Fast Despatch road race now prestige event

2017-09-07 06:01
;Athletes are looking forward to the 10km Despatch Superspar road race on Saturday. Here are (from left) Shaun Mostert (VW Amateur Athletics Club), Lily Janse van Rensburg (Despatch Athletics Club), Lindie Stander (Despatch Athletics Club). Paul Barnes (title sponsor and owner of Despatch Superspar), JP Roux (Despatch Athletics Club), Helgard Potgieter (chairperson: Despatch Athletics Club), Eugene van Rooyen (Despatch Athletics Club) and Elwin Woods (Muirite Striders Athletics Club).           Photo:HEILIE COMBRINCK

;Athletes are looking forward to the 10km Despatch Superspar road race on Saturday. Here are (from left) Shaun Mostert (VW Amateur Athletics Club), Lily Janse van Rensburg (Despatch Athletics Club), Lindie Stander (Despatch Athletics Club). Paul Barnes (title sponsor and owner of Despatch Superspar), JP Roux (Despatch Athletics Club), Helgard Potgieter (chairperson: Despatch Athletics Club), Eugene van Rooyen (Despatch Athletics Club) and Elwin Woods (Muirite Striders Athletics Club). Photo:HEILIE COMBRINCK

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The fast and flat 10km Despatch Superspar Road Race will now feature for the first time as an Eastern Province championship event.

“We feel quite honoured for this race to be a prestige league event and are thankful for athletes’ and local businesses’ support of this road race,” said Helgard Potgieter, chairperson of the Despatch Athletics Club, which is organising the race.

The road race will be held on Saturday with the start and finishing points at the title sponsor’s premises, Despatch Superspar in Dr Rabie Street next to the Despatch railway station. The 10km race starts at 07:00 and the first 150 pre-entries will each receive multi-use sporty neck scarves.

There will be cash prizes for category winners and medals for all finishers of both the 10km as well as the 5km fun run. The prize-giving will be at 09:00 which includes various lucky prizes like a R2 500 Despatch Superspar voucher.

The 5km fun run starts at 07:15.

Entry forms are available from Despatch Superspar, Despatch Klinicare and Brocketts Sports. Entries will be taken and numbers can be collected tomorrow (Friday) evening between 17:00-20:00 at Despatch Superspar or on Saturday morning at the race venue from 05:30.

  • Enquiries: Yvette Jonker 073 507 9042 or Helgard Potgieter 084 606 5601.

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