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Afriforum Springbok Vasbyt

July 13 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Afriforum Springbok Vasbyt Run

Distance & Entry Fee for the Afriforum Springbok Vasbyt Run:

Pre Entries (Closing 10 Jul 2019):
25km – R 171,00
25km 60-69 Yrs – R 57,00
10km – R 102,00
10km 60-69 Yrs – R 57,00
5km – R 57,00
5km 60-69 Yrs – R 57,00
Venue:
Voortrekker Monument Picnic Terrain
Coordinates: S 25.77690˚, O 028.17747˚
Start Time:
7:20 – Commemoration Ceremony
7:30 – 25 & 10 km
7:40 – 5 km

Registration:

• Pre-entry collection and entries available at the start on Friday 12th June 2019 from 14:00 to 18:00.
• Entries for all races taken at the start from 04:30–07:00 on day of the race. NO ENTRIES AFTER 07:00.
• 70+ and athletes celebrating their birthday (ID required): free entryMedals:
Gold medals to all running category winners
Silver medals 100
Bronze to all finishers

Time Limit: 
4 hours. At 03:30 and 03:45 all athletes with 6km or more left or 3km or more left will be diverted to the finish.

• Ample guarded, secure parking available.
• Safe sports bag area available at owners’ own risk. Avoid leaving valuables and cash in bags.
• The 10 and 25 km race terrain is unsuitable for baby strollers or wheelchairs.
• The Fun Run does not include any off-tar sections; baby strollers and wheelchairs are welcome.
• The Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Act, 2 of 2010 will be strictly adhered to.
• The organising club is obliged to pay 11,4% of the entry fee to AGN as a levy.

Route Information

1. Distance markers every kilometre.
2. No animals except guide dogs allowed.
3. No Vuvuzelas Or Hooters. We have wild animals in a confined space.
4. No iPods or listening devices. Transgressors WILL be disqualified.Sachets and other rubbish may only be discarded in the road in the first 50 m after any refreshment station.
Athletes must either leave rubbish at refreshment stations or carry the rubbish to the next station.
This is necessary to protect the animals on the Monument’s grounds.
Please Be Disciplined.

Some history

Hermann Carstens, a 20-year-old corporal of 1 Reconnaissance Regiment, died on 4 April 1989 south of Eenhana, northern South West Africa. SWAPO forces were supposed to have been 150 km north of the border on 1 April 1989, and 30 reconnaissance soldiers (Recces) who had been sent earlier to collect intelligence, were deployed with the police. After the SWAPO incursion, these Recces were swiftly deployed with the police units to curb the incursion. Hermann Carstens was in the leading vehicle when they drove into a well-planned, powerful SWAPO ambush. His Casspir was immobilised, but he heroically continued with heavy fire on the ambushers from behind his machine gun. Through his action he enabled the remainder of the vehicles to overpower a force superior in numbers. He sustained an injury to his head and was killed instantaneously. Hermann was the last South African soldier to be killed in action during the 23-year-long Namibian Border War.

The AfriForum Springbok Vasbyt 2019 honours Hermann Carstens and all other members of the South African Special Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. We honour their bravery and dedication.

Details

Date:
July 13
Time:
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
R57 – R171
Event Categories:
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Distance(s):
25km, 10km, 5km

Venue

Voortrekker Monument
Eeufees Road
Pretoria, Gauteng 0027 South Africa
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