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Kalmer ready for Ladies Race

Rene Kalmer

Rene Kalmer

Top South African road and track athlete, Rene Kalmer will attempt to defend her title at the much loved Totalsports Ladies Race on Sunday, 22 July 2012 at the Kings Park Athletic Stadium (Durban) just ahead of the 2012 London Olympics.

According to Kalmer it is a great initiative to host a running event in celebration of women.  “Women are the back bone of any family and it is great to recognize and reward women for the important role that they are playing in society.  The Totalsports Ladies Race is a very well organized race, the support is amazing and on the day it’s all about the ladies.  It is good for your body and mind to be fit and active.  What better way to celebrate women’s month than with fellow ladies outdoors in a beautiful Durban,” says Kalmer.

“I’m very excited to be part of the 2012 Olympic Games,” continues Kalmer.  “This will be my second time at the Olympics as I participated in the 1500m in 2008 in Beijing.  I’m taking part in the marathon on Sunday, 05 August.  It is a great honour to represent South Africa at such a prestigious event”.

EVENT INFORMATION:  Totalsports Ladies Race Durban

Runners and walkers can choose between a fun 5km run/walk and a 10km run/walk.

DATE:                            Sunday, 22 July 2012
VENUE:                        Kings Park Athletic Stadium (Durban)
DISTANCE:                  5km run/walk & 10km run/walk
START:                          09h30

The 2012 Totalsports Ladies Race Durban is organised under the auspices of and in partnership with KwaZulu Natal Athletics (KZNA).  “We at KZNA are very pleased to once again partner with the Totalsports Ladies Race,” says Craig Dennill, Chairperson Road Commission KZNA.  “It is important for us that we continue to provide our athletes with quality events such as the Totalsports Ladies Race and we are delighted that they have identified Durban as a home for this race.  In this the second year the event has further aligned itself with our development goals identifying fifty young ladies from schools across the province to participate covering all their costs. We wish everyone a successful event and may everyone achieve their personal goals”.

The Jes Foord Foundation is the charity of choice of the 2012 Totalsports Ladies Race Durban. This inspiring foundation offers free counselling and support for rape victims

Nike South Africa is the official footwear and apparel partner of the 2012 Totalsports Ladies Race.  All participants stand the chance to win spectacular prizes compliments of this exciting sports brand.


The following roads will be closed from 06:00am:

·         – NMR Avenue between Goble Rd and Old Fort Road from 06:00 to 13:00
·         – Somtseu Road west of Stanger/M4 intersection from 06:00 to 13h00
·         – Argyle to NMR Avenue access ramps north and south from 06:00 to 1300
·         – Jacko Jackson from NMR Ave from 06:00 to 13:00
·         – Jacko Jackson from Goble Road 09:00 to 10:30
·         – Walter Gilbert Road – closed at access to NMR Ave from 06:00 to 13:00
·         – Battery Beach Road from Sun Coast Boulevard from 09:00 to 10:00 – Kings Park Swimming pool accessible from South Coast Boulevard / Battery Beach only by this route outside these times
·         – Sun Coast Boulevard (north bound) from Brickhill Extension to Battery Beach Road from 09:20 to 09:50
·         – Country Club and golf course accessible from M4 freeway north bound only.

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