Runners and music lovers unite at this year’s first combined
sport and entertainment festival, Beat Around the Bosch, in Stellenbosch on
Saturday 28 September 2013.
Beat Around the Bosch
creates a fresh and unique approach to a running and entertainment event as the
track will feature numerous live bands playing from six stages strategically
placed around the 7.95km course plus a music festival at the finish. The original
“sport-tainment” event will appeal to all types of runners and thousands of
music lovers and spectators.
The race, aimed at
both serious and casual runners, starts at 2pm at Stellenbosch High School. The
route is a scenic journey that winds through the historic town – finishing at
Stellenbosch High School where ample parking will be available on the school grounds. There will also be plenty of space for family and spectators to cheer on participants.
“The 7.95km course is
surrounded by historic buildings and wine farms, and the route features live
music from local bands and artists. There is no winner, as we have put the focus
on joining and bringing diverse people together, thus creating many winners,”
says Coll Macdonald of Invent, the event organiser.
spectators will experience every music genre from rock to classical and from pop to
school choirs. The event will showcase local bands and musical groups
alongside more widely recognized artists.
The post-event Beat
around the Bosch Village Festival will start as the first runners finish, and will
end at 10pm. Guests will have access to the very best of Stellenbosch’s foods,
wine and beer during the festival and will be able to enjoy an array of top artists
performing on the main stage.
Entries for the race
event will close at midnight on Tuesday 24 September 2013. Registration will
take place on Friday 27 September from 10am to 5pm at the Neelsie in
Stellenbosch and at the River Club in Cape Town. This is compulsory for all
participants who have pre-entered.
Tickets are R120 for
the race and R50 for a day pass and the music festival. Tickets can be
purchased online at www.beataroundthebosch.co.za or www.topevents.co.za . Day
passes can be purchased on the day of the event. Corporate Hospitality packages
are also available.
For more information, visit
www.beataroundthebosch.co.za , like the Facebook page BeatAroundTheBosch, or