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Run for Afrikaans at Uitkyk Estate

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To support the sustainability theme of this year’s Woordfees, the Uitkyk estate near Stellenbosch will host a 6 km and 12 km run called Velddraf met Woorde: ek skop stof op in my taal. 

Woordfees, under the auspices of the University of Stellenbosch, takes place from March 2 to 11.

The two events take place on March 10. Participants will be running in support of the sustainability of both the environment and Afrikaans language.  Every participant will run with a unique Afrikaans word instead of a number to create awareness of the words that make the Afrikaans language so unique.  Runners will also have an opportunity after their run to sponsor words at R100 each as part of the Woordeboek vir die Afrikaanse Taal Borg ’n Woord campaign.

Uitkyk will offer delicious “green” gourmet picnic baskets for two at R300, including a bottle of wine and a picnic blanket, to be booked 24 hours in advance. Guests may also bring their own picnic items including blankets and chairs. Cheese platters for four will be available at R120 and can be ordered on arrival. Coffee, sandwiches and muffins will be available for sale during registration at 7:30.

The entry fee for the 6 km run is R30 per person and for the 12 km run, R60. Contact Marlise Klopper on 082 955 2655 to enter or if you need further information.  To book picnic baskets, contact Bianca Brand or Carlin van Graan on 021 884 4416. Specify that you’re ordering a “green” picnic basket.