Come and join us for a rainbow of fun and be a part of Brightening up the Bay for the Blind!

The Rainbow Run is the exciting next step for the originally named White Cane Charity Run founded in 2012.

Our aim is to create an event which will generate awareness and integration of our blind and partially sighted community by placing an emphasis on ‘Be a buddy for the blind. The event also raises much needed funding for Nkosinathi Foundation for and for Blind and Partially Sighted.

This unique and memorable charity run consists of an official 10km league race , a 5km Fun Run/ Walk and a 2km Rainbow Challenge.

5km Fun Run

Top Runners, strollers, first time runners, tiny tots, teenagers, walkers or even spectators enjoy the themed 5km course dressed in your brightest brights or most colourful outfit.

Entries available on Quicket or at any of the following sports shops:  Brian Bands, Footballer Cape Road, Action Sports 6th Avenue Walmer Shopping Centre and Summerstrand and UD Sports Graaff Reinet Road, Uitenhage

 

2km Rainbow Challenge

We challenge you to “Be a Buddy for the Blind” by putting yourself in the shoes of a blind/ partially sighted person to show your support. This fun team event is for families, groups, clubs and/or corporates.

Team entries can consist of up to 6 people. During the 2km route at least half of the team members must participate under blindfold or be blind/partially sighted. The aim is for half of the team to use a white cane to walk independently (whilst blindfolded) and for the sighted team members (other half) to coach them by giving only verbal support and instructions.

White canes and simulators/blindfolds will be provided on the day of the race at the Nkosinathi Foundation gazebo in the registration venue. A blind or partially sighted person may be invited to join your team on request. For more information contact Cashelle at Nkosinathi Foundation on 041 487 1150

Entries available on Quicket or at any of the following sports shops:  Brian Bands, Footballer Cape Road, Action Sports 6th Avenue Walmer Shopping Centre and Summerstrand and UD Sports Graaff Reinet Road, Uitenhage

 

10km League Race

Entries can be made at any of the following sports shops:  Brian Bands, Footballer Cape Road, Action Sports 6th Avenue Walmer Shopping Centre and Summerstrand and UD Sports Graaff Reinet Road, Uitenhage

 

Rules and General Information

  • Pre-entries close on Wednesday, 16 October 2019 at 16h00. Entries accepted at the following sports shops: Brian Bands, Footballer Cape Road, Action Sports 6th Avenue Walmer Shopping Centre and Summerstrand and UD Sports Graaff Reinet Road,Uitenhage
  • Late entries will be from 17h00 – 19h00 on Fri 18 October 2019 at Medical Forum Theatre Day Hospital, 209 Cape Road, and Sat 19 October 2019 from 05h30 – 07h00 at The Lighthouse at the Sun International Boardwalk.
  • Race officials to be obeyed at all times
  • Toilet facilities available at the Sun International Boardwalk • Prize giving and lucky draw starts at 09h30 at The Sun International Boardwalk.
  • Participants must be present to qualify for Lucky Draws. If they are not present, a new name will be drawn. Tear off strips from race number to be placed in box in front of the stage before prize giving
  • Race held in accordance with the rules of ASA and EPA
  • Participants of the 5km and the 2km are encouraged to wear your most colourful outfit in support of Nkosinathi Foundation
  • Anti-littering rules apply. Please use bins provided along the route to discard of used water sachets. Littering may lead to disqualification.

10km Road Race

  • The race starts at 07h00
  • Athletes must run in official club colours with 2019 licence numbers on the front and back of the vest and official race number on the front of the vest.
  • Athletes who are not licensed members of a club affiliated to ASA must purchase a temporary license to be worn on the back of vest or plain coloured T-shirt, with the official race number on the front of the vest/T-shirt.
  • Temporary license holders must wear a plain T-shirt or vest
  • Temporary license prize winners to produce proof of age • Age identification must be worn to be eligible for category prizes
  • The wearing of earphones or headsets are prohibited and will lead to disqualification
  • Minimum age on race day is 14 years or older
  • The official cut off time is 09h00
  • There will be water points every 3km
  • The No Seconding (‘Stand and Hand’) rule will apply
  • No Late entry fees • Registered athletes are covered by a group personal accident insurance scheme. Details may be obtained from your club / province
  • Gold medals will be awarded to the top 10 male and female finishers in the 10 km and all category winners in the 10km. Silver medals to the next 90 finishers and bronze medals to all finishers
  • Temporary licensed athletes are not covered by ASA insurance scheme and are urged to join an affiliated club
  • For more information please contact Loynes on 082 644 6422 or Brenton 079 692 2038

 

 

5km Fun Run

  • Race starts at 07h10
  • Minimum age is 9 years
  • Fun Run numbers must be attached to the vest or T-shirt and be visible at all times
  • Cut off time is 09h00
  • One refreshment station will be provided
  • Medals to all finishers

 

2km Rainbow Run Challenge

  • We challenge you to “Be a Buddy for the Blind” and be a part of Brightening up the Bay for the Blind by putting yourself in the shoes of a blind/ partially sighted person to show your support.
  • This fun event is for families, groups, clubs and corporates.
  • Multiple team entries are allowed
  • This is a team event. Team entries can consist of up to 6 people
  • At least half of the team members must participate under blindfold or be blind/partially sighted
  • A blind or partially sighted person may be invited to join your team on request
  • The aim is for the team to use a white can and walk independently
  • The sighted team members will act as coaches who can give only verbal support / instructions to team members
  • White canes and simulators/blindfolds will be provided on the day of the race at the Nkosinathi Foundation gazebo in the registration venue
  • This is a fun walk and no running will be allowed. Keep to the left and pass on the right
  • Prizes will be awarded to the first two teams to cross the finish line
  • Anyone needing assistance before or after the Rainbow Run is welcome to contact Cashelle on 041 487 1150 during office