Big bucks to athlete who breaks record

2015-07-09 06:00

A sponsorship of R100 000 awaits the athlete who breaks the open record in the forthcoming Jumbo SA Half Marathon Championship which will be held at the end of July.

Eastern Province Athletics earlier this year secured a sponsorship totalling R1.3 million from Jumbo Clothing and Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. In an unprecedented move Jumbo announced the additional sponsorship for any athlete, male and female, who breaks the open record.

The prize for the first male and the first female crossing the finishing line is R35 000 each. Then down to fifth place are R20 000, R12 500, R10 000 and R8 000 respectively.

The Jumbo SA Half Marathon Championship will be held on Saturday, July 25th with the 21.1km and 5km both starting and finishing at Pollok Beach, Summerstrand. There are also a first and a second prize for the school with the most entries (minimum of 50 entries) namely R3 000 and R2 000. Bulk school entries must be handed in by Tuesday, July 21st.

)Entry forms are available from Jumbo Clothing, Brocketts Sports, Footballer, Myburg Sports, Action Sports and Sportsman’s Warehouse or at

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