Gold Label boost for marathon

2018-05-15 06:00
The only IAAF Gold Label status marathon in Africa, the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, takes place over the weekend of 22 to 23 September. The festival includes two Peace Trail Runs (22km and 12km), a 5km Peace Fun Run/Walk and a 10km Peace Run, and of course the main attraction of the marathon itself.

The only IAAF Gold Label status marathon in Africa, the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, takes place over the weekend of 22 to 23 September. The festival includes two Peace Trail Runs (22km and 12km), a 5km Peace Fun Run/Walk and a 10km Peace Run, and of course the main attraction of the marathon itself.

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The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon has rapidly become one of the world’s must-run marathons.

The only International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Gold Label status marathon in Africa takes place over the weekend of 22 to 23 September. The festival includes two Peace Trail Runs (22km and 12km), a 5km Peace Fun Run/Walk and a 10km Peace Run, and of course the main attraction of the marathon itself.

The marathon makes a huge positive impact on this city and her people through the five pillars of its Run4Change Legacy Programme: health, charities, sustainability, peace and development.

The health pillar motivates all participants, supporters and the public to improve their health and make positive changes in their diet and lifestyle. “The marathon is a great way to make the shift towards a positive change and living a healthier life,” says Elana van Zyl-Meyer, ambassador for the marathon and former Olympic silver medallist.

Fedhealth has recently joined the journey as the event’s health partner.

Jeremy Yatt, Fedhealth’s principal officer, says “the medical scheme is concerned about the high incidence of lifestyle diseases and notes that physical fitness plays an important role in controlling these conditions.” He adds: “We enjoy seeing our members and their families having fun whilst exercising in the great outdoors, as it’s a wonderful way to ensure wholesome family connections and fitness.”

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon includes a range of fundraising activities that help sustain meaningful community development in South Africa. Runners “pay it forward” by supporting the initiatives of registered non-profit organisations that are making a positive difference in the lives of South African people who strive to realise their potential.

Runners are encouraged to find a charity that resonates with them and turn their run into a more meaningful one.

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is proud to have been voted as the Greenest Marathon in the World last year.

Everyone involved with the event is urged to consider the environment and take action and to reduce, reuse, recycle, avoid littering and to be water wise.

The peace flame is lit at the start of the marathon and carried to the cauldron at the finish, being kept alight throughout the event.

Francois Pienaar, race ambassador, comments: “My friend Nelson Mandela showed me just how sport could be used to foster peace and build a beautiful future of hope that we all so desire.”

The development pillar of the Run4Change Legacy Programme aims to achieve the following: To foster and develop positive attitudes towards running at a young age through the fun run development programme with a focus on kids’ development; to provide opportunities and develop SA athletes by giving them the opportunity to race in a Gold Label status elite field and gain experience; and to align with Endurocad, a charity that develops endurance athletes by helping them to compete on the international stage.

Nolene Conrad is one such example of how impactful the programme has been. Conrad had to face many obstacles growing up in the Cape Town suburb of Bishop Lavis, surrounded by drugs, violence, unemployment and poverty. At an early age, she was diagnosed as a chronic asthmatic.

Life was bleak and hopeless when a chronic attack of asthma forced the teenager to reassess her lifestyle, otherwise she would not see her 21st birthday. “I made the choice to become healthier and fitter, and I am thrilled to see how life-changing running has been for me,” says Conrad. She accomplished IAAF Gold Label status this March and has made her country extremely proud with her achievement.

To the City of Cape Town, all our citizens, the runners, spectators, scholars, students, charities, businesses, communities, religious groupings, city officials, marshals, traffic and law enforcement, this is your call to work together to welcome the world and take over the streets of Cape Town to celebrate our single humanity – The Heart of Cape Town

V For more information, visit the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon at www.sanlamcapetownmarathon.com.

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon has rapidly become one of the world’s must-run marathons.

The only International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Gold Label status marathon in Africa takes place over the weekend of 22 to 23 September. The festival includes two Peace Trail Runs (22km and 12km), a 5km Peace Fun Run/Walk and a 10km Peace Run, and of course the main attraction of the marathon itself.

The marathon makes a huge positive impact on this city and her people through the five pillars of its Run4Change Legacy Programme: health, charities, sustainability, peace and development. The health pillar motivates all participants, supporters and the public to improve their health and make positive changes in their diet and lifestyle. “The marathon is a great way to make the shift towards a positive change and living a healthier life,” says Elana van Zyl-Meyer, ambassador for the marathon and former Olympic silver medallist.

Fedhealth has recently joined the journey as the event’s health partner.

Runners are encouraged to find a charity that resonates with them and turn their run into a more meaningful one.

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is proud to have been voted as the Greenest Marathon in the World last year.

Everyone involved with the event is urged to consider the environment and take action and to reduce, reuse, recycle, avoid littering and to be water wise. The peace flame is lit at the start of the marathon and carried to the cauldron at the finish, being kept alight throughout the event.

V For more information, visit the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon at www.sanlamcapetownmarathon.com.

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon has rapidly become one of the world’s must-run marathons.

The only International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Gold Label status marathon in Africa takes place over the weekend of 22 to 23 September. The festival includes two Peace Trail Runs (22km and 12km), a 5km Peace Fun Run/Walk and a 10km Peace Run, and of course the main attraction of the marathon itself.

The marathon makes a huge positive impact on this city and her people through the five pillars of its Run4Change Legacy Programme: health, charities, sustainability, peace and development.

The health pillar motivates all participants, supporters and the public to improve their health and make positive changes in their diet and lifestyle. “The marathon is a great way to make the shift towards a positive change and living a healthier life,” says Elana van Zyl-Meyer, ambassador for the marathon and former Olympic silver medallist­.

Fedhealth has recently joined the journey as the event’s health partner.

Jeremy Yatt, Fedhealth’s principal officer, says “the medical scheme is concerned about the high incidence of lifestyle diseases and notes that physical fitness plays an important role in controlling these conditions.” He adds: “We enjoy seeing our members and their families having fun whilst exercising in the great outdoors, as it’s a wonderful way to ensure wholesome family connections and fitness.”

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon includes a range of fundraising activities that help sustain meaningful community development in South Africa. Runners “pay it forward” by supporting the initiatives of registered non-profit organisations that are making a positive difference in the lives of South African people who strive to realise their potential.

Runners are encouraged to find a charity that resonates with them and turn their run into a more meaningful one.

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is proud to have been voted as the Greenest Marathon in the World last year.

Everyone involved with the event is urged to consider the environment and take action and to reduce, reuse, recycle, avoid littering and to be water wise.

The peace flame is lit at the start of the marathon and carried to the cauldron at the finish, being kept alight throughout the event.

The development pillar of the Run4Change Legacy Programme aims to achieve the following: To foster and develop positive attitudes towards running at a young age through the fun run development programme with a focus on kids’ development; to provide opportunities and develop SA athletes by giving them the opportunity to race in a Gold Label status elite field and gain experience; and to align with Endurocad, a charity that develops endurance athletes by helping them to compete on the international stage.

Nolene Conrad is one such example of how impactful the programme has been. Conrad had to face many obstacles growing up in the Cape Town suburb of Bishop Lavis, surrounded by drugs, violence, unemployment and poverty. At an early age, she was diagnosed as a chronic asthmatic.

Life was bleak and hopeless when a chronic attack of asthma forced the teenager to reassess her lifestyle, otherwise she would not see her 21st birthday. “I made the choice to become healthier and fitter, and I am thrilled to see how life-changing running has been for me,” says Conrad. She accomplished IAAF Gold Label status this March and has made her country extremely proud with her achievement.

V For more information, visit the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon at www.sanlamcapetownmarathon.com.

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon has rapidly become one of the world’s must-run marathons.

The only International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Gold Label status marathon in Africa takes place over the weekend of 22 to 23 September. The festival includes two Peace Trail Runs (22km and 12km), a 5km Peace Fun Run/Walk and a 10km Peace Run, and of course the main attraction of the marathon itself.

The marathon makes a huge positive impact on this city and her people through the five pillars of its Run4Change Legacy Programme: health, charities, sustainability, peace and development.

The health pillar motivates all participants, supporters and the public to improve their health and make positive changes in their diet and lifestyle. “The marathon is a great way to make the shift towards a positive change and living a healthier life,” says Elana van Zyl-Meyer, ambassador for the marathon and former Olympic silver medallist­.

Fedhealth has recently joined the journey as the event’s health partner.

Jeremy Yatt, Fedhealth’s principal officer, says “the medical scheme is concerned about the high incidence of lifestyle diseases and notes that physical fitness plays an important role in controlling these conditions.” He adds: “We enjoy seeing our members and their families having fun whilst exercising in the great outdoors, as it’s a wonderful way to ensure wholesome family connections and fitness.”

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon includes a range of fundraising activities that help sustain meaningful community development in South Africa. Runners “pay it forward” by supporting the initiatives of registered non-profit organisations that are making a positive difference in the lives of South African people who strive to realise their potential.

Runners are encouraged to find a charity that resonates with them and turn their run into a more meaningful one.

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is proud to have been voted as the Greenest Marathon in the World last year.

Everyone involved with the event is urged to consider the environment and take action and to reduce, reuse, recycle, avoid littering and to be water wise.

The peace flame is lit at the start of the marathon and carried to the cauldron at the finish, being kept alight throughout the event.

The development pillar of the Run4Change Legacy Programme aims to achieve the following: To foster and develop positive attitudes towards running at a young age through the fun run development programme with a focus on kids’ development; to provide opportunities and develop SA athletes by giving them the opportunity to race in a Gold Label status elite field and gain experience; and to align with Endurocad, a charity that develops endurance athletes by helping them to compete on the international stage.

Nolene Conrad is one such example of how impactful the programme has been. Conrad had to face many obstacles growing up in the Cape Town suburb of Bishop Lavis, surrounded by drugs, violence, unemployment and poverty. At an early age, she was diagnosed as a chronic asthmatic.

Life was bleak and hopeless when a chronic attack of asthma forced the teenager to reassess her lifestyle, otherwise she would not see her 21st birthday. “I made the choice to become healthier and fitter, and I am thrilled to see how life-changing running has been for me,” says Conrad. She accomplished IAAF Gold Label status this March and has made her country extremely proud with her achievement.

V For more information, visit the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon at www.sanlamcapetownmarathon.com.

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