Cape Town Hosts the World’s Biggest Charity Walk

The world’s biggest timed charity walk is back! Join tens of thousands of participants on Sunday, 14 November 2010, to take part in the Cape Town Big Walk – the world’s biggest timed charity walk event.

Online PR News – 18-August-2010 – – Routes are available for all levels of fitness, and the event includes both timed events for the serious runner as well as un-timed events for recreational walkers simply wanting to enjoy a day in the sun in the stunning surrounds of South Africa’s Mother City.

Discover Cape Town on foot

Up to 30,000 people from all walks of life will take to the streets of Cape Town to participate in the Cape Town Big Walk in 2010. Thousands more will line the streets to pass refreshments to participants, or to spur them on towards the finish line, adding to the friendly, festive atmosphere of the event.

There are several starting points for the Cape Town Big Walk, depending on the length of the route participants have registered for. The walking routes pass through some of Cape Town’s most scenic suburbs before finishing at the Rhodes High School in Mowbray.

Participants have their pick of route distances:

5km, 10km and 15km routes are available to casual walkers and cover the latter stages of the main Big Walk route. These routes are untimed and cater for all ages and fitness levels.
20km, 25km, 30km, 50km and 80km timed routes are on offer for serious walkers and distance runners.

Online entries for the Cape Town Big Walk open on Friday 1 October 2010, and close on Sunday 31 October 2010.

Other fantastic spring events in Cape Town

The Cape Town Big Walk provides the perfect excuse to schedule an early summer getaway to South Africa. The Big Walk will be just one of dozens of exciting events and activities that can be enjoyed in the Western Cape during spring.

During your November break, be sure to check out these fantastic events in Cape Town:

Summer concerts at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
The Wines2Whales Mountain Bike Race in Hermanus
The Paternoster Crayfish Festival
Various harvest and wine festivals

Early summer is also the perfect time to explore Cape Town’s many award-winning restaurants, sandy beaches, wine estates, hiking trails and vibrant nightlife. With the tourist crowds yet to arrive, you will feel as if you have the city’s most sought-after attractions all to yourself.

Plan your Cape Town escape now

You can book a place in the Cape Town Big Walk online. Once you have registered, visit a South African online travel portal to book affordable accommodation, browse day tours and arrange car hire – you’ll also find some excellent seasonal specials on offer.

Visit now to book your Cape Town accommodation to ensure you don’t miss out on the 2010 Cape Town Big Walk.