River mile entries open

2015-12-02 06:00

ENTRIES for the 92nd SPAR River Mile have opened ahead of the festival of sporting events taking place at Sundays River over the weekend of February 20 and 21, 2016.

South Africa’s oldest open water swimming event, the River Mile, will be just one of the many family sporting events on offer during the 92nd celebration of this iconic event.

The packed weekend of activities will comprise the Off-Road Saturday theme and the River Mile Sunday. Saturday’s events include the popular Wimpy 5km family fun run, the Oracle Media/Black Sheep Mountain Bike races, The HYDRAssist® Wetsuit Double Mile, News Café PE Disabled Mile and the First Choice® Family Half Mile.

An exciting addition is also the Nutritech Maxi and Mini Tri competition which sees participants’ combined times for the Fun Run, MTB races and the family Half Mile being added together to get a placing.

Sunday’s programme starts off with the Wakaberry Kids across the river races for children 12 years and under who aren’t doing the Mile race. This is followed by the SPAR Ladies’ Mile 1.30pm and the SPAR Men’s Mile at 2.30pm.

Online entries are discounted and an Early bird special during December not only sees a discounted entry fee across all events but sees all Mile and Double Mile entrants receiving a complimentary 2016 River Mile t-shirt.

See www.rivermile.co.za to secure your entry soonest. The 2016 festival will include an exciting array of vendors and crafters together with the Wimpy Rotary Kids Zone and the Castle Lite Beer Garden to ensure something for the whole family.

Festival entry fee will be just R20 with kids under the age of 10 years free. No pets are permitted into the festival area.

Final ocean racing series for 2015

The 5th round and final race for 2015 of the popular aQuellé Ocean Racing Series will take place at Hobie Beach this Sunday morning from 9am.

The Series which includes a 3km, 2km and 1km Ocean Swim, 5km Beach Run and 5km Beach Walk and a 1km Beach Run/Walk for kids between the ages of 1 month and 12 years opens for entry at 7.30am at the beach on Sunday morning.

See www.oceanracingseries.com for further information. The Series will return on January 10 for another 5 rounds ending on April 3, 2016

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