Tight finish expected for Human Race

2018-02-28 06:01

THE first event of the Legacy Project races presented by Eastern Province Athletics in partnership with Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality will be held this Saturday.

The Uitenhage Human Race, which includes a 30km road race, 10km and 5km family run/walk, will start and finish in the Derek Ferreira rugby stadium in Rosedale, Uitenhage.

Top local athlete Frans Melikhaya of Ikhamva Athletics Club, who won the 30km Human Race in 1:30:54 last year, will not be participating this year, which will leave the front line wide open for an exciting finish.

Michael Mbambani of Eastern Province Athletics announced that the 30km course had been certified by the International Amateur Athletics Federation and that the 10km route was changed to an easier out and back course.

Race organisers Sport Impact Events confirmed that t-shirts will be given to the first 200 entries in the 30km, and prize money and attendance-only lucky draw prizes will be awarded at the 10:00 prize-giving.

Gold medals will be awarded to the top 10 men and women, followed by 150 silver and bronze medals to all finishers within the cut-off time. Bronze medals will also be awarded to all the 5km finishers.

The cost for the 30km run is R80 and R50 for the 10km. Runners over the age of 65 in both the 30km and 10km will only pay 50% of the race fee.

The temporary license, required for the 30km and 10km, is R30.

The entry fee for the 5km is R20. Entry forms are available from Brian Bands, The Footballer, Action Sports, Sportsworld, Sportsmans Warehouse in PE or Brocketts in Uitenhage until close of business today.

Registration and late entries will take place at the Derek Ferreira Rugby Stadium in Uitenhage from 16:30 to 19:00 on Friday and from 05:00 on the morning of the race.

For more info contact Mike on 079 149 6796 or EPA on 041 374 2818.

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