The Bat Run is an annual race held on a late February or early March night around full moon. The event involves a night run/walk up 3 of Cape Town's most famous mountains - Devils Peak, Table Mountain and Lions Head!
Starting at the Kloofnek parking area at 19h00 racers proceed to the top of Devils Peak. From there its back to the road and then up to the top of Table Mountain (Maclears Beacon). Exhausted competitors are not done yet though because runners still have to proceed down Table Mountain before heading up and down Lions Head. The total race distance is about 26km - with more than 1700m of climbing!
The event is extremely well organised with plenty of facilitators, snacks provided, and a strong emphasis on safety. There are some serious competitors who manage the whole event in around 4 hours, but there is a general fun atmosphere with many runners taking 7+ hours.