The Iron Queen

Start with a Spring in Your Step

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Rockies
Avis Van Rental Gerald Fox
Half Marathon, Johannesburg, 9 September

The
Gerald Fox event will once again take place at the Johannesburg Zoo – all
participants get free entry for the day – and the route sees runners meandering
through the leafy suburbs of Saxonwold and Forest Town. There is something for
everybody with a 21km, a 10km (including a corporate challenge), and a 5km fun
run within the Zoo’s grounds. This year there is a special floating trophy to
be awarded to the best performing club in both men’s and women’s divisions. Also
look out for the Modern Athlete pacesetters on race day.

 

Entries
are sure to be sold out once again, so make sure you get yours today! Enter at www.championchip.co.za.
Results are brought to you by Vit-T-Go and you have the option of purchasing
some of this great product with your online entry.

 

Another
innovation is the introduction of ChampionChip Timing to ensure all
participants get their results quickly and accurately! This will be done by Peak
Timing, which specialises in the timing of running and cycling events. To find
out more about having your race timed, or to become a timing sponsor, call
Craig of Peak Timing on 082 5511 487.

RACE
PREVIEW

Get Ahead
at the 644 Series

Nothing like a headstart to get your own back on those faster runners!

Tired of
the same races and the same time trials? Then get ready to tackle the 644
Series, an
exciting new race format that
recognises an individual athlete’s running ability by levelling the playing
fields using a unique handicapping system. It’s sure to bring a different dimension
to the running calendar.

 

The
six events of the 644 series will be run over 4 miles (6.44 kilometres), with
entrants being started at one-minute intervals, from slowest to fastest, so all
entrants are literally racing all other runners to get to the finish line
first. What’s more, there is an innovative team system that allows runners to
pit their skills against club mates, work colleagues or friends to earn the
right to wear the yellow polyshorts! A unique league system has been developed
across the series to keep things interesting and relevant for all participants.

 

Entries
are limited to 644 participants per event, so you need to enter early, but a further
innovation allows you to enter for the whole series upfront and guarantee your
spot. The first event will be on 13 September at Waterfall Estate, Midrand
 and each event will be timed by
Peak Timing using ChampionChip. So what are you waiting for? Check out www.644.co.za
for more info.

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