Big bugs to win in U’hage to Bay relay

2016-06-23 06:00

During the early seventies a relay between Uitenhage and Port Elizabeth was staged. It ran for some years, before it was replaced by the Great Train Race. But now the relay is back!

The City Relay will be held on Sunday, July 3rd, with the route starting from Muir College. It runs through Despatch and finishes at PE City Hall. The marathon starts at 06:30 and the relay at 07:00.

It forms part of the Legacy Project, endorsed and supported by the City of Champions and is entirely funded by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.

Prizes for both men and women in the marathon run down to 5th place, R10 000, R6 000, R4 000, R3000 and R1 500 respectively. All the other categories run down to 3rd place.

Prizes for club relay teams are a whopping R20 000 for male and female teams consisting of 4 members, and R6 000 for mixed teams also consisting of 4 members per team. Social and Corporate teams have 8 members per team with first prize set at R4 000.

Relay legs are divided into a 10km, 11.1km, 10km and 11.1km, with social and corporates categories divided into 8 legs of 3 x 5km, 1 x 6.1km, 3 x 5km and 1 x 6.1km, schools, both primary and high, have prize tags of R4 000 each for first place, R1 600 for second and R1 200 for third.

There is a bonus of R10 000 on offer to the winning primary and high schools.

There will be a bus service to transport athletes from the finish in Port Elizabeth, back to the start. Buses will also be available to drop off team members at certain change overs. Teams must organise their own transport.

  • For further information or enquiries contact Michael Mbambani on 079 149 6796, or EPA offices on 041 374 2818. Entry forms are available at all the usual sports outlets or on

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