Looking for a way to add some zest to a run along the promenade? The Radisson RED Hotel V&A Waterfront, Cape Town (RED) has launched BARKrunning; turning an otherwise ordinary run along the seaside with a four-legged friend into an occasion.

This July, and running every morning between 07:30 and 11:00, RED is offering runners using the hotel as their starting point a free ginger shot before heading off on their route. Pooches receive a complimentary bowl of H2O and a homemade treat.

As a helpful guideline: From RED to the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront in Granger Bay and back will clock in a 5km run, and from RED to the Mandela Glasses in Sea Point and back will clock in a 10km run.

To view the routes, follow RED on Instagram and Facebook.

Upon their return to RED, runners can tuck into a well-deserved, post-run breakfast for R120 per person which includes bottomless tea or coffee.

  • Breakfast bookings are mandatory. For bookings contact baxter@radissonred.com or call on 087-086-1578.
  • Vegan breakfast options are available on request.
  • Breakfast served daily until 11:00.
  • Patrons of the furry kind will be served complimentary water and yummy homemade treats.

All runners are urged to practice social distancing, and no admittance without a mask will be permitted.