Get race-ready for the Hanlie Memorial Race in September

The Hanlie Steyn Memorial Race is set to take place on Saturday, 9 September this year in honour of blind runner Stefan Steyn’s wife, Hanlie who passed away in 2015.

Polokwane Athletics Club (PAC) President, Corrie Calitz, said Stefan, who had run more than 10 Comrades Marathons, was always supported by his wife every step of the way, despite her being diagnosed with cancer and being very ill. In honour of her memory, Stefan approached PAC after her death to organise a race in her memory and they readily agreed.

With the first race held in 2016 the race proved to be a very emotional event for runners who knew Hanlie well.

The race will comprise 5 km, 10 km and 21,1 km options. Entry fees will be R30, R50 and R80 respectively and temporary licences are available at R30.

Pre-entries can be done on the Friday prior to the race at Laerskool Pietersburg-Oos from 16:30 to 19:00 while athletes are also welcome to enter on the day of the race from 05:00 to 06:15.

The race is set to start at 06:30. Corrie said the race will be presented under the rules of Athletics South Africa and International Association of Athletics Federations.

Rules:

• No athletes will be allowed to run with ear phones.

• Licences and race numbers must be visible.

• Cut-off time for the 21,1 km is three hours and winners must attend the prize giving ceremony in order to receive prize money.

For more information, contact Corrie at 082 464 1963.

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