Put on your running shoes for Women’s Day

2015-07-09 06:00

THE sixth annual Enid Pretorius Properties Women’s Day Trail Run and Walk is set to take place in and around St Francis Bay at 09:00 on August 9.

The main distance of the day is 26km, but due to the popularity of the route, the organisers introduced a new half marathon (21km) and 15km distance through the areas normally closed to the public, as well as a 5km on the St Francis Bay Golf Course for park runners and walkers.

“This is a walk to celebrate Women’s Day, but runners and males are also welcome,” says organiser Eric Stewart. “We have introduced shorter distances to the original event as weather conditions on the day can change things into a challenge. We want everyone to have the opportunity to enjoy our beautiful surrounds.”

The main race starts at the St Francis Golf Course and proceeds through the St Francis Golf Course en route to the St Francis Links.

Participants will be transported to the 21km and 15km starting points just after the 26km kicked off.

There will be four well-stocked water points on the entire route.

The first water point will be at the St Francis Links Service gate, where the 21km participants will be taken to for the start of this distance.

The second waterpoint, on the Mostertshoek Road, will be the start of the 15km distance. No private vehicles will be allowed to enter the property, and participants will be dropped off together. The route will be along the Wild Side’s rocky shoreline.

The third waterpoint will be at the Seal Point Lighthouse, from where runners and walkers will cross the Cape St Francis main beach and Shark Point to reach the fourth waterpoint at Port St Francis. They will then use the Two Harbours Walk route to get to the fi-nish line at the Village Centre.

Certificates will be awarded to the top three male and female winners in each distance. True to the original event, a prize will be given to the oldest and youngest participant of the main event, running or walking, it doesn’t matter.

Online entries can be done at www.stfrancissport.co.za or entry forms can be collected from Enid Pretorius Properties in the St Francis Village Centre.

The entry fee is R40 for the 5km, R60 for the 15km, R80 for 21km and R120 for 26km. Juniors (under 17) pay R20 for the 5km, R40 for the 15km, R60 for the 21km and R80 for the main event.

Number collection will take place from 08:00 and race briefing will be at 08:45 at Enid Pretorius Properties.

For more information, contact Esti Stewart at 073 825 0835 or Eric Stewart at 082 394 7363. Alternatively send an email to info@stfrancissport.co.za

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