First ever Fun-Run and morning market – raising funds to equip our new classrooms!

Early on Saturday morning, the Military base sports ground became the location for the first ever Fun-Run and market day hosted by Wynberg Girls’ High School.

As the stalls were being set up, the participants of the Fun-Run began to arrive and prepare for the race.

Excitement and nerves filled the air as the runners gathered by the start line for the beginning of the race. There were many people participating in the race, of all different ages and physical abilities. At 8:30, after a very enthusiastic countdown from Ms O’Hagan as well as some wise words of encouragement: “It doesn’t matter if you win or not as long as you beat the boys!”, the Fun-Run began.

The race was 5km long and consisted of 2 laps of a 2km circuit around the grounds of the Military Base.  Ms O’Hagan, the marketing manager and one of the driving forces behind this morning, was also the MC during the morning and shouted encouragements to the runners as they started their second lap and as they approached the finish line.

There were delicious food stalls which offered something for everyone from bacon and egg rolls, macon and egg rolls, boerewors rolls, continental breakfasts, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cool drinks. Something to quench your thirst or relieve your hunger after the run. Learners and parents were invited to buy stall space to sell goods to the public and some of these stalls included dog beds, jewellery, clothing and more.

After everyone had completed the race, there were many prizes to be given away and each runner had their race number entered into the draw to win a variety of prizes. There were many sponsors which came on board including Pick ‘n Pay, Two Oceans Aquarium, Falke, Johnson and Johnson, the Hair Gallery and Civvio.

Thanks must be given to all the participants and people who came and supported, to the tech team, Occasions team, as well as to the parents association and staff members for giving up lots of their time to make this event possible.

Overall, the morning was a great success and we are excited to host the event again next year and make it bigger and better! Whether you sprinted, jogged, walked, finished first or finished last you had achieved something- and hopefully had fun doing it.

 

Wynberg Girls' High School Fun Run