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2017-04-04 06:02
The second annual Central Athletics club 10km run and 5km fun run will take place next weekend.

The second annual Central Athletics club 10km run and 5km fun run will take place next weekend.

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Runners are invited to put their best foot forward when they participate in the Cape Cobras Central Athletics 10km challenge and 5km fun run this coming Sunday.

This popular race will start at Newlands Cricket Stadium at 07:00.

Online entries have already closed, but one can still enter in-store at the Sweat Shop in Claremont. Participants can also enter at Groote ­Schuur High School on race day from 04:45 to 06:45.

Registration will take place at Groote Schuur High School this coming Friday (7 April) from 14:00 to 19:00 and on race day from 04:45 to 06:45.

According to Central Athletics Club, last year’s inaugural race was an unprecedented success and exceeded all their expectations.

This year the race was granted Coca-Cola league status by Western Province Athletics (WPA). This encourages mass participation by members of all WPA-registered clubs.

Adnaan Mohamed, president of Central Athletics, says the race is an ideal opportunity to prepare for the Two Oceans half and ultra marathons on Saturday 15 April.

“Last year we had close to 4000 participants in the 10km and 5km fun run. The sport of road running has seen exceptional growth and we are expecting a field of about 5000 on the day.

“This year the Cape Cobras cricket franchise has also come on board as a partner,” says Mohamed.

He adds that every participant will be awarded a medal.

“Children under 12 who finish the fun run will be awarded vouchers courtesy of Rodeo Spur in Claremont. Polar ice cream will also be handing out free ice lollies at the finish,” Mohamed says.

Central Athletics is a community club established in 2014 by a few like-minded individuals with more than 40 years of running experience between them.

“The idea is to provide a home for people who want to improve their lifestyles and increase their fitness levels by following a running programme with the emphasis on enjoyment.

“The race can be seen as a way of developing a healthy lifestyle,” says Mohamed.

Free secure parking will be available at Groote Schuur High School.

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