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01 Mar, 2013

Start with a Spring in Your Step

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Start with a Spring in Your Step

RAM 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.