Health Day Charity Event

 

All you need to know about this Charity Event

CELEBRATE WITH US!!


HEALTH DAY 2021


                           
Health Day Charity Ride on 5 September 2021 is the perfect opportunity for cyclists, joggers, hikers, children and people in wheel chairs to participate in the celebrations as people who normally work during the week are free and there is less traffic.

You are kindly invited to share with us in the festivities in co-operation with the Health Department of the Tshwane Metro
The aim is threefold namely to make people aware of a healthy lifestyle by creating the opportunity for individuals and families to participate, the conservation of our environment and contributing to the less privileged during the Covid time.
The activities will take place at the Voortrekker Monument and will include the following:

CYCLING:

The 10 – 100 cycling event will take place on the road. The starting point will be in Eeufees Road in front of the Voortrekker Monument; see a detailed description of the route at the bottom, turn right at the Fountains and turn back in Botha Street/Limpopo street. The distance is 20km and cyclists can decide whether they want to do the route more than once.

The starting time is from 08:00 to 11:00. We do not have blocks and everyone is on their own with his/her family or friends.

Entry Fees:
10km to 100km: R150
There will be no winners and every participant will receive a number and a medal.

JOGGING/RUNNING

The different routes will be at the terrain of the Voortrekker Monument.

The starting time is from 08:00 to 11:00. We do not have blocks and everyone is on their own with his/her family or friends.

Entry fee:
5km: R50
10 to 21 km: R100
There will be no winners and every participant will receive a number and a medal.

WALK

Participants will walk on the terrain at the Voortrekker Monument.

The starting time is from 08:00 to 11:00. We do not have blocks and everyone is on their own with his/her family or friends.

Entry Fee:
5 km: R50
10 to 21km: R100
There will be no winners and every participant will receive a number and a medal.

Activities for children from babies up to grade 7.

Children of all ages from baby in a pram up to primary school level can either walk/run or participate with anything with wheels. Start and finish on the western side of the Monument
All the activities will be on the terrain of the Voortrekker Monument

The starting time is from 08:00 to 11:00. We do not have blocks and everyone is on their own with his/her family or friends.

Entry fee
1km to 5km ----R30
There will be no winners and every participant will receive a number and a medal.

Participants in wheelchairs

People in wheel chairs will participate in the 1kilometer race which will be presented together with the kiddies race. Start and finish on the western side of the Monument.

The starting time is from 08:00 to 11:00. We do not have blocks and everyone is on their own with his/her family or friends.

Entry fee
1km to 5km-----R30
                              
There will be no winners and every participant will receive a number and a medal.

Pre-entry to participate:

All interested people can register from 1 June at Cycle Events. www.cycleevents.co.za
All the people that want to take part must register.  At registration everyone will receive a number which must be visible when participating in any of the activities. This is important for control, security and insurance. Participants who complete their item will receive a beautiful medal which will be a collector’s item.
People who registered before the day can pick up their numbers at the following points and dates.

PEOPLE WHO COULD NOT REGISTER BEFORE THE DAY WILL GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO REGISTER ON THE DAY.

Points to collect the numbers

Wednesday 14 July 10h00-15h00 at The Bicycle Company - Centurion (Cyclist and Runners)
Thursday 15 July 10h00-15h00 at Solomons Cycles - Pretoria North (Cyclist and Runners)
Friday  16 July 10h00-15h00 at Solomons Cycles -Lynnwood Road , Pretoria East (Cyclist)
                                     AND
Friday 16 July 10h00-15h00 at Run Away Sport - Freesia street, Lynwoodridge (Runners)
Saturday 17 July 10h00-13h00 at the Voortrekker Monument (Cyclist and Runners)
Sunday 18 July
Only for a limited period of 6h00-8h00 at the Voortrekker Monument. (Cyclist and Runners)

People in wheelchairs will get preference.

COVID REQUIREMENTS
   
Covid requirements will be applied.
All participants will sign an indemnity form.

FACILITIES

 
All the facilities at the Voortrekker Monument will be available. Clubs are welcome to pitch their gazebos. More facilities will be hired where necessary.
The Monument and the Restaurants will be open to the public. There will be additional stalls where snacks and soft drinks will be available.
Medical services will be available on the road and at the Monument.
Plastic S A will host an exhibition to make people aware of the importance of recycling. Stalls will be available where creative hand made products can be sold.

MEDICAL FACILITIES:                     
Health promotion will have a stall on all Health topics and offer Blood pressure and Blood glucose testing.
Medical facilities will be available in case of an injury.
The Health Department of the Tshwane Metro will be on the site to take blood pressure and do blood glucose tests.

CYCLE ROUTE

  • From the Voortrekker Monument in Eeufees Road to Fountains
  • Turn right in Christina de Wit street
  • Straight on Botha Road
  • Turn back at Limpopo Road and take the same route back
  • The finish line is in Eeufees Road in front of the Monument.
  • Should cyclists wish to ride a longer distance they are welcome to repeat the same route

OUR ENVIRONMENT
 
There will be an exhibition of what you can do to recycle. You can help someone to get a wheelchair by bringing plastic bottle caps. As part of the events on the day four wheelchairs will be handed to CANSA as they experience a dire need for it. The wheelchairs were obtained with the assistance of the pupils of Crawford College and Katjiepiering Pre-Primary School who collected the bottle caps. You can also make a difference by bringing bottle caps and put it in a container. You can help someone with a wheelchair.

PEOPLE IN NEED:
Should you have ‘white elephant’ items at home that can be used by people in need you are welcome to bring it to the collection stall from where it will be distributed. This could be clothes, blankets or any item that might be of value to someone else.

Do things for people  - not because of who they are or what they can do for you but because of the person you are.
Support those who are less privileged or who were hit hard by Covid.