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Seen here:  Eager runners at the start of the inaugural Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN in 2015. 

Photo Credit:  Kapstadt.de

Cape Town – A record field of over 13 000 runners will take the Mother City by storm on Sunday, 21 May 2017 at the 3rd annual Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN.

Starting at Woodbridge Island (Milnerton) at 09:00, the Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN celebrates the brilliance of Cape Town and its beautiful surrounds.  The route will guide runners along the  coastline through the Harbour, past key city landmarks, including Cape Town Harbour, Grand Parade and the V&A waterfront, before finishing at the Portside building in the heart of Cape Town.

“It’s not only the runners that can look forward to a memorable experience,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports.  “Family members and friends are invited to join in on the fun by showing support either at the start, at various vantage points on route or at the finish in Bree Street.  We have proudly invested in a number of South Africa’s leading performing arts groups that are making a notable difference in their communities.  These groups will be the source of endless on route entertainment.”

Leading performing arts groups to look out for on the day will include:  Limited Edition Drum Corps, the Western Province Marching Association, Drum Café, URC (United Reformed Church), Waterfront Theatre School Hype Group, Fairmont High Majorettes and budding artists from the Amy Foundation to mention just a few.

This year the Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN will feature an exciting #ForeverFaster PUMA ‘Beat Bolt’ on route competition.

According to Brett Bellinger, Marketing Director of PUMA South Africa, PUMA’s ‘Beat Bolt’ competition is a fun way to generate additional hype on route while encouraging both runner and spectator interaction.  “Essentially the activation will be a #ForeverFaster 100m sprint.  It’s a ‘Beat Bolt’ competition so of course it will require speed.  This section of the route will be timed.  The runner (male and female) to clock the fastest time over 100m will take home a PUMA shopping voucher to the value of R10 000.  We look forward to seeing the impressive times that this competition will deliver on race day.”

Adding to the excitement the Cape’s No. 1 Hit Music Station, KFM, will also be out in full force with a number of their presenters motivating runners and walkers in the final stretch of the race.


Date: Sunday, 21 May 2017
Start Venue: Woodbridge Island, c/o R27 and Loxton Road, Milnerton (Cape Town)
Finish Venue: Portside Building, c/o Mechau and Bree Streets (Cape Town, CBD)

Prize PurseThe 2017 Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN boasts a Prize Purse to the value of R200 000.  CLICK HERE to view the 2017  Prize Purse Breakdown.

Charity SupportWhen entering online, runners can choose to support either or both the Absa Cape Town ONERUN Charities:  The Cape Of Good Hope SPCA and Die Burger Kersfonds.

Facebook: Ctown12 / CapeofGoodHopeSPCA

Twitter: @CTown12 / @SPCACape

For more information on the Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN email entries@thecapetown12.com or visit www.thecapetown12.com

About the Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN sponsorship:

Absa Business is proud to be the title sponsor of the Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN.  This sponsorship forms part of our ongoing strategy to support local and community events that focus on healthy lifestyle and family involvement, and impact the environment they operate in positively. Road running is an inclusive sport that allows us to engage with a larger audience and support sporting disciplines that advance our commitment to building, enduring and rewarding relationships across communities in which we operate. The fresh and unique nature of the Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN is aligned to our belief in innovation; a belief that celebrates new ideas, fresh thinking and creating unique experiences.


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