The 16 km Moffatt Optical Ronnie Davel Memorial Run 2011 which includes a 5 km Fun Run & Walk is happening on Sunday 9 January 2011! The Hilton Harriers annual 16 km Run & Walk race kicks off the KZN New Year's running calendar with a scenic off-road route through the Hilton surrounds accompanied by haunting bag pipes.
The popular race, in its 33rd year, is a draw card for many of the province's top runners who use it to get limbs working after the Christmas season. We're expecting a race to the finish with last year's men's winner, Prodigal Khumalo challenging 3rd placed 2010 Comrades Marathon local elite runner, Bongmusa Mthembu to take the top prize, while Hilton's Shaun Meikelijohn will help to keep the heat on and push the pace.
With generous sponsorship from Moffatt Optical and Morris Material Handling and many others, prizes for the winners will include:
- Running shoes
- Oakley backpacks and handbags
- Dlamini statues
There will be goodie bags and a free light breakfast for all participants as well as numerous interesting spot prizes. The race starts at 7 am for the 16 km and 7.15 am for the 5 km at Laddsworth Primary School in Hilton, KZN. The entry fee for the 16 km Runners & Walkers is R50, and can be made on Saturday 8th January 2011, from 14h00 to 17h00, or on race day, Sunday 9th January 2011, from 05h30 to 06h45.
Licensed athletes must wear their correct club colours, their 2011 license numbers and age category tags on the front and back of running vests but temporary licenses can be purchased on registration for R20. The minimum age to enter is 15 years.