Dear Chairperson/Secretary

Following the declaration by President of the Republic of South Africa, H.E President Cyril Ramaphosa, declaring Coronavirus a National Disaster as per National Disaster Management Act and the reaction by Athletics South Africa today through a media statement.

As Athletics family, we are greatly affected by this declaration particularly the prohibition of the gathering of more than 100 people. This will affect all local road races and training runs with a total of more than 100. In line with Athletics South Africa pronouncement that all athletics events within the next 30 days be postponed with an immediate effect.

Further guidance will be provided on an ongoing basis and as soon our National Federation (ASA) and National Government update us accordingly on the way forward.

Central Gauteng Athletics primary concern is the health and well-being of all runners and volunteers, race organisers, and race staff within CGA. We, therefore, request that all members adhere to this declaration and work together in unity to contain this pandemic in our country.

Thank you in advance for your understanding during this challenging time.

Yours Sincerely,

Mandla Radebe
General Manager
Central Gauteng Athletics