Race day just around the corner

2018-11-20 06:00
Glenrose Xaba was the winner of the 2018 10km at the Soweto Marathon, winner of the Spar Ladies Grand Prix 2018 and the second SA Athlete at the FNB 10km Durban and also winner of the SA XC Championship 2018.

Glenrose Xaba was the winner of the 2018 10km at the Soweto Marathon, winner of the Spar Ladies Grand Prix 2018 and the second SA Athlete at the FNB 10km Durban and also winner of the SA XC Championship 2018.

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There are only a few days to go before thousands of runners take to the streets of Mitchell’s Plain for an annual initiative to promote the spirit of the local community.

The JP21 Mitchell’s Plain Titans race will take place this Saturday starting and ending in Rocklands.

Justin Valentine, MP Titans club chairman says the race was founded by a group of Titans in 2008.

“From a community aspect, the race was founded to get people active. It was about getting the community together as one. When the running started, many were at other clubs and that is where it was decided to bring families together in the community to run as a family,” he says.

“Today, we are more focussed on the youth. Technology is developing so we are sticking with the times and walking alongside them. Even the community, when I joined, there is a perception that if you join the club, you need to be a runner and that is not true. I was playing football and after an injury, couldn’t play anymore. I then decided to go do a Park Run one day and there I saw all these people, all shapes and sizes.”

The club membership has grown from 60 to 135 in the space of a year, says Valentine.

“Come and see the atmosphere. Come and see the changes. Running is a sport that can change so many lives, it is just for you to come along. Your life can be transformed. There is so many testimonies of how it has made a change in their lives. Make haste and come and enjoy the race,” he says.

There will be activities and entertainment with a brass band and locals creating a festival atmosphere at the end point of the race.

Ward 78 councillor Eddie Andrews will be shooting the gun to start the 21.1km half marathon on the day.

Thereafter he will also be joining the rest of the Mitchell’s Plain Titans in marshalling the event.

“I want to direct people to actually running the race. What I love about the running community is that when you are running a race, or in our case hosting a race, you have people from all four corners of the city, ascending on your community at an early hour,” says Andrews.

“We want those who are not running to also come out and cheer on the runners. More importantly, it is an opportunity for us as the Mitchell’s Plain residents to highlight and break the myth that this is not a safe community and that no successful events can be hosted here. For me, this is what I am excited about. Most people are surprised at what they experience when they are here.”

The race is in its 11th year.

“There are economic opportunities for residents trading on the day but there is also social cohesion. We also have top athletes running the race,” he says.

JP Duminy, founder of the JP21 Foundation, will also be running the 5km race.

Online entries to the race have closed but runners can still enter on the day of the race.

This year, the race will take place on Saturday 24 November, with a 5km, 10km and 21.1km on offer. The race is open to all and the foundation is now calling on schools and parents to join in on the race.

Jamaine Cloete, JP21 Foundation project manager says school groups are also encouraged to participate in the 5km race at R20 per person.

“Having the schools on board highlights our commitment to making this race a true community race. It encourages kids to run and stay active from a young age and it speaks to our benefactory base. We will come to the school and sign the children up,” says Cloete.

The 5km route starts and ends at the Rocklands Sports Grounds. The 5km kicks off at 07:30 and participants will share some of the route with the 10km and 21.1km participants. The 10km and 21.1km runs will start at Glendale High School.

People’s Post is the official media partner of the race with other sponsors including the City of Cape Town, Western Cape Department of Arts, Culture and Sport, Boxer Superstores, Total Sports, Peninsula Beverages, Smile 90.4fm and Liberty Promenade Mall.

The Boxer superclub will also be bringing a group of high-profile runners to the race including last year’s women’s winners Glenrose Xaba and Tanith Maxwell, last year’s 21.1km men’s race winner Elroy Gelant and Cape Town Marathon winner Stephen Mokoka.

The race was established to celebrate the community’s rich, diverse culture and struggles, and aims to create an atmosphere of hope and provide an opportunity for the youth to get off the street corners and participate in something great.

Online entries closed on Sunday 18 November, with manual entries open until the morning of the race.

Entry to the 21.1km race is R90 for licensed runners and R145 for unlicensed runners. Entry to the 10km race is R50 for licensed runners and R80 for unlicensed runners. Entry to the 5km race costs R20.

V Follow the JP21 Foundation and Mitchell’s Plain Titans on Facebook.

There are only a few days to go before thousands of runners take to the streets of Mitchell’s Plain for an annual initiative to promote the spirit of the local community.

The JP21 Mitchell’s Plain Titans race will take place this Saturday starting and ending in Rocklands.

Justin Valentine, MP Titans club chairman says the race was founded by a group of Titans in 2008.

“From a community aspect, the race was founded to get people active. It was about getting the community together as one. When the running started, many were at other clubs and that is where it was decided to bring families together in the community to run as a family,” he says.

“Today, we are more focussed on the youth. Technology is developing so we are sticking with the times and walking alongside them. Even the community, when I joined, there is a perception that if you join the club, you need to be a runner and that is not true. I was playing football and after an injury, couldn’t play anymore. I then decided to go do a Park Run one day and there I saw all these people, all shapes and sizes.”

The club membership has grown from 60 to 135 in the space of a year, says Valentine.

“Come and see the atmosphere. Come and see the changes. Running is a sport that can change so many lives, it is just for you to come along.

“Your life can be transformed. There is so many testimonies of how it has made a change in their lives. Make haste and come and enjoy the race,” he says.

There will be activities and entertainment with a brass band and locals creating a festival atmosphere at the end point of the race.

Ward 78 councillor Eddie Andrews will be shooting the gun to start the 21.1km half marathon on the day.

Thereafter he will also be joining the rest of the Mitchell’s Plain Titans in marshalling the event.

“I want to direct people to actually running the race. What I love about the running community is that when you are running a race, or in our case hosting a race, you have people from all four corners of the city, ascending on your community at an early hour,” says Andrews.

“We want those who are not running to also come out and cheer on the runners. More importantly, it is an opportunity for us as the Mitchell’s Plain residents to highlight and break the myth that this is not a safe community and that no successful events can be hosted here. For me, this is what I am excited about. Most people are surprised at what they experience when they are here.”

The race is in its 11th year.

“There are economic opportunities for residents trading on the day but there is also social cohesion. We also have top athletes running the race,” he says.

JP Duminy, founder of the JP21 Foundation, will also be running the 5km race.

Online entries to the race have closed but runners can still enter on the day of the race.

This year, the race will take place on Saturday 24 November, with a 5km, 10km and 21.1km on offer. The race is open to all and the foundation is now calling on schools and parents to join in on the race.

Jamaine Cloete, JP21 Foundation project manager says school groups are also encouraged to participate in the 5km race at R20 per person.

“Having the schools on board highlights our commitment to making this race a true community race. It encourages kids to run and stay active from a young age and it speaks to our benefactory base. We will come to the school and sign the children up,” says Cloete.

The 5km route starts and ends at the Rocklands Sports Grounds. The 5km kicks off at 07:30 and participants will share some of the route with the 10km and 21.1km participants. The 10km and 21.1km runs will start at Glendale High School.

People’s Post is the official media partner of the race with other sponsors including the City of Cape Town, Western Cape Department of Arts, Culture and Sport, Boxer Superstores, Total Sports, Peninsula Beverages, Smile 90.4fm and Liberty Promenade Mall.

The Boxer superclub will also be bringing a group of high-profile runners to the race including last year’s women’s winners Glenrose Xaba and Tanith Maxwell, last year’s 21.1km men’s race winner Elroy Gelant and Cape Town Marathon winner Stephen Mokoka.

The race was established to celebrate the community’s rich, diverse culture and struggles, and aims to create an atmosphere of hope and provide an opportunity for the youth to get off the street corners and participate in something great.

Online entries closed on Sunday 18 November, with manual entries open until the morning of the race.

Entry to the 21.1km race is R90 for licensed runners and R145 for unlicensed runners. Entry to the 10km race is R50 for licensed runners and R80 for unlicensed runners. Entry to the 5km race costs R20.

V Follow the JP21 Foundation and Mitchell’s Plain Titans on Facebook.

There are only a few days to go before thousands of runners take to the streets of Mitchell’s Plain for an annual initiative to promote the spirit of the local community.

The JP21 Mitchell’s Plain Titans race will take place this Saturday starting and ending in Rocklands.

Justin Valentine, MP Titans club chairman says the race was founded by a group of Titans in 2008.

“From a community aspect, the race was founded to get people active. It was about getting the community together as one. When the running started, many were at other clubs and that is where it was decided to bring families together in the community to run as a family,” he says.

“Today, we are more focussed on the youth. Technology is developing so we are sticking with the times and walking alongside them. Even the community, when I joined, there is a perception that if you join the club, you need to be a runner and that is not true. I was playing football and after an injury, couldn’t play anymore. I then decided to go do a Park Run one day and there I saw all these people, all shapes and sizes.”

The club membership has grown from 60 to 135 in the space of a year, says Valentine.

“Come and see the atmosphere. Come and see the changes. Running is a sport that can change so many lives, it is just for you to come along.

“Your life can be transformed. There is so many testimonies of how it has made a change in their lives. Make haste and come and enjoy the race,” he says.

There will be activities and entertainment with a brass band and locals creating a festival atmosphere at the end point of the race.

Ward 78 councillor Eddie Andrews will be shooting the gun to start the 21.1km half marathon on the day.

Thereafter he will also be joining the rest of the Mitchell’s Plain Titans in marshalling the event.

“I want to direct people to actually running the race. What I love about the running community is that when you are running a race, or in our case hosting a race, you have people from all four corners of the city, ascending on your community at an early hour,” says Andrews.

“We want those who are not running to also come out and cheer on the runners. More importantly, it is an opportunity for us as the Mitchell’s Plain residents to highlight and break the myth that this is not a safe community and that no successful events can be hosted here. For me, this is what I am excited about. Most people are surprised at what they experience when they are here.”

The race is in its 11th year.

“There are economic opportunities for residents trading on the day but there is also social cohesion. We also have top athletes running the race,” he says.

JP Duminy, founder of the JP21 Foundation, will also be running the 5km race.

Online entries to the race have closed but runners can still enter on the day of the race.

This year, the race will take place on Saturday 24 November, with a 5km, 10km and 21.1km on offer. The race is open to all and the foundation is now calling on schools and parents to join in on the race.

Jamaine Cloete, JP21 Foundation project manager says school groups are also encouraged to participate in the 5km race at R20 per person.

“Having the schools on board highlights our commitment to making this race a true community race. It encourages kids to run and stay active from a young age and it speaks to our benefactory base. We will come to the school and sign the children up,” says Cloete.

The 5km route starts and ends at the Rocklands Sports Grounds. The 5km kicks off at 07:30 and participants will share some of the route with the 10km and 21.1km participants. The 10km and 21.1km runs will start at Glendale High School.

People’s Post is the official media partner of the race with other sponsors including the City of Cape Town, Western Cape Department of Arts, Culture and Sport, Boxer Superstores, Total Sports, Peninsula Beverages, Smile 90.4fm and Liberty Promenade Mall.

The Boxer superclub will also be bringing a group of high-profile runners to the race including last year’s women’s winners Glenrose Xaba and Tanith Maxwell, last year’s 21.1km men’s race winner Elroy Gelant and Cape Town Marathon winner Stephen Mokoka.

The race was established to celebrate the community’s rich, diverse culture and struggles, and aims to create an atmosphere of hope and provide an opportunity for the youth to get off the street corners and participate in something great.

Online entries closed on Sunday 18 November, with manual entries open until the morning of the race.

Entry to the 21.1km race is R90 for licensed runners and R145 for unlicensed runners. Entry to the 10km race is R50 for licensed runners and R80 for unlicensed runners. Entry to the 5km race costs R20.

V Follow the JP21 Foundation and Mitchell’s Plain Titans on Facebook.

There are only a few days to go before thousands of runners take to the streets of Mitchell’s Plain for an annual initiative to promote the spirit of the local community.

The JP21 Mitchell’s Plain Titans race will take place this Saturday starting and ending in Rocklands.

Justin Valentine, MP Titans club chairman says the race was founded by a group of Titans in 2008.

“From a community aspect, the race was founded to get people active. It was about getting the community together as one. When the running started, many were at other clubs and that is where it was decided to bring families together in the community to run as a family,” he says.

“Today, we are more focussed on the youth. Technology is developing so we are sticking with the times and walking alongside them. Even the community, when I joined, there is a perception that if you join the club, you need to be a runner and that is not true. I was playing football and after an injury, couldn’t play anymore. I then decided to go do a Park Run one day and there I saw all these people, all shapes and sizes.”

The club membership has grown from 60 to 135 in the space of a year, says Valentine.

“Come and see the atmosphere. Come and see the changes. Running is a sport that can change so many lives, it is just for you to come along.

“Your life can be transformed. There is so many testimonies of how it has made a change in their lives. Make haste and come and enjoy the race,” he says.

There will be activities and entertainment with a brass band and locals creating a festival atmosphere at the end point of the race.

Ward 78 councillor Eddie Andrews will be shooting the gun to start the 21.1km half marathon on the day.

Thereafter he will also be joining the rest of the Mitchell’s Plain Titans in marshalling the event.

“I want to direct people to actually running the race. What I love about the running community is that when you are running a race, or in our case hosting a race, you have people from all four corners of the city, ascending on your community at an early hour,” says Andrews.

“We want those who are not running to also come out and cheer on the runners. More importantly, it is an opportunity for us as the Mitchell’s Plain residents to highlight and break the myth that this is not a safe community and that no successful events can be hosted here. For me, this is what I am excited about. Most people are surprised at what they experience when they are here.”

The race is in its 11th year.

“There are economic opportunities for residents trading on the day but there is also social cohesion. We also have top athletes running the race,” he says.

JP Duminy, founder of the JP21 Foundation, will also be running the 5km race.

Online entries to the race have closed but runners can still enter on the day of the race.

This year, the race will take place on Saturday 24 November, with a 5km, 10km and 21.1km on offer. The race is open to all and the foundation is now calling on schools and parents to join in on the race.

Jamaine Cloete, JP21 Foundation project manager says school groups are also encouraged to participate in the 5km race at R20 per person.

“Having the schools on board highlights our commitment to making this race a true community race. It encourages kids to run and stay active from a young age and it speaks to our benefactory base. We will come to the school and sign the children up,” says Cloete.

The 5km route starts and ends at the Rocklands Sports Grounds. The 5km kicks off at 07:30 and participants will share some of the route with the 10km and 21.1km participants. The 10km and 21.1km runs will start at Glendale High School.

People’s Post is the official media partner of the race with other sponsors including the City of Cape Town, Western Cape Department of Arts, Culture and Sport, Boxer Superstores, Total Sports, Peninsula Beverages, Smile 90.4fm and Liberty Promenade Mall.

The Boxer superclub will also be bringing a group of high-profile runners to the race including last year’s women’s winners Glenrose Xaba and Tanith Maxwell, last year’s 21.1km men’s race winner Elroy Gelant and Cape Town Marathon winner Stephen Mokoka.

The race was established to celebrate the community’s rich, diverse culture and struggles, and aims to create an atmosphere of hope and provide an opportunity for the youth to get off the street corners and participate in something great.

Online entries closed on Sunday 18 November, with manual entries open until the morning of the race.

Entry to the 21.1km race is R90 for licensed runners and R145 for unlicensed runners. Entry to the 10km race is R50 for licensed runners and R80 for unlicensed runners. Entry to the 5km race costs R20.

V Follow the JP21 Foundation and Mitchell’s Plain Titans on Facebook.

There are only a few days to go before thousands of runners take to the streets of Mitchell’s Plain for an annual initiative to promote the spirit of the local community.

The JP21 Mitchell’s Plain Titans race will take place this Saturday starting and ending in Rocklands.

Justin Valentine, MP Titans club chairman says the race was founded by a group of Titans in 2008. “From a community aspect, the race was founded to get people active. It was about getting the community together as one. When the running started, many were at other clubs and that is where it was decided to bring families together in the community to run as a family,” he says.

“Today, we are more focussed on the youth. Technology is developing so we are sticking with the times and walking alongside them. Even the community, when I joined, there is a perception that if you join the club, you need to be a runner and that is not true. I was playing football and after an injury, couldn’t play anymore. I then decided to go do a Park Run one day and there I saw all these people, all shapes and sizes.”

The club membership has grown from 60 to 135 in the space of a year, says Valentine.

There will be activities and entertainment with a brass band and locals creating a festival atmosphere at the end point of the race.

Ward 78 councillor Eddie Andrews will be shooting the gun to start the 21.1km half marathon on the day.

Thereafter he will also be joining the rest of the Mitchell’s Plain Titans in marshalling the event.

“What I love about the running community is that when you are running a race, or in our case hosting a race, you have people from all four corners of the city, ascending on your community at an early hour,” says Andrews. “We want those who are not running to also come out and cheer on the runners. More importantly, it is an opportunity for us as the Mitchell’s Plain residents to highlight and break the myth that this is not a safe community and that no successful events can be hosted here. For me, this is what I am excited about. Most people are surprised at what they experience when they are here.”

The race is in its 11th year.

JP Duminy, founder of the JP21 Foundation, will also be running the 5km race.

Online entries to the race have closed but runners can still enter on the day of the race.

This year, the race will take place on Saturday 24 November, with a 5km, 10km and 21.1km on offer. The race is open to all and the foundation is now calling on schools and parents to join in on the race.

Jamaine Cloete, JP21 Foundation project manager says school groups are also encouraged to participate in the 5km race at R20 per person. “Having the schools on board highlights our commitment to making this race a true community race. It encourages kids to run and stay active from a young age and it speaks to our benefactory base. We will come to the school and sign the children up,” says Cloete.

The 5km route starts and ends at the Rocklands Sports Grounds. The 5km kicks off at 07:30 and participants will share some of the route with the 10km and 21.1km participants. The 10km and 21.1km runs will start at Glendale High School.

People’s Post is the official media partner of the race with other sponsors including the City of Cape Town, Western Cape Department of Arts, Culture and Sport, Boxer Superstores, Total Sports, Peninsula Beverages, Smile 90.4fm and Liberty Promenade Mall.

The Boxer superclub will also be bringing a group of high-profile runners to the race including last year’s women’s winners Glenrose Xaba and Tanith Maxwell, last year’s 21.1km men’s race winner Elroy Gelant and Cape Town Marathon winner Stephen Mokoka. The race was established to celebrate the community’s rich, diverse culture and struggles, and aims to create an atmosphere of hope and provide an opportunity for the youth to get off the street corners and participate in something great.

Online entries closed on Sunday 18 November, with manual entries open until the morning of the race.

Entry to the 21.1km race is R90 for licensed runners and R145 for unlicensed runners. Entry to the 10km race is R50 for licensed runners and R80 for unlicensed runners. Entry to the 5km race costs R20.

V Follow the JP21 Foundation and Mitchell’s Plain Titans on Facebook.

There are only a few days to go before thousands of runners take to the streets of Mitchell’s Plain for an annual initiative to promote the spirit of the local community.

The JP21 Mitchell’s Plain Titans race will take place this Saturday starting and ending in Rocklands.

Justin Valentine, MP Titans club chairman says the race was founded by a group of Titans in 2008.

“From a community aspect, the race was founded to get people active. It was about getting the community together as one. When the running started, many were at other clubs and that is where it was decided to bring families together in the community to run as a family,” he says.

“Today, we are more focussed on the youth. Technology is developing so we are sticking with the times and walking alongside them. Even the community, when I joined, there is a perception that if you join the club, you need to be a runner and that is not true. I was playing football and after an injury, couldn’t play anymore. I then decided to go do a Park Run one day and there I saw all these people, all shapes and sizes.”

The club membership has grown from 60 to 135 in the space of a year, says Valentine.

“Come and see the atmosphere. Come and see the changes. Running is a sport that can change so many lives, it is just for you to come along.

“Your life can be transformed. There is so many testimonies of how it has made a change in their lives. Make haste and come and enjoy the race,” he says.

There will be activities and entertainment with a brass band and locals creating a festival atmosphere at the end point of the race.

Ward 78 councillor Eddie Andrews will be shooting the gun to start the 21.1km half marathon on the day.

Thereafter he will also be joining the rest of the Mitchell’s Plain Titans in marshalling the event.

“I want to direct people to actually running the race. What I love about the running community is that when you are running a race, or in our case hosting a race, you have people from all four corners of the city, ascending on your community at an early hour,” says Andrews.

“We want those who are not running to also come out and cheer on the runners. More importantly, it is an opportunity for us as the Mitchell’s Plain residents to highlight and break the myth that this is not a safe community and that no successful events can be hosted here. For me, this is what I am excited about. Most people are surprised at what they experience when they are here.”

The race is in its 11th year.

“There are economic opportunities for residents trading on the day but there is also social cohesion. We also have top athletes running the race,” he says.

JP Duminy, founder of the JP21 Foundation, will also be running the 5km race.

Online entries to the race have closed but runners can still enter on the day of the race.

This year, the race will take place on Saturday 24 November, with a 5km, 10km and 21.1km on offer. The race is open to all and the foundation is now calling on schools and parents to join in on the race.

Jamaine Cloete, JP21 Foundation project manager says school groups are also encouraged to participate in the 5km race at R20 per person.

“Having the schools on board highlights our commitment to making this race a true community race. It encourages kids to run and stay active from a young age and it speaks to our benefactory base. We will come to the school and sign the children up,” says Cloete.

The 5km route starts and ends at the Rocklands Sports Grounds. The 5km kicks off at 07:30 and participants will share some of the route with the 10km and 21.1km participants. The 10km and 21.1km runs will start at Glendale High School.

People’s Post is the official media partner of the race with other sponsors including the City of Cape Town, Western Cape Department of Arts, Culture and Sport, Boxer Superstores, Total Sports, Peninsula Beverages, Smile 90.4fm and Liberty Promenade Mall.

The Boxer superclub will also be bringing a group of high-profile runners to the race including last year’s women’s winners Glenrose Xaba and Tanith Maxwell, last year’s 21.1km men’s race winner Elroy Gelant and Cape Town Marathon winner Stephen Mokoka.

The race was established to celebrate the community’s rich, diverse culture and struggles, and aims to create an atmosphere of hope and provide an opportunity for the youth to get off the street corners and participate in something great.

Online entries closed on Sunday 18 November, with manual entries open until the morning of the race.

Entry to the 21.1km race is R90 for licensed runners and R145 for unlicensed runners. Entry to the 10km race is R50 for licensed runners and R80 for unlicensed runners. Entry to the 5km race costs R20.

V Follow the JP21 Foundation and Mitchell’s Plain Titans on Facebook.

There are only a few days to go before thousands of runners take to the streets of Mitchell’s Plain for an annual initiative to promote the spirit of the local community.

The JP21 Mitchell’s Plain Titans race will take place this Saturday starting and ending in Rocklands.

Justin Valentine, MP Titans club chairman says the race was founded by a group of Titans in 2008.“From a community aspect, the race was founded to get people active. It was about getting the community together as one. When the running started, many were at other clubs and that is where it was decided to bring families together in the community to run as a family,” he says.

“Today, we are more focussed on the youth. Technology is developing so we are sticking with the times and walking alongside them. Even the community, when I joined, there is a perception that if you join the club, you need to be a runner and that is not true. I was playing football and after an injury, couldn’t play anymore. I then decided to go do a Park Run one day and there I saw all these people, all shapes and sizes.”

The club membership has grown from 60 to 135 in the space of a year, says Valentine.

“Come and see the atmosphere. Come and see the changes. Running is a sport that can change so many lives, it is just for you to come along. Your life can be transformed. There is so many testimonies of how it has made a change in their lives. Make haste and come and enjoy the race,” he says.

There will be activities and entertainment with a brass band and locals creating a festival atmosphere at the end point of the race.

Ward 78 councillor Eddie Andrews will be shooting the gun to start the 21.1km half marathon on the day.

Thereafter he will also be joining the rest of the Mitchell’s Plain Titans in marshalling the event.“I want to direct people to actually running the race. What I love about the running community is that when you are running a race, or in our case hosting a race, you have people from all four corners of the city, ascending on your community at an early hour,” says Andrews.

“We want those who are not running to also come out and cheer on the runners. More importantly, it is an opportunity for us as the Mitchell’s Plain residents to highlight and break the myth that this is not a safe community and that no successful events can be hosted here. For me, this is what I am excited about. Most people are surprised at what they experience when they are here.”

The race is in its 11th year.

“There are economic opportunities for residents trading on the day but there is also social cohesion. We also have top athletes running the race,” he says.

JP Duminy, founder of the JP21 Foundation, will also be running the 5km race.

This year, the race will take place on Saturday 24 November, with a 5km, 10km and 21.1km on offer. The race is open to all and the foundation is now calling on schools and parents to join in on the race.

Jamaine Cloete, JP21 Foundation project manager says school groups are also encouraged to participate in the 5km race at R20 per person.“Having the schools on board highlights our commitment to making this race a true community race. It encourages kids to run and stay active from a young age and it speaks to our benefactory base. We will come to the school and sign the children up,” says Cloete.

The 5km route starts and ends at the Rocklands Sports Grounds. The 5km kicks off at 07:30 and participants will share some of the route with the 10km and 21.1km participants. The 10km and 21.1km runs will start at Glendale High School.

People’s Post is the official media partner of the race with other sponsors including the City of Cape Town, Western Cape Department of Arts, Culture and Sport, Boxer Superstores, Total Sports, Peninsula Beverages, Smile 90.4fm and Liberty Promenade Mall.

The race was established to celebrate the community’s rich, diverse culture and struggles, and aims to create an atmosphere of hope and provide an opportunity for the youth to get off the street corners.

Online entries closed on Sunday 18 November, with manual entries open until the morning of the race.

Entry to the 21.1km race is R90 for licensed runners and R145 for unlicensed runners. Entry to the 10km race is R50 for licensed runners and R80 for unlicensed runners. Entry to the 5km race costs R20.

V Follow the JP21 Foundation and Mitchell’s Plain Titans on Facebook.

There are only a few days to go before thousands of runners take to the streets of Mitchell’s Plain for an annual initiative to promote the spirit of the local community.

The JP21 Mitchell’s Plain Titans race will take place this Saturday starting and ending in Rocklands.

Justin Valentine, MP Titans club chairman says the race was founded by a group of Titans in 2008.

“From a community aspect, the race was founded to get people active. It was about getting the community together as one. When the running started, many were at other clubs and that is where it was decided to bring families together in the community to run as a family,” he says.

“Today, we are more focussed on the youth. Technology is developing so we are sticking with the times and walking alongside them. Even the community, when I joined, there is a perception that if you join the club, you need to be a runner and that is not true. I was playing football and after an injury, couldn’t play anymore. I then decided to go do a Park Run one day and there I saw all these people, all shapes and sizes.”

The club membership has grown from 60 to 135 in the space of a year, says Valentine.

“Come and see the atmosphere. Come and see the changes. Running is a sport that can change so many lives, it is just for you to come along.

“Your life can be transformed. There is so many testimonies of how it has made a change in their lives. Make haste and come and enjoy the race,” he says.

There will be activities and entertainment with a brass band and locals creating a festival atmosphere at the end point of the race.

Ward 78 councillor Eddie Andrews will be shooting the gun to start the 21.1km half marathon on the day.

Thereafter he will also be joining the rest of the Mitchell’s Plain Titans in marshalling the event.

“I want to direct people to actually running the race. What I love about the running community is that when you are running a race, or in our case hosting a race, you have people from all four corners of the city, ascending on your community at an early hour,” says Andrews.

“We want those who are not running to also come out and cheer on the runners. More importantly, it is an opportunity for us as the Mitchell’s Plain residents to highlight and break the myth that this is not a safe community and that no successful events can be hosted here. For me, this is what I am excited about. Most people are surprised at what they experience when they are here.”

The race is in its 11th year.

“There are economic opportunities for residents trading on the day but there is also social cohesion. We also have top athletes running the race,” he says.

JP Duminy, founder of the JP21 Foundation, will also be running the 5km race.

Online entries to the race have closed but runners can still enter on the day of the race.

This year, the race will take place on Saturday 24 November, with a 5km, 10km and 21.1km on offer. The race is open to all and the foundation is now calling on schools and parents to join in on the race.

Jamaine Cloete, JP21 Foundation project manager says school groups are also encouraged to participate in the 5km race at R20 per person.

“Having the schools on board highlights our commitment to making this race a true community race. It encourages kids to run and stay active from a young age and it speaks to our benefactory base. We will come to the school and sign the children up,” says Cloete.

The 5km route starts and ends at the Rocklands Sports Grounds. The 5km kicks off at 07:30 and participants will share some of the route with the 10km and 21.1km participants. The 10km and 21.1km runs will start at Glendale High School.

People’s Post is the official media partner of the race with other sponsors including the City of Cape Town, Western Cape Department of Arts, Culture and Sport, Boxer Superstores, Total Sports, Peninsula Beverages, Smile 90.4fm and Liberty Promenade Mall.

The Boxer superclub will also be bringing a group of high-profile runners to the race including last year’s women’s winners Glenrose Xaba and Tanith Maxwell, last year’s 21.1km men’s race winner Elroy Gelant and Cape Town Marathon winner Stephen Mokoka.

The race was established to celebrate the community’s rich, diverse culture and struggles, and aims to create an atmosphere of hope and provide an opportunity for the youth to get off the street corners and participate in something great.

Online entries closed on Sunday 18 November, with manual entries open until the morning of the race.

Entry to the 21.1km race is R90 for licensed runners and R145 for unlicensed runners. Entry to the 10km race is R50 for licensed runners and R80 for unlicensed runners. Entry to the 5km race costs R20.

V Follow the JP21 Foundation and Mitchell’s Plain Titans on Facebook.

There are only a few days to go before thousands of runners take to the streets of Mitchell’s Plain for an annual initiative to promote the spirit of the local community.

The JP21 Mitchell’s Plain Titans race will take place this Saturday starting and ending in Rocklands.

Justin Valentine, MP Titans club chairman says the race was founded by a group of Titans in 2008.

“From a community aspect, the race was founded to get people active. It was about getting the community together as one. When the running started, many were at other clubs and that is where it was decided to bring families together in the community to run as a family,” he says.

“Today, we are more focussed on the youth. Technology is developing so we are sticking with the times and walking alongside them. Even the community, when I joined, there is a perception that if you join the club, you need to be a runner and that is not true. I was playing football and after an injury, couldn’t play anymore. I then decided to go do a Park Run one day and there I saw all these people, all shapes and sizes.”

The club membership has grown from 60 to 135 in the space of a year, says Valentine.

“Come and see the atmosphere. Come and see the changes. Running is a sport that can change so many lives, it is just for you to come along.

“Your life can be transformed. There is so many testimonies of how it has made a change in their lives. Make haste and come and enjoy the race,” he says.

There will be activities and entertainment with a brass band and locals creating a festival atmosphere at the end point of the race.

Ward 78 councillor Eddie Andrews will be shooting the gun to start the 21.1km half marathon on the day.

Thereafter he will also be joining the rest of the Mitchell’s Plain Titans in marshalling the event.

“I want to direct people to actually running the race. What I love about the running community is that when you are running a race, or in our case hosting a race, you have people from all four corners of the city, ascending on your community at an early hour,” says Andrews.

“We want those who are not running to also come out and cheer on the runners. More importantly, it is an opportunity for us as the Mitchell’s Plain residents to highlight and break the myth that this is not a safe community and that no successful events can be hosted here. For me, this is what I am excited about. Most people are surprised at what they experience when they are here.”

The race is in its 11th year.

“There are economic opportunities for residents trading on the day but there is also social cohesion. We also have top athletes running the race,” he says.

JP Duminy, founder of the JP21 Foundation, will also be running the 5km race.

Online entries to the race have closed but runners can still enter on the day of the race.

This year, the race will take place on Saturday 24 November, with a 5km, 10km and 21.1km on offer. The race is open to all and the foundation is now calling on schools and parents to join in on the race.

Jamaine Cloete, JP21 Foundation project manager says school groups are also encouraged to participate in the 5km race at R20 per person.

“Having the schools on board highlights our commitment to making this race a true community race. It encourages kids to run and stay active from a young age and it speaks to our benefactory base. We will come to the school and sign the children up,” says Cloete.

The 5km route starts and ends at the Rocklands Sports Grounds. The 5km kicks off at 07:30 and participants will share some of the route with the 10km and 21.1km participants. The 10km and 21.1km runs will start at Glendale High School.

People’s Post is the official media partner of the race with other sponsors including the City of Cape Town, Western Cape Department of Arts, Culture and Sport, Boxer Superstores, Total Sports, Peninsula Beverages, Smile 90.4fm and Liberty Promenade Mall.

The Boxer superclub will also be bringing a group of high-profile runners to the race including last year’s women’s winners Glenrose Xaba and Tanith Maxwell, last year’s 21.1km men’s race winner Elroy Gelant and Cape Town Marathon winner Stephen Mokoka.

The race was established to celebrate the community’s rich, diverse culture and struggles, and aims to create an atmosphere of hope and provide an opportunity for the youth to get off the street corners and participate in something great.

Online entries closed on Sunday 18 November, with manual entries open until the morning of the race.

Entry to the 21.1km race is R90 for licensed runners and R145 for unlicensed runners. Entry to the 10km race is R50 for licensed runners and R80 for unlicensed runners. Entry to the 5km race costs R20.

V Follow the JP21 Foundation and Mitchell’s Plain Titans on Facebook.

There are only a few days to go before thousands of runners take to the streets of Mitchell’s Plain for an annual initiative to promote the spirit of the local community.

The JP21 Mitchell’s Plain Titans race will take place this Saturday starting and ending in Rocklands.

Justin Valentine, MP Titans club chairman says the race was founded by a group of Titans in 2008.

“From a community aspect, the race was founded to get people active. It was about getting the community together as one. When the running started, many were at other clubs and that is where it was decided to bring families together in the community to run as a family,” he says.

“Today, we are more focussed on the youth. Technology is developing so we are sticking with the times and walking alongside them. Even the community, when I joined, there is a perception that if you join the club, you need to be a runner and that is not true. I was playing football and after an injury, couldn’t play anymore. I then decided to go do a Park Run one day and there I saw all these people, all shapes and sizes.”

The club membership has grown from 60 to 135 in the space of a year, says Valentine.

“Come and see the atmosphere. Come and see the changes. Running is a sport that can change so many lives, it is just for you to come along.

“Your life can be transformed. There is so many testimonies of how it has made a change in their lives. Make haste and come and enjoy the race,” he says.

There will be activities and entertainment with a brass band and locals creating a festival atmosphere at the end point of the race.

Ward 78 councillor Eddie Andrews will be shooting the gun to start the 21.1km half marathon on the day.

Thereafter he will also be joining the rest of the Mitchell’s Plain Titans in marshalling the event.

“I want to direct people to actually running the race. What I love about the running community is that when you are running a race, or in our case hosting a race, you have people from all four corners of the city, ascending on your community at an early hour,” says Andrews.

“We want those who are not running to also come out and cheer on the runners. More importantly, it is an opportunity for us as the Mitchell’s Plain residents to highlight and break the myth that this is not a safe community and that no successful events can be hosted here. For me, this is what I am excited about. Most people are surprised at what they experience when they are here.”

The race is in its 11th year.

“There are economic opportunities for residents trading on the day but there is also social cohesion. We also have top athletes running the race,” he says.

JP Duminy, founder of the JP21 Foundation, will also be running the 5km race.

Online entries to the race have closed but runners can still enter on the day of the race.

This year, the race will take place on Saturday 24 November, with a 5km, 10km and 21.1km on offer. The race is open to all and the foundation is now calling on schools and parents to join in on the race.

Jamaine Cloete, JP21 Foundation project manager says school groups are also encouraged to participate in the 5km race at R20 per person.

“Having the schools on board highlights our commitment to making this race a true community race. It encourages kids to run and stay active from a young age and it speaks to our benefactory base. We will come to the school and sign the children up,” says Cloete.

The 5km route starts and ends at the Rocklands Sports Grounds. The 5km kicks off at 07:30 and participants will share some of the route with the 10km and 21.1km participants. The 10km and 21.1km runs will start at Glendale High School.

People’s Post is the official media partner of the race with other sponsors including the City of Cape Town, Western Cape Department of Arts, Culture and Sport, Boxer Superstores, Total Sports, Peninsula Beverages, Smile 90.4fm and Liberty Promenade Mall.

The Boxer superclub will also be bringing a group of high-profile runners to the race including last year’s women’s winners Glenrose Xaba and Tanith Maxwell, last year’s 21.1km men’s race winner Elroy Gelant and Cape Town Marathon winner Stephen Mokoka.

The race was established to celebrate the community’s rich, diverse culture and struggles, and aims to create an atmosphere of hope and provide an opportunity for the youth to get off the street corners and participate in something great.

Online entries closed on Sunday 18 November, with manual entries open until the morning of the race.

Entry to the 21.1km race is R90 for licensed runners and R145 for unlicensed runners. Entry to the 10km race is R50 for licensed runners and R80 for unlicensed runners. Entry to the 5km race costs R20.

V Follow the JP21 Foundation and Mitchell’s Plain Titans on Facebook.

There are only a few days to go before thousands of runners take to the streets of Mitchell’s Plain for an annual initiative to promote the spirit of the local community.

The JP21 Mitchell’s Plain Titans race will take place this Saturday starting and ending in Rocklands.

Justin Valentine, MP Titans club chairman says the race was founded by a group of Titans in 2008.

“From a community aspect, the race was founded to get people active. It was about getting the community together as one. When the running started, many were at other clubs and that is where it was decided to bring families together in the community to run as a family,” he says.

“Today, we are more focussed on the youth. Technology is developing so we are sticking with the times and walking alongside them. Even the community, when I joined, there is a perception that if you join the club, you need to be a runner and that is not true. I was playing football and after an injury, couldn’t play anymore. I then decided to go do a Park Run one day and there I saw all these people, all shapes and sizes.”

The club membership has grown from 60 to 135 in the space of a year, says Valentine.

“Come and see the atmosphere. Come and see the changes. Running is a sport that can change so many lives, it is just for you to come along.

“Your life can be transformed. There is so many testimonies of how it has made a change in their lives. Make haste and come and enjoy the race,” he says.

There will be activities and entertainment with a brass band and locals creating a festival atmosphere at the end point of the race.

Ward 78 councillor Eddie Andrews will be shooting the gun to start the 21.1km half marathon on the day.

Thereafter he will also be joining the rest of the Mitchell’s Plain Titans in marshalling the event.

“I want to direct people to actually running the race. What I love about the running community is that when you are running a race, or in our case hosting a race, you have people from all four corners of the city, ascending on your community at an early hour,” says Andrews.

“We want those who are not running to also come out and cheer on the runners. More importantly, it is an opportunity for us as the Mitchell’s Plain residents to highlight and break the myth that this is not a safe community and that no successful events can be hosted here. For me, this is what I am excited about. Most people are surprised at what they experience when they are here.”

The race is in its 11th year.

“There are economic opportunities for residents trading on the day but there is also social cohesion. We also have top athletes running the race,” he says.

JP Duminy, founder of the JP21 Foundation, will also be running the 5km race.

Online entries to the race have closed but runners can still enter on the day of the race.

This year, the race will take place on Saturday 24 November, with a 5km, 10km and 21.1km on offer. The race is open to all and the foundation is now calling on schools and parents to join in on the race.

Jamaine Cloete, JP21 Foundation project manager says school groups are also encouraged to participate in the 5km race at R20 per person.

“Having the schools on board highlights our commitment to making this race a true community race. It encourages kids to run and stay active from a young age and it speaks to our benefactory base. We will come to the school and sign the children up,” says Cloete.

The 5km route starts and ends at the Rocklands Sports Grounds. The 5km kicks off at 07:30 and participants will share some of the route with the 10km and 21.1km participants. The 10km and 21.1km runs will start at Glendale High School.

People’s Post is the official media partner of the race with other sponsors including the City of Cape Town, Western Cape Department of Arts, Culture and Sport, Boxer Superstores, Total Sports, Peninsula Beverages, Smile 90.4fm and Liberty Promenade Mall.

The Boxer superclub will also be bringing a group of high-profile runners to the race including last year’s women’s winners Glenrose Xaba and Tanith Maxwell, last year’s 21.1km men’s race winner Elroy Gelant and Cape Town Marathon winner Stephen Mokoka.

The race was established to celebrate the community’s rich, diverse culture and struggles, and aims to create an atmosphere of hope and provide an opportunity for the youth to get off the street corners and participate in something great.

Online entries closed on Sunday 18 November, with manual entries open until the morning of the race.

Entry to the 21.1km race is R90 for licensed runners and R145 for unlicensed runners. Entry to the 10km race is R50 for licensed runners and R80 for unlicensed runners. Entry to the 5km race costs R20.

V Follow the JP21 Foundation and Mitchell’s Plain Titans on Facebook.

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