With online entries having opened last week, there are plenty of incentives for runners or walkers to enter the SPAR Women’s Challenge in Port Elizabeth.
Following a few changes to what is on offer this year, the first 8 000 online entrants will receive goodie bags and a race T-shirt.
In addition, the first 2 000 women who go through the online entry portal will be given Women’s Challenge peaks.
The event, which comprises 10km and 5km distances, will take place on the Summerstrand beachfront on March 21.
SPAR Eastern Cape sponsorship and events manager Alan Stapleton encouraged females to join in the fun of “Port Elizabeth’s most beautiful race”.
“There are big incentives for the professional runners but, more importantly, this race talks to every woman,” he said.
“It challenges every woman to come out and test themselves in a safe and stress-free scenario, to exercise and to enjoy the fun, the camaraderie and the friendship of women.”
Besides the goodie bags, Stapleton said there were plenty of other incentives to enter.
“There will be lucky draws with some amazing prizes and, yes, someone will walk away with a year’s free groceries voucher.”
By logging on to the website, www.sparec.co.za, and following the simple entry process you can secure your place among thousands of females, and a few males in drag, in the March 21 event.
Once they have entered online, competitors will receive race confirmation and a race number as soon as payment has been confirmed. They should allow three days for electronic transfers to clear.
Entrants paying cash at an ATM will have to add an additional R10 bank charge fee and if you pay cash at a teller, add an additional R43 per entry.
Entry for the 10km costs R60 and R100 for licensed and unlicensed runners respectively (licensed competitors over 65 have free entry into the 10km race). The fee for the 5km is R60.
Prospective participants can enter online until March 17.
For any queries with regards to online registrations you can contact 041-484 7860 from 9am to 4pm or send a whatsapp to 073-003 4134.