Make a weekend of the 2023 Gun Run

The OUTsurance Gun Run is back with a bang on the 16th and 17th of September, starting and finishing in Mouille Point, Cape Town.

Check out the 2023
Gun Run highlights

Click below to recap on the highlights from the Half Marathon, 10km Race, 17.8km Trail Run and fun moments from the iconic OUTsurance Gun Run Weekend.

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Also catch the race highlights on DSTV Catch Up
until 08 October 2023

What are you gunning for?

Are you gunning for glory? Test your limits with the 21.1km half marathon. Gunning for your health? Build up your fitness with the 10km run. How about those who are gunning for adventure? Try the 17.8km Trail run. Or are you just gunning for a great day out? Jog with a mate in the 5km Fun run, or walk your furry friends in the 5km Pet walk. 

Plus, the fun doesn’t stop at the finish lines. There’ll be loads of awesome food stalls and a great play area for the kids.

What are you gunning for?

Are you gunning for glory? Test your limits with the 21.1km half marathon. Gunning for your health? Build up your fitness with the 10km run. How about those who are gunning for adventure? Try the 17.8km Trail run. Or are you just gunning for a great day out? Jog with a mate in the 5km Fun run, or walk your furry friends in the 5km Pet walk. 

Plus, the fun doesn’t stop at the finish lines. There’ll be loads of awesome food stalls and a great play area for the kids.

Gun Run weekend event info

Saturday 16th September 2023

17.8km Trail Run  |  10km Run/Walk  |  5km Fun Run |  5km Pet Walk 

Sunday 17th September 2023

21.1km Run/Walk 

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Gunning for charity
Animal Welfare Society SA

The AWS clinic is open seven days a week, including weekends & public holidays. We have fully equipped theatres where we do sterilisations, orthopaedic and other operations. At any given time we can house more than one hundred sick or injured animals. We are committed to sterilising every animal that comes through our hospital in order to contribute to reducing the number of strays. Our Inspectorate team also respond to calls for any animal in distress, including injured strays, dog fighting and animal abuse.

We also have an adoption department. We take in strays and unwanted pets to find them suitable and loving homes. Each animal is medically assessed, vaccinated, dewormed, treated for ticks and fleas, microchipped and sterilised and we do very strict home checks. We have a growing number of happy adopters and pets in the greater Cape Town community.

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Facilities

All you need to know about parking, buses, water stations and more.

Parking

There are limited parking options available. We strongly advise that you carpool…

  • There are limited parking options available. We strongly advise that you carpool or Uber to the OUTsurance Gun Run.
  • Please make sure you budget enough time beforehand to find parking in order to get to the start early.
  • Participants are requested not to park in any residential parking bays near the apartments on, or around the race start area on Beach Road.
  • The Traffic Department will clamp, fine and tow any illegally parked vehicles.
  • There will be no parking on Beach Road, and a large section of parking will be restricted adjacent to the finish area for emergency vehicles and race officials.
  • The City will be erecting no stopping/parking signs in this area the day before the event and our security personnel will not allow runners or supporters to stop or park in the restricted zone anytime before or during the event.
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Sunday 17 Sep Parking Areas

V&A Waterfront parking Safe, secure parking is available at the V&A Waterfront It…

V&A Waterfront parking

  • Safe, secure parking is available at the V&A Waterfront
  • It is undercover
  • Find all parking rates here: waterfront.co.za/parking/
  • It is a short warm-up jog or walk to the start on Fritz Sonnenberg Road.

Alternative parking

  • Green Point A Track (opposite McDonald’s).
  • NO parking in the McDonald’s parking area
  • Western Boulevard (at the designated parking areas).
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First Aid

Our race doctor and race paramedics will be on hand to handle any medical incidents…

Our race doctor and race paramedics will be on hand to handle any medical incidents. Two ambulances, one response vehicle and seven paramedics will patrol the routes, and a medical tent will be available at the finish area.

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Recycling

We’re gunning for a cleaner environment As one of Cape Town’s most popular…

We’re gunning for a cleaner environment

As one of Cape Town’s most popular road running events, our mission is to bring people together to make communities healthier, happier, and more eco-conscious. We’re committed to finding new ways to #RunClean and protect the environment.

Waste collection and recycling

We are reducing the number of refreshment points on all races to minimise waste. We encourage all runners to carry their own water. Tables are provided with rakes and bins along the route. Kleen Bin is responsible for sweeping the routes and for collecting waste and recycling from the tables at the start and finish areas.

All runners are required to not to litter the route.

After the event, all cardboard, plastics and dry waste is sorted, bagged and recycled.

Environmentally responsible catering

Our vendors and caterers are making every effort to avoid the use of straws, plastic and polystyrene altogether.

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Saturday 16 Sep Parking Areas

V&A Waterfront parking Safe, secure parking is available at the V&A Waterfront It…

V&A Waterfront parking

  • Safe, secure parking is available at the V&A Waterfront
  • It is undercover
  • Find all parking rates here: waterfront.co.za/parking/
  • It is a short warm-up jog or walk to the start on Vlei Road.

Alternative parking

  • Green Point A Track (opposite McDonald’s).
  • NO parking in the McDonald’s parking area
  • Western Boulevard (at the designated parking areas).
  • P12, P13, P14 – public
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Water Stations & Toilets

Water Stations In 2023 the OUTsurance Gun Run is proudly plastic sachet-free. All…

Water Stations

In 2023 the OUTsurance Gun Run is proudly plastic sachet-free. All water will be served to runners in cups from tanks or canisters. Please be patient as we expect potential congestion at some water tables and we encourage runners to carry their own.

Our water tables will offer water, Coca-Cola, and Coke Zero to runners on all the Gun Run routes. Tables are provided with rakes and bins. All runners are encouraged not to litter on the routes.

Water Stations Locations

Refreshment points will be available on both the 21.1km and 10km routes and will offer a combination of water and Coca-Cola. This event is a sachet-free race and participants are encouraged to carry their own, so, bring your collapsible cup or softshell flask and you can top up your hydration pack at 11km on the half marathon. Runners are recommended to bring their own hydration to the start, and be aware that there will be some congestion at the tables. There are no tables on the 5km Fun Run. The 5km Pet Walk will have one water station for pets on-route and one at the finish. All races will have Coca-Cola and water on the finish fields.

Things to Note

  • It’s best not to drink alcohol the night before the race to ensure you aren’t dehydrated.
  • Please bring your own water bottle to the start of your race, as drinks will not be provided in the starting areas.

 

Toilets

Toilets have been hired for the Gun Run which will be split between the start and finish area. There will be at least one toilet at each water table on the course and the public toilets will be open.

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Tog Bag Facilities

A tog bag facility will be provided at the finish field on both days. NO VALUABLES…

A tog bag facility will be provided at the finish field on both days. NO VALUABLES are to be left in your tog bag as the organisers or any other persons involved directly or indirectly in the event will NOT be held responsible for any loss or damage in this regard.

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