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27 FOR FREEDOM RACE
DATE 12 February 2022
TIME 06h30
ORGANISERS Boland Correctional Services A.C.
DISTANCE 27km , 10km , 5km
PROVINCE Western Cape
START VENUE Drakenstein Correctional Centre,on R301 between Paarl & Franschhoek,
RACE WEBSITE NOT YET AVAILABLE
PRIMARY CONTACT
NAME Top Events
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EMAIL info@topevents.co.za
FAX
HOME NUMBER
WORK NUMBER 021-5117130
SECONDARY CONTACT
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ENTRY DETAILS



This event is strictly pre-entry.




27 FOR FREEDOM RACE

DIRECTIONS

Race Start Coordinates: -33.84348195310269, 19.016749262809753 

Race Finish Coordinates: 0.0,0.0 

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THE RUN



The longer 27 kilometre route is relatively easy, heading out on the R301 towards Franschhoek with an out-and-back dog-leg to the Wemmershoek Dam in its early stages. Turning right onto the R45, the river heralds the nine-kilometre mark where you take a right turn onto a smooth gravel road that goes through farmland and forestry areas. Here the route curves back to the R301 near the start and turns left to join the 10 kilometre route.

From this point you run in the direction of Paarl for about 2.5 kilometres before turning left onto the Schuurmansfontein Road. In the final stages you are treated to about four kilometres of smooth gravel and a section through the prison precinct before finishing on the rugby field next to the watchful statue of Madiba.


Type Circular
Sub Event Road Running
Difficulty Rating 0
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MEDIA RELEASE
Race Name Release Date Media Release
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ORGANISER
NAME Boland Correctional Services A.C.
PROVINCE Boland
EMAIL bruiners.pieter@dcs.gov.za
WEBSITE
ADDRESS Private Bag X6005 Drakenstein Paarl

CONTACT PERSON
NAME Pieter Bruiners
PROVINCE
EMAIL
NUMBER
ADDRESS

RACES BY THIS CLUB
TYPE PROVINCE RACE DATE VENUE CONTACT NUMBER
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EDITORS NOTES



EDITORS NOTES

After 27 years, On 11 February 1990, Nelson Mandela was finally released from Victor Verster Prison, now the Drakenstein Correctional Facility. This race commemorates his historic release at the prison where he walked to freedom and the distance symbolises the number of years our former president spent in prison.

You run along the same route taken by Madiba on that day from Madiba House, along the Long Walk to Freedom, to the Madiba Statue at the entrance of the correctional facility. Every South African should in their lifetime walk or run in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela. The accompanying fun run takes place within the prison precinct with the same start and finish points.



Time Limit: 03:00

Finishers: 0

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