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Race previews 27km for Freedom

01 January 2016, 8am

Run for Freedom

27km for Freedom
Sat 13 February 2016

Mandela

The year 2016 marks the 26th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s historic release from Victor Verster Prison (now called the Drakenstein Correctional Facility), where he made his renowned Walk To Freedom after 27 years of incarceration.

In celebration of one of the most significant lives in all of history, everyone is invited to join us in solidarity. You and your family, company or school can walk or run in the footsteps of the father of the South Africa nation, Tata Madiba.

To commemorate and reflect on the milestones and to best honour Madiba’s legacy, the 27 FOR FREEDOM event is being held for the seventh time at the correctional facility approximately 15km outside the town of Paarl in the Western Cape Province. There is a 50m toddler trot, a 5km fun walk, 10km run or walk and a 27km race. The routes will take runners past the house where Madiba spent his last few months in prison. It then continues along the historic Mandela Avenue before passing the Long Walk to Freedom statue at the facility. Shortly after your walk or run in this scenic part of the world we invite you to stay for lots of lucky draw prizes, the prize giving ceremony and a music concert.

In the true spirit of what Nelson Mandela stood for we invite people from all walks of life, all races and all ages, to come and pay tribute to our iconic leader so that we can all truly reflect the rainbow nation and the world in which we all live.

Please join us at the 27 FOR FREEDOM and help us to preserve, protect and build on the legacy of Tata Madiba. Enter via www.27forfreedom.co.za — entries close on the 7 February 2016.

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