SPAR Eastern Cape have thrown their support behind the Daily Dispatch Summer Fun Run later this month, continuing a strong link they have created with the East London community.
This event takes place at the beachfront on November 26 and will offer 4km and 8km distances to runners and walkers.
With the holiday season approaching, SPAR EC sponsorship and events manager Alan Stapleton said the family ethos matched their philosophy.
“We ran the Family Challenge in the past and following the continued success of the Women’s Challenge in Port Elizabeth, we felt there was a call to remain involved with the East London community,” he said.
He said the Summer Fun Run covered all the angles.
“It’s a great welcome to the summer season; a fun event which is suitable for the whole family. Besides the races, there will be lots of fun events, lucky draws, music and cheerleaders.”
A further connection SPAR EC have with the Summer Fun Run is that the event has the Association for the Rehabilitation of Persons with Disability (ARPD) as its beneficiary.
Stapleton said this tied in with the annual Wheelchair Wednesday campaign, which they supported in collaboration with the Association for Persons with Physical Disabilities (Eastern Cape) in PE during August.
He added that the route was suitable for everyone from moms with tots to persons with disabilities to more serious runners.
The runs begin at the Orient swimming pool on East London’s Esplanade, starting at 9am.