April 21, 2014  

Supplied by Tracy Abrahams from wpa2015
SHOE DROP APPEAL part of the SSISA/UCT 10km Memorial Run, presented by The Sweat Shop.

The UCT Athletics Club’s annual 10km road race will be held on Sunday the 4th of May, starting at 07h00 on UCT Middle Campus. This year sees the expansion of the ‘Shoe Drop’ charity event that aims to collect shoes, warm clothes and old sporting equipment from around the city and donate it to SHAWCO Rags2Riches, from which funds will be generated for SHAWCO education projects.

This year’s race will see the second edition of the exciting and highly successful ‘Shoe Drop’, which helped generate thousands of Rands for SHAWCO in 2013.

We ask all Capetonians, runners or not, to help the needy gear up for winter. Donate your unused shoes, warm clothing and sporting equipment by dropping it off at one of the following locations:

• The Sports Science Institute of South Africa, Boundary Road, Newlands
Mon-Fri: 05h30-21h00, Sat: 06h30-19h00, Sun/Holidays: 08h00-12h30 & 16h00-19h00
• The Sweat Shop, cnr Cavendish & Vineyard Roads, Claremont
Mon-Fri: 09h00-17h30, Sat: 09h00-14h00, Sun/Holidays: 10h00-13h00
• UCT Sports Administration offices, UCT Sports Centre, UCT Upper Campus Mon-Fri: 09h00-15h00
• UCT Athletics clubhouse, Groote Schuur Oval, UCT Middle Campus Mon-Thurs: 17h30-18h30 and also on race day at registration and the finish.

UCT’s Student Health and Welfare Centre’s Organisation (SHAWCO)’s mission is to practice and promote responsible citizenship through health, education and social entrepreneurship initiatives. Since 2007, SHAWCO has been collecting second hand clothes and selling them in developing communities at low prices. This initiative came about in order to generate a surplus income to contribute towards SHAWCO’s sustainability. Rags2Riches is now part of SHAWCO’s Social Enterprise sector which was established in 2008. In 2011 they opened their first Rags2Riches store in Mowbray, and in May 2013 a second store was opened at the SHAWCO Kensington Centre.

SSISA/UCT 10km Memorial Run, presented by the Sweat Shop
The UCT Athletics Club has once again teamed up with the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) as the title sponsor and The Sweat Shop as the presenting sponsor to bring you this year’s race. Pre-entries can be bought from The Sweat Shop or UCT’s Sports Centre up until Friday 2 May, with entries on the day starting at 06h00 at the Kramer Building on UCT Middle Campus. The race starts at 07h00 and will finish on UCT’s Groote Schuur Oval. The attractive 10km route takes runners through UCT campus, Newlands and Rondebosch with cash prizes for the category winners, many spot prizes up for grabs at the prize giving and a competition for the best fancy dress. The first 100 finishers are awarded gold race medals, followed by silver for the next 500 and bronze for the next 1000. We look forward to a great day and wish everyone the best for their race!
The race will also form part of Western Province Athletics’s Winter Team Challenge 2014.

RACE ENQUIRIES: For more information, please visit or contact the race organisers at 650 3563 or 336 7900

Released by: Matthew Henshall, Shoe Drop coordinator
E-mail: • tel: 083 7780 294