Grab your tekkies…it’s Memel walk time

The Blood Buddy Memel to Newcastle Event, sponsored by Paruk’s Hardware, is set to be one of the best sporting events on the 2014 Newcastle calendar.

More than 17 water tables, 800 litres of Coca-Cola and 2 000 water sachets will be consumed, while the companies sponsoring the water tables will also ensure they have a little bit of extra energy to assist the competitors.

The organizers of the event, Champ Marketing are sure to attract more than 1 000 entrants for the event.

This will be the second year where the event consists of more than just the 50km Individual Walk and 50km Relay Walk. The Mountain Bike event boasts a new route of 60 km which is registeredwith KZN Cycling, and non-licensed cyclists will be able to purchase a licence on the day.. The 50 km run is also registered with KZN Athletics and is a Comrades Qualifier for 2015. Runners will be able to purchase temporary licenses at the event.

The ever popular Relay Event is set to draw in the company teams. “You need 5 walkers who are prepared to walk 10km each,” said Johan Pieters, managing director of Champ marketing, the event organisers. “One of the teams who have entered is the AON Ladies, team 14 on the road. They would like to challenge all their customers and friends to enter teams and to support them.”

These ladies and all other ladies taking part in the event will receive a gift from KFC Newcastle to celebrate Woman’s Day. Mr Rowan Alkins from KFC Newcastle had the following to say, “We are proud to be associated with Blood Buddy Memel to Newcastle Event. We hope the ladies enjoy their special gift from KFC.”

This year the event will start at Memel NG Church and will finish at Huttenpark Primary School.

Huttenpark Primary School will set the scene for a great finish with a Carnival atmosphere. There will be lots of food, drinks and other stalls available at the finish point. Buy a ticket from the school and you can win a car. Entrance fee is R5 and free to all our walkers, runners and cyclists.

Entries will close on Friday, August 1 and no late entries will be accepted. Visit to enter.

“We can’t wait to see you there!” concluded Mr Pieters.

It’s all about camaraderie

The 20th Annual Memel to Newcastle Event will take place on 9th August 2014.

There will be a special treat for all the ladies who enter the event to celebrate woman’s day which is on the 9th August sponsored by KFC Newcastle.

The event has become one of the most popular events in Newcastle with more than 1000 people taking part, the event attracts people from all over South Africa and is seen as one of the most popular one day sporting events in Newcastle.
Paruk’s Hardware announced this week that they will become the official title sponsor of this event for the next 3 years. They will make an investment to ensure the Blood Buddy Memel to Newcastle event sponsored by Paruk’s Hardware grows from strength to strength, with camaraderie being one of the main objectives of the event.

The Province to Province Event – Blood Buddy Memel to Newcastle Event sponsored by Paruk’s Hardware will have 3 different events where you can showcase your sportsmanship. The first event is the 50 km Run, the second event is the 58,5 km Mountain Bike Ride or the 50 km team relay event consisting of 5 team members.

The organisers of the event, Champ Marketing & Events , have challenged the ECR Breakfast Team , Darren Maule , and his team, and Damon Beard and his Drive team to participate in the event. Let’s see who take up the challenge!

The event will start at Memel NG Church and will finish at Huttenpark Primary School. The school will set the background for a fun filled day for young and old, they will ensure there is a proper Carnival atmosphere at the finish line. The community of Newcastle and the visitors can look forward to a great day.

The organisers of the event ensure lots of fun and sufficient toilets on route from Memel to Newcastle, as well as local physiotherapist Sbonelo Hlongwane who will be at the finish line to help with the necessary attention to your legs if needed !

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