Laingsburg’s mascot Karoo sheep & Zola Bud
Invitation to all runners
80km / 21,1km / 10km / 5km
4 October 2014
Newton, Zola Budd and Choppie, the Karoo Dorper sheep mascot of Laingsburg Tourism, invite you to come and share in the fun of the 44th Karoo Ultra Marathon in Laingsburg on 4 October 2014. Laingsburg is only 260 km from Cape Town on the N1 highway north.
Choose one of these road races to be run in the fresh spring air of the country along a stretch of N1 and then on gravel roads through veld covered with wild flowers:
• “Af Choppie” 80 km
• “Lam Choppie” 21 / 10 / 5 km
With Zola Budd as celebrity participant and Laingsburg ambassador, this year promises to be the most rewarding yet for this well-known race in its 43rd year!
On friday evening the 3rd of October 2014 registration for the Karoo Ultra Marathon and other road races will take place for the athletes at the Laingsburg Flood Museum. Stalls with mouth-watering treats as well as sport stalls will be set up around the Museum.
Added glamour will be provided by the winners of the annual Miss Laingsburg beauty pageant. As in previous years the beauty queens and their princesses attend the gala Prize-Giving function of the Newton Karoo Ultra Marathon at the Laingsburg Sport Grounds JJ Ellis Hall on the Saturday evening 4 October 2014. After the ceremony every athlete can enjoy a delicious plate of “Karoo Lamb” braaivleis with all the trimmings! Real “Karoo Lamb” – you won’t find better anywhere!
If the cold winter has lured you into curling up at the fireside so that you have not been training as regularly as you should, you may not feel up to the 80km Ultra in the “Moordenaars Karoo”. But don’t despair, look at the alternatives 21km or 10km or 5km !
Hope to see you there in Laingsburg on 4 October 2014, only a two and a half hour scenic drive from Cape Town.
Look out for Langman’s already familiar “Af Choppie Bakgat 80 banner” and the “Lam Choppie banner”, sponsored by Newton!
Langman is your casual 10:35 something, police escorted Newton “Af Choppie” bus driver for the last four years.
For more information on the Newton Karoo Marathon races please contact Petro Buys or Elize Fisher at 023-551 1019.
Cheers till then from Zola and Langman