Excitement mounts for VW run

2016-08-25 06:00
The Volkswagen Athletics Club 10km race on Saturday will see runners starting at the PeoplePavilion, turning to Despatch, running a lap of the VW Test Track (which is not normally open to the public) and then finishing back at the PeoplePavilion.                  Photo: SUPPLIED

The Volkswagen Athletics Club 10km race on Saturday will see runners starting at the PeoplePavilion, turning to Despatch, running a lap of the VW Test Track (which is not normally open to the public) and then finishing back at the PeoplePavilion. Photo: SUPPLIED

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Following the success of the VW 5km Fun Run in Uitenhage which has seen over 1 000 participants since the inaugural event in 2015, the Volkswagen Athletics Club has decided to take things further by continuing with the 10km version.

The EP-recognised race takes place on Saturday and will see runners and enthusiasts starting at the PeoplePavilion, turning to Despatch, running a lap of the VW Test Track (which is not normally open to the public) and then finishing back at the PeoplePavilion.

There is also a 5km Fun Run, which will see participants running from the PeoplePavilion and around the Volkswagen Factory, finishing back at the PeoplePavilion.

“At Volkswagen we promote a healthy lifestyle and that is why as a runner myself I endorse this VW 10km race,” said Thomas Schaefer, Volkswagen Group South Africa Chairman and Managing Director.

“This race along with many other sporting events hosted at the PeoplePavilion this year ensures that VWSA’s investment of R30 million into this facility continues to pay off as we are now able to host top-class events at our factories’ doorstep,” concluded Schaefer.

This VW 10km race is endorsed by Eastern Province Athletics and will be hosted and organised by the VW Athletics Club

This year the race is combined with the very popular VW Market Day which guarantees fun and entertainment for the whole family.

There will be an opportunity for late entries tomorrow at the PeoplePavilion between 17:00 and 19:00 and Saturday between 05:30 and 06:45.

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