SPAR ladies race this weekend

2016-08-03 06:00
Training for the Maritzburg SPAR Women’s 10/5km around Alexandra Park on Sunday, 7 August is (from left) Binks Robertson (Back 2 Basics Hockey Academy), Mantombi Zondi (Grace College sports coach), Taliah Govender (PMB Girls’ High pupil, Thandi Mshengu (Choc), Monde Nyoka and Lulu Hlengwa.  PHOTO: Rogan Ward

Training for the Maritzburg SPAR Women’s 10/5km around Alexandra Park on Sunday, 7 August is (from left) Binks Robertson (Back 2 Basics Hockey Academy), Mantombi Zondi (Grace College sports coach), Taliah Govender (PMB Girls’ High pupil, Thandi Mshengu (Choc), Monde Nyoka and Lulu Hlengwa. PHOTO: Rogan Ward

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THE Pietermaritzburg branch of the Choc Childhood Cancer Foundation, is once again the official race charity of the Maritzburg SPAR Women’s 10/5km which takes place around Alexandra Park on Sunday, 7 August.

For every entry R2 will go to the foundation, which is a support group of parents with children with cancer, who support parents and children with cancer.

“We rely heavily on donations and financial support from the public and other sources so we can provide free board and lodging and other invaluable services to children with cancer and their families.

“We are grateful to everyone who participates in this race for the contribution they are making to this service,” said Agie Govender, Choc KZN regional manager.

Entries are limited to 4 000 and the 10km distance is open to those from age 14. The five kilometre is open for those from age nine, the age restrictions being applicable on the day of the competition.

Entry is R90 for the 10km licensed athletes and for the five-kilometre runners.

Entry for non-licensed athletes is R100, the extra R10 includes a temporary licence for the day.

“We are pleased to be able to support Choc as they provide incredible support for parents and children. Thank you to all involved in providing this support,” said Rob Philipson, MD of SPAR KZN.

EFT payments are no longer available. Participants can enter at the Oval, Alexandra Park on Friday 5 August between 10am and 5pm and Saturday, 6 August between 10am and 3pm.

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For more information, contact race organisers on maritzburg@sparwomensrace.co.za or visit the official race on www.sparwomens race.co.za or like the
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