Registration open for marathon

2018-01-24 06:01

The Kloppers Marathon will be held for a 28th consecutive time this year and it promises to propel competitors in the main 42,2 km race to greater heights.

Traditionally staged to kick-start the local road race programme, the race will be held on 10 February in Bloemfontein with the Achilles Sports Centre as the start and finishing point.

The 42,2 km race serves as qualifier for both the Two Oceans and the Comrades Marathon 2018, held later this year.

The Kloppers Marathon also makes provision for the 21,1 km, 10 km and 5 km fun run.

Entry fees for the various races are as follows:

  • R120 for the 42,2 km;
  • R100 for the 21,1 km;
  • R80 for the 10 km; and
  • R40 for the 5 km fun run.

While the race starts the season locally, it is also an ideal oppor­tuninty for athletes to shape up for forthcoming marathons held across the country during the year.

Only athletes with a permanent 2018 Athletics South Africa number will be able to participate in the 42,2 km race.

A temporary licence number costs R50 for the 21,1 km and 10 km race.

Athletes completing the races in the given cut-off time will receive medals.

Online registrations opened on Saturday (20/01) and will close on 6 February. Athletes can visit www.bfnachilles.co.za.

For more information call Gordon van Wyk on 083-302-2784.

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