Gear up for Sunridge Village Family Run/Walk

2015-05-14 06:00

THE Ninth Sunridge Village Family road race will be held at 07:00 on Saturday, May 16.

Organised by the Port Elizabeth Amateur Athletic Club and Sunridge Village Shopping Centre, this event promises to be the greatest to date. The 2014 event drew more than 2 000 competitors and has grown at a fantastic rate year on year.

This will once again be a fun-filled family affair with fantastic hampers, lucky draws and some major prizes. These include a R2 500 shopping experience from Sunridge SuperSpar, a major sponsor to the event.

“Although an official EPA Road Running event, it also caters for the whole family with distances of both 5km and 10km,” says Suzanne Fincham, Centre Manager at Sunridge Village Shopping Centre.

“The school with the most bulk wins R1 000, so we encourage all schools to participate and support the event. We are also pleased to confirm that this event is registered for members to claim Vitality points.”

Other fun category prizes include first Family Home, Parent and Pram, Dad and Dog and Mom and Tot. However, there is a restriction of 1 dog per entry. Entrants wanting to qualify for these special prizes must indicate this at registration.

Results will be available for both the 10km and 5km events. These will be posted on the windows in front of Sunridge Build It and on our website www.sunridgevillage.co.za shortly after the prize-giving.

Only the first 1 000 pre-entries at one of the following shops at Sunridge Village Shopping Centre will receive an event T-shirt: Spec Sa-vers, PostNet and Myburg’s Sports. Other venues where pre-entries can be made are at all major sport shops in Port Elizabeth as well as Despatch SuperSpar and Myburg’s Sports in Uitenhage. Bulk and pre-entries close at15:00 on Wednesday, May 13.

“Our aim this year is a record breaking 2 500 competitors.

It can be done, as this is, for the first time, an official EPA league event and one of the biggest events in the Metro,” says Shane Brown chairman of the organising committee.

Festivities kick off at 15:00 on May 15 with pre-registration in the mall at Sunridge Village Shopping Centre situated on Kragga Kamma Road in Sunridge Park.

Various stores at the Centre will be manning the water points, with a watering hole for pets at the first water point. Prize-giving will take place directly after the race in the area adjacent to the Keg andamp; Swan.

Prize money for various age categories is up for grabs, as well as a gold, silver or bronze medal for all participants that finish before the cut-off time. Lucky draw prizes are attendance prizes, so stay after the run for the prize-giving.

Entry forms are available at all shops at Sunridge Village Shopping Centre, Despatch SuperSpar, as well as major sports shops in Nelson Mandela Metro. Entry forms can also be downloaded from our website www.sunridgevillage.co.za.

For more information, contact Centre Management at 041 360 9442 or Elmarie at 083 236 6690

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