Greatest Train Race launched

Not even load shedding could dampen the spirits during the launch of The Greatest Train Race 2015.

Wednesday 20 May saw the Middelburg Chamber Auditorium filled with businessmen and women supporting the event. Major Mike Masina as well as the Rotary District Governor Annie Steijn attended the event as distinguished guests.

The Greatest Train Race 2015 was made official by the signing of the sponsorship agreement by the race’s main sponsors Lawrence Maroos from GC Construction and Vusi Zwane from Glencore together with the Chairman of the Train Race Committee, Max Köhler.

Köhler explained that although more South Africans have access to social welfare services, electricity and water, 65% are still very poor with 30% being jobless. This is the reason why it is so heart warming to be associated with the Train Race, the sponsors and volunteers being involved and making a difference, Köhler said.

The mayor of Middelburg, Mr. Mike Masina said that the well planned Greatest Train Race has been a part of the Middelburg community for a long time and will remain a part of the community for many years to come with the full support of the Steve Tshwete Municipality.

There are still a number of opportunities for companies and individuals to become sponsors or volunteers at this great fun event.

The Greatest Train Race 2015 will take place on 22 August. It starts at the Witbank Train Station and finishes at the Steve Tshwete Municipality. Entries have already opened. You can choose to take part in the 4.9km, 15km or 28km individual events or the ever popular relay race comprising of 5 members per team over a distance of 28km.

Entries can be submitted online at www.gtr.co.za or by hand at the Middelburg Information Centre in Walter Sisulu street and the Highveld Mall Info Kiosk in eMalahleni. The race office can be contacted on 086 11 TRAIN (87246) or admin@gtr.co.za.

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