2015 Hollard Daredevil Run – Running Cancer Outta Town!
It’s not every day that you find 1 000’s of speedo-clad men running through the streets of Johannesburg during Friday afternoon traffic – but once a year, men of all shapes and sizes gather for a good cause and a whole lot of fun.
Born in a pub in 2009, the Daredevil Run has gone from one brave soul daring to jog through peak hour traffic in a speedo, to a massive countrywide phenomenon with a noble cause.
The run has found a new home within the Hollard family, changing its colour from red to purple, as it gears up to host our Daredevils for afternoons of energetic speedo fun.
Why Be a Daredevil?
Each year, more and more men join the Daredevil movement to help run cancer outta town. The more men that participate, the louder our message is heard.
In turn, this results in a greater amount of money being raised. These funds will be spent on cancer screening and awareness programmes in disadvantaged communities across South Africa.
Screening for prostate and testicular cancer is crucial as early detection literally saves lives.
Details for Johannesburg Daredevil Run on 30 January
When: Friday 30 January 2015 at 3pm. Where: Zoo Lake Sports Club, Corners of Lower Park Drive, Prince of Wales Road and Westwold Way, Parkwood, Follow Hollard Daredevil Run Parking signage.
How do I sign up for the run?
Online entries for the run have now closed, but do not despair! You can still enter in person at the Hollard offices during the week of 26 – 30 January. We will be accepting manual entries during the following times:
- Monday to Thursday from 1pm – 6pm
- Friday the 30th from 6am – 1pm
We will not be able to accept any registrations after 1pm on the 30th, and thus cannot accept registrations at Zoo Lake. The Hollard offices can be found at 22 Oxford Road, Parktown, Jhb.
Please note that all Daredevil numbers and Speedos need to be collected prior to the run. No entries or registrations will take place at the event venue on the day. Registration collection point: Hollard Campus, 22 Oxford Road, Parktown
Speedo collection times:
- Monday 26 January: 12h00 – 18h00
- Tuesday 27 January: 12h00 – 18h00
- Wednesday 28 January: 12h00 – 18h00
- Thursday 29 January: 12h00 – 18h00
- Friday 30 January: 06h00 – 13h00
What distance are the runs?
The route is 5km. We have kept it short enough for non-runners, but long enough for seasoned runners to break a sweat.
Will there be cancer testing on the day?
Yes. You can be tested on the day you collect your registration pack, or on the day of the runs.
The Cancer Association of South Africa will be doing Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) tests for men aged 35 and up. A simple finger-prick blood test to help detect prostate abnormalities. The CANSA team will also have FotoFinder screening – mapping dermoscope devices for detecting skin cancer. And CANSA will also provide free sunscreen to all entrants and spectators to keep them safe in the sun. And for more fun – CANSA will have their Shavathon sprays on hand for any fun body spraying or hair spraying.
All funds raised from this event and other DareDevil Runs will be used for cancer screening in males and awareness programmes in disadvantaged communities
Can women run?
The aim is to spread the word about cancers that affect men, and therefore only men can participate in the run. However, we value the support of all the women in our Daredevils’ lives and invite them to join us on the day … The more, the merrier!
Do I have to run in a Speedo or can I run in something else?
We know it takes courage to don that Speedo – THAT’S THE POINT! So, we require all Daredevils to wear the purple Speedo for the run.
Men and boys of all ages, shapes and sizes are needed to help us spread the message. We have had Daredevils aged seven months being pushed in prams by their Daredevil dads, a Daredevil with a broken leg who was pushed by his Dardevil friends in a wheelbarrow, and even a man with only one leg participated.
Join the army of Daredevils today!