Rockets half-marathon at Spring Festival

2016-09-01 06:00
=Biokineticist Damian Zealand (front left) and Margaret du Toit (front right) from Muirite Striders having fun together with runners from Muir College.       Photo: HEILIE COMBRINCK

=Biokineticist Damian Zealand (front left) and Margaret du Toit (front right) from Muirite Striders having fun together with runners from Muir College. Photo: HEILIE COMBRINCK

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The Rockets half-marathon and 5km fun run coincides with the Muir College Spring Festival which will be held on Saturday.

Participating in the half-marathon will be the 2015 Comrades winner, Gift Kelehe as well as some 200 top runners from the South African Police Service.

The latter will participate in the event as it coincides with the service’s sports championships.

Gift Kelehe has won the historic 90th running of the Comrades, which is the world’s oldest and most prestige ultra-marathon. He did so 14 years after his brother Andrew won the 90km race in 2001.

They made history being the first brothers to have won the race. Gift will be remembered for the push-ups he did at the finishing line.

The Rockets 5km fun run water point will be manned by the Uitenhage Mental Health in celebration of not only Spring but also Casual Day, which is held annually on the first Friday of September.

The races start at 06:30 (21.1km) and 07:00 (5km). Gold medals will go to the top 10 male and female finishers in the 21.1km and all category winners. Silver medals will be given to the next 100 finishers and bronze to the next 300 runners. The first 300 finishers of the 5km will receive bronze medals.

  • Entry forms are at Brocketts Sports.

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