University staff, students and alumni are reminded to register and take part in the UKZN Campus to Campus 10km race and 5km fun run which takes place on Sunday, 28 July from Howard College campus to Westville campus.

UKZN’s Executive Director of Corporate Relations, Mr Ashton Bodrick said he is looking forward to an exciting day at this year’s Campus to Campus event.

‘I am confident this year’s UKZN Campus to Campus is going to establish the race as one of the must-do events on the road-running calendar,’ said Bodrick. ‘This race will set the tone for many more Campus to Campus races to come and enhance the spirit of UKZN’s tag line: “Inspiring Greatness.”

‘The race event and the UNAIDS Global 90-90-90 strategy which we support, both aim to promote a healthy lifestyle, therefore, we invite the UKZN community, as well as the public at large, to show their support – and bring along friends and family and have a great day of fun!

‘We encourage all the 5km fun runners to dress to the theme of this year’s event, #1LoveUKZN, and contribute to a day of fun.’

In addition to cash prizes and medals for the 10km race, all participants will qualify for several lucky draw hampers.

Please note:

The 10km race starts at the Howard College campus. Runners will then wind their way through the Westridge residential area to King Cetshwayo Highway, through Sherwood on to Devon Terrace and through the Westwood suburbs, leading to the Westville campus’ University road entrance where the longer event finishes on the sports fields.

Runners can enter at any Pick n Pay Store or via www.finishtime.co.za. Entries for the 10km close on 22 July at 10h00. No 10km entries will be taken on the day of the race. All 10km entrants get free t-shirts. UKZN registered students can enter the 10km race for free (enter via www.ukzn.ac.za).

The 5km fun run takes place on the Westville campus only. It starts at the campus’ Main Hall (MH Joosub Hall) and finishes on the campus’ sports fields.

Entry to the Fun Run is free and participants are encouraged to dress to the theme of #1LoveUKZN. Free t-shirts will be given to the first 250 runners who register for the Fun Run.

Registration, race number and race pack collection will be as follows: Student Union, Pietermaritzburg campus on Wednesday, 24 July; Student Union, Howard College campus on Thursday, 25 July; Main Hall, Westville campus on Friday, July 26; and Admin Building (MW Makgoba Building), Westville campus on Saturday 27 July.

As much as the race is about people having fun and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, it is also in support of the United Nations AIDS Global 90-90-90 strategy which aims to assist eradicating the worldwide AIDS epidemic. The Global 90-90-90 strategy is an ambitious UNAIDS treatment campaign which targets 2020 as the year in which 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status; 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained anti-retroviral therapy; and 90% of all people receiving anti-retroviral therapy will have viral suppression.

More information at www.ukzn.ac.za and all race enquiries to campus2campus@ukzn.ac.za

For those participating, click here for the Do’s and Don’t’s before and on the day of the race.

Words: ndabaonline

Photograph: Supplied