Chance to run for fun ‘through’ VW factory

2016-05-05 06:00
=Runners during the 2015 Volkswagen 5km Fun Run. Seen in the centre in his Run to Rio (blue shirt) is Lusapho April, the 2016 Hannover Marathon winner, who hails from Uitenhage.  Photo: SUPPLIED

=Runners during the 2015 Volkswagen 5km Fun Run. Seen in the centre in his Run to Rio (blue shirt) is Lusapho April, the 2016 Hannover Marathon winner, who hails from Uitenhage. Photo: SUPPLIED

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It is just two more weeks to go until the second annual 5km Volkswagen Fun Run offers participants the chance to run through the Volkswagen factory.

Volkswagen Group South Africa’s (VWSA) PeoplePavilion will host its second fun run on Saturday, 21 May. Last year’s inaugural race attracted nearly 1 000 runners including the 2016 Hannover Marathon winner and Rio Olympics medal hopeful, Lusapho April who resides in Uitenhage.

The 2016 Volkswagen Fun Run is once again open to the public, VWSA employees and their loved ones. The race will start from the PeoplePavilion before making its way through the Volkswagen Factory and will finish back at the PeoplePavilion.

“The second annual 5km fun run is one of the many sporting events that will be hosted by the PeoplePavilion this year. Our R30 million investment into this facility is certainly paying off and is giving our employees world-class biokinetics care, affordable gym as well as a place to meet and socialise,” said Thomas Schaefer, Chairman and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa.

The entry fee for the race is R20 per person and closing date for the entries is Wednesday, 18 May 2016. Registration forms are available at Brockett Sports in Uitenhage and Brian Bands Sports in Port Elizabeth.

The winners of the male and female categories will each receive R1 000 prize money. The second and third place winners will receive R500 and R250 respectively.

  • “As we did in the first race, all the proceeds from this year’s race entries will be donated to the Lake Farm Centre which we have been supporting for the past ten years,” concluded Schaefer.

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