Capital Climb: there’s 40 000 good reasons to enter

2012-08-04 00:00

The 2012 Witness Capital Climb is just around the corner — Saturday, August 18.

For the first time, the popular race will start and end at Voortrekker High School.

Runners leave the grounds at 8 am on a route that meanders up to World’s View and ends back at the school.

There is also a shorter, five kilometre fun run version for those not as fit, or simply wanting to have a fun time with their children.

Then there’s the bumper haul of lucky draw prizes, worth R40 000, up for grabs.

Blomeyer’s Electrical in Victoria Road will give three Defy dishwashers and three Samsung TV sets to winners of a lucky draw.

Blomeyer’s will also donate microwave ovens to the first six schools that enter more than 50 runners — fun runners or athletes in the main race, or a combination of both.

And that’s not all. There’s also a cruise on the Opera for one lucky winner, Apple iPads and other prizes, giving you 40 000 reasons to enter this year’s race.

We’re also made it easier for you to enter: all you need to do is log on now to The Witness website — www.witness.co.za — and click on the Capital Climb link on the lower right-hand side of the home page, and while you’re at it, make The Witness your home page.

The Capital Climb link will lead you straight through to the Mr Price Heroes website.

There, all you need to do is register online and you’ll be able to collect your race number at race registration at Voortrekker High School on Friday, August 17, between noon to 6 pm or at Voortrekker on the morning of the race. You can also call in at any Mr Price store countrywide to register for the race.

Entry fees are as follows:

Fun runners: R35

Capital Climb full race: R55

Temporary licences: R15

Entries will be accepted at Mr Price stores until Sunday, August 12 at 6 pm. You can also submit entries at the Voortrekker grounds on the Friday before the race, from noon until 6 pm.

Late entries on the morning of the race carry a R15 surcharge, so the quicker you enter, the cheaper it will be.

Head down to your nearest Mr Price store today and enter.

If you’re entering a company team, there’s a floating trophy for the winning team of four, so with more reasons than ever before to enter the Capital Climb, make sure you get training and get registered today, and be sure to stay for the lucky draw after the race.

You could be the winner of any one of these great prizes.

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