TOTALSPORTS WOMEN’S RACE STELLENBOSCH ATTRACTS AN ELITE FIELD

Stellenbosch – Taking place in Stellenbosch on Monday, 10 August 2015, the Totalsports Women’s Race has attracted the attention of an array of elite runners including the likes of René Kalmer, Mapaseka Makhanya, Cornel Joubert, Lebo Phalula and Yolande Maclean.

Lebo Phalula photo credit Volume Photography

According to Kalmer, Stellenbosch is one of her favourite cities in South Africa.  “I can’t think of a better place to celebrate National Women’s Day.  I’ve been battling with a hip injury, so this will be a good test of my fitness.  I will be really happy to have a pain free race.  Running a 33 minute, 10km race would be a bonus”.

Makhanya, Joubert and Phalula will make their Totalsports Women’s Race Stellenbosch debut on the day.

“I’ve heard that the 10km route is fast,” says Makhanya.  “My goal is to do my best and enjoy the race as much as possible.  I will be my toughest competition.  I always want to do better than the last race”.

According to Joubert, she placed first at the Totalsports Women’s Race in Johannesburg in 2013, but has yet to compete in Stellenbosch.   “My goal is to finish in the top five.  Anything better will be a bonus.  It’s great that the event is held in honour of women and it’s really nice to have PinkDrive involved as we’re reminded about the importance of looking after ourselves”.

PUMA ambassador, Lebo Phalula recently shared a victory with her twin sister, Lebogang at the Totalsports Women’s Race in Durban completing the 10km route in 33 minutes 44 seconds.  “I would like to break a South African road record, so time will be my most challenging competitor.   It’s a privilege to have a race that is specifically for women.  It motivates us to stay healthy, and encourages women to never give up”.

For further information or to enter the Totalsports Women’s Race visit www.totalsportswomensrace.com

EVENT INFORMATION:

 

Date: Monday, 10 August 2015
Start Venue: Townhall, Plein Street (Stellenbosch)
Finish Venue: Coetzenburg Stadium (Stellenbosch)
Distance & Entry Fee: 5km run/walk – R79.80
  10km run/walk – R106.59 / licensed runner
  Temporary Licence / R34.20
  10km run/walk – R140.79 / unlicensed runner
Start Time: 08:00

 

The fast, flat route is ideal for runners that are looking to secure a personal best time, while fun seekers are guaranteed a

memorable on route experience like no other.

All entrants will receive an exclusive fitted Tee, while finisher’s bracelets will be handed to all runners and walkers as they cross the finish line.

After “Running Their City” participants can look forward to an energetic performance by SAMA award winner, Lloyd Cele.

Taking place the day after National Women’s Day, the Totalsports Women’s Race supports PinkDrive, a Non-Profit Company (NPC) that is committed to improving breast cancer awareness, education, and providing and offering services to women across South Africa.

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