Onerun is ‘race of the year’

2015-11-10 06:00

The FNB Cape Town 12 Onerun won the Race of the Year award at the Western Province Athletics’ annual awards event in Cape Town recently.

The Awards evening brought together athletes, clubs, race organisers, coaches, technical officials and administrators from across the province to celebrate the athletic achievements of individuals and clubs committed to the sport.

Sue Forge, general manager for Western Province Athletics, congratulated the Onerun race organisers on their achievement.

“The FNB Cape Town 12 Onerun was named the winner out of a pool of prominent road running events, some of which are the biggest in the country. We are extremely proud to play host to an event of this stature and are confident that it will continue to grow in success,” said Forge.

The Onerun in May saw about 10 000 runners line up at the start in Woodbridge Island on a perfect winter’s day.

The race also won the Race of the Month award at the same event.

“We were over the moon when we heard we had won the awards, as they recognise the hard work that Stillwater Sports and Brackenfell Athletics Club has put into creating something special for runners,” said Sue Ullyett, event manager for the FNB Cape Town 12 Onerun.

“This innovative, unique road running event has turned road running on its head and demonstrated that South Africa can deliver an event that equals those found overseas,” she added.

It is a fast, flat 12km route that attracts runners from all walks of life – from local and international running champions to fun runners who join to dress up and enjoy the live music. The route starts in Milnerton, follows the coastline past key landmarks and finishes outside FNB offices at the Portside building in Bree Street.

Next year’s Onerun takes place on Sunday 15 May and online entries for the event will open on Sunday at 10:00.

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