Entries are open for Run West 2024! 

Dom de Jesus and his dedicated team Run West have announced that this year’s beach runs in support of Protect the West Coast (PTWC) will take place on Sunday, September 22.

Runners set off to take on the Olifants 21km. Image – Khaya Pullen

Last year’s 10km and 21km runs to Doringbaai raised more than R40,000 for the cause and an enormous amount of awareness for PTWC and the issue of mining in the region.

Apart from being a fun and rewarding experience for the participants, Run West also spurred a great deal of interest and commerce in the immediate area and showcased how these types of events and adventure tourism can boost the local economy and bring local communities together in the fight against illegal mining on the West Coast.

With double the entry slots allocated from last year’s 145, this year’s Run West event promises to be far bigger and better. The easier 10km run is set to start again in Strandfontien and ends at Fryer’s Cove in Doringbaai. The 21km starts further up the coast near the Olifants Estuary and also ends at Fryer’s Cove. 

Camping will be available at the Strandfontein Campsite, and accommodation at Fountain Beach Accommodation and elsewhere in the area. 

Entries for both runs are open so make sure you get in early to avoid disappointment! 

This year’s event is supported by Protect the West Coast, NSRI (National Sea Rescue Institute), Fryer’s Cove Vineyards, Namaqua Wines SA, Reduce Reuse Co, Matzikama Municipality and Cederberg Brewery.

More support is welcome though. Any companies or brands that wish to become involved Run West and support the event and Protect the West Coast can contact Dom at info@runwest.co.za or contact PTWC directly at miles@protectthewestcoast.org

See Run West’s website here for more details: https://runwest.co.za/

Enjoy some more images of last year’s event below.

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