Toe-to-toe on University Avenue

06 April 2010 | Story by Newsroom

children runningPatter of little feet: The start of the 2.5km fun run on University Avenue, ahead of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon on Saturday.

Among the preludes to the Mother City's Old Mutual Two Oceans marathon and half-marathon, which finish on UCT's rugby fields each year, are the 56m Nappy Dash, the 300m Toddlers' Dash and the 2.5km and 5km fun runs on Easter Friday, 2 April, attracting runners and walkers of all ages.

In a festive mood and in near-perfect weather, hundreds of moms, pops and children jostled at the start of the 2.5km and 5km fun runs on University Avenue.

Among those who donned UCT colours for Saturday's half-marathon this year were vice-chancellor Dr Max Price and deputy vice-chancellor Professor Danie Visser.

children runners

Price completed the half-marathon on 3 April in 02:06:29 before being whisked off for an interview with the SABC. Visser completed his half marathon in an equally respectable time of 02:39:58.

In the picture, Jamie Baxter (left), Thomas Théron (middle,) and Kyle Baxter, all in grade 3 at SACS Junior School, show off their medals at the end of the Old Mutual Two Oceans 2.5km fun run on the UCT rugby fields.

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