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The annual NMMU George half-marathon is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 24 August at the university’s campus at Saasveld.

The 21.1km route is widely regarded as one of the most scenic trails in this region and will take runners through the indigenous forest surrounding the campus.

“Although it is a challenging route, it is not too difficult; therefore we invite both runners and walkers to participate,” said Hugo Loubser of the university’s Sport Office.

All participants who successfully complete the half-marathon will receive a special NMMU medal.

Registration will take place at the campus’ rugby field on the day of the event from 06:45 for the 08:00 start.

To turn the day into a family outing, the university added a 5km fun run/walk to the programme. This race will start at 08:10.

For more information, contact the Sport Office at NMMU George at telephone no: 044 801 5111.

NMMU George half-marathon

NMMU George Campus students, Pieter du Plessis (left) and Francois Brooks (right) with Dekker Vermeulen, a member of the local organising committee. The 2013 half-marathon will be Vermeulen’s 17’th and last half-marathon as he is retiring at the end of the year.

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