A FUN element has been introduced to tomorrow’s Eastern Province half-marathon championships which start and end at EP Command in Forest Hill, Port Elizabeth.
The organisers of the HydrAssist half-marathon, Aspen Pharmacare Athletics Club, are offering a special prize for the family dress-up 5km walk.
The half-marathon is an EPA Participation League and Prestige League event.
Runners will exit EP Command and proceed along Strandfontein Road up to the Spar before making several loops in the Summerstrand area and return to the start.
As a large part of the course is flat, fast times are expected. Several runners will use the race as training for next month’s Two Oceans.
Late entries will be accepted at the army base today between 5pm to 7pm and on the morning of the race from 5am.
For the fun run, strollers, dog walkers and wheelchairs will be allowed.
Entry fee is R40 for the half-marathon and R25 for the fun run. Unlicensed runners will pay an additional R25 for a temporary licence (21.1km only).
The half-marathon starts at 6.30am and the fun run at 7am. – Mogan Segadavan