The FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN was named “Race of the Year” at the Western Province Athletics Annual Awards function held in Cape Town this past weekend.
The WPA Awards evening was a prestigious event that that brought together athletes, clubs, race organisers, coaches, technical officials and administrators from across the Western Province to celebrate the athletic achievements of individuals and clubs committed to the sport.
Sue Forge, General Manager for Western Province Athletics congratulated the team on their excellent achievement. “The FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN was named the winner out of a pool of prominent road running events, some of which are the biggest in the country. We are extremely proud to play host an event of this stature and are confident that it will continue to grow in success,” said Forge.
The FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN took Cape Town by storm in May this year when it saw close to 10 000 runners line up at the start in Woodbridge Island on a perfect winter’s day. The race also took “Race of the Month” at the same function.
“We were over the moon when we heard we had won the awards, as they recognise the hard work that Stillwater Sports and Brackenfell Athletics Club has put into creating something special for runners,” said Sue Ullyett, event manager for the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN.
“This innovative, unique road running event has turned road running on its head and demonstrated that South Africa can deliver an event that equals those found overseas,” she added.
It is a fast, flat 12km route that attracts runners from all walks of life – from local and international running champions to fun-runners who join to dress up and enjoy the live music. The route starts in Milnerton, follows the coastline, past key landmarks, and finishes outside FNB offices at Portside building in Bree Street. The 2016 event takes place on Sunday 15 May.
Online entries for 2016 will open on Sunday, 15 November 2015 at 10:00.
Charity Support: When entering online, runners can choose to support either or both the FNB Cape Town ONERUN Charities: The Cape Of Good Hope SPCA and Die Burger Kersfonds.
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Seen here an iconic photograph of the 2015 FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN (from left to right): Kenya’s Emmanuel Bett and Daniel Salel fought to the line at the inaugural FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN on Sunday, 17 May 2015. The decision, after much deliberation, going the way of Bett in a time of 33 minutes and 32 seconds (33:32). PHOTO CREDIT: Volume Photography