Green Trail a success

Press release: Dozens of community members gathered at the Green Corridor on Sunday to make the most of Spring weather by participating in the family fun Green Trail Run. The adventure-filled event comprised of a 5km and 10km route and spirits were high as participants enjoyed a scenic run along the Umgeni River and to the edge of the Mangroves Nature Reserve.

Event winners

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10km men and women winners, Mbhasobhi Gumede and Zoe Papadakis

 

In the 10km men’s division, it was Inanda athlete, Mbhasobhi Gumede, who blitzed his way home in first place, followed by Mbasa Malunga in second and Sibusiso Njilo in third place. Bagging the women’s 10km win is local trail runner and Fry’s Family Foods brand ambassador Zoe Papadakis, who was followed by 12-year old Inanda athlete Mandisa Kkhunya in second place. 

Meanwhile, the 5km men’s division was dominated by young Inanda athlete Sphamandla Mkhunya in first place and Mnelisi Shangase in second place (pictured right) and the women’s 5km division was won by Mkhunya Smangele (pictured left) with local trail runner, Claire de Sylva, smashing her way to third place.

Supporting charity

The Green Trail Run was a resounding success and proved to be a spectacular day out for the whole family. The main race benefactor was The PinkDrive, which provides essential services to women across the country through education, awareness, support and it’s mobile mammography unit.

Traveling through urban and semi-urban ares, the unit enables disadvantaged communities access to education on breast cancer and other prevalent cancers, while also providing physical examination. The event was also in celebration of Arbor Month and saw a seed planted for every entry received.   

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