Over 17 000 runners and walkers took to the Atlantic Seaboard for the 27th OUTsurance Life Kfm Gun Run on Sunday morning. From the half marathon elites to fun-running mums and dads with prams, the 21.1km, 10km and 5km events proved that running truly is for everyone.
The buzz and contagious energy was inescapable as half marathon runners lined up early on Sunday morning. Liezel van der Westhuizen (Kfm) and Mike Finch (Runners World) played an integral role in providing the runners with pre-race “gees”. Mayor Dan Plato had the honour of firing the traditional battlefield starting gun, manned by Cape Field Artillery.
The OUTsurance Life Kfm Gun Run is an iconic event on the road-running calendar. Every year we look forward to seeing the people of the Cape participate in this feel-great day out in the Cape. Kfm 94.5 brand touch points included the Kfm water point, vibe (gees) activations and Rocket our mascot entertaining the crowd with his signature dance moves. Our presenters also participated in the race, and Kfm Sundaze breakfast host, Saskia Falken hosted her Sunday breakfast show live from the finish!”
- Stephen Werner, Kfm 94.5 Station `Manager
At the prize-giving, Kfm 94.5’s Carl Wastie assisted with handing out awards for the winners of the 21.1km and 10km races. A special performance by local legends, The Kiffness was the perfect end to the day.
OUTsurance Life is proud to have been part of the Gun Run since 2010, seeing it grow into one of Cape Town’s most enjoyed events. We care about what our communities care about, and it’s great to see everybody come together in this energetic celebration of life
- Carl Louw, Chief Marketing Officer at OUTsurance
The Noel Stanton Educare Centre was this year’s official charity. Carl Louw presented a cheque to Bella, the manageress of the Noel Stanton Educare Centre to the value of R19 962. Soon after, she was presented with a second cheque, matched by OUTsurance Life – a total of R39 924 towards the support of the children's centre.
This year, the men’s 21.1km podium was dominated by Desmond Mokgubo (Olifantsfontein Athletic Club AGN) who took the win in a time of 01:04:33. Sibusiso Nzima (Nedbank Central Gauteng) and Misheck Sithole (Nedbank Zimbabwe) followed in second and third respectively. In the women’s 21.1km race, Irvette Van Zyl (Nedbank Central Gauteng) continued her winning streak by taking the top position in a time of 01:12:11. She was closely followed by Fortunate Chidzivo (Retail Capital Langa) and Jenna Challenor (Murray & Roberts Running Club KZN)
In the 10km men’s race, Mbuleli Mathanga (Phantane Athletic Club) flew into the finish line in a time of 00:28:28. He was closely followed by Adam Lipschitz (Phantane Athletic Club) and Anthony Timoteus (University of Western Cape Athletic Club). The 10km women’s race saw a beautiful finish by Rudo Mhonderwa (Nedbank International) in a time of 00:34:23. Second and third place were snagged by Olga Firsova (Atlantic Athletic Club) and Kyla Van Graan (Murray & Roberts Running Club WP).
All finishers for the 21.1km, 10km and 5km were awarded medals.
The OUTsurance Life Kfm Gun Run takes place in October every year and organised by the Atlantic Athletic Club with the support of the City of Cape Town.