27 For Freedom Virtual Race 2021

2021 marks the 31st anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s historic release from Victor Verster Prison now called Drakenstein Correctional Facility, where his renowned Walk To Freedom after 27 years of incarceration took place.

In celebration of one of the most significant lives in all of history, all are invited to join us in solidarity, where you and your family, friends or company can participate in a virtual walk, run or cycle and in so doing, recreate the footsteps of the father of our nation, Tata Madiba. All local entrants will receive a gift pack of 3 items, i.e. an embroidered head visor, an event cloth mask and a bottle of RTD (ready to drink Powerade). You can also purchase a special 31st commemorative t-shirt online. Collection of these items can be done on Friday, 26th March at one of the following four Sportsmans Warehouse Stores that you choose in the Cape Peninsula area namely, Somerset West, Tygervalley, Rondebosch and Sea Point.

As per most virtual races, participants will be allowed to walk, run, or cycle at any location (within the borders of South Africa and abroad), at their own pace, outside or on a treadmill, alone or with a group of friends as long as they do so safely and adhere to all relevant Covid-19 lockdown regulations.

To commemorate and reflect on the milestones and to best honour Madiba’s legacy, the 27 FOR FREEDOM VIRTUAL RACE takes place from 27 – 31 March 2021. Participants can walk, run or cycle for a good cause and choose any of the three official distances, namely 5km, 10km or 27km – again we ask all participants to do so safely with adherence to the relevant lockdown regulations.

In the true spirit of what Nelson Mandela stood for, we invite people from all walks of life, all races and all ages to pay tribute to our iconic leader by participating in the 27 For Freedom Virtual Race.

Please join us at the 27 FOR FREEDOM VIRTUAL RACE and help us to preserve, protect and build on the legacy of Tata Madiba.

27km Run / Walk / Cycle

27km Run / Walk / Cycle

Distance selected must be completed between Saturday the 27th & Wednesday the 31st March 2021.

You have 4 days in TOTAL to complete the distance you have chosen .

Please adhere to all COVID-19 restrictions & social distancing measures.

Runners / Walkers / Cyclists are not allowed on highways, major arterials or any other road where running is prohibited.

Runners / Walkers / Cyclists must please stick to their neighbourhoods and/or their regular training routes Run / Walk Cycle on sidewalks

  • Please respect all City by-laws.
  • Littering is strictly prohibited.
  • Encourage your runners to not run / Walk / Cycle alone, and to stick to small groups or use a buddy system. Also encourage your friends to inform a fellow club member, friend or loved one of the route they will be running

10km Run / Walk / Cycle

10km Run / Walk / Cycle

Distance selected must be completed between Saturday the 27th & Wednesday the 31st March 2021.

You have 4 days in TOTAL to complete the distance you have chosen .

Please adhere to all COVID-19 restrictions & social distancing measures.

Runners / Walkers / Cyclists are not allowed on highways, major arterials or any other road where running is prohibited.

Runners / Walkers / Cyclists must please stick to their neighbourhoods and/or their regular training routes Run / Walk Cycle on sidewalks

  • Please respect all City by-laws.
  • Littering is strictly prohibited.
  • Encourage your runners to not run / Walk / Cycle alone, and to stick to small groups or use a buddy system. Also encourage your friends to inform a fellow club member, friend or loved one of the route they will be running

5km Run / Walk / Cycle

5km Run / Walk / Cycle

  • Distance selected must be completed between Saturday the 27th & Wednesday the 31st March 2021. You have 4 days in TOTAL to complete the distance you have chosen .Please adhere to all COVID-19 restrictions & social distancing measures.Runners / Walkers / Cyclists are not allowed on highways, major arterials or any other road where running is prohibited.Runners / Walkers / Cyclists must please stick to their neighbourhoods and/or their regular training routes Run / Walk Cycle on sidewalks
    • Please respect all City by-laws.
    • Littering is strictly prohibited.
    • Encourage your runners to not run / Walk / Cycle alone, and to stick to small groups or use a buddy system. Also encourage your friends to inform a fellow club member, friend or loved one of the route they will be running

Race rules

  1. The 27 For Freedom Virtual Race 2021 is open to all Runners, Walkers, Cyclists.
  2. Entry Fees are not refundable
  3. Distance selected must be completed between Saturday the 27th  March and Wednesday 31st March 2021. You have 5 days in TOTAL to complete the distance you have chosen .
  4. We encourage all runners, walkers and cyclists not to litter and to follow safety precautions as stipulated by the government. Please wear your mask.
  5. You enter this event voluntarily and entirely at your own risk.
  6. Collection of your sponsored items and purchased t-shirts will take place at the Sportsman’s Warehouse store you selected on Friday 26th March 2021 10:30 – 17:00.
  7. Complete your event, take pics of you wearing your sponsored items, claim your certificate and share it with us on social media and tag @topeventssa to go into the lucky draw for some amazing prizes.

An email will be sent to you to claim your certificate on completion of the event  – please be sure to have your entry reference number and finish time handy when claiming your certificate.

SIGN UP FOR STRAVA TO TRACK YOURSELF.

Please find video link below on how to link STRAVA:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/d1edwtXl464?sap-outbound-id=EBA5CC3C65496B1DF69DA405511F6E56BE89183F&utm_source=SAPHybris&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=SEND_TEST&utm_term=VITA_Strava_Runner_Device_111220201_YS___How%20to%20download%20Strava%20and%20link%20to%20Vitality&utm_content=EN

Please adhere to all COVID-19 restrictions & social distancing measures.

Runners / Walkers / Cyclists are not allowed on highways, major arterials or any other road where running / walking / Cycling is prohibited.

Runners / Walkers / Cyclists must please stick to their neighbourhoods and/or their regular training routes Run / Walk / Cycle on sidewalks

  • Please respect all City by-laws.
  • Littering is strictly prohibited.
  • Encourage your runners to not run / Walk / Cycle alone, and to stick to small groups or use a buddy system. Also encourage your friends to inform a fellow club member, friend or loved one of the route they will be running

Collection of your sponsored items and purchased t-shirts will take place at the Sportsmans Warehouse store you selected on Friday 26th March 2021 from 10:30 – 17:00

Choose either:

Sportsmans Warehouse Somerset West
Sportsmans Warehouse Tygervalley
Sportsmans Warehouse Rondebosch
Sportsmans Warehouse Sea Point
Sportsmans Warehouse Fourways (JHB)
Sportsmans Warehouse Centurion (PTA)
Sportmans Warehouse Gateway (DBN)
Sportsmans Warehouse Westville Pavilion (DBN)
Sportsmans Warehouse Bloem Value Mart (Bloemfontein)
Sportsmans Warehouse Moffet Retail Park (PE)
Sportsmans Warehouse Beacon Bay Retail Park (East London)

Complete your event, take pics of you wearing your sponsored items, claim your certificate and share it with us on social media and tag @topeventssa to go into the lucky draw for some amazing prizes.

Collection Date and Times : Friday 26th March 10:30 – 17:00

ONLINE:
Enter online at www.topevents.co.za , for enquiries, please contact Top Events: jade@topevents.co.za

Closing date: 17th March 2021 midnight.
Please note if payment is not received within 72 hours of entry, your entry will be deleted.

The event is limited to the Cape Peninsula and surrounding areas.

Courier to outside participants can be arranged at your own cost.

Entry Fee is R120.00 for all distances.

27km / 10km / 5km Run, walk or Cycle

All local entrants will receive a gift pack of 3 items inclusive of your entry fee, i.e. an embroidered head visor, an event cloth mask and a bottle of RTD (ready to drink Powerade). You can also purchase a special 31st commemorative t-shirt online.

Entry Fee is R120.00 for all distances.

27km / 10km / 5km Run, walk or Cycle

All local entrants will receive a gift pack of 3 items inclusive of your entry fee, i.e. an embroidered head visor, an event cloth mask and a bottle of RTD (ready to drink Powerade). You can also purchase a special 31st commemorative t-shirt online.

Run from the comfort of your own home:

Distance selected must be completed between Saturday the 27th & Wednesday the 31st March 2021.

You have 5 days in TOTAL to complete the distance you have chosen .

Please adhere to all COVID-19 restrictions & social distancing measures.

Runners / Walkers / Cyclists are not allowed on highways, major arterials or any other road where running / walking / Cycling is prohibited.

Runners / Walkers / Cyclists must please stick to their neighbourhoods and/or their regular training routes Run / Walk Cycle on sidewalks

  • Please respect all City by-laws.
  • Littering is strictly prohibited.
  • Encourage your runners to not run / Walk / Cycle alone, and to stick to small groups or use a buddy system. Also encourage your friends to inform a fellow club member, friend or loved one of the route they will be running

Complete your event, take pics of you wearing your sponsored items, claim your certificate and share it with us on social media and tag @topeventssa to go into the lucky draw for some amazing prizes.

An email will be sent to you to claim your certificate on completion of the event  – please be sure to have your entry reference number and finish time handy when claiming your certificate.

Sign up for the strava timing app to track yourself.

The Drakenstein Correctional Services Athletic Club are based in Paarl and fall under the auspices of Boland Athletics.

Although relatively small in membership they are very active in their community and have a number of youth running development programmes that they stage every year. This includes schools and learners within close proximity to the Drakenstein Prison where the iconic statue of Nelson Mandela can be found at the gates to the prison facility . Please donate generously to this worthy cause.

 

Contact:

YOLANDA SNYMAN

Manager: Special Programs

Drakenstein Correctional Services

Tel: 021 864 8000

Yolanda.snyman@dcs.gov.za

T-shirt sizes:

  • Small (51cm)
  • Medium (53cm)
  • Large (56cm)
  • Xtra Large (60cm)
  • Xtra Xtra Large (64cm)
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