December 2014 Newsletter 5
By now, the 22nd Meiringspoort Half Marthon, held on 11 Oct 2014 in De Rust, is only in your heart. I trust that the experience to participate in this well organized race, created memories for life. Hope you recovered well from the race. Already back in training? Well done!
This year there were 900 entries available for the 10km. And 2100 entries available for the 21.1km. The entries was gasped within 48 hours. In total 2501 people registered. For those who run a personal best, well done. You deserve the excellent time. Many runners entered the 21.1km and ended up doing the 10km. This corrupts the finish times and stats and results in a lot of additional work for time keepers to get the results out quickly and accurately. This chip system will again be used at the 2015 event. Mats will also be placed on the route to pick up the “cheats” entering the 21.1km, but doing the 10km. These will result in disqualification and the potential barring from future participation.
Online entries open on 5 May 2015. The 23rd Meiringspoort Half Marathon will take place on 17 Oct 2015, De Rust. Keep your eye on the website for more information.
Remember to book your accommodation for 2015 in advance. Visit www.meiringspoort21.co.za/accommodation for links to accommodation available.
You will agree that this year's lucky draws were fun & full of excitement. Lucky draws included vouchers for accommodation, vouchers for meals & wine tasting, hampers of Klein Karoo unique products, olive oil, exquisite wines, Meerkat tours, entrance fee & encounters at wildlife centre, prints on canvas, activities at family farm, waterbottles & supplements as well as CD's and entrance tickets to the entertainment show. The total value of these lucky draws was in excess of R28 335. Awesome!!
A huge thank you to the following people and organisations that were involved in the lucky draws:
Oudtshoorn: Cango Wildlife, De Zeekoe Guest Frarm, Café Soleil, Tons, Grand Street Studio, Turnberry Boutique Hotel, Wilgewandel & JB Motors
De Rust: Meijer's Rust, Klein Karoo Beperk, Kammannasie Blue, De Rustica Olive Farm & Doornkraal
Prince Albert: Karoo View Country Lodge, Fernskloof Wyne, La-di-dah & The Showroom
George: Just Water
Willowmore: Bhenjane Game Reserve
For all race, transport, registration and facility related queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 076 130 7920 (office hours only).
Use the mentioned contact details if you or your company and organisation would like to become involved as sponsor for the 23rd Meiringspoort Half Marathon in 2015.
As you know, our sponsors are very important to us as organizing committee. The sponsors for the Meiringspoort Half Marathon 2014 all agreed that the event was a great success. Our media partner was Oudtshoorn Courant, part of Group Editors.
2014 Meiringspoort Half Marathon sponsors are: