Pietermaritzburg gears up for 2015 Greater Edendale Race, hosted by the CMA

Pietermaritzburg gears up for 2015 Greater Edendale Race, hosted by the CMA

Preparations are underway for the ninth edition of the much loved community road-running event, the Greater Edendale Race.  As part of its corporate social investment initiative, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) will once again host the race on Sunday, 15 November 2015 at the FNB Wadley Stadium in Georgetown, Edendale.

Look forward to the Greater Edendale Race in November

Look forward to the Greater Edendale Race in November

The race has been attracting nearly 2000 participants on an annual basis.

Prize money totalling nearly R15.000 is up for grabs with a generous first prize of R2,500 for the First Man and First Woman respectively. The first three walkers over the finish line for both the men’s and women’s race will also be rewarded. Additionally, every finisher will take home a medal in addition to all 10km runners receiving an Edendale 10km Race T-shirt.

The first two schools with most finishers will each walk away with a grand prize comprising digital equipment. The SAPS and traffic police, as well as sixty marshals will be on duty.

Participants must be at least 15 years old to run the 10km race. Temporary licenses will be available at the Registration Desk at a cost of R10 for those runners who are not licensed members of running clubs. Anyone over 9 years old may enter the 5km Fun Run which forms part of the world renowned AIMS Children’s Series Race.

The event is run under the auspices of the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF), Athletics South Africa (ASA) and KwaZulu-Natal Athletics (KZNA).

Pre-entries are currently being taken at Comrades Marathon House (weekdays between 08h00 and 16h30). The local race organizing committee will be at the FNB Wadley Stadium taking entries on Saturday 14 November 2015 from 11h00 to 14h00. Registration will also be open on the day of the race from 05h00 to 07h00.

CMA Chairperson, Macdonald Chitja says, ‘We would like to thank our partners in this event, the Msunduzi Municipality and Msunduzi Pietermaritzburg Tourism Association who have been supporting this event since its inception. We would also like to thank the Department of Sport and Recreation and our volunteers whose dedication and commitment is vital to the success of the race.’