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27 for Freedom walk to be held at Drakenstein Correctional Centre

Published: 21 January 2013

Get out one's walking or running shoes. The 27 for Freedom event will be held on Saturday, 9 February at Drakenstein Correctional Centre as a reminder of Nelson Mandela’s unprecedented quest for dignity and justice for all.

The event comprises running and walking categories.

The fourth annual 27 for Freedom event will be hosted by the Department of Correctional Services with Drakenstein Municipality and Cape Winelands District Municipality and is supported by Huisgenoot, YOU and DRUM.

“What an honour for Huisgenoot, YOU and DRUM to partner with the Freedom walk. Nelson Mandela’s values will always be an inspiration to our brands. Bring your family and join us for this fun and meaningful day,” says Izelle Venter, editor-in-chief of Huisgenoot, YOU and DRUM.

The event consists of three categories at distances that can be either walked or run, 5km, 10km and 27km, as well as the fun 50m toddlers’ run.

And one will be entertained by MC SK Sekoati and top musicians such as Boki, Andriette and Dillon Lerm.


MC: SK Sekoati (Kabelo in 7de Laan)
9:30 - Dillon Lerm
10:00 - Louwtjie Rothman/Sarah Theron
10:30 - Crushanda
11:00 - Prizegiving
Noon - Boki
12:30 - Andriette

Times and entry fees

50m toddlers walk starts at 10:00.
- Free.

5km starts at 09:00
- Learners R10
- Club and non-club members R30

10km starts 07:00
- Club members R40
- Non-club members R65 (includes temporary licence)

27km starts 06:00
- Club members R75
- Non-club members R100 (includes temporary licence)

There are four ways to enter. Either one can enter online via www.topevents.co.za or offline via select Sportsman's Warehouse stores in the Western Cape. One can also fax their completed entry form with their deposit slip to 021 510 7230 or hand deliver to the municipal offices in Paarl.

All proceeds will be donated to charity. To celebrate Madiba’s legacy and support this cause, enter before Saturday, 3 February. For more information, go to www.topevents.co.za or call 021-511-7130.
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