In­au­gu­ral Gra­ham­stown Games

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The Fit­ness Box with CrossFit Gra­ham­stown will host the in­au­gu­ral Gra­ham­stown Games on Satur­day 2 Septem­ber. The event will in­clude an Ob­sta­cle course, Boot­Camp work­out, In­door row­ing, moun­tain bik­ing and trail run­ning.

Si­mon van der Merwe, or­gan­iser of the event said all events will be tack­led as a team, “ex­cept that the moun­tain bik­ing and trail run­ning will be two ath­letes (one male and one fe­male) each”.

The Gra­ham­stown Games came about af­ter a dis­cus­sion be­tween Myn­hardt van Dyk (The Rat & Par­rot), an avid cy­clist, the own­ers of The Fit­ness Box with CrossFit Gra­ham­stown, Trevor Davies and Van der Merwe, who, re­alised that Gra­ham­stown has many sport and fit­ness groups, but lit­tle in­ter­ac­tion be­tween them.

It was then that they de­cided that to host a mul­ti­dis­ci­plinary fit­ness chal­lenge would be a great way for th­ese groups to come to­gether and have an in­ter­ac­tive and fun meet­ing.

The multi-dis­ci­plinary, mixed-team fit­ness chal­lenge has drawn in lo­cal fit­ness en- thu­si­asts of all dis­ci­plines as well as cor­po­rate and spon­sored teams, as well as both fun and se­ri­ous ath­letes alike.

The Gra­ham­stown Games has picked up some en­thu­si­as­tic spon­sors in Har­courts, Nutritech and The EyeS­tore, mak­ing for some thrilling prizes for the win­ners (in­clud­ing Adi­das sun­glasses and Nutritech ham­pers), as well as many spot prizes. Gro­cott’s Mail is on board as the me­dia spon­sor.

All ath­letes will re­ceive a good­ies bag with a T-shirt and wa­ter bot­tle. En­try per team of four (two men and two women) is R700.

“This is an event for the whole fam­ily,” said Van der Merwe who stated that The Work­shop’s other shops, Noom and Ber­muda Ir­ri­ga­tion will host their of­fi­cial launches on the same day.

Nu­mer­ous stalls, kid­dies’ en­ter­tain­ment, mu­sic and fun are also ex­pected.

“All are in­vited to sup­port the ath­letes and revel in the day’s cel­e­bra­tions,” said Van der Merwe.

For more in­for­ma­tion, or to en­ter, email (only 25 teams will be ac­cepted).

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