Runners can enter

2019-10-30 06:00

The 2019 Music Marathon presented by OFM will be held in Bloemfontein on 9 November.

Runners can take on the full 42,2 km, opt for the half marathon (21,1 km), or participate in the 10 km or 5 km race.

This is the third edition of the event, which is hosted by the Bloemfontein Achilles Running Club.

The official winners in the 42,2 km, the 21,1 km and the 10 km categories will receive prize money and gold medals. All athletes finishing before the cut-off time will receive a medal.

Along the route, refreshment stations will celebrate the best music of the 80s, 90s and 2000s. On some of the routes the runners will be accompanied by music trucks to keep them motivated.

According to Lindiwe Mtwentula, the station’s marketing manager, the number of entries received last year was about 1 500.

This is a qualifying event for the Comrades and Two Oceans marathons.

The Music Marathon celebrates music, running and a sense of community. The marathon will start and finish at the sports grounds at the Tempe Military Base.

For details and entry forms visit www.ofm.co.za or SMS “music” to 36636 at R1,50 per SMS.

Runners can enter and collect their race number at the Achilles Running Club on 6, 7 and 8 November from 15:00 to 20:00.

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