Annual race ‘Berg Op, Berg Af’ to take place


The annual race called “Berg op, berg af”, will be hosted by Pentagon Pistols Running Club and is sponsored by Tyremart. The run will take place on Saturday 26 October and consists of a 21-km, 10-km and 5-km fun run.

It will start at 06:00 at the Ramblers Sports Club. “The name of the race speaks for itself. There will be a challenging route, including Naval Hill, which forms part of the Franklin Nature Reserve.

“With this, we are encouraging participants to adapt an attitude of “take your trash home”. Littering along the route will not be allowed and participants are encouraged to take their phones along to take a sunrise picture with the Nelson Mandela Statue on Naval Hill,” said Ettiene Stone, member of Pentagon Pistols. One lucky participant can win a cash prize for the best picture.

The online entries are still open at or on the Pentagon Pistols Facebook page. Pre-entries can be done at Caramello’s at Preller Square from 17:30 -19:30 on 25 October. Late entries can be done at Ramblers Sports Club from 05:00 – 05:45 on 26 October 2019.

Heidre Malgas