Charity wins Urban Run

2015-09-30 06:00

THOUSANDS descended on the city centre this weekend to witness the Nelson Mandela Bay Urban Run hosted by the Mandela Bay Development Agency and SA’s first Inner City Enduro.

Starting and finishing from the Donkin Reserve, just under a thousand runners took part in this unique Urban Run which took participants on an 8.5km route through the historic CBD and included many of the rejuvenated sections of the city.

Along the route some 20 obstacles and 4 water stations were set up by local companies but this didn’t seem to slow down the overall race winners Siyolo Dick (37 min 41 secs) and Lindi-Mae Terblanche (52:06).

However, as with every year, the real winners of the Urban Run charity event are the charities who represent those unable to enjoy such pleasures in life. The adults urban runners raised much needed funding for Cleary Estate Cheshire Home, raising a whopping R107 883.

On Saturday just under 90 children took part in the run managed to raise just under R10 000 for the Reach for a Dream Foundation with Lwambeso Magwada and Mikail Van Huyssteen winning the coveted Urban Run trophies.

The Nutritech slip and slide obstacle was voted by the participants as the best obstacle of the event whilst the Cleary Cheshire water table was voted as the best water table.

For the second year running, Lyndon Bagley scooped up the Philanthropist prize for raising R5 520 for the charity whilst Matthew Ferreira raised the most amount in the Kids race and won for himself a bicycle from Cylopro.

See www.urbanrun.co.za for all the results, pictures and videos of this weekend’s events

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