Get out your walking or running shoes. The 27 for Freedom event will be held on Saturday 9 February at Drakenstein Correctional Centre as a reminder of Nelson Mandela’s unprecedented quest for dignity and justice for all. The event comprises running and walking categories. Plus, there will be plenty of entertainment to get you moving.
The fourth annual 27 for Freedom event will be hosted by the Department of Correctional Services with Drakenstein Municipality and Cape Winelands District Municipality and is proudly supported by Huisgenoot, YOU and DRUM.
“What an honour for Huisgenoot, YOU and DRUM to partner with the Freedom walk. Nelson Mandela’s values will always be an inspiration to our brands. Bring your family and join us for this fun and meaningful day,” says Izelle Venter, editor-in-chief of Huisgenoot, YOU and DRUM.
The event consists of three categories at distances that can be either walked or run, 5 km, 10 km and 27 km, as well as the fun 50 m toddlers’ run.
And you’ll be entertained by MC SK Sekoati and top musicians such as Boki, Andriette and Dillon Lerm.
MC: SK Sekoati (Kabelo in 7de Laan)
9:30 – Dillon Lerm
10:00 - Louwtjie Rothman/Sarah Theron
10:30 - Crushanda
11:00 - Prizegiving
12:00 - Boki
12:30 - Andriette
Times and entry fees:
50 m toddlers walk starts 10 am
5 km starts 9 am
- Learners R10
- Club and non-club members R30
10 km starts 7 am
- Club members R40
- Non-club members R65 (includes temporary licence)
27 km starts 6 am
- Club members R75
- Non-club members R100 (includes temporary licence)
Four easy ways to enter
- Online at www.topevents.co.za.
- In-store at select Sportsman’s Warehouse stores in Western Cape.
- Fax your completed entry form with your deposit slip to 021-510-7230.
- Hand deliver to the municipal offices in Paarl.
What’s cool is that all proceeds will be donated to charity. To celebrate Madiba’s legacy and support this worthy cause, enter before 3 February. For more information, go to www.topevents.co.za or call 021-511-7130.