The Cape Peninsula marathon and half marathon take place on Sunday 17 February and runners are reminded to enter online at www.topevents.co.za or pick up an entry form at any Sportsmans Warehouse, who will also be accepting entries at the till points.
Over 1 500 entries have been received to date and race organisers are expecting a record field to line up for the event. Runners must enter before Sunday 3 February as no late entries will be taken after this date and no substitutions, upgrades or downgrades will be allowed.
The event is organised by Celtic Harriers in association with Top Events and the 42km marathon is an official qualifier for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon and Comrades, with many runners using it not only as their qualifier but also as their long training run.
The marathon starts in Green Point Main Road at 05h15, while the half marathon starts from the Bergvliet Sports Club at 07h00. Both routes offer runners a fast, flat and scenic run through to the finish at the Naval Sports Grounds in Simon’s Town.
Two runners stand the chance of each winning an all-expenses paid trip to the Victoria Falls Marathon or Half Marathon in July 2013 just by entering the Cape Peninsula 42km or 21km. All entrants’ names will go into a special lucky draw the day before the event and the winners will be informed ahead of race day.
Runners can also purchase their branded moisture management New Balance event T-shirt online when they enter.
Participants’ donations and a portion of proceeds from this event will be donated to the Beth Uriel Home and the Pink Drive. The Beth Uriel Home provides assistance and shelter for marginalised youngsters between 15 to 22 years through various development programmes.
The Pink Drive is a non-profit organisation committed to improving breast cancer awareness, education and offering services to women around South Africa, particularly those who do not have access to information.
For more information contact Top Events on 021-511 7130 or visit www.topevents.co.za.