Capetonians may experience a little disruption on the beach next week as a wave of Daredevils descend on Mouille Point wearing nothing but their purple Speedos and a whole lot of pride, as they take part in the 2016 Hollard Daredevil Run on Friday, 19 February.
“With just a few days to go before DD-Day, we at Hollard are ready for this year’s Daredevil Run and are excited about being part of such a spectacular event,” says Warwick Bloom, General Manager for Marketing at Hollard Insurance. “The Daredevil run has a proud history, and we look forward to welcoming Cape Town Daredevils old and new as we raise awareness of male cancers in South Africa.”
Making the most of the day will be easy if Runners take note of the following info:
- The Hollard Daredevil Run will take place along a 5km route starting at the Mouille Point Lighthouse and continuing along Sea Point Promenade toward the finishing line at the Lighthouse. You can have a look at the route map on the official website.
- Pre-registered participants can collect their run packs, including a purple Speedo and ID wristband, on the day of the run at Mouille Point Lighthouse, between 10h00 and 14h30. Don’t get left behind – be sure to make your way to the starting line by 14h30 for a 15h00 sharp start.
- Daredevils can make use of the public parking areas surrounding Mouille Point Lighthouse, but please ensure your ride is parked legally and safely, with valuables locked in the boot or out of sight.
- If you’re not up for driving, Hollard has partnered with Uber to give you a break from designated driver duty. First time users can score a R150 discount on their first Uber ride by using the promotional code, DAREDEVIL2016.
- Skin cancer affects men too – so protect yourself and apply sunscreen to all the bits not covered in Daredevil Purple!
- While the Run itself is only open to men and boys, family and friends are all welcome to join in on the fun from the side-lines to cheer on the daring people in purple.
- If the guys in purple aren’t enough to keep you entertained, Capetonian comedian Soli Philander is sure to be.
- CTMP and official marshals are a Daredevil’s best friend, and will be stationed along the route to ensure your safety throughout the Run.
- There will also be water stations along the route to keep you cool and hydrated.
The 2016 Hollard Daredevil Run will take place at multiple venues in South Africa, including Johannesburg and Durban in addition to the Cape Town leg. The event has grown tremendously since the idea was first thought of in 2009, when one brave soul accepted the challenge to run through Johannesburg traffic wearing nothing but a Speedo.
If you haven’t signed up yet and want to be a Daredevil, there is good news – there’s still time to register online. Entry is just R150 and all proceeds will go to the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) for cancer awareness and screening programmes. Daredevils over the age of 40 will also qualify for a free Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test (which is a non-invasive screening test involving a prick of the finger), redeemable on the day of the Run.
For more information about the 2016 Hollard Daredevil Run
Visit www.daredevilrun.com, or ‘like’ the Daredevil Run Facebook page.
Share your support by tweeting using the official hashtag, #DaredevilRun and tag @Daredevil_Run in your tweets.