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The 2008 Totalsports women's race presented by Asics will take place on Saturday, August 9 (Women's Day) and boasts two new venues in Stellenbosch and Johannesburg.
Since its inception in 2003 this event has grown tremendously and is the largest Women's Day celebration in the country.
This year the race is sporting a brand-new route through Stellenbosch offering entrants a choice of a 5km fun walk or 10km run.
Race director Dezroy Poole said the race is going to be bigger and better than ever.
"Stellenbosch is well positioned to host events of this calibre and has also recently launched its 2010 Game On! campaign.
"In addition to our regular participants, we also hope to see the local schools and surrounding communities support this event," said Poole.
The beneficiary of the Cape Town event is the JAG Sports and Education Foundation.
The Foundation focuses on education and sport development at grassroots level, by giving the youth hope and encouraging young South Africans to dream and to transform their dreams into achievable realities.
In Johannesburg the race will start and finish at the Roosevelt High School in Emmarentia and will offer participants a choice of a 5km fun walk or 10km run with enough water stations along the route and JMPD and SAPS in charge of critical intersections to ensure a safe and enjoyable event.
According to Neo Selebi of the Zonkizizwe Athletics Club, who will once again coordinate the event, it was decided to give the Botanical Gardens, which played host to the inaugural event last year and other events since, a chance to re-grow.
With the start and finish in close proximity, athletes will not have to struggle with transport either.
"We had very good feedback from the nearly 3500 athletes who took part last year and are confident that we'll see many more entries for 2008, especially with the great prizes up for grabs," said Selebi.
The proceeds of the race will go to the Fadimehang Mental Care Centre, which is temporarily accommodated at Samuel Mangala Primary School in Dobsonville, Soweto.
The centre aims to equip learners with basic life skills including literacy and numeracy, and at 18 years and older move them to a sheltered workshop where they learn vocational skills such as visual art, pottery, painting, beadwork, silk-screening and crafts. - Sapa