Offering beautiful scenery, the races starts at Red Square (opposite Trawlers), Gordons Bay. The 21km race runs along Beach Road past Bikini Beach, around the circle and back to Faure Marine Drive (R44) towards Strand; then left into Beach Road, along Strand beach to turn at the Lourens river bridge, back along Beach Road towards Gordons Bay to finish at Red Square.
There will be sufficient water tables, sponsored by local businesses. A Tog Bag area will be provided at runner's own risk. Fees are R50 for licensed and R75 for unlicensed athletes. Those 70 and over run for free and the Fun Run/Walk is only R15!
Prize-giving will be at 11h00 with medals for all finishers - of the 21km race and the Fun Run! Lucky draw prizes will be up for grabs, including a weekend at a 5 star Guest House and meals for 2 at restaurants.
With Athletics SA and Western Province Athletics rules, race results will be sent to clubs. Other clubs must provide postal addresses on entry forms. From next year the race will be an annual official Western Province Athletics event. Organisers of the event, Strand Athletic Club, have consistently won 'Best organised race of the month' and are confident that this race can win the 'Best new race of the Year' and 'Best Race of August'. They thank sponsors: Leapfrog, Coca Cola, 24 Seven Plumbing Services and the City of Cape Town.
As members of the Gordon's Bay Business Forum, Lester Burrow (Chairman of Strand Athletic Club) and Leapfrog principal, Kevin Wearing, initiated this event to attract visitors to the area. With so many diverse sporting opportunities Gordon's Bay aims to be the 'Sporting capital of the Western Cape', offering athletes and their families fun weekends of beautiful beaches, spectacular scenery and warm hospitality.