choices and become contributing members of society. Their programmes help children and youngsters cope with huge inadequacies faced within their communities. For further information go to www.amyfoundation.co.za.
Issued By Gun Run SA