Road users urged to note Sasol Marathon runners on Saturday

SASOLBURG - Sasol urged road users to take note that the Sasol Marathon will be run in the streets of Sasolburg this coming Saturday, 1 February. The Sasol marathon, sponsored by Sasol for the 26th time, is a Comrades and Two Oceans qualifier and will again host the 42.2km Free State Championship. Sasol spokesperson, Karin Fourie, said in a statement yesterday that the 42.2km, 21.1km and 10km races will start at 06:00 in front of the DP de Villiers Stadium in Sasolburg, while the 4.9km funrun will start at 06:30. Athletes will have 5 hours to complete the 42.2km; 3 hours for the 21.1km; 2 hours for the 10km and 1 hour to finish the funrun. The prize-giving will take place at 10:00 inside the stadium. Fourie urged road users to adhere to the marshals and traffic officials from the Metsimaholo Local Municipality who will be on duty to direct athletes and minimise the impact on motorists. Fourie further said all athletes who finish the race for which they entered within the respective cut-off times, will receive a medal. Although pre-entries have closed, late entries can still be done at the Sasolburg Athletic Club at the DP de Villiers Stadium on Thursday, 30 January from 14:00 – 18:00 and on Friday, 31 January from 10:00 – 18:00. On 1 February, late entries can be done from 04:30 at the DP de Villiers Stadium. Entry fees are R200 for the 42.2km; R160 for the 21.1km; R90 for the 10 km race and R40 for the 4.9km funrun. PHOTO: (Sasol)

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