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Registration opened for Fats Cats runners

Race director Cindy Nkomo urges runners to register early for the October 8 race.

Fat Cats Athletic Club, one of South Africa’s running clubs with a unique offering, will be hosting its historic 5th instalment of the Fat Cats 10 km race.

The race, affectionately known as #arunforthewholefamily, is scheduled to take place on October 8, in Waterfall City’s Mall of Africa.

Race director Cindy Nkomo said the edition was going to be special for several reasons, apart from the fact that they will be celebrating five years of this great family event.
She said other distances will include 5km, Kitten Miler (1.6km) and Nappy Dash (250m) while walkers are also welcome.

Waterfall City will hosts Fats Cats Athletic Club’s 5th edition of the 10km main race.

Nkomo said the club is excited about this year’s race, not only because it will bring people together but also because it will mark the addition of new innovations to the event.
“In living to the race’s tagline, ‘a run for the whole family’, our focus is on creating a race that not only gives each member of the family a distance to test and challenge themselves over, but also brings the entire family together over childhood games. We want participants to leave the race with a sense of unity and deeper connection. We have also upgraded the 5km fun run to a timed race with a total prize money of R2 400.”

Nkomo added that all entries received online and before the closing date will receive a Fat Cats souvenir – something to remember them by long after the race has passed.
“We therefore encourage runners to register early and we thank our various partners and sponsors: Mall of Africa, Genesis Corporate Solutions and Tifosi Sports, who have come on board to ensure that the race becomes a success.”

No one is left behind: A runner takes her young toddler to Fat Cats Athletic Club run to ensure its a family event.

Fat Cats chairperson Vongani Mashile said: “I would like to commend our race committee for the work they’re putting in in ensuring that they bring us yet another spectacular event this year. We are confident that this year the race will attract more participants as people will be looking forward to going back to outdoor social events again following the record-breaking cold and snowy winter. We would like to encourage runners to register with their families as this is a run for the whole family.”

All registrations for the race can be done via the Fat Cats Athletic Club website: www.fatcats.africa from July 17.

Details: Cindy Nkomo, race director 082 977 6952, email: raceoffice@fatcats.africa
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