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New Balance Tembisa Street Mile Set for November 30

November 05, 2013

South African event also includes prize money and a 5K and will promote awareness of prostate cancer

By Tumo Mokone, Sowetan LIVE

In an effort to revive mass participation in sport in Ekurhuleni's biggest township, the Tembisa Athletics Club is organizing a Mile and 5K fun run later this month.

The New Balance Tembisa Street Mile and 5K will be held on Saturday, November 30 at the Moses Molelekwa Arts Centre, next to Makhulong Stadium.

Race spokesman Donald Mathipa said the event will also promote awareness of prostate cancer.

"Although the street Mile will be a serious affair, featuring some of the country's [top] middle-distance runners, we are hoping to make it a fun day of sport for all. The Mile will be restricted to 1,000 athletes," said Mathipa yesterday.

"We invite Tembisa people and other fitness fanatics from other areas to enter the 5K race to make it a memorable day. The main objective of the event is to identify raw talent, as well as revive sports in the township. We also hope to raise awareness about prostate cancer."

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