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Entries Open for 2019 FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and FNB Platinum Trail Run

Teboho Noosi by Tobias Ginsberg

North West Province – Entries have opened for the 17thannual FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the 7thannual FNB Platinum Trail Run, two premier off-road events that will leave entrants begging for more at theATKVBuffelspoort on Saturday, 01 June 2019 and Sunday, 02 June 2019 respectively.       “The perfect weekend breakaway for families, the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and ...

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SPCA cherishes runner support at FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN

Tara Hoffman, Cape of Good Hope SPCA Animal Care Assistant.  Photo Credit:  Tamed and Framed

A proud charity of the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA has enjoyed tremendous support from event entrants with an impressive total of R67 530 donated to the cause after the 2018 event.   “We are thankful to each and every runner that showed their support by choosing to make a donation towards the Cape of ...

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FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN welcomes IAAF bronze label status

The leading men’s field in action at the 2018 FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

South Africa’s most loved 12km road race, the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN has been awarded the Bronze Label-status by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).   “We are thrilledto receive this fantastic accolade,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “Our vision has always been to host a world class event on South African soil.  Since its inception ...

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People in 50 countries go the distance for water saving

The #RunningDry campaign is organized by Thirst, an international not-for-profit organization focused on educating and promoting action on and solutions to the water crisis. Since its launch in 2012, Thirst has educated more than 2 million students in China, has had more than 600,000 participants in its innovation competitions and now works with more than 1000 qualified volunteers and has the support of the Chinese Government.
Thirst founder and CEO Mina Guli will undertake the #RunningDry campaign.

NEW YORK, February 11, 2019. International water activist, Mina Guli’s #RunningDry movement came full circle on Monday 11 February, 100 days after Mina kicked off by running the New York Marathon. Having initially started as a solo campaign for Mina to run 100 marathons in 100 consecutive days around the world to raise awareness for the global water crisis, the ...

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100 Marathons in 1 day: #RunningDry now a global movement to raise awareness for the world’s water crisis!

100 marathons 1 day

CAPE TOWN, January 22, 2019. Mina Guli’s vision for her 100 marathons in 100 days #RunningDry campaign was simple: to make saving water famous. Just over 2 weeks after announcing her injury on social media and completing 62 marathons in 62 days, this vision has become a reality with #RunningDry becoming a worldwide movement.   “The support I have received ...

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Entries Open for the 2019 Kolsvlei 100KM MTB Challenge

The Kolsvlei Trail Park boasts a 25km mountain bike loop of purpose built singletrack and farm jeep tracks, which riders will need to complete 4 times in order to qualify for the 100KM Challenge finisher’s medal. Photo supplied by the Kolsvlei Trail Park.

Challenge or chill, the Kolsvlei 100KM MTB Challenge, presented by Boland SUPERSPAR, offers both and everything in-between on the 30thof March 2019. Located just outside the town of Piketberg, the Kolsvlei Trail Park plays host to the event which offers far more than its imposing name suggests – with a trail run, fun run, fun ride, relay and fewer lap ...

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Puma announces 2019 School of Speed vice principal

PUMA Gena Lofstrand 3

PUMA is proud to announce track sensation Gena Lofstrand as the new Vice Principal of the PUMA School of Speed 2019, reporting in to Principal Usain Bolt.   “It’s an honour to have been named Vice Principal. I feel so lucky to be a part of something that is making waves in South African schools’ athletics,” says Lofstrand, who won ...

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Knysna Cycle Tour and Forest Marathon on track for next year!

Left to right: Elwin Thompson, Clive Wilkinson and Andrew Finn (Knysna Rotary) and Wayne Kidd (President Knysna Marathon Club).

Organisers of the 2019 Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour and the Knysna Forest Marathon have confirmed that plans for next year’s events are on track. The Cycle Tour will take place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June, and the Forest Marathon will be on Saturday 29 June. as part of the annual Knysna Oyster Festival. The events are the iconic ...

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Some disappointments and surprises at Ultra-trail Cape Town 2018

Jonosch Kowalczyk_Photo Sam Clark

The 100km Ultra-trail Cape Town saw disappointment, and some surprises, with two of the Men’s race favourites Prodigal Khumalo and Ryan Sandes being forced to withdraw, and both the Men’s and the Women’s race winners were taken by surprise with their wins.   German Janosch Kowalczyk, 28, came first in a time of 10 hours 22 minutes, with Swedes Elov ...

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