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Get on board for Weskus Marathon

Entries are officially open for the highly anticipated 19th Weskus Marathon to be held on Saturday 14 March 2020 at the West Coast National Park.

This annual event consists of a: 42,2 km full marathon, a 21.1 km half-marathon and 10 km and 5 km fun run/walk.

This year 4 666 runners from far and wide took part in this growing attraction which is also a great fund-raiser for the West Coast National Park as all proceeds are donated.

The marathon is a collaboration with Langebaan Country Estate (LCE) and is organised by the Langebaan Strandlopers in association with the West Coast Honorary Rangers.

Runners should bear in mind that this marathon is a qualifier for the Two Oceans Ultra as well as the Comrades marathon.

It remains to be seen whether next year’s marathon runners can snatch the throne from the current record-holders, which are:

. Marathon Men: Lungile Gongqa: 2h 23:17.

. Marathon Women: Farwa Mentoor: 2h 58:49.

. ½ Marathon Men: Bernard Rukadza: 1h 06:53.

. ½ Marathon Women: Alae Brand: 1h 22:05.

. 10 km men: Danzil Paulse: 31:16.

. 10 km women: Annie Bothma: 36:38.

Weslander is one of the sponsors for this event and will be manning one of the waterpoints on the day.

There will also be prize money valued at R64 760 up for grabs, as well as many lucky draws, which include: running shoes, running gear, restaurant vouchers and much more.

Participants can enter online or at any Pick n Pay store.

Entries close on Monday 9 March.

To enter and for more information visit www.weskusmarathon.co.za or follow the follow them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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