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Annual Holiday Run adds to festivities in Jeffreys Bay

Dec 10, 2019
Annual Holiday Run adds to festivities in Jeffreys Bay

Jeffreys Bay - Put on your takkies, it is time for the biggest 10 km road race in Jeffreys Bay! Jeffreys Bay Striders would like to welcome Caltex Wavelands and Freshstop on board as new main sponsors for our annual Holiday Run.

Caltex Eastern Cape Marketer (CECM) acting CEO, Pat Kelly said that they were excited to be part of the inaugural race this year. 

“We believe in adding value to the communities in which we operate, not just as the fuel provider, but also by adding value in creating platforms that encourage healthy living and comradery.” 

Kelly said that the Caltex Wavelands Holiday Run has great potential and will bolster an already brimming events programme for the upcoming holidays.  He added, “Caltex is committed to making your travels more enjoyable, safer and easy - so make sure that you pop in at one of the many Caltex service stations during your travels this festive season”.

Freshstop regional business consultant Roy Price said the company, which operates its convenience stores on Caltex forecourts, welcomed the opportunity to participate in the sponsorship as supporting sport and recreation aligned with “our ethos of promoting clean, healthy living for all”.

“Caltex Wavelands is very popular in this area, and Freshstop here is growing thanks to community support and so we are very happy and proud to be able to give something back,” Price said.

As Kouga Municipality’s Mayor, Mr. Hendricks said: “As we near the end of another year, it gives me great pleasure to welcome all visitors to Kouga, the Events Capital of South Africa. We expect this festive season to be extra special, with more to see and do in our region than ever before.”

We would like to invite all of J’bay and its’ holiday makers, serious athletes, neighbourhood joggers, walkers and doggies on leashes to participate and make the Caltex Wavelands Holiday Run the event of the year!

The Caltex Wavelands Holiday Run will see runners take on the streets for a 10km road race or a 5km fun run which will start and finish at Caltex Wavelands in St. Francis street, Jeffreys Bay on 21 December 2019.

This will replace the Drommedaris Holiday Run from previous years.

The 10km road race will start at 7:00 and the 5km fun run at 07:10.

R5000 in cash will be awarded to the 1st male and female runners in the 10 km road race event! Lots of other prize money and Freshstop hamper awards will also be handed out!

Online entries are available at Quicket (just type in the name of the run) with entry forms available at Brian Bands and Footballer in Port Elizabeth & selected Caltex service stations in Nelson Mandela Bay, Cradock, Graaff-Reinet, Cookhouse, St Francis and Caltex Wavelands and Mentors Plaza in Jeffreys Bay!

Closing date for online entries is at 12:00 on 18 December 2019.

Pre-entries and number collections will take place on Friday 20 December 2019 between 16:00 – 18:00 at Caltex Wavelands, St. Francis Street, Jeffreys Bay.

Late entries on race day from 05:15 – 06:45 at Caltex Wavelands, St Francis Street, Jeffreys Bay. For further information please contact Corrie Coetzee on 073 905 2231.

Image: READY, SET, GO! – getting ready for the first Caltex Wavelands Holiday Run is Dawie Pieters – Caltex EC, Horatio Hendricks – Kouga Executive Mayor, the Caltex White Rabbit,  Vincent Tee – Caltex Wavelands, Roy Price - FreshStop and Dewald van Staden – Smhart Security.  (Front) Johnson Jumba and Melinda Jaray Venter both from J’Bay Striders

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