Achilles Amateur Athletic Association, the organizers of the annual Willows Resort Run, will focus on the 10km and 5km runs on Saturday the 17th of November. “This event is set apart from other events in the sense that it takes place in the safe confines of the resort with the idyllic setting as a backdrop and its natural environment as the route,” said Herman Nell of Madiba Bay Resorts.
The entrance fee for the 10km is R35 starting at 07:00 and R20 for the 5km starting at 08:30. Temporary licences for the 10km event are R25 per person. There is no cost for spectators to enter the resort. Schools that have the most participants must pre-enter to win a R5000 accommodation and facilities voucher courtesy of The Willows Resort.
Prize-money has been increased in the 10km for men and ladies. 1st prize is R1000, 2nd prize is R500 and 3rd prize is R250. Lucky draw prizes include 1 x R1000 cash plus 3 x R500 cash and Willows Resort accommodation prizes.
The first 10 finishers in the 10km 5km events receive gold medals, the next 190 receive silver and all finishers receive a bronze medal.
For participants coming from out of town, or for Port Elizabeth residents who would like to kick start the holidays, The Willows is offering 10% discount on accommodation from the 16 – 18th of November 2012.
The beneficiary for this event is MTR Smit Childrens Home. These children will be hosted by The Willows as part of their community upliftment plan and MTR Smit will be hosting the tea garden for food and refreshments to raise additional funds. Live music, beer garden, tidal pools, super tube and games centre will also be part of the activities.
Entry forms for the 10km and 5km are available at selected sport shops or on the Willows Resort Run Facebook page.
For further information contact Graham Channon on 078 184 9723.
Article source: http://mype.co.za/new/2012/10/runners-to-benefit-mtr-smit/