Release 4 - Mannenberg Fun Run Challenge
Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon 2010
For Immediate Release
Date: Monday, February 8, 2010
OLD MUTUAL TWO OCEANS MARATHON FUN RUN CHALLENGE - MANNENBERG
The first Old Mutual Two Oceans Fun Run Challenge takes place at the Greens in Mannenberg this Saturday 20 February at 09h00.
The event offer participants a 4km fun run/walk and are open to all ages, with a minimum age of 6 years on race day. For more information on this Mannenberg event contact the Farnese Athletic Club – Faiza Adams on 079-215 4132 or Samat Adams on 082-785 6627.
This event is the first in a series of four community Fun Run Challenges that will take place during February and March, and are a partnership between the Two Oceans Marathon, local running clubs and Western Province Athletics.
According to Old Mutual sponsorship manager Frank Brooks: “The idea behind these fun runs is to promote running within the communities, to promote the main fun runs on Good Friday, to develop race organising skills and to encourage and increase participation.”
These events will also be used to identify and develop the talent that exists in the local schools, with the top ten boys and girls from each event receiving automatic entry into the 5km fun run on Good Friday. The remaining challenges are scheduled for 27 February at the Khayelitsha Stadium, 13 March at the Hazeldene Primary School in Mitchell’s Plain and 20 March at the Blue Downs Stadium on 20 March
Entry forms for the Old Mutual Two Oceans fun runs will be handed out at each challenge. The main fun runs take place on Good Friday 2 April, and are open to everyone and runners’ friends, family members and supporters, especially children, are all welcome to join in the fun and experience the event spirit.
There is loads on offer for the whole family and participants can choose from a 56m Nappy Dash for children 3 and under, a 300m Toddlers’ Trot for ages 4 to 7, a 2.5km and a 5km, both open to runners and walkers. Entry forms for these main fun runs will be available at the Expo at the Good Hope Centre on 31 March and 1 April and on the UCT rugby fields on 2 April. For more information call the race office on 021-699 0615, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.twooceansmarathon.org.za.
Issued by: Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Race Office
Contact: Stefanie Schultzen
Tel: (021) 657 5140
Cell: 083 305 4842
NOTES FOR JOURNALISTS:
ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE
|03 March 2010|
(or 11 000 entries for each distance – whichever is reached first)
|RACE DATE||Saturday 3 April 2010|
FUN RUN DATE
Friday 2 April 2010