Popular Diva Run planned to celebrate Women’s Day

2017-08-09 06:02
Well-known Port Elizabeth athlete, Davera Magson, is looking forward to enjoying the Diva Run with her two children, Ryan (5) and Emily (3).                 Photo:SUPPLIED

Well-known Port Elizabeth athlete, Davera Magson, is looking forward to enjoying the Diva Run with her two children, Ryan (5) and Emily (3). Photo:SUPPLIED

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IN celebration of Women’s Day, the annual Diva Run will be held on Saturday, August 19.

The Diva Run has been planned to cater for all women, fun runners, serious athletes and busy moms.

Irene van Eeden, Eastern Province Athletics race organiser, has organised a fun entertainment area for kids to play, while mom enjoys her run with friends. The play area will be strictly controlled with safety arm bands to give all moms peace of mind.

The popular Diva Run, presented by Eastern Province Athletics, in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, will start and finish at Kings Beach in Port Elizabeth.

The Diva Run, organised exclusively for women, includes three distances: the 10km which starts at 8:30am with a cut-off at 10am, the 5km which starts at 8am with a cut-off at 9am, and the 1.5km kiddies’ dash which starts at 7:30am with a cut-off at 8am.

Moms are encouraged to walk with their children for the kiddies dash or leave the kids for the short duration of their run at the well-managed secure kids’ entertainment area.

The cost for the 10km run is R50. Runners aged 65 years and over will only pay 50% of the race fee, which is R25. The temporary license, required for the 10km only, is R30.

The cost for the other races is R30 for the 5km walk/run and R10 for the 1.5km kiddies’ dash.

Registration and late entries will take place at the Kings Beach Lifesaving Club from 4:30pm to 7pm on Friday, August 18, and from 6am on the morning of the race.

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

For more info contact Irene van Eeden on 083 299 1775.

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