Upcoming fun run/walk aims to build community spirit

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Upcoming fun run/walk aims to build community spirit

Phoenix Durban

Participants at a previous community fun run/walk.

The Verulam Child and Family Welfare Society, in partnership with Golden Gate Spar and Verulam Athletics Club, is excited about its upcoming community fun run, which they are sure will be a tremendous success.
The community fun run/walk will take place on Sunday, September 30. The fun run is a friendly race with participants taking part for their own enjoyment rather than competition.
The proud sponsors, Golden Gate Spar will provide the revenue to cover the organisational costs. The first three runners pass the finish line will be presented with prizes/ hampers.
In a joint statement, the president of the society, Dr K Naidoo, Sadeck Sayed from Golden Gate Spar and Anand Naicker from the Verulam Athletic Club said, “Participation in this community fun run/walk will build community spirit and raise community pride. This will be a fabulous fun-filled whole community event.”
A first time participant can participate with ease – you don’t require any practice to participate and you can take part in the 2km walk/run.
The donation for participating in the fun run/walk is R10, 00 per person. The entry tickets are available from Golden Gate Spar and at local schools.
A limited number of entry tickets will be available at the Verulam Sports Ground on Sunday, September 30. The organisers are requesting that all participants for the fun run are at the grounds by 8am.

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The anchor sponsor of the fun run, Golden Gate Spar will present all participants with goodie bags. The first 1000 runners/ walkers to pass the finish line will receive medals.

The society is indeed grateful to Spar for embracing social responsibility and positioning the fun run as a major event on Verulam’s calendar.

The organisers are appreciative that many schools in Phoenix have also obtained entry tickets and will be participating in the fun run/walk.
The committee is confident that the event will be well-supported by the community, sporting clubs and religious organisations.
Clubs and religious organisations who participate can have posters or banners reflecting their identity.
The organising committee calls on the different components in the community such as families, religious organisations, business houses, athletic clubs, Metro Police, SAPS, teachers, children and non- governmental organisations to participate.
“Come in your numbers to support this premier event. Let us all remember that participation in events of this nature helps in the promotion of a healthy lifestyle. See you at the community fun run,” organisers concluded.

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