Harry Gwala marathon gains support

2017-03-17 06:02
 Photo: siphelele nketoAt the prize handover (from left) Harry Gwala mayor, Mluleki Ndobe, MEC of Sport and Recreation Bongi Sithole-Moloi, 42km race winner, Charls Soza, Umzimkhulu mayor, Mphuthumi Mpabanga and Ubuhlebezwe mayor, Zamo Nxumalo.

Photo: siphelele nketoAt the prize handover (from left) Harry Gwala mayor, Mluleki Ndobe, MEC of Sport and Recreation Bongi Sithole-Moloi, 42km race winner, Charls Soza, Umzimkhulu mayor, Mphuthumi Mpabanga and Ubuhlebezwe mayor, Zamo Nxumalo.

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THE 2017 Harry Gwala marathon has been hailed as being successful after a number of runners from neighbouring countries, Kenya, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Lesotho participated, and including South Africans.

Some notable participants included MEC for Economic Development and Tourism, Sihle Zikalala, MEC for Health Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo and Umzimkhulu Municipality mayor, Mphuthumi Mpabanga.

The more than 1 000 entrants participated in three races - 42km from Highflats, 21.1km from Ixopo and 10km from Carisbrooke.
The finish for all races was Umzimkhulu College.

Harry Gwala Municipality Mayor Mluleki Ndobe said R1.5 million had been budgeted for the marathon and thanked runners for participating as it contributed to the local economy.

He said next year a car will be up for grabs for the first person home in the 42km race.

THE 2017 Harry Gwala marathon has been hailed as having been widely successful after a number of runners from neighboring countries like Kenya, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Lesotho participated. There were runners from across South Africa as well.

Some notable participants included MEC for Economic Development and Tourism, Sihle Zikalala, MEC for Health Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo and Umzimkhulu Municipality mayor, Mphuthumi Mpabanga.

The more than 1 000 entrants participated in three races - 42km from Highflats, 21.1km from Ixopo and 10km from Carisbrooke. The finishing point for all races was Umzimkhulu College.

Harry Gwala Municipality Mayor Mluleki Ndobe said R1.5 million had been budgeted for the marathon and thanked runners for participating as it contributed to the local economy. He said next year a car will be won by a person who will come first in the 42km race.

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