Time to get over the top

2016-04-06 06:00
PHOTO: eric cornhill  The race must go on regardless of weather conditions.

PHOTO: eric cornhill The race must go on regardless of weather conditions.

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THE OTT (Over The Top) Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business (PCB) Enterprise Relay, Maritzburg’s zaniest event of the year, will be taking place on 22 April at the Royal Showgrounds.

The PCB is delighted to be partnering with CK Water and Energy Drinks, Daymed Private Hospital and the Maritzburg­ Fever to bring you the 2016 edition of the PCB OTT Enterprise Relay.

“The event was created because so many companies asked us to consider developing an inter-company relay like the old Stannic Relay. Much thought went into how we could put together a fun networking and team event that was not a serious running event, but that incorporated an element of fun and brought businesses together in a relaxed environment, and the OTT relay was born,” said Melanie Veness, PCB CEO.

This will be the fifth instalment of the event which has grown in popularity as far as entrants and attendance are concerned with over 100 teams and more than 1 000 people on site last year despite the weather.

“It’s because of this unique ability to attract rain in July that we have decided to move the event to a sunnier date and you will notice that it is now taking place in April,” said Veness.

Entries are already pouring in for this “not-at-all-serious” corporate relay.

“Along the route you might be charged one braaied chop to release you from prison or you might be expected to do the funky chicken, but be assured that you’ll be laughing hysterically,” said Veness.

The event is designed to bring business entities together and to build inter-company relationships as well as to enhance team morale. Participants are encouraged to bring their children and since the event is most definitely not about winning the fabulous prizes are awarded by lucky draw. Once your team of six has completed the outlandish scamper, you are encouraged to braai at a corporate stand around the main arena at the Showgrounds.

To book a team for the PCB OTT contact Lorna Jones at
033 345 2747 or email func tion@pcb.org.za - Supplied.

It’s that time of the year again, so gather your gang together - there are plans to be made and fun to be had, regardless of the weather.

Fill in your forms and book your spot, and for goodness sake, pay your fees, toss off your suits and don your capes, but no stilettos, please.

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