Run to celebrate Women’s Day

2019-08-07 06:01
Elizna Theron, (left) Pearson Institute’s Campus Principal, who will be giving away one three-year bursary valued at R150 000 to a very lucky entrant in the Diva Run and Ntombi Mfunzi, who will be defending her title in the 10km Diva Run this year.Photo:RICHARD PEARCE PHOTOGRAPHY

Elizna Theron, (left) Pearson Institute’s Campus Principal, who will be giving away one three-year bursary valued at R150 000 to a very lucky entrant in the Diva Run and Ntombi Mfunzi, who will be defending her title in the 10km Diva Run this year.Photo:RICHARD PEARCE PHOTOGRAPHY

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CELEBRATE Women’s Day on Friday, August 9, by joining the popular Diva Run, which caters for all women, from serious athletes and fun runners to moms and their daughters.

Local top runner, Ntombesintu Mfunzi, will be defending her title.

Last year, Mfunzi won the 10km in an excellent time of 36.27.

The Pearson Institute of Higher Education, will be sponsoring a full three-year bursary valid at any one of their 12 campuses in South Africa, as a superb lucky draw incentive that is open to all participants in both the 10km and 5km runs, valued at R150 000.

“The bursary is the highlight of our lucky draw competition, which means you don’t have to win one of the races to win it,” said Elizna Theron, campus principal of Pearson Institute, Port Elizabeth.

“Anyone who enters the 10km race or 5km fun run will be eligible for the bursary prize – but you must be there to claim it,” she said.

The bursary draw will bring the prize-giving to an exciting conclusion after the 10km cut off at 08.40 on Saturday with the official prize-giving ceremony taking place at Kings Beach, Humewood.

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

The Diva Run, organised exclusively for women, includes three distances, the 10km which starts at 07:00 with a cut off at 08:40; the 5km which starts at 07:15 with a cut-off at 08:15 and the 1.5km Kiddies Dash which starts at 08:15 with a cut-off time at 08:40.

Mothers are encouraged to walk with their children in the Kiddies Dash where girls and boys are encouraged to participate.

The cost for the 10km run is R60 and 10km runners aged 65 years and over will pay R30, only 50% of race fee. The temporary licence, required for the 10km only, is R40 and R30 for the 5km walk/run, and R20 for the 1.5km Kiddies Dash.

Enter online at www.entrytickets.net or obtain entry forms from Brian Bands, The Footballer, Action Sports, Sportsworld, Sportsmans Warehouse in Port Elizabeth or UD Sports in Uitenhage.

Registration and late entries will take place at the Kings Beach Lifesaving Club from 16:30 to 19:00 tomorrow, Thursday, August 8, and from 06.00 on the morning of the race. For more info, contact Irene van Eeden on 083 299 1775.

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