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March 1, 2010

The Cape Town Mile is coming…

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I got a mail from an old friend about a new event she is highly involved in. It’s possibly the easiest challenge ever, and the zar raised goes to a charitable cause: Child welfare.

Background

Created in 2002 by British charity Comic Relief and BBC Sport, Sport Relief is a charity event which brings together the worlds of sport and entertainment to raise money and support vulnerable people from all over the World.

At the heart of the campaign is the Sport Relief Mile, an event open to everyone regardless of their athletic prowess or mobility. This year South Africa will join the cause as the first Sport Relief Cape Town Mile takes place on 21 March, at the V & A Waterfront.

The Event

The event is open to everyone and you get to choose your distance – 1, 3 or 6 miles (in Cape Town talk that is 1.6km, 4.8km and 8km) – which ever’s a challenge for you.  That means, from teeny-tots with their mums and dads, to super sprinters up against the clock, there’s something for everyone on the big day. The scenic course goes through the Cape Town Stadium, Granger Bay & Green Point.

UK celebs presenting on the day will be Alan Shearer (legend of British football) and Dame Kelly Holmes (Olympic Gold medalist in 800 & 1500m).

SA celebs and patrons of Child Welfare who will be supporting the event include:

Aaron Mokoena (Bafana Bafana Captain)

Bruce Fordyce (Comrades Legend)

George Meiring (Singer – winner of “Supersterre”)

Mavis Hutchinson (W80+ master records holder, first women to run across the USA in 70 days in 1978)

Mara Louw (Idols judge)

Doreen Morris (TV presenter)

Nataniel (Singer/songwriter & entertainer)

Tanya Visser (DSTV garden show host)

Cathy Del Mei (Musician)

Vernie Peterson (Director General of Sport and Recreation South Africa)

Please let me know if you need more information? Most of it is easy to access on the website www.sportrelief.co.za

How much will it cost:

The entry fees are R35 until 14 March. Late entries will be taken at The V&A Waterfront from 19-21 March at a cost of R40.

The route:

Starting from and finishing at The Lookout at the V&A Waterfront, the route will take in the magnificent beachfront Promenade and will give walkers/runners an upfront look at the glorious new Cape Town soccer stadium.

Who can enter:

The Sport Relief Mile is open to all. It’s much more fun to do it with your family and friends, so why not enter a team? Inspire your family, your friends, teachers, and colleagues and together you can make a whole lot of difference while having a great time. Give us a call and we will pay you a visit to personally present to your school, club or company the details of the event, to supply you with entry forms and Mile Welcome Kits.

go on…

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