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The F21 Half Marathon is back for the 4th time

25 August 2012

Foskor's Acid Division in Richards Bay and Odfjell joined forces once again to host another F21 Half Marathon in Richards Bay this year. The event will take place at the Zululand Multi Sports Club on 25 August 2012. The F21 Half Marathon will kick off at 07:00 after which a 10 km walk and run will take place at 08:30.

The F21 Half Marathon has become an icon in the community of Richards Bay. The race attracts a variety of both professional and potential athletes from all corners of South Africa and from neighboring countries. Foskor and Odfjell will host this event for the fourth successive year. More than 700 runners and walkers are expected

Registration is are open and entry forms can be found on Foskor's website ( or obtained via The pre-entry closing date is on 22 August 2012, thereafter runners and walkers can enter on the day at the multisport club.

The programme for the day is as follows:

Race Brief 21km06:55-07:00
Start of Race 21km07:00-09:30
Start of Race 21km Walk07:02-10:02
Frist 10 male & female Prize giving 21km09:00
Prize giving for 21Km Category winners10:00
Race Brief 10 km08:25-08:30
Start of Race 10km08:30-10:00
Start of Race 10km Walk08:32-10:02
First 5 male & female Prize giving 21km walk10:15
First 5 male & female Prize giving 10km run10:20
First 3 male & female Prize giving 10km walk10:30

This will be an opportunity to win major prizes with a total value of R185, 000.

The prizes comprise:

- 1st Prize - R21,100

- 2nd Prize - R12,000

- 3rd Prize - R10,000

- 4th Prize - R7,400

- 5th Prize - R5,000

Furthermore, the first 10 male and 10 female participants will also be awarded prizes.

Foskor and Odfjell have a longstanding business relationship, and this is evident in the F21 Half Marathon partnership. Both organisations show their true commitment to the communities in which they operate. This event appeals to all Foskorites, suppliers and customers. In partnering with the community, local vendors, businesses and other hospitality establishments will combine resources to produce a day filled with fun, excitement and mutual financial gain. The day is planned to cater for a FUN FILLED day in the community.

On the F21 Half Marathon, Foskor's Vice-President Acid Division, Mr Nathi Nkomzwayo, said:

"The F21 Half Marathon is an initiative from Foskor to uplift the communities in which we operate and it is also our way of supporting the government's initiatives to further develop and enhance sports in South Africa.

The F21 Half Marathon is backed by Kwa-Zulu Natal Athletics - an organization entrusted with the responsibility to foster athletic development in the province. Both Athletics South Africa and Kwa-Zulu Athletics are major stakeholders in the race. We thoroughly consulted these bodies during the planning phase and are constantly kept on the loop in relation to developments on this initiative.

On behalf of Foskor I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Odjfell and the Committee under the leadership of Ben Labuschagne who has helped made this auspicious event a possibility. "


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