The annual Metropolitan 10km Race, regarded as one of Cape Town’s most challenging road races due to its undulating course that spans across the suburbs of Bellville and up Tygerberg Hill, will be held on Wednesday 2 December at Parc Du Cap in Bellville.
This year, there is yet another reason to put on your running shoes and take to road: Metropolitan is giving away R10 000 to the first man and woman to finish the race; effectively awarding winners with R100 for every metre completed!
There will also be smaller cash prizes for runners up on the night; a great kick start to the festive season for talented runners!
This year’s event, facilitated by the Metropolitan Athletics Club, will also feature lucky draws and other fun activities. There will be food and beverage vendors, as well as free HIV testing and diabetes and hypertension screening for participants and supporters on the day. R5 from each race entry along with a R20 000 cheque from Metropolitan will be donated towards Phambili Community Services, which provides healthcare and wellness services to the wider Broadlands Park community.
Llewellyn Allen, Head of Brand at Metropolitan – financial services provider and the race’s main sponsor – explains: “Financial health and physical health are inherently intertwined, as one will have an impact on the other. An important part of our CSI efforts is focussed on sports development, as we believe that it plays a key role in not only the upliftment of communities, but also in the health of the individual.”
The Metropolitan 10km race forms part of the Metropolitan Mojo series – a series of countrywide running events that are designed to challenge runners, yet are open to anyone within the communities with a pair of running shoes.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to offer an additional incentive to runners at this year’s Metropolitan 10km Race, as well as connect with our community through this annual highlight on the running calendar.
“We look forward to seeing Cape Town’s runners there!”
- When: Wednesday 2 December 2015
- Where: Metropolitan offices, Parc Du Cap, Mispel Road, Bellville
- Time: Race starts at 18h30 and cut-off time is 20h00
- Pre-register online at www.racetraq.co.za (no online levy charged)
- Participants must be 14 years or older on the day of the race
- Online entries close Friday 27 November 2015.
- Entries will be accepted from 17:00 to 18:15 at Parc Du Cap on the day