MOSSEL BAY NEWS - The organisers are hoping to make the fun walk at the Mossel Bay Sports Festival the biggest fun walk to date in Mossel Bay. Named the Moss March, it will take place on Saturday, 29 September, to enable people who are not active sportsmen or sportswomen to participate in the Festival as well.
The aim is to attract at least 1 000 participants for the walk. There will be two routes, a 3km route and a 7km route. The route has been planned to include the visiting of old buildings in Mossel Bay to make the walk even more interesting.
The walk will start at 13:00 at Milkwood Primary School and end there too. Although entry will be free, participants will be asked to complete entry forms as there will be lucky draws after the event.
The Moss March will replace the PetroSA Big Walk, which usually coincided with the annual PetroSA marathon. The marathon will also be held on the same day, starting and finishing at Milkwood School, and will finish in time for spectators to join the Moss March this year.
The walk will end with a street party in Marsh Street where the Municipality, which co-ordinates the sports festival arrangements, and local businesses will create a festive atmosphere with food and other refreshment stalls, as well as music.
A section of Marsh Street will be closed for the PetroSA Marathon, the Moss March and the street party.
Businesses that can sponsor vouchers or prizes for the Moss March are invited to contact the Municipal Manager at 044 606 5003.
Nearly 30 sports codes will present events at the Sports Festival, that will take place from 28 September to 30 September. The purpose of the festival is to promote sports development, as well as to market Mossel Bay as the sports capital of the Western Cape. Large numbers of sportsmen, sportswomen and spectators are expected to come to Mossel Bay for the festival.