A Runner’s High!
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We had the best time hosting all of you beautiful runners at our Versus Socks Run Party on 21 May! Here are some of the highlights…
It was a fresh four degrees Celsius when registration opened on the morning of 21 May in Franschhoek. Participants dressed in jackets, buffs and beanies collected their race numbers, chose their socks and got themselves ready for the day ahead, which offered truly beautiful running conditions.
Participants lining up to register.
We had three running distances, which all, let’s be honest, ran a little long! But we knew you had it in you! And the views were so worth it! Just watch the official video, here, to get a taste of the vibe.
We had nearly 1000 entrants – 75 in the 25km, 423 in the 13km and 442 in the 7km events. Check out the official photographs on our facebook page and tag your friends!
The start of the 28km race.
“What a VIBE the Versus Socks Run Party was! Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun. I’m super proud of the team for pulling this off in two months,” says Hanno Lategan, co-owner of Versus Socks.
The DJ creating a vibe at the post-race prize giving.
A big congratulations to our winners!
Category winners for the 7km – which turned into about 8.5km – can be found here.
Category winners for the 13km – which turned into a 16km – can be found here.
Category winners for the 25km – which ended up being around 28km – can be found here.
13km male category winners.
Some of our favourite comments from the day:
“Incredible event, loved every minute of it. Big up to everyone involved!” says Taryn Hogg.
“I even enjoyed the extra 1.5kms on the 7km event. Thanks for the extra push!” says Ellis Silverman.
“You put the fun run in the extra 3km bonus… The 28.4km was totally awesome. Lived every single minute of it! Thank you team!” says Vibeke Moore.
“My first #versusrunparty and what an epic event! Loved the fact that my 13km entry gave me 16.3km of trail running, who doesn't love getting a little extra for free! Will be back for sure!” says Irma Sparks.
“Such a cool event! A big thanks to the organisers! Looking forward to the next one!” says Kim Smith.