Central Gauteng Athletics in partnership with Pick n Pay will be hosting the 3rd edition of the Pick n Pay Junior Road Running Series this year. The series will take place this Saturday, 22 August 2015 at the Simunye Gymnasium, Westonaria from 8:00 in the morning.
The series consists of two distances, 5km for kids between 11-14 years and 2.5km for kids between 2-10 years of age. The main objective is to encourage participation in athletics from a young age and getting the community involved in the process. This edition will be organised by the local club, Baobab Athletics Club which has been given the opportunity to learn the dynamics of hosting a race and getting the community of Simunye involved in making this event a success.
We are expecting a turnout of 2000 kids which include kids from surrounding areas and kids that are already participants in athletics. Simunye is the home of renowned Sibusiso Nzima, who started his career in athletics through this very same programme and is now a national athlete who has represented South Africa in a number of occasions including the IAAF World Championships commencing tomorrow in Beijing, China. The programme has proven to be a great development platform for future top athletes.
On the day there will be a lot of prizes which will include a lunch pack to all the kids participating and there are also instant prizes to be won on the day courtesy of Pick n Pay. There will also be entertainment provided by Coca Cola, which adds a fun element for the kids and parents present.