Ex citing finish for runners at Gelvandale Race

2017-09-13 06:01
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A NUMBER of top running events will take place this weekend, including the Gelvandale 15km Road Race and 5km Family Run/Walk, which will be held in Port Elizabeth.

A few of the top finishers from last year’s Gelvandale 15km race will be out of town, so, anything can happen.

The Gelvandale 15km Road Race and 5km Family Run/Walk will be held at the Gelvandale Stadium on Saturday.

Michael Mbambani of Eastern Province Athletics announced that a R10 000 incentive has been introduced for the top three schools with the most finishers in the 5km Family Run. The winning school will receive R5 000, while the second and third place schools will receive R3 000 and R2 000 respectively.

Race organisers, Gelvan Athletic Club and X-Cel Running Club, confirmed that all 5km finishers will receive a medal.

In the 15km race, gold medals will be awarded to the first five men and women, plus category winners. Silver medals will be awarded to the next 150 athletes and bronze medals to all finishers within the cut-off time.

The 15km starts at 6:30am with a cut-off at 9am and the 5km which starts at 6:45am with a cut-off at 8am. Both races start and finish at Gelvandale Stadium in Liebenberg Road.

The cost for the 15km run is R60 per person. Runners aged over 60 pay 50% and runners over 70 will receive free entry. The temporary license, required for the 15km only, is R30. Entry to the 5km Family Run is R20.

Enter online at www.whereinpe or at Brian Bands, The Footballer, Action Sports, Sportsworld, Sportsmans Warehouse or Brocketts in Uitenhage.

Registration and late entries will take place at the Gelvandale Stadium Club from 5pm to 7pm on September 15 and from 5am on the morning of the race.

For more info contact Keith on 083 289 3429.

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