Sunridge Village’s family road race this Saturday

2015-05-13 06:00

THE ninth Sunridge Village family road race will be held at 7am this Saturday.

Organised by the Port Elizabeth Amateur Athletic Club and Sunridge Village Shopping Centre, this event promises to be the greatest to date, they said.

Last year’s event had drawn more than 2 000 competitors and had grown at a fantastic rate year on year.

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

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

“The school with the most bulk wins R1 000, so we encourage all schools to participate and support the event.”

She said other fun category prizes included First Family Home, Parent and Pram, Dad and Dog and Mom and Tot. However, there would be a restriction of one dog per entry.

Only the first 1 000 pre-entries at SpecSavers, PostNet and Myburg’s Sports at Sunridge Village Shopping Centre will receive an event T-shirt.

Other venues where pre-entries can be made are at all major sports shops in Port Elizabeth, as well as the Despatch SuperSpar and Myburg’s Sports in Uitenhage. Bulk and pre-entries close at 5pm today (May 13).

“Our aim this year is a record breaking 2500 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,” said Shane Brown, chairman of the organising committee.

Festivities kick off at 5pm on Friday with pre-registration at Sunridge Village Shopping Centre.

Takeaways, restaurants and selected stores are open for a bite, or something to drink or buy until late.

Various stores at the centre will man 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 who finish before the cutoff time. Lucky draw prizes are attendance prizes, so competitors shouldstay after the run for the prize-giving.

Entry forms can also be downloaded from the website, but remember to pre-enter at Sunridge Village to qualify for a free T shirt.

Additional parking is available in the park at Camelia Avenue off Aster Avenue close to the centre.

Contact centre management on 041 360 9442 or Elmarie on 083 236 6690 for further information

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