The Jive Women’s Day Challenge was fabulous family fun!
It was a clear but crisp Friday morning when just under 2400 runners and walkers in pink t-shirts, lined Carl Cronje Road in Bellville, for the 10km Run and the 5km Fun Run / Walk. The Jive Women’s Day Challenge was presented by Edgemead Runners who just turned 21yrs old. Congratulations ERC!
Alderman James Vos started both events and was very pleased with the turn out. The organizers of this event, Itheko Event Management, anticipates that this event will increase in size next year as it will be outside the month of Ramadaan.
The Race Beneficiary, the Children’s Hospital Trust received a cheque of R10 000 from Jive and Edgemead Runners Club. Ronnel Jordaan of CHT witnessed the start of the 2 events and also stayed for the entertainment and prize giving.
Renette Bloem and her Guide Dog Wendy, a black Labrador, attracted so much attention and this highlighted the SA Guide Dog Association and Women Empowerment. The runners and walkers had Refreshment Stations along the route and also enjoyed the Food that was on sale at the finish.
All finishers received a Jive Cooldrink and a medal! A special thank you to all families and friends who entered and participated in this event. The Traffic Services and The Bellville Stadium Management truly went above and beyond their call of duty on the day.
We thank Jive, The City of Cape Town, TygerBurger, People’s Post, City Vision, Melomed Private Hospitals, Sportsmans Warehouse and Market Toyota Athlone for adding to the success of this event and we look forward to many more Jive Women’s Day Challenges in years to come.
See you next year on National Women’s Day 9th August 2014!