‘Pharmacy’ fun run officially launched

2016-09-09 06:00
Programme director Damon Beard cheers runners on. Photo: Siphelele Nketo

Programme director Damon Beard cheers runners on. Photo: Siphelele Nketo

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THE Peoples Choice and Crystal Pharmacy fun run was officially launched in Kokstad on Saturday.
Lia Sineke, managing director at the pharmacy, organised the fun run and walk last year to say thank you to the Kokstad people who support the pharmacy and said it will now be an annual event that will take place every September.

On Saturday scores of runners, including Comrades Marathon runners, took part in the 10km and five-kilometre­ run and the five-kilometre walk.

Runner Asandile Hintsa told Fever this is not her first 10km run and is looking forward to other races.

At the launch GKM Deputy Mayor Karen Walker promised that the municipality­ would support the event next year.

Sineke thanked runners and sponsors for making the run successful, which was well supported.

“I am happy to officially launch this fun run and want people of Kokstad to mark the first week of September on their calendar as the fun run, which promotes a healthy lifestyle.”

Damon Beard from East Coast Radio­ was the programme director of the event.

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