R850 000 in prizes, lucky draws up for grabs!

2018-07-19 06:01

THE Nelson Mandela Bay Athletics South Africa 21.1km Championships, which incorporate the CAA Southern Region Championships, will take place on Saturday, July 28, with a racing prize purse and lucky draw prizes worth R850 000!

The Eastern Province Athletics president, Selby Thabethe, said the local committee was proud to host this prestigious event on the road running calendar since 2014.

“With the support of our title sponsors, the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, and our mother body, Athletics South Africa, we aim to continue to grow road-running and to honour Nelson Mandela’s 100th celebration in July with our established event,” said Thabethe.

With R700 000 for the elite field to compete for, Mike Mbambani, Eastern Province Athletics Sponsorship Liaison, said South Africa’s top athletes had already confirmed their participation.

The NMB ASA 21.1km Championships have grown in response to the needs of the running community. “There’s been a generous increase in prize money with the overall winner taking home R80 000,” said race director Alan Taylor.

“In addition, this year ASA have introduced a bonus incentive of R25 000, should a South African athlete finish first, boosting the winning purse to R105 000.”

Last year’s event saw outstanding results, with Eastern Cape favourites Melikhaya Frans finishing in fourth place and Ntombesintu Mfunzi in 10th position.

Enter online at www.entrytime.com or at local sports shops before July 24.

  • Registration and late entries will take place at the Summerstrand Surf Lifesaving Club from 14:00 to 19:00 on Friday, July 27 and from 05:30 on the morning of race day.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
 

And the Paws24 and Hill's winners are ...

Find out who the winners of our Paws24 pet pics and Q&a competitions are...

 

Paws

Keep your family and pets safe from rabies
5 scientific benefits of owning a cat
Why we love cats
8 great natural remedies for your pet
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.