Tuesday, 02 June 2020 21:26

 

The Covid19 pandemic sent the world in a spin. For sports, sports companies and athlete’s themselves, it’s become a time of adapt or die: Innovate in order to survive.

Fondly tagged the #InItTogether, the Unity Ultra run will take place over the weekend of the Winter Solstice of 20 and 21 June 2020, with distances of 90km, 56km and 21.1km.

“The Unity Ultra is all about bringing us together whilst keeping us safely apart,” says Peak Timing CEO Craig van der Westhuizen. “Not everyone is of equal ability, so team members can decide how much of the distance they will each run to achieve the overall distance entered. Some may do 500m and some 50km. We’re offering the first 1000 entries for free and the only requirement is that you complete the distance between your team over the weekend. You could actually run or walk as little as 500m – that’s the beauty of it: you decide as a team who will do what and with how many people. The only requirement is that you collectively complete the distance that you enter.”

All athlete’s will be required to submit their times digitally, adding the individual times together to tally up the total team time: May the best team win!

The event will be supporting athletes in need who have seen their livelihoods taken away by the pandemic. There are two ways that entrants can benefit these athletes. The first is via a direct contribution to an athlete fund being administered by Nolene Conrad and Endurocad. The second is to contribute to the crowdfunded prize pool with entries or via doing so via the website.

Should you have any further questions, please email info@unityultra.co.za. Many thanks to the event sponsors Peak Timing and HomeDrop. Team Captains are invited to register their teams on the website.