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Time for Smash the Pineapple race again next Saturday


Get your race gear out, put on those running shoes and get ready to embrace Pineapple Country and welcome back the annual Buco Kowie Striders Smash the Pineapple Run taking place on Saturday October 1.

Proudly sponsored by Buco, the Kowie Striders Running and Walking Club are looking forward to welcoming runners, walkers and their families to an event that promises to be challengin­g and fun.

The 27km event will see runners and walkers racing from the Big Pineapple in Bathurst to the Port Alfred Country Club, with most of the climbing being done in the first half. The last 5km heads into Port Alfred, where participan­ts will be greeted by the beautiful Kowie River. The 10km is a fast course in and around Port Alfred, with one steep hill at the halfway mark.

Walkers start at 7am and runners at 7.30am, with the starting line in Bathurst at the Big Pineapple. The 10km event will have walkers and runners starting at 8.15am from the Port Alfred Country Club. Limited transport will be available to the start of the 27km race which needs to be booked on pre-entry at R25pp. The transport will leave at 5.30am from the Country Club.

Those participat­ing, and their families, are welcome to enjoy the festivitie­s at the Port Alfred Country Club after the event as there will be food and drinks available from the club.

The event is proudly organised by the Kowie Striders, Port Alfred, in accordance with the rules of the ASA & EPA.

Online entries via entrytime will be available at

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