Night Race lights up Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch will bring together athletic ability and a good cause when the annual Moore Night Run takes place in the scenic town on Wednesday October 23rd.

The annual 10km and 5km events provide the multitude of local runners with an opportunity to enjoy one of the country’s most scenic towns in a night run, all with the added benefit that the event supports the local Stellenbosch Athletic Clubs.

The run has developed into a popular annual race with the combination of the town’s night-time route, traditionally well-organised event and family atmosphere all combining to attract a big entry of athletes. The competitors range from the elite speedsters looking for a quick 10km time to the school children experiencing a road race for the first time, while there are also a few mums and dads pushing prams as they enjoy an active evening out.

Add in the fact the event supports the local athletics development programme via a donation from each entry, and that the Stellenbosch Primary School also benefits by hosting the start and finish, and the event has developed a winning combination.

“This event is all about the Stellenbosch community and making sure everybody can enjoy the evening,” said event organiser Nicola Collins. “We aim to put together a family-centred evening that provides a fun event for competitors and their supporters.

“We are proud of the fact that the event takes the athletes through some of the oldest neighbourhoods in the town and then gives back to the community with a portion of each entry fee going to helping the official development programme of the Stellenbosch Athletics Club. And of course the local Stellenbosch Primary School benefits by providing a great venue for the race.”

Online entries are via close on Thursday, October 17, but late entries will be taken at Neelsie in Stellenbosch on Friday, and the Moore Stellenbosch offices next week on Monday and Tuesday afternoon. There will be no late entries on race day.

The 10km starts at 6.30pm on October 23 and the 5km runners set off 10 minutes later.