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Polokwane Executive Mayor Thembi Nkadimeng cannot wait to complete the blank cheque with the names of the 21,1 km men’s and women’s open category winners of the annual 3 in 1 Mayoral Road Race who will each receive R15 000. The race, to be hosted at the old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday, once again promises to be a memorable event.

Final chance to join Annual Mayoral Road Race

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Polokwane Municipality’s Annual 3 in 1 Mayoral Road Race is set to take place at the old Peter Mokaba Stadium from 07:00 on Saturday and final registrations will still be accepted until early on the day of the event.
Polokwane Executive Mayor Thembi Nkadimeng and a number of councillors will participate in the race as part of promoting a healthy lifestyle and contributing towards the Mayoral Bursary Fund. The funds raised will be used to assist needy and poor deserving learners to pursue their tertiary education.
More than R150 000 in prizes are up for grabs and all athletes will receive T-shirts and after completion of the distances, medals as well. Free aerobics sessions will be presented.
Entry fees for the 5 km, 10 km and
21,1 km races will be R30, R50 and R100 respectively and temporary licences for the 10 km and 21,1 km distances will be compulsory and available at R30 each.
Registrations will still be accepted at the municipality’s Sport and Recreation offices next to Virgin Active between 08:00 and 16:00 today (Thursday). Final registrations will be accepted from 08:00 until 20:00 tomorrow (Friday). Registrations will also be accepted at Polokwane Athletic Club (PAC) next to the stadium tomorrow from 16:00 until 20:00 and on Saturday before the race from 05:00 until 06:45.
The event is sponsored by PAC, Coca-Cola and Talisman, among others, and athletes from all over the province as well as Mpumalanga, Gauteng and North West are expected to join in the fun.
Cecilia Molokwane or Willie Smit may be contacted on 073 330 8791 and 083 379 6644 respectively for further information.

Story: BARRY VILJOEN
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