Run to raise cash for policing forum

2014-10-13 00:00

THE Durban North-Umhlanga community policing forum (CPF) will be out in the streets of their neighbourhoods with a different mission.

The Durban North Umhlanga CPF Nite Series, brainchild of CPF members Arianne Hayes-Hill and Andrew Wood, will begin the series on Friday, October 24.

They have also recruited the services of event organiser Dave Ward.

Wood said the plan was to host night runs on a quarterly basis to coincide with the seasons.

The race is set to be run on the streets of Durban North, starting and finishing at Crusaders Sports Club.

There will be a 5 km fun run/walk and a 10 km race for more competitive runners. All races will start at 6.30 pm, with the 10 km batch doing a second lap of the same route. The 10 km race will have a water table at the halfway mark (back at Crusaders), and a cut-off will be implemented at the same spot at 7.15 pm.

Runners can enter at the Sport Zone store at Kensington Square between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday to Saturday. Pre-entry fees will be R60 for the 5 km event and R80 for the 10 km event.

On-the-day or late entries will take place at Crusaders Sports Club between 4 pm and 6 pm, and will cost R80 and R100 respectively.

All entrants are encouraged to wear reflective clothing and will receive a reflective belt as part of their entrance fee.

The project has the full support of Durban North councillor Shaun Ryley, who said it not only had the potential to become a Durban North institution, but would raise funds for the CPF to implement security initiatives around Durban North.

Ward promised a lively family atmosphere, with post-race festivities at Crusaders including food and drinks stands, as well as entertainment including the talents of local Durban band The Kickstands.

• For more information, contact Dave Ward on 082 492 1995 or dave@wardevents.co.za.

It not only has the potential to become a Durban North institution, but will raise funds for the CPF to implement security initiatives around Durban North.

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