Come prepared for some exercise fun

2015-04-30 17:15

VISITORS to St Francis over the Easter weekend must come prepared for some exercise – the weekly parkrun, the monthly full moon hike, as well as a charity run/walk in aid of the SPCA will all take place over the weekend. Two are free events, so please dig deep and support the SPCA on Monday, April 6.

The St Francis parkrun expects lots of “parkrun tourists” on Saturday 4 April – regular parkrunners who want to tick off all the different parkruns in the country. At various venues, a parkrun takes place every Saturday at 08:00, it is free and open to all. The local event takes place at the St Francis Links where participants linger longer for a parkrun breakfast in the clubhouse afterwards.

New participants should register at and bring along their barcode – or they will not receive their result via email later in the day. This weekly 5km run or walk is a global event.

On Saturday night the monthly full moon walk/run will start at 18:00 for 18:30. Registration is at the Joe Fish Restaurant at the Cape St Francis Resort, and the 5km run/walk takes place from the Resort onto the Cape St Francis beach during low tide. Head lamps are recommended. There is no entry fee, compliments of St Francis Sport and the Cape St Francis Resort.

The only paid event, in aid of the SPCA, will take place on Family Day, Monday, April 6. Dog lovers must not miss the Dog Walk at the St Francis Links – registration will be at 07:45 and the entry fee is R50 per dog. All dogs must be on leashes and please bring your poop scoop.

The distances to choose from is 2km or 5km and there are some amazing prizes up for grabs for owners of lucky dogs.

All funds collected will go to the SPCA for their Open Your Eyes and Sterilize Campaign.

For more information, contact Esti Stewart at 073 825 0835

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