NMU a rainbow of colour
Nelson Mandela University (NMU) George Gampus was turned into a colourful racing field on Saturday 12 May during a fun colour run for the Madibaz, organised by the student representative council (SRC). "The objective of the colour run is to promote health and fitness among students," said Linamandla Petse, treasurer of the SRC.
"As students are approaching the exams, this event is to emphasise the benefit of exercise to take away anxiety and stress and therefore increasing concentration."
Almost 80 students participated in the
4km colour fun run. According to Petse, the colour fun run is the first of its kind for the campus.
The first three across the finish line in the male and female category were awarded with prizes and vouchers from Curves, Herbalife and NMU gym on campus. Sinozuko Silanda came first in the women's category, with Asiphe Tengwa second and Zezethu Msila third.
The first three among the men were Josias Letaoana (first), Thandolwethu Phuza (second) and Mvuyisa Mboya (third).
There were also informational stalls at the finish line where students could measure their weight and get tips and information about health products.
Petse hopes the next SRC will continue the initiative to help bring change to the campus and make it an annual event on the campus calendar.
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Madibaz from George campus took a break from academics on Saturday 12 May to participate in a 4km colour fun run. INSET: Abigail Adriaanse (Nature Conservation student) and Vrenika Green (Marketing student) supported the colour fun run.