Our Story: Why Run Cape Town?


When Philippa Jephson was looking for a way to combine her passion for travel, languages, culture, meeting new people and running, she created Run Cape Town, a personalised and guided running tour service operating in the beautiful city of Cape Town.  The small business was inaugurated in February 2013, and has been growing and transforming over the last 10 years   🙂

The concept for Run Cape Town originates in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where Philippa lived and worked as a running guide for “Urban Running Tours”. Her task was to take tourists on a tour of the city, point out some of the important historical sights and share information about the history and culture of Buenos Aires – all on the run!  And while it may sound like a strange way to experience the sights and sounds of a city, the response to the tours was always fantastic.

Cape Town – with its breathtaking backdrop of Table Mountain, incredible beaches and coastline, great weather and active outdoor lifestyle – is the perfect venue for running tours, and runners get to use all their senses and enjoy an authentic experience, while leaving no carbon footprint.

Running through the city brings you face-to-face with the people of the city and their everyday lives, and allows you to get up close and personal with the sights and scenes of this multicultural and vibrant city.

Run Cape Town offers individuals or small groups a unique way of experiencing the city and learning something new about the Cape Town story… all by running through its streets.

If you like running, why not join Run Cape Town for a tour of the Mother City, unlike you have ever experienced before.