A Charity road running race set between the two coal towns of eMalahleni and Middelburg, open to
young and old participants with the aim of raising funds for the less fortunate while we’re having fun!
The Rotary GTR started from humble beginnings 31 years ago.
The 10th of October 1987 marks the start of the largest charity event in Mpumalanga.
The 30 year achievement did not come without obstacles, but through hard work and dedication the GTR is stronger than ever.
With every obstacle and every change made over the years, the main focus of the race was always
kept in mind – To always put the best interest of our charities at the top of the list in any difficult
decision that had to be made.
Ronald Reagan said “you cannot help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”
The aim of the GTR is to help as many people as possible.
The first train race hosted by the Witbank Coalfields Rotary Club was in aid of Child Welfare and
Society for the aged. Over the last 30 odd a number of charities benefited from the Rotary GTR and many more will benefit in years to come. This is however only possible through the
sponsorships we receive from businesses and the entries for the race, be it teams or individuals.
The GTR creates a platform for the community & local businesses to rise up in unity and power to
create change and bring relief for those who are in desperate need of upliftment and help.
The aim has always been and will always be to better the lives of the less fortunate and with
the local community and businesses on our side, the GTR will keep on giving and helping
Entries are open 3 May 2018 - 31 July 2018
Saturday, 18 August 2018
4.9km Team Race:
Choose your teams preferred starting time slot: Staged from 8:20AM-12AM in 20 minute intervals
R450 per team (5 x adults) – Runners and Walkers Runners/Walkers (Starting from 9:00am timeslots)
R225.00 per school team (5 x scholars) – Runners/Walkers (Primary School starting time 8:20am and High School starting time 8:40am)
Starting point: Witbank Dam Leisure Resort, Next to swimming pool area, Mandela Road, eMalahleni
15km: R95.00 pp
Starting point: Plot 85, Jackaroo, R555 Road, eMalahleni
32km: R140 pp
Nkangala District Municipality, 2A Walter Sisulu Street, Middelburg
Distance 4.9km: R60.00 pp (all ages)
Starting point: Witbank Dam Leisure Resort, Next to swimming pool area, Mandela Road, eMalahleni.
R60.00 (free return trip to Middelburg if required)
All participants entering the 32km event will receive timing chips in their registration packs which should be worn on your shoes. Please return your chip at the finish on race day.
Race capped at:
Closing date for entries:
R35.00 per licence (unlicensed individual entrants only)
20 000 participants
31 July 2018 or until the race cap has been reached (whichever comes first)
Collect your form and/or submit your entry at:
Race numbers must be collected on the following dates ONLY from 09:00 – 16:00
No Race Number tear off = No Medals
Fun Runners - No race sticker = No Medal
Prize giving will take place at Finish at Witbank Dam Leisure Resort between 12:00 and 13:00 on race day.
Bus transport will be available at R60 per ticket to all participants requiring transport to 15 km and 32 km start points.
Busses will depart to 15 km and 32 km start points and are available from 5:00 am - 6:00 am ONLY.
The last bus will depart at 6:00 am from the following points:
Nkangala District Municipality, Hobson St, Middelburg (for the 15km start only).
Witbank Dam Leisure Resort, eMalahleni (for the 15km and 32km start).
DO NOT BE LATE!!!
No bus transport will be provided to Team and Fun Run participants. Please make your way to Witbank Dam Leisure Resort, eMalahleni.
Secure (paid) parking at Middelburg Care Village, Walter Sisulu Street, Middelburg for all long distance participants.
Busses will return the athletes to Middelburg from 12:30 - keep your ticket!!!
The R555 (old road) from Middelburg to eMalahleni will be closed to traffic from 06:00 – 13:00 on the morning of Saturday 18 August 2018.
NO VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE RACE ROUTE WITHOUT A PERMIT.
32km and 15km
Team Run and Fun Run
Closing date for all entries 31 July 2018 or when the 20 000 cut-off is reached (which ever comes first)
AGE RESTRICTIONS: 15km – no under 15’s, 32km – no under 19’s, Fun Run (4.9km) – all ages
CLOSING DATE FOR PROMOTIONAL ITEM ORDERS 5 JULY 2018.
AGE: Minimun 10 years.
CLOSING DATE FOR PROMOTIONAL ITEM ORDERS 5 JULY 2018.
ROTARY GTR DISCLAIMER:
Participation in the Rotary GTR is done voluntarily and entirely at the risk of each and every participant. The Rotary GTR, the Rotary Clubs of Middelburg, Middelburg Cycad and Witbank, the Middelburg Marathon Club, the Organisers of the event, the Sponsors, Volunteer Groups/Individuals, medical and/or emergency personnel will not be responsible and/or liable for any loss or damage, however caused from participation in the Rotary GTR, including pre-race and post race activities.
A vast number of community projects have benefited from the race during the past 30 years.
The Rotary GTR remains a community investment project driven by the community for the community.
Don't miss out on the 'GREATEST' social and corporate hospitality event of 2017.
Notably one of the largest charity events of its kind in the country, the Rotary GTR annually sets the stage for unlimited sponsorship opportunities and community investment. There are number of varied sponsorship opportunities still available for small to large businesses as well as private individuals and organisations.
The Race Committee would like to appeal to companies in the surrounding communities to seriously consider becoming partners in this worthwhile community venture.
For sponsorship information or general enquiries contact 086 11 TRAIN (87246) [OPTION 1] or e-mail: email@example.com.
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