IBL marathon held next weekend

2015-07-29 06:00


Sun to Sun Marathon, presented by the Fast Legs Athletics Club and sponsored by Interstate Bus Lines (IBL), will be held again in Thaba Nchu on 8 August.

There will be a 21,1 km half-marathon and a 10 km road race. The 21,1 km race will start at 08:00 at Black Mountain (previously known as Thaba Nchu Sun) to the Mmabana Stadium’s front, opposite Naledi Sun. The 10 km race will also start at 08:00 – boards will indicate the route.

Free bus transport for participants will be provided from Central Park via Hoffman Square at 05:30 and again from Botshabelo at 06:00 to the Black Mountain Hotel and the Mmabana Stadium.

This race will be presented according to the rules of Athletic South Africa (ASA). Entry forms are available at the Central Park help desk office on Mondays to Fridays from 06:00 to 08:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00, as well as at the Fast Legs Athletics Club in Thaba Nchu. Entry forms are also available on www.interstate.co.za.

On Friday, 7 August, registrations will be done from 16:00 to 18:00 at Central Park. On the morning of the race registrations will be done from 06:00 at the Black Mountain Hotel and the Mmabana Stadium.

There will be prize money and medals to be won in each category as follows: top three male and female seniors for the 21,1 km and the 10 km; top two male and female juniors for the 21,1 km and the 10 km; only one winner in the categories for 40 to 49 years, 50 to 59 years, 60 years and older, and male and female for both 21,1 km and 10 km; only one winner for 10 km walk, female and male.

“IBL has been sponsoring this race for the past two years. Our intention is to develop and nurture athletes in Mangaung and the Free State to prepare them to become national and international athletes,” says Thando Lepele, IBL public relations officer

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