Thousands run in Bestmed Tuks race in aid of cancer

The main beneficiary of the Bestmed Tuks race is the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), and in order to emphasise this, Dries la Grange, CEO of Bestmed, and the Vice Chancellor of the University of Pretoria, Professor Cheryl De La Rey, competed with each other in a newly introduced 1km race dedicated to cancer. To ensure that Professor De La Rey, an experienced road runner, did not win by too great a distance, the two of them were chained together.

With its focus on community and family participation, the Bestmed Tuks race this year included a new 1km race dedicated to raising awareness and funds for cancer, as well as the usual 21.1 km, 10km and 5km races and the 10km wheelchair races.

More than 9 000 participants entered in one of the sections of this well-known race. Rekord was there to capture a share of the action in picture.


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Koos Venter
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