Annual family run promises great fun this weekend

2018-05-09 06:00

THE Port Elizabeth Amateur Athletic Club and Sunridge Village Shopping Centre will be hosting the 12th annual Sunridge Village Family Run/Walk on Saturday at 07:00 and it promises to be a great event.

Since its inception, the event has grown year-on-year and has become one of the most successful and popular events on the athletics calendar for participants.

“We welcome the star runners from all over the Eastern Cape,” said Les Barnes, president of the Port Elizabeth Amateur Athletic Club.

“It is so encouraging to see the hundreds of primary school runners and family participation at these events.”

It will once again be a fun-filled family affair with fantastic hampers, lucky draws and some major prizes, including a R2 500 shopping experience from Sunridge SuperSpar.

“The school with the most bulk entries in the 5km race will earn themselves a R1 000 prize, so we encourage all schools to participate and support the event. There is also a special prize for the business/company with the most bulk entries,” said Suzanne Fincham, centre manager at Sunridge Village Shopping Centre.

Other fun category prizes include first family home, parent and pram, dad and dog, and mom and tot. Timed results will be available for both the 10km and 5km events online at

Entry forms are available at all shops at Sunridge Village Shopping Centre, as well as sports shops in Nelson Mandela Bay and can also be downloaded from

Pre-entries can be made at Spec Savers or PostNet at Sunridge Village Shopping Centre, and all major sport shops in Port Elizabeth, as well as Brockett’s Sports in Uitenhage. Bulk and pre-entries close today, May 9 at 17:00.

The organisers are aiming for a record-breaking 2 500 competitors. Festivities will kick off on Friday at 17:00 with preregistration and late entries in the mall. The prize-giving will take place directly after the race at 09:00 in the area adjacent to the Keg & Swan.

Prize money for various age categories is up for grabs in the 10km race, as well as a gold, silver or bronze medal for all participants that finish before the cutoff time.

For more info contact Elmarie on 082 964 0751.


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