The Longest Day set to attract a new record entry

Entries for 18th annual running of The Braai Ketts Longest Day 12-hour track race are flooding in, and a new record field seems to be imminent.

The race, which is set to be held at the Pietermaritzburg Collegians Club on Saturday, July 27, will be run on a 400 metre track for the first time, as opposed to the normal 333 metre track of previous years.

“By increasing the size of the running track, we have been able to increase the limit on entries from 100 to 150”, said Andre’ Booysen, Chairman of the organizing Club, Collegians Harriers.

The event also forms Leg 2 of the new “Triple Challenge”, which incorporates the Comrades Marathon and the 100 Capital Classic.

Entry Forms may be obtained from Poobie Naidoo’s Sports, and from the KZN Athletics office, or downloaded from the website www.collegiansharriers.co.za .

Due to the popularity of the event, the closing date has been extended till Monday, July 22. Unfortunately, no late entries or substitutions will be accepted.

Entry Fee for The Longest Day is R200.00, with an optional extra R100.00 for The Triple Challenge.

The race starts at 07h00 and finishes at 19h00, and participant will need to complete a total distance of 80 kilometres or more, in order to qualify for a special medal.

Besides the usual prize monies and trophies, there will be a number of “lucky draw” prizes awarded throughout the day, with every entrant also receiving a free bag of charcoal, compliments of Braai Ketts.

A well-stocked refreshment station will be provided, with music throughout the day, but participants are also encouraged to bring their own support crew.