Over a hundred hopefuls are expected to flock to the Capaia Trails on the Capaia Wine Farms in Melkbos on Freedom Day, all eager to be crowned the Dragonfly Tri Freedom Day Run champion.

Organised by Triathlon Event company Dragonfly Tri and adventure enthusiasts prize sponsor Cape Town Active, the Freedom Day Run will feature athletes of all ages and skills so as to allow for as many people to take part in the event.

“This is an important community event,” said Sergio Gama of Cape Town Active. “Not only are we celebrating Freedom Day through this event, but we are also promoting a healthy ‘outdoor’ lifestyle among participants. There are so many adventures and things to do in Cape Town and through events like this, we want to bring these to the attention of the local communities so that we can all inspire people from other places to visit this great region.

“Cape Town is a magnificent city and we want to ensure that people get to experience it in various ways. Sporting events such as these help in that regard and the community-building elements attached to it cannot be overstated. So, we are proud to partner up with a giant like Dragonfly Tri in delivering these kinds of events.

“We have secured some incredible prizes for the raffle which we are really proud of. These range from snorkeling experiences with Animal Ocean, white shark cage-diving with Shark Cage Diving Company in Gansbaai, guided kayaking tours with Kaskazi Kayaks, Sky-diving with Two Oceans Skydive and to bring in our sense of community into it, we will throw in a few surprise Cape Town Active merchandise items in there. This is our way of celebrating Freedom Day; by promoting a lifestyle of adventure and outdoor experiences around the plentiful resources we have in the province and Cape Town, in particular.”

One such resource is the Capaia Wines, situated in the wine-growing region of Philadelphia, a few kilometers north of Cape Town and a stone’s throw from the cool Atlantic Ocean. Philadelphia is a small village developed from a parish of the Dutch Reformed Church and which was established back in 1863.

 Now, exactly 159 years since its establishment, this gem of a venue will host what is growing to be Cape Town’s most enjoyed community. Rookies and seasoned runners from communities around Stellenbosch, Durbanville, Melkbosstrand and the larger Winelands areas have committed to the race which will snake along the Capaia Trails. The race begins at 07H00 on Wednesday.