Fun Run Challenge at Two Oceans Marathon

Posted on Mar 02, 2009 under Running | No Comment

Over 600 children took part in the first of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Fun Run Challenges on Saturday, February 7, at Downville Primary in Manenberg.  This was the second year the event was held in Manenberg and the schools with the most participants were Downville, Red River and Rio Grande Primary.

The 4 km fun run, organised by Farnese and Top Form Athletic Clubs, was won by Redah Abrahams in the boys event and Rowena Wilson in the girls event – both pupils at Downville Primary.  The top fifteen boys and girls win free entry to the main fun runs on Good Friday, April 10, as well as transport to and from the event.

The fun run challenges are a collaboration between Western Province Athletics, local running clubs and the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon 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.  The remaining challenges are scheduled for February 21 in Mitchells Plain, March 7 in Blue Downs and March 14 in Khayelitsha.

Entries for the Old Mutual Two Oceans fun runs will be handed out at the challenges.  The main fun runs on Easter Friday are open to everyone and runners’ friends, family members and supporters, especially the children, are all welcome to join in the fun and experience the event spirit.  There is loads of fun for the whole family and participants can choose from a 56 m Nappy Dash for kids under 3 years, a 300 m Toddlers’ Trot for kids aged 4 to 6 years, a 2.5 km and a 5 km.  Entry forms for the main fun runs will be available at the Expo at the Good Hope Centre and on the UCT rugby fields on Friday, April 10

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