Celebrating its Cape Town debut at the Green Point Athletics Stadium this coming Sunday, 11 September 2016, the Cell C Day Of Races powered by Reebok has attracted the attention of a number of South Africa’s elite athletes.
The theme of the event is ‘find your fit’. Entrants can choose between five exciting start waves: 1. pretty fit, 2. pace makers (50 years+), 3. sole mates (pairs), 4. young, fast & free and 5. anything goes. The 6th and final wave, the elite race, will close off the day’s racing and will be the source of much excitement.
Running for the CPUT Athletics Club, Siboniso Soldaka will be gunning for gold in the men’s elite race. “I train at the Green Point Athletics Stadium, specializing in the 3000m steeple chase. I love the idea of a 5km race and will definitely be going for the top spot on the podium.”
Soldaka will face tough competition from fellow steeple chase athlete, Sibusiso Madikizela. “The Cell C Day Of Races is rejuvenating the sport of road running,” says Madikizela. “Unlike a marathon, everybody can complete a 5km run. My goal will be to win.”
In the women’s race marathon runner, Candyce Hall will be hoping for a 19 minute finishing time. “My goal for every race is to enjoy the run. A 19 minute finish however would be a nice bonus after a busy running weekend. The distance is the perfect ‘gateway’ to get people hooked on running.”
“A 5km race is fast and short,” says 5000m School SA’s gold medallist, Ebeth Marais. “I will be aiming for a personal best time post injury. I am looking forward to the vibe, the atmosphere and the awesome people.”
The Cell C Day Of Races has also attracted the attention of South African biathlete, Beth Goode. “I enjoy running anything from 1.5km – 5km,” says Goode. “I especially love 5km races as they are a lot of fun. For me running is all about having fun, so that will be my goal on the day.”
|Cape Town Date:||Sunday, 11 September 2016|
|Start & Finish Venue:||Green Point Athletics Stadium|
|Waves & Start Times:||1. Pretty Fast: Female / starts at 09:00|
|2. Pace Makers: 50+ / starts at 09:45|
|3. Sole Mates: Pairs /starts at 10:30|
|4. Young, Fast and Free: U18 / starts at 11:15|
|5. Anything Goes: Open / starts at 12:00|
|6. Elite Race (Invited Athletes) / starts 12:45|
Charity Support: The Cell C Day Of Races powered by Reebok supports the Unogwaja Charitable Trust. The charity’s vision can be broadly described under “education” but at its core is the willingness to support, enable and empower those people in our country who have not given up hope and who are already doing their best to make it better for themselves and the people around them, regardless of their circumstances.
CLICK HERE to view the highlights video of the Cell C Day Of Races powered by Reebok that was held in Johannesburg in August.
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