TAKING place on Sunday September 16, The Herald Urban Run will coincide with National Recycling Day and participants can expect to encounter some exciting recycled obstacles en route to completing the city’s ultimate urban obstacle race.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Scouts will launch their "re-campaign” to create recycling awareness and have called on the public to help recycle plastic bottles. The plastic bottles collected will be used for the obstacle which sees participants crossing the Baakens River on floating steps made by Scouts out of recycled plastic bottles.
Bottles can be dropped off at any Scout hall on a Friday evening or by calling Lisbet de Meyer on 084-558-0888.
Recycling service GreenCycle will also partner with the Urban Run to ensure that all waste from the event, which starts and finishes on the Donkin, is recycled.
Entries for the Urban Run have passed the 500 mark and are enthusiastically being snapped up by people from all walks of life.
With just 1200 entry slots available, all indications are that the 2012 Herald Urban Run will be sold out well before race day and that the organisers will be able to reach their target donation of R100000 towards the event charities.
Enter online at www.urbanrun.co.za
at just R100 (early bird entries) till the end of next month. Manual entry forms available from sports shops or from the Zports offices on North End Lake.