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11:00 -16:00







Race Village Opens

Retro Run Late Collections

8km Run

5km Run

Live Entertainment,


Race Village Closes

Retro Run Category

5km Fun Run (Kids)

5km Fun Run (Juniors)

5km Fun Run (Adults)

8km Race (All)

Triathlete or Duathlete

Age Category

Under 5

6 - 13 years

Open 14+

Open 14+

Any Du or Tri Athlete 






5km or 8km

Vitality Points





As above

Entry Fee






*Children 5 or under receive a free entry in the event, but this does not include Vitality points, a t-shirt or race pack.

**Those who have entered the Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town (Triathlon or Duathlon event) qualify for a discounted Retro Run entry fee. To take advantage of this discount, log into your registration profile and add the Retro Run to your cart.



What is the Discovery Retro Run?

It’s for the avid runner, the social runner or the haven’t-run-yet runner. The Discovery Retro Run is the coolest new run in Cape Town powered by KFM 94.5. Get your groove on and get ready to be retro with Discovery. Choose to run a 5km race or for the more daring take on the challenge of a 8km, both timed events. Lace up, get your Bobbie socks on - run for real or run for fun. Once you’ve felt the burn, you’ll get to hang out and party with KFM’s DJs and personalities at our After-party – a not-to-miss!

When is the Discovery Retro Run?

The Discovery Retro Run will take place on Saturday, 10 February 2018. The Run will start and finish at Green Point Common with the first wave of 8km runners taking off at 17:30 and the second wave of 5km runners taking off at 18:15.

Where is the Start / Finish Venue?

The Discovery Retro Run will start and finish on the Green Point Common Fields, entrance via Vlei Road.

What is the event Schedule?

  • 8km Start : 17:30
  • 5km Start : 18:15
  • Finish Concert : 18:45 – 21:00

Is the Discovery Retro Run open to people of all ages? How about children or strollers?

We welcome people of all ages are welcome to take part and the route is stroller friendly. Children under the age of 5 are free to take part but they will not receive Vitality points, a race pack and its contents. Please keep in mind that any mass-participation event involves crowds so please make sure children are always under adult supervision. The event organizers will accept no liabilities in the case of any lost or injured children.

Do I have to qualify for the Discovery Retro Run?

You do not need to take part in any qualifying races prior to the Retro Run nor do you require a temporary license.

Is the event timed?

Yes, the Discovery Retro Run will be a timed event to make sure all you Vitality Members out there receive your points for taking part. Provisional results will be available on our website post-race and you will also receive an SMS with your finish time.

Do I receive Vitality Points for taking part?

Retro Run Category Age Category Run Vitality Points Entry Fee
5km Fun Run (Kids) Under 5 5km N/A Free*
5km Fun Run (Juniors) 6-13 years 5km 800 R 60,00
5km Fun Run (Adults) Open 14+ 5km 800 R 165,00
8km Run (All) Open 14+ 8km 1100 R 190,00
Triathlete or Duathlete Any Du or Tri Athlete 5km or 8km As above R 125,00**
*Children 5 or under receive a free entry in the event, but this does not include a t-shirt or race pack.

**Those who have entered the Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town (Triathlon or Duathlon event) qualify for a reduced Retro Run entry fee.

Do I need to purchase a day license, if I am not a member of Western Province Athletics (WPA)?

As the Retro Run is not a WPA-sanctioned event, a day licence is not required

Can we use cameras during the run?

Of course! We’re all about capturing and sharing great moments with your friends, so bring your cameras, snap away and don’t forget to use the hashtags and upload your pics to social media. Please consider other runners when stopping so please step aside when you snap away. Please look after your possessions as we can’t be held responsible for any lost items. Please also note that any unauthorised professional video or still footage is not permitted without the express permission of the event organisers.

Can dogs or other pets participate?

Sorry, no pooches or other pets allowed at the event.

I know it’s a non-competitive run but is there a finisher medal or certificate? What about other prizes?

For sure! All finishers will receive a Discovery Retro Run finisher’s gift once they cross the finish line. All results will be published online in your respective age category. There will, however, be no podium ceremony after the event.

What if I’m injured during the event or otherwise unable to finish?

There will be medics on the race route as well as in the race village who will be able to assist you with any injuries sustained during the run. We do not give refunds for non-completion of the run.

I’m keen to be involved as a Volunteer, how can I do this?

First off, thank you! Please email your details to to let them know that you are interested in volunteering at the Discovery Retro Run and they will help you through the process.

Can I walk?

Sure you can. There’s no pressure at all other than for you to have fun.

What are the routes?

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Where can I find the professional photos of me taken on the route?

Use your race number to help find the groovy photos of you taken on route.

Find your photos

Enter your name or bib number:

Where can I find my time?

Click Here

How do I register for the Discovery Retro Run and what happens next?

Registration is completed online here. Registration fees can be paid by credit card or EFT. Once you have been successfully registered you will receive confirmation of your registration and receipt from the registration provider on behalf of the Discovery Retro Run.

I did not receive any email response after registering. Why is this?

There are a number of possible reasons this may have occurred: 1) Your registration wasn’t successful, please try again, 2) There was a typo in your email address during registration so the confirmation email was not sent to the correct email address, or 3) The email was blocked by your email server or has been treated as spam, please check your junk mail folder. If you are still unsure about your entry status, you can log onto your profile again using your ID number to view your payment status.

If I register with friends, are there any benefits and how does this work?

We are all about friends and family so we’re dropping the price if you bring a group of 8 or more people. Entries for the 5km will come down from R165 to R150 each while the 8km will come down from R190 to R165 each. When selecting the distance (5km or 8km) on the entry portal, it will ask you how many entries you want to purchase. Select 8 or more and the discount will automatically be applied to your cart.

What’s included with my registration fee?

An entry to the first ever Discovery Retro Run! You will also receive an official event t-shirt, timing and results for both the 5km and 8km run, a finishers gift, bonus vitality points and a post-run music concert.

When do entries close?

Entries close at midnight Wednesday 7 February 2018 or when race capacity has been reached. Once entries close you may request to be placed on a waiting list and should there be cancellations in your requested event, you will be allocated an entry. 

Is it possible for me to cancel my race entry? And what is the policy on refunds?

Athletes that are unable to participate, regardless of their reasons, can request cancellation and refund of their entry under the following terms:

  • Until midnight 14 December 2017 – 50% refund on entry fee
  • Until midnight 14 January 2018– 25% refund on entry fee
  • 14 January 2018 and after – 0% refund on entry fee

Please submit your cancellation and refund request to

Can I transfer my registration to another person? How do I do this?

Registration transfer is possible up until midnight 14 January 2018 at no additional cost. Thereafter, no transfers will be allowed.

Once I’ve registered, where do I collect my race pack?

Event pack collection will take place on:

  • Thursday, 8 February, from 12h00 – 20h00 at Sportsmans Warehouse, Canal Walk
  • Friday, 9 February, from 12h00 – 18h00 at Sportsmans Warehouse, Rondebosch

Late collections will take place on Saturday, 10 February from 11h00-16h00 at the Race Village at the Green Point Common

Download the Athlete’s Guide here for everything you need to know:

What happens if I can’t personally make it to collect my Event Pack?

No problem! You can send someone to collect your event pack on your behalf, just make sure that they have your proof of registration, a signed letter of consent that includes both of your ID numbers and proof of their own ID.

Will there be safe parking?

We suggest that you park at the Lookout, at the V&A Waterfront or on Somerset Road.

What if I have a question that isn’t covered here?

Please send an email to or call 021 426 5775 and your question will be dealt with.