Runners get new event

2019-04-17 06:01

A new weekly 5 km running event, hosted by CityRun, will be launched on 27 April in Bloemfontein.

This comes after the Mangaung Metro granted per­mission to the organisers of CityRun, led by Leon Engelbrecht.

Engelbrecht explained the effect of this permission was that parkrun South Africa officially lost the right to host events on Naval Hill on a Saturday morning.

This change came after the firing of Engelbrecht as the director of parkrun Naval Hill on 4 March, after reaching deadlock with parkrun South Africa.

The decision by parkrun South Africa to not grant permission for staging a parkrun on Naval Hill was because no event had been held since 9 March.

Bloemfonteiners who want to participate in parkrun can to do this in Langenhovenpark or Heidedal.

Engelbrecht said a decision had been taken by CityRun to host trial runs on Naval Hill, with the first held on Saturday (13/04) and the next on Saturday (20/04) at 07:00. There will be no timekeeping of trial runs.

Engelbrecht said runners interested in participating in the CityRun launch on 27 April will be able to register and get their official times via social media.

The launch will start at 08:00.

Interested runners can call Leon Engelbrecht on 082-920-4639.

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