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2016 City 2 City Marathon Cancelled

It is with great regret to announce that City 2 City Marathon 2016 due to take place on the 4th September 2016 has been cancelled.

The reason for the cancellation of this prestigious race is not being able to secure a sponsor/s for this year’s race. The City2City Ultra Marathon race has a great heritage for the people of Gauteng and runners from all corners of South Africa who remain loyal to running this race. It is really sad that it will not be taking place this year.

Central Gauteng Athletics hopes that next year the race will be revived back with a bang.

CGA giving a helping hand on Mandela Day

This Mandela day, Central Gauteng Athletics has committed itself to giving a helping hand to Pumla School for The Severely Mentally Handicapped in Orlando West, Soweto on Monday, 18 July 2016 from 10h00 to 14h00. This  is after one of our top athlete, Tebogo Masehla saw it fit that CGA family ploughs back to the community as part of the Mandela Day initiative. Together with athlete’s commission and CGA management this was well received and hope to have many more of such initiatives.

Pumla School for The Severely Mentally Handicapped is a school based in Orlando West, up the street from Vilakazi street, the late former President Mandela’ house. The school caters for a total of 345 learners with different mental disability. Meeting up with the schools’ management, we saw how much passion they have to work with these kids. Although they have some disability, they are still gifted in their own right and have the right to true happiness like any other kids.

This is why Central Gauteng Athletics felt so strongly in working with the school. We identified a few areas that need help and on the day we will help revive the schools gardening system, clean the school premises, and prepare a snack for the children on the day. We also do welcome donations such as canned food, clothes and blankets to give to the some of the needy kids of Pumla School for The Severely Mentally Handicapped. Donations may be brought into the CGA offices or dropped off at the upcoming cross country league in Dorothy Nyembe park, Soweto.

CGA Team- South Africa Half Marathon Championships 2016- Port Elizabeth

We would like to congratulate all athletes from your club who are selected to represent the province at the South Africa Half Marathon Championships to be held on the 30 July 2016 in Port Elizabeth.

The team meeting will be held on Saturday 16 July 2016 at Dorothy Nyembe, Dobsonville in Soweto at 12h00 ( CGA Cross Country League 7 venue) to give final team arrangements.

We would appreciate if you could advice the selected athletes accordingly and revert back to our office with vest and track suit sizes (only athletes that were not selected for CGA teams in the past 3 years will get clothing).

Herewith please find the attached CGA Team list letter which includes confirmation form that both the athlete and the club representative needs to sign and returned to our office before the 5 July 2016.

Once again congratulations to all selected athletes for the championships.

For more information please contact the Central Gauteng Athletics office on 011 873 2726.

Clubs of the selected athletes are requested to acknowledge the receipt of this communication and confirm that the respective athletes will be informed accordingly.

 

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