03 September 2013

'Beat around the Bosch' unites runners and music lovers this spring

Runners and music lovers will unite at this year’s first combined sport and entertainment festival, Beat Around the Bosch, in Stellenbosch on Saturday 28 September 2013.


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.

Participants and 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 or . Day passes can be purchased on the day of the event. Corporate Hospitality packages are also available.

For more information, visit , like the Facebook page BeatAroundTheBosch, or email 





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