The 2013 Bestmed Tuks Race held on 16 February attracted more than 13 000 runners. The race included 21km, 10km and 5km categories with a 1km children’s race. The route took runners through the streets of Pretoria.

Professor Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of UP, and South African 400m hurdler LJ van Zyl also participated in the race.

The morning of the race was overcast, which made for good conditions, “not too hot, not too cold,” according to Bushy Neube, a participant in the 10km race. “It was really nice. Everyone was so friendly and supportive,” said Neube. Runners who completed the race received medals and T-shirts.

Alan Fritz from Bestmed said in a statement that the tremendous turnout indicated that people are becoming more aware of the importance of keeping active in leading a healthy lifestyle.

Professor Gloudien Spies, chairperson of the TuksRoad Running club and one of the main organisers of this event, told the media that “good health should be something that the entire family is involved in.”

Photo: Kobus Barnard


Distance Men’s Winner Women’s Winner
21km Steven Mokoka Irvette Van Zyl
10km Kgotsi Tsosane Lebo Phalula


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