Monday, 08 December 2014
JOCKEY Umhlanga Trail Run
There is something special on offer for all levels of fitness at the Jockey Trail Run/Walk which takes place at 6am on Sunday 14 December and officially opens the Annual Umhlanga Summer Festival 2014. If you are seasoned athlete or if you would simply enjoy a pleasant Sunday morning adventure - you are welcome to take part.
Great care has been taken in selecting the route in the 5km, 12km or 18km courses to ensure participants are treated to exceptional views, crossing shallow lagoons, bush and beach. This is not a race it is an experience. The 18km route will take entrants on an exciting new path to a beacon above the Umdloti Village where the outlook is expected to be breath taking.
All participants will receive special T-shirts which have been prepared with love by the ladies at Intaka Yempakamo Co-Operative in Durban. Jockey have been supporting Intaka for many years and offer their services to assist them in running a successful CMT.
Top athletes have already planned lining up at the start and include Thenjiwe Gumede (17) who is SA Cross Country Champion and came 1st in the youth category of the Soweton Marathon this year. Mbhasobni Gumede (17) who finished top 5 in the Soweto Marathon 2014. Lonwabo Mangwa who has many Oceans Marathons and Comrades Marathons under his belt. Lonwabo is the founder of the Inanda Qadi Athletics Club and coaches a lot of the rising stars of KZN.
The Jockey Trail Run will start and finish at the Millennium Stage on Umhlanga's Main Beach. All refreshments will supported by Brookes, Powerade, GU and Just Juice. Winners will receive Jockey hampers and Jockey will also be donating over R15 000 worth of underwear to designated charities. Runners will be treated to spot prizes.
Garlai Combrinck (Jockey SA Marketing Associate) - 'I have personally run and seen the great work the Riverside Trail and Umhlanga Tourism do in organising this Trail Run/Walk. They are sponsoring up to 50 emerging talented runners from around KZN to participate and it has been really super to see how the community can benefit from such a great event .'
On returning to the beach at the end of the course - participants can enjoy a relaxing day watching top South African surfers go head to head at the Lizzard Hurricane Surf Session 2014 where there will be FREE WIFI, further entertainment, zulu dancing and many prizes and exciting give aways for the entire family.