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Annual George Madiba Road Race to be hosted next weekend

Jul 9, 2018
Annual George Madiba Road Race to be hosted next weekend

The annual George Madiba Road Race presented by Athletics SWD in conjunction with George Municipality will take place next week Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 08h00.

"The race begins and ends at Unity Park at the top of York Street, George," said George Municipality Spokesperson, Debra Sauer.

"The route in both the 10 and 21.1km takes place in the eastern part of George and is a back and forth route.

"There are three sections in which athletes can participate, namely: 10 km road race, 21,1 km road race and 3km fun run. Walkers and wheelchairs are welcome. Winning prize money of R1500 is available in the 21,1 km and R500 prize money is available for the 10 km."

Sauer said that the minimum age for the fun run is nine years.

"Children may enter the fun run for free. The entry fee for the 10 km is R55 and R65 for the 21,1 km race."

Entries for the race can be done online at www.aswd.co.za and pre-entries can also be completed at Top Gear Sport and Athletics SWD office.

Sauer said that the pre-entries close on Wednesday, 18 July at 12pm.

"Late entries can be done on the day of the race from 6:45am until 7:20am.

"Mobile toilets and water points will be available on the routes as well as first aid assistance," she added.

"The prize-giving will be done at the finish point at 11:15am. Athletes are responsible to collect their own prize money.

"Medals will be handed out to all athletes who complete the races." 

For more information contact the Athletics SWD office at 044-8730023.