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FAURECIA Exhaust Systems have entered their motivated running team for The Herald Rafi’s 5km Corporate Challenge and are encouraging Port Elizabeth companies to enter as individuals or group entries to raise funds to assist the Friendly City Marathon’s annual charity drive for Retina SA.

The Herald Rafi’s Friendly City Marathon takes place from Altona Primary School in Greenbushes on Saturday, January 26.

Ilse Carstens, a gold and silver medallist in the long jump and 100m at the 2012 London Paralympics, will visit Port Elizabeth as the Friendly City Marathon and Retina SA’s guest of honour.

Ilse, 27, who is partially sighted, will host a beneficiary breakfast in aid of Retina SA at Walmer Golf Estate on January 25. The cost of the breakfast and hearing Ilse’s inspirational message is R100 a person.

Pre-race registration will take place at Rafi’s Appliances and Mattresses in Newton Park on Friday, January 25, from 5pm to 9pm.

The event includes a 42.2km marathon, a 10km race and a 5km Corporate Challenge and fun run.

The cost is R75 for the marathon, R40 for the 10km and R25 for 5km Corporate Challenge and fun run. Senior citizens (65 and above) pay 50% of the marathon fee, R35.

Entry forms are available from Rafi Appliances & Mattresses and Brian Bands in Newton Park.

For more information visit www. achilles.co.zaand www.theherald.co.zaor contact Wayne Mitchell on 082 352 0486. Breakfast seats or tables may be booked on (041)819-6564 or 082-788-2796.

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