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The Jive Women’s Day Challenge 2013

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The Jive Women’s Day Challenge was fabulous family fun! 

It was a clear but crisp Friday morning when just under 2400 runners and walkers in pink t-shirts, lined Carl Cronje Road in Bellville, for the 10km Run and the 5km Fun Run / Walk.  The Jive Women’s Day Challenge was presented by Edgemead Runners who just turned 21yrs old. Congratulations ERC!

Alderman James Vos started both events and was very pleased with the turn out.  The organizers of this event, Itheko Event Management, anticipates that this event will increase in size next year as it will be outside the month of Ramadaan.

The Race Beneficiary, the Children’s Hospital Trust received a cheque of R10 000 from Jive and Edgemead Runners Club.  Ronnel Jordaan of  CHT witnessed the start of the 2 events and also stayed for the entertainment and prize giving.

Renette Bloem and her Guide Dog Wendy, a black Labrador, attracted so much attention and this highlighted the SA Guide Dog Association and Women Empowerment.  The runners and walkers had Refreshment Stations along the route and also enjoyed the Food that was on sale at the finish.

All finishers received a Jive Cooldrink  and a medal!   A special thank you to all families and friends who entered and participated in this event.  The Traffic Services and The Bellville Stadium Management truly went above and beyond their call of duty on the day.

We thank Jive, The City of Cape Town, TygerBurger, People’s Post, City Vision, Melomed Private Hospitals, Sportsmans Warehouse and Market Toyota Athlone for adding to the success of this event and we look forward to many more Jive Women’s Day Challenges in years to come.

See you next year on National Women’s Day 9th August 2014!
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Jive Slave Route Challenge
Sunday 12th May 2013 – Grand Parade
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Race comments:

Hi Fatima

This is to confirm my telephone call to you today. 

What a superb race the Slave Route challenge is.  It is such a wonderful challenging and interesting route steeped in History.  This is my book, is one of the best races I have run and definately will be a highlight for me in the WPA running Calendar in the future.

The Marshalls were all smiling and alert and acknowledged thanks wherever I ran.  The Water stops were well placed and exceedingly efficient.

The Traffic Police were very efficient and friendly too. 

Thanks so much to you and the Committee who I am sure put many hours of hard work into the race, the sponsers and all who helped along the way inlcuding those at Entry and Registration points. Great not to have to fill out forms at the Entries Tables, so efficient and no queues.  I registered for 3 of us at Sportsmans in Rondebosch and was in and out in no time at all. :D  

At that hill ....................... was expecting an unduling route well what a surprise!!!!  Then the Jive and Koeksisters. 

Well done to you all. 

Anre and Lynette Slabbert (Southern Striders) have also asked me to let you know how they enjoyed the race and thank you all as well. Congratulations!!


Kind Regards

Ray Mizon (Celtic Harriers)


Hi Fatima,


Thanks to everyone for a wonderful event, superbly organised and most enjoyable.  This was my wife and my first Challenge but definitely not the last. Where did you find so many good looking marshals and water table helpers. Thanks to them all for the encouragement along the way.

Well done.


Dave Gassner

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The canon firing the start of the half marathon at 7am




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The Jive Women’s Day Challenge
Thursday 9th August 2012 - Bellville Stadium – THANK YOU
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The Jive Women’s Day Challenge presented by Edgemead Runners and organized by Itheko Events Management on Thursday 9th August 2012 at the Bellville Stadium, was a resounding success.

Just over 2000 runners / walkers participated on the day.  The 10km Run started at 8am and the 5km Fun Run / Walk started at 8:15am. Councillor James Vos, started both events with the firing of the ‘start gun’.

This event is always held on National Women’s Day  and quite appropriately, the Race Beneficiary was the Saartjie Bartman Centre for Abused Women and Children. The Centre received R10 000 on behalf of Jive and Edgemead Runners.

The aim of this event is to encourage families to come out and run and / or walk.  It is a day where we see grandmothers, daughters and granddaughters enjoy the 5km Fun Run / Walk.  It is also a day where we encouraged husbands, fathers, brothers and grandfathers to join in on the fun by showing their ‘feminine’ side through dress ups. Many dressed up in ‘drag’ with yellow and pink wigs and not forgetting the ‘fish net hose’

There were 3 refreshment stations on the route and 567 Cape Talk provided a much appreciated ‘vibe point’ on the route. At the Bellville Stadium, there was entertainment, vendors and lots of spot prizes on offer.  The weather also played a role to ensure that everything went according to plan.

All the months of planning with the Events Office, The Bellville Stadium / Velodrome, The Traffic Department, The SA Police Services, Disaster Management, The Health Department, Medical Services, Refreshment Stations and Marshalling came together as team work triumphed in the end.
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OMTOM 2012 Refreshment Stations and Marshals Thank You Event

On Monday 25th June 2012, the OMTOM 2012 Refreshment Stations and Marshals Thank You Event took place at the Presentation Room, Old Mutual in Pinelands.  This year the rain came pouring down during the OMTOM, yet the refreshment stations and entertainment went above and beyond their call of duty, so all 51 Refreshment Stations and 7 Entertainment Stations, received a ‘Shield’ for Outstanding Service.
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Jive Slave Route Challenge 2012

The 2nd Annual Jive Slave Route Challenge which took place on Sunday 27th May 2012 on the Grand Parade, Cape Town was ‘what memories are made of’. It was unique in that it is a race with a history, the history of the slaves and it is their ‘Slave Route’ that was acknowledged and honoured. There were four events. The 21.1km Half Marathon, the 10km Run, the 5km Fun Run/Walk and the 10km Big Walk.  Each event was started by the firing of the canon in front of the Castle of Good Hope. In attendance were seasoned athletes, novices and walkers. This event was run under the auspices of Western Province Athletics and Athletics South Africa. For results please log onto www.itheko.org
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