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Bonitas City2City Marathon  entries to close

Early entries will get a commemorative T-shirt and goodie bag at the race at James & Ethel Gray Park in Melrose, Johannesburg on September 29. While runners can enter the 10km on race day morning, entries for the 21km and 50km will close on Saturday as the race will only accept participation by those registered prior to the races.

Former Comrades winner and Nick Bester, the Bonitas City2City Marathon race director, said they had been astonished by the success of the 10km race in 2012. “Having three races in one day – the 10km, 21km and 50km – has made it a day out for all standards of runners, from those just wanting a bigger challenge than the standard 42km marathon,” said Bester. “September is the month of spring, the mornings are warmer and the weather for the Sunday of the race is forecast as being good.”

The route of the 10km starts in North Street, near the Wanderers Planet Fitness gym complex. The race will take runners through the leafy suburbs of Melrose, Houghton and Atholl, crossing the M1 twice before returning to the post-race party at James & Ethel Gray Park.

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Two shorter distance races will also be held as part of the event: a 21,1km half marathon and a 10km road race, both of which will start and end in Melrose. Please see overleaf for details of time schedules and road closures.

Needless to say, many thousands of people will converge into the area during the race, which will inevitably cause some disruption. While all efforts have and will be made to lessen any impact on you, please accept our sincere apology if you are inconvenienced in any way.

Also, please be assured that the event does support an extremely worthy cause: The Dunduzela Day and Night Care Centre in Pretoria, which cares for orphans and vulnerable children.

The Sports Trust is honoured to be the official CSI beneficiary of this year’s 2013 City 2 City Marathon.

We’d like to suggest that you and your family join the festivities and make a great fun day of it. The 50km Bonitas City2City Marathon will feature some of the top ultra-distant runners from South Africa and around the world.

Over and above top professional athletes, the Bonitas City2City is also about the promotion of health, fitness and well-being for all – so it promises to be a fun-filled spectacle! The Bonitas City2City is Gauteng’s biggest ultra-distance race. An event with a rich history going back for well over 100 years. And an event that has a great future in terms of putting Johannesburg and Pretoria on the road-running map; much like the Comrades in KZN which enjoys tremendous support along the route from locals.