Annual fun run in aid of children with autism

The start of the 5km race last year.

The Afrikaans Language Museum and Monument (ATM) and Paarl Athletics Club’s annual evening run takes place on Wednesday December 12.

The fun 5km Word Race, starts at 6.40pm and the entry fee is R25. Athletes enter with an original, fun Afrikaans word instead of a number.

The 10km Evening Run, presented in accordance with the rules of Athletics South Africa and Boland Athletics, starts at 6.30pm and the entry fee is R50. Temporary numbers – for those who are not members of an athletics club – are available for R30. Walkers are welcome in both races.

The Boland School for Autism is the beneficiary of the event. Participants can register online before Wednesday December 5 at or at R6 extra per registration, at the Language Monument daily from 8am to 5pm, and on the day of the race from 5pm to 6.30pm. Fans can enter for free. Take a picnic basket or order one at the Volksmond Cafe on 021 863 2800 at R300 for two people and R350 with basket included.

For details, contact Sybrand du Plessis on 083 770 5107 about the 10km race, and Jeffrey Pietersen on 021 872 3441 or about the 5km Word Race.