November 11, 2013
Wrap-up of The Discovery Cape Times Big Walk 2013
Born and bred in the Mother city, Leilah lives an average-Jane life in the quiet side of Cape Town suburbia. Her favourite things to do in Cape Town include getting sand in her Havaianas on the beach, and watching the bright city lights on Long Street at night.
Leilah heads up the Content Marketing team at iProspect, so naturally is addicted to all things digital. She is an avid Instagramer who "belongs" to the Igers Cape Town community, and collects memories of her city adventures (instameets) for her Instagram feed, as well as the feed of Cape Town Tourism.
"Instagram makes me see the world through different eyes," she says, yet insists she is not a hipster.
Were you one of the walkers who participated in The Discovery Cape Times Big Walk 2013 on Sunday? Don’t you agree that the weather was ideal for getting your walking shoes on and exploring the 10 routes? Whichever route you chose, Cape Town sure had something unique on offer.
Some background: the theme of this year’s event was “I’d rather be walking” which called out 31 000 Capetonians of varied fitness levels to complete the walks ranging from 5km to 80km and every 5km in between. The walks commenced between 07:00 and 10:00 with various scenic courses plotted throughout Cape Town. The more gruelling 80km and 50km walks commenced at 03:45 and 06:15 respectively, to accommodate course duration.
Walks were priced according to the course and kilometre stretch, and this year, the following charities benefitted from the funds: Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), the Steenberg Foundation, Nazareth House as well as projects run by the Rotary Club of Claremont and Spartan Harriers Athletic Club.
Jody Foster, the Head of Sponsorships at Discovery, was particularly pleased with the turnout for the Cape Town walk. She said, “I am heartened by the enthusiasm and goodwill that was evident throughout the day. This type of initiative is firmly in line with Discovery’s vision of a more active and healthier South Africa with the population benefitting from fewer health risks and an improved quality of life.”
Want to see how you rated in the walk? If you didn't grab a copy of the Cape Times on Friday, 15 November, you can get your official timed results from Discovery Cape Times Big Walk.
We’d love to see how much fun you had at the big walk. Send us your awesome photos of the event by posting it to our Timeline on Facebook, tweeting it to us @capetowntourism, or on Instagram by tagging your shots with #lovecapetown.