Calling on families to join the athletics fun

2017-10-25 06:00

THE Colchester Development Run will take place from the Mackay Bridge Angling Club in Colchester on November 4 and families are invited to join either the 5km or 10km distance and enjoy all that Colchester, with its stunning Sundays River, has to offer.

The SA 10km championships will take place in Nelspruit on the same weekend, so the top local athletes will be out of town, but it will be a great opportunity for club runners to gain points in this EPA participation league event.

The Colchester Development Run will include a 10km starting at 7am and a 5km starting at 7:30am.

The prize-giving and generous lucky draw prizes will take place at 9am.

The Gelvandale Race is proudly presented by Eastern Province Athletics in partnership with Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and their Legacy Project.

Race organiser Michael Mbambani confirmed that all 5km finishers will receive a medal. Gold medals will be awarded to the first five men and women, as well as the category winners.

Silver medals will be awarded to the next 150 athletes, while bronze medals will be given out to all finishers within the cut-off time for the 10km race.

Both races will start and finish at Mackay Bridge Angling Club in Colchester.

The cost for the 10km run is R50. The 10km runners aged between 60 and 69 will pay R30 and runners over 70 will receive free entry. The temporary license, required for the 10km only, is R30.

Entry is R20 for the 5km family run.

Enter online at www.whereinpe or find entry forms at Brian Bands, The Footballer, Action Sports and Sportsworld in Port Elizabeth or at Brocketts in Uitenhage.

Registration and late entries will take place at the race venue from 5:30am on the morning of the race. For more info contact Michael on 079 149 6796.

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