The Cell C Day Of Races powered by Reebok will debut at the Roosevelt High School Sports Grounds on Sunday, 28 August 2016.
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, has attracted the attention of a multitude of elite runners including the likes of Lebo and Lebogang Phalula, Precious Mashele, Xolisa Tyali, Gladwin Mzazi and Lucky Mohale to name just a few.
“I think a 5km race is perfect for the young stars,” says Lebogang Phalula. “My goal on the day will be to finish the race with the younger runners. Hopefully I will be able to motivate them. The spectator support at Stillwater’s events is always amazing. I am really looking forward to this.”
The top spot of the podium will be hotly contested in the men’s race. “I want to win,” says a confident Xolisa Tyali. “I struggle with the shorter distances as I don’t have the speed, but I am currently training for the Cape Town Marathon. So I am fit. The Cell C Day of Races will show me just how fit I am. ”
Preferring the shorter distances, Precious Mashele proudly proclaims to be a speed runner. “My goal will be to win. My strategy will involve listening to my body. I will push accordingly, but if somebody chases me I will move. I am hoping for a sub 14 minute finishing time.”
Next up: The Cell C Day Of Races powered by Reebok will also take place in Cape Town at the Green Point Athletics Stadium on Sunday, 11 September 2016.
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.
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