Polokwane Observer

Thousands expected at CDM 4-in-1

- Herbert Rachuene

More than 1 500 runners from various athletics clubs are expected to battle for top honours in the Capricorn District Municipali­ty (CDM) 4-in-1 marathon.

The marathon will take place at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on June 4, and athletes can run either 42.2km (R250), 21.1km (R170) or 10km (R100).

A 5km fun run at R50 per entry will be open for leisure runners as well as families.

Manual entries will open on June 1 and 2 at the Polokwane Athletic Club’s clubhouse from 09:00 to 17:30.

Manual entries can also be done at the clubhouse on June 3 from 09:00 at an additional R10 per entry.

Race numbers can be collected on June 3 from 09:00 to 20:00 at the clubhouse, and on June 4 prior to the race.

CDM Mayor Mamedupi Teffo wished all athletes a healthy and incident-free race.

“The marathon has proven to be an example of how a sporting event can promote our district as well as contribute to

rebuilding our local economic developmen­t in respect of our rich tourism offers for residents and visitors. The aim is to enhance and promote social cohesion, promote nation building and a national identity, and to encourage encoura living a healthy lifestyle.”

She said sa they expect internatio­nal and national athletes to take part.

“These include acclaimed runners from Africa w who won in the past editions. Athletes can either eithe belong to an affiliated club or purchase temporary licences at R40 each. The Polokwane Polo Athletic Club will coordinate this massive mas race. Our main sponsor is

MTN and an the first 1 000 online entries in the even events, except the 5km, will receive a compliment­ary complim event T-shirt.” Teffo said the winner of the 42.2km will walk away with R6 000. 00

Polokwane Pol Athletic Club chairperso­n Corrie Cor Calitz said they are excited to be part p of the event. “All systems are ready rea and we look forward to a great marathon. ma We encourage all athletes to register, either online or manually,

where w we will assist them at the club.”

 ?? ?? CDM Mayor Mamedupi Teffo at
the launch of the marathon.
CDM Mayor Mamedupi Teffo at the launch of the marathon.
 ?? ?? Polokwane Athletic
Club chairperso­n Corrie Calitz.
Polokwane Athletic Club chairperso­n Corrie Calitz.

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