More fun than run to hit Cape

2016-09-27 06:00
The National Night Run (NNR) will take place through the streets of Cape Town for the first time on the night of Saturday 21 January 2017. Billed as a 5 km “musical voyage”, the NNR is filled with live music, multiple stages, light and laser shows.

The National Night Run (NNR) will take place through the streets of Cape Town for the first time on the night of Saturday 21 January 2017. Billed as a 5 km “musical voyage”, the NNR is filled with live music, multiple stages, light and laser shows.

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On your marks, get set, dance – the world’s first running music festival, Night Nation Run (NNR), is coming to Cape Town.

Billed as a 5 km “musical voyage”, the NNR is filled with live music, multiple stages, light and laser shows and will take place through the streets of Cape Town, on the night of Saturday 21 January.

NNR is an American concept that was launched in 2012 and had since grown to take place in over 50 cities across the United States, Canada, Japan and now Africa.

Participants run, walk, skip, or dance their way along the route, to the accompanying sounds of high-energy electronic dance music (EDM).

One does not necessarily have to be a fan of either running or EDM, to enjoy what over one million other devotees already know: that this electrifying combination is appealing to all ages, fitness levels and music tastes.

Like all NNRs around the world, the Cape Town run will support a charitable cause, in this case, The Pink Drive.

Capetonians Alison Dixon, and business partner Gwynneth Matthews, who have brought the race to Africa are both hugely encouraging of the race owner’s requirement for supporting a local outreach project, saying: “We were in New York recently and were amazed as we watched husbands, fathers, brothers, mothers, daughters, and friends run for themselves and each other and for people they didn’t even know. This race goes beyond just having a crazy good time on the night, as it unites people from all walks of life and also raises money that goes straight back into fighting cancer. We aim to do the same with all our NNR events here in Africa.”

This will be the first staging of the NNR on the continent and Alison and Gwynneth expect the usual anthem of “I run for the after party” to be replicated in Cape Town.

Starting out at the Grand Parade where the pre-party will get participants ready for the fun ahead, runners will then make their way through an illuminated racecourse stopping to experience three other spectacular stages. The after party, back at the start, will be an exhilarating main stage experience with leading EDM DJs, ending at 23:45.

Tickets are from R350 per person and available www.nightnationrun.co.za


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