October 2014 Newsletter 4
Hope you are all ready for the most memorable race of your lifetime. De Rusters are looking forward to accommodate and host all the visitors. The number of days left before the 22nd Meiringspoort Half Marathon are only a few.
Jonathan Kaplan will participate this year in the 21.1km. Jonathan is running his 98th half marathon. His best time is 87 minutes. He will also participate in the prize giving ceremony at 11:00 on 11 Oct 2014, in the marquees tent.
REGISTRATION & RACE NUMBER COLLECTION
Friday 10 October at NG Church grounds, De Rust, 13:00 to 21:00
Saturday 11 October at NG Church grounds, De Rust, 05:00 to 05:30
No entries will be received & no changes will be made on Friday and Saturday morning
First 500 people to collect their race packs will receive a nice goody bag
T-shirts should be collected before Saturday at 10:30
SUBS: ONLY ON FRIDAY 10 OCT 2014
- The event organisers will be doing subs only on Friday, 10 Oct 2014, 14:00 - 21:00 at NG Church Hall, De Rust, during registration
- Cost is R150 per entry (cash only)
- Athlete still needs to pay temp license fee (if applicable)
- No upgrade or downgrade
- Scenario/Process explained below
- Athletes to communicate directly with each other
- Event organisers will not get involved to search for available entries
- Contact 076 130 7920 or email@example.com if any queries
- Person A entered for e.g. 10km but can not participate anymore
- Person B did not enter, but can participate (looking for an entry e.g. 10km)
- Person A make his/her entry available to Person B (contact each other themselves)
Person A to provide Person B, a signed declaration letter (fax or email), including the following info:
- Person A declare personal info (name, surname, contact tel number, email address)
- Person A declare that he/she makes his/her entry available to Person B
- Confirm ID Numbers of Person A & Person B
- At registration:
- Person B should present declaration letter (fax or email) with registration
- Event organisers will capture Person B's info on system
- Event organisers will issue temporary license number (if applicable)
Transport departs 04:45 to 05:45 from assembly points Last transport departs promptly at 05:45 from assembly points Coffee, tea & rusks will be served at Starting Points for free NO private vehicles or bicycles will be allowed on the route The event will start when ALL private vehicles have left the Starting Point NO strollers, bicycles, i-Pods, wheelchairs, alcohol and animals are allowed NO seconding and advertising will be allowed Remember to order/bring fleecy blanket Since we are running through the Poort, everyone's co-operation is important. Be on time!!
Start: 07:00 in Meiringspoort Finish: NG Church Hall, De Rust Ablution: Start and Finish Medals: Medals to all finishers who complete the race within the cut-off time (Gold, Silver & Bronze) First Aid: Along the route & at Finish
NG Church Grounds in marquise tent, De Rust at 11h00 Athletes are responsible for collecting their own prize money or making an alternative arrangement with the Event Organiser Lucky draws will be handed out Lucky draw for Glendine painting will be done by the artist, herself.
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT & POTJIEPOS
Seeing that this is a prestige and joyful event, we have live entertainment on Friday, 10 Oct 2014, from late afternoon until late in the marquise tent. The talented Michael Lindt will entertain us with his music & singing.
The cash bar will be open on Friday, 10 Oct 2014 14:00 to 23:00. And again on Saturday, 11 Oct 09:00 to 00:00.
A huge variety of music will be played on Saturday, 11 Oct from early in the morning the whole day long. To make this year’s event even more special & memorable, Michael will entertain us further from 18:00 till late. Take note that there will be braaiburgers, Potjiekos and chips available. The cash bar will also be open.
There are no cost involved. You can just relax, put year feet up in the air or dance. This will be an excellent opportunity to recap on the days’ race, share your experiences with friends, club & family members. Not to be missed!
Like last year, the photography during the race will be provided by Grand Street Studios.
To ensure that everyone has the chance to have their photo taken, a tear-off strip will be attached to your race number. This will indicate that you would like to have your photo taken (this way our photographers can spot you as you run).
If you are not interested in having your photo taken, you can just tear off the strip and our photographers will not focus on you during the race. When you collect your race number, you will also receive a flyer with all the instructions & other information (in the envelope). Photos will be taken on various points throughout the race and at the finish to ensure a variety of photos.
Further information regarding the ordering process, pricing & all other information will be available in the form of electronic communication before / after the event and on the following link www.grandstreetstudios.co.za/mp2014
Final photos will be viewable on www.grandstreetstudios.co.za/mp2014 on Monday 13 October @ 13:00. If you wish to enquire about the photos taken during the event or have any other questions - please do not hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Soos ons weet, is dit vir elke ouer ‘n riem onder die hart, as hul kinders veilig en gelukkig is. Daar sal die jaar spesiaal na u kinders omgesien word, by die kindervermaak area. Daar sal verskeie speletjies met hul gespeel word bv vissie-vang, vrot appel, toffee appel eet kompetisie, steek donkie se stert raak en nog vele meer. Daar sal ook ‘n inkleurhoekie wees waar hul rustig hul kunstalent kan ontwikkel. Vars gebakte lekkernye en oulike speelgoed sal as pryse uitgedeel word. Dus, moenie meer bevrees wees nie. Ons sal mooi na u kroos omsien.
We are proud to announce our sponsors for the Meiringspoort Half Marathon 2014. Our media partner is Oudtshoorn Courant, part of Group Editors.
2014 Meiringspoort Half Marathon sponsors are: