The seventh annual Century City Sports Festival, which includes the Century City 10km Express road race offering runners among the top cash prizes in the country, will take place from Friday 27 February until Sunday 1 March.
The sporting highlight of the year on the Century City calendar, the Sports Festival is aimed at both corporate teams and individual participants, drawing competitors from far and wide.
Providing both participatory and spectator sports, the Festival will again be held in and around Central Park and will include fun, food and entertainment for the whole family.
The Century City 10km Express is the signature event of the Festival and forms part of the Western Province Athletics calendar as well as being a Coca Cola League Race. Building on the success of previous years, the race will be held on Saturday 28 February over a flat, fast course and is again expected to attract a large number of runners, many from out of town, attempting to achieve personal best times over the distance and to win the R10 000 purse!
The top men and women runners will not only each receive a R10 000 cash prize but also R3500 in Canal Walk vouchers. Runners up will receive a R1500 purse and a further R1500 in Canal Walk vouchers and those placed third will each receive R1000 in cash and R1000 in Canal Walk vouchers.
All other category winners will also receive cash prizes or vouchers and the first 2000 finishers will receive medals.
The Century City 10km Express, which starts at 7am on the Saturday, will be followed by a 2,5km Family Fun Run/Walk at 7.15am where more than 200 JAG runners from the JAG Foundation will be participating.
Registration opens at 5.30am. This year runners can also enter online through www.entrytime.co.za and on the evening before from 16h00 to 18h00 at the Century City Club House.
Chris Blackshaw, CEO of the Century City Property Owners’ Association, the non-profit company responsible for the day to day running of Century City, said more than 6000 participated in last year’s festival and they expected this year’s to be even bigger and better.
He said the festival will also include Schools & Corporate Touch Rugby, Five-a-side Soccer, a Circuit Cycling Kermesse, Junior and Senior Canoeing, Stand UP Paddling, Canoe Polo, Dragon Boat Racing as well as Junior and Mini Cricket. This year the Corporate Touch Rugby will take place on Friday evening while the Five-A-Side Soccer will be hosted at the Fives Futbol Arena opposite Canal Walk on the Sunday.
Mini cricket (U7 & U8) will be held on Central Park on Saturday and Junior Cricket (U12 & U14) will be held on the Curro school field.
Blackshaw said both cricket venues would offer food for sale and loads of kids’ activities.
He said a first for the festival this year was that members of the public would be able to try Stand Up Paddling with an instructor for free at certain times during Saturday and Sunday.
Blackshaw added that there would be great spot prizes, medals and lucky draws will be awarded for participants in all sporting events.
Corporate teams wishing to participate in the Touch Rugby tournaments should contact Neil or Graham on 021 4398646.
Corporate teams wishing to take part in the 5-a-side Soccer should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
General Festival inquiries should be directed to Alan Liebenberg or Bianca Church on 021 5526889 or email email@example.com.
For further details and a programme of events go to http://centurycity.co.za/sports-festival-2014