Sunday 23rd April 2017
BCT and Caxton are back as marathon media partners.
The Benoni City Times and Caxton Local Newspapers are back on board with Benoni Northerns Athletics Club (BNAC) for a second year as the media sponsors for this year’s freshly branded Profix Robor Scaffolding Marathon.
The marathon, which was last year known as the Benoni Northerns Marathon and before that as the Slow-Mag Marathon, will be run for the 25th time from Benoni Northerns Sports Club on the morning of Sunday, April 23.
The race consists of a 5km fun run, 10km, 21.1km half-marathon, 42.2km full marathon and a 50km ultra-marathon through the streets of Benoni’s suburbs on a fast and flat route.
The ultra, full and half marathons will start at 6.30am while the 10km race and family fun run will commence at 6.40pm.
As media sponsors, the BCT and Caxton Local Newspapers strive to provide all the relevant information prior to, during and post-event.
Jan Jordaan, organiser of the Robor Scaffolding Marathon, said: “The media partnership is of great importance to us as the BCT is our voice in Benoni.
“It is the only medium that we can use to inform and invite the citizens of Benoni to take part in this wonderful event.”
Asked about the new title sponsor, Robor Scaffolding, coming to the party, Jordaan added: “It is huge for us.
“The sponsors are runners themselves and they are as excited about this new partnership as what we are.
“The Robor Scaffolding Marathon is going to be one of, if not, the biggest marathon in Gauteng and as they say in the classics ‘watch this space’.”
“It will be terrific if the whole of the Benoni community comes out on April 23 to support us and have fun at the same time.”
“Last year’s marathon saw thousands of locals and visiting runners, along with their families, participating and supporting this successful event.
“We have returned this year to once again connect our readers and audience to this prestigious race and show continued support of our local running community and businesses.”
Kevin van der List, editor of the City Times, said: “The BCT is a proud proponent of a fit and healthy community.
“Running is one of those sports that brings together people from all walks of life.
“We encourage all Benonians and folk from all over to participate on the day.”
The Robor Marathon Map
The City Times will be providing regular and insightful editorials in the lead up to the race, in both print and digital format, as well as providing readers with the lowdown on affected roads and other factors in the weeks prior to the event.
Keep your eyes on our website, www.benonicitytimes.co.za, social media platforms and the newspaper for new content.
Entries for the event are open at www.enteronline.co.za and entry forms can also be obtained at The Sweat Shop (Irene, Dunkeld West Centre, Bedfordview and Broad Acres), the Randburg Runner (Linden), Run Away Sports (Pretoria), Sportsmans Warehouse (Boksburg) and Woodstock Cycles (Benoni).
Online pre-entries will close on Sunday, April 16.
Entries will also be accepted on Saturday, April 22, at the club, between 10am and 5pm, as well as on race day, from 4.30am.
For additional information visit www.robormarathon.co.za.
Dress to impress and win R500
The Benoni City Times is celebrating our second year as media partner with Benoni Northerns Athletic Club (BNAC) for the now Robor Scaffolding Marathon.
You could be a winner with us and Pick n Pay Farrarmere!
This year we are striving to draw more runners and walkers than ever to the shorter 5km fun run and 10km races and, in order to increase the fun on the run, the City Times will select a best dressed runner who will receive a trophy from us as well as a R500 grocery voucher from Pick n Pay Farrarmere.
All you need to do is to dress the part by wearing something bright, quirky and unique on your run.
Our judges will keep a keen eye on runners as they filter in to the finish line.
Will you be the best dressed runner?