President launches Zuma Marathon

2016-03-16 06:00
At dinner-marathon launch Inkosi Simphiwe Zuma, Umvoti Mayor Thami Ngubane, President Zuma and his wife Thobeka.             Photo: Ngcebo Maphanga

At dinner-marathon launch Inkosi Simphiwe Zuma, Umvoti Mayor Thami Ngubane, President Zuma and his wife Thobeka. Photo: Ngcebo Maphanga

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PRESIDENT Zuma launched the second JG marathon last Friday night at a function in the Greytown hall, attended by provincial and KZN municipal dignitaries.

This year’s marathon will take place on Sunday 17 April and is a reverse course of last year’s race. It will start at Mpolweni at 6am and finish at the Lakhis sports field in Greytown.

President Zuma said this sporting event, which has been named in his honour, is now becoming a major event on the province's sporting calendar.
"Community leaders should be praised for recognising that a sporting event of this nature can improve the quality of life of local people through recreation and sport while entrenching and promoting integrity, tenacity and self-motivation in disadvantaged rural communities," he said.

There will be cash prizes for the first 10 runners in the men and ladies open category as well as prizes for the top three in the relevant age groups as well as team cash prizes. Race organisers said they will accept 10 000 entries for the event.

Runners can enter on at an entry fee of R150.

For further information, contact Celi Makhoba on 073 175 8725 or Vincent Zuma on 082 691 8381 during office hours.

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