Results of this week’s trials saw Sally Govender Vino Frank and Gonum Moodley each take the 4km walk in 42 minutes.
For this year’s contest, the first three rounds will be played on a knock out basis while the quarter final, semi final and grand final will be best of three.
The donation for participating in the fun run is R10 per person. All participants for the fun run need to be at the Verulam Sports Ground by 8am.
With a 7am start, runners and walkers will be able to take up the fast and flat promenade with the Indian ocean on either side.
“These karatekas took part for the very first time and are already producing results, bringing home gold, silver and bronze medals. Hard work and dedication always produces good results,” said Sensei Pillay.
The students now focus their training on the upcoming KZN Development Nationals.
Keshini Maharaj, chairwoman, thanked all schools and organisations that supported this event, but also expressed her disappointment when interviewed.
She trains under her mum, Sensei Vijay Govender at the Clayhaven dojo and practices daily.
Sensei Nair was also graded to fourth Dan by Kaicho Yukio Okamura after attending a gruelling week long training camp. The training was conducted by Kata world champion, Rika Usami.
At the finish, all participants can relax and enjoy the morning, with entertainment, food stalls, face painting and lots more.
This iconic sporting event attracted more than 24, 000 athletes who came not only from South Africa but globally to pay tribute to Madiba and be part of the race that profiles the triumph of the human spirit.