Freshpak Fitness Festival for fitness enthusiasts, family and friends

The 29th annual Freshpak Fitness Festival, the Western Cape's largest multi-sport festival, will take place in and around Clanwilliam, the heart of Rooibos country, on Saturday, 3 October this year. Although it is aimed at novice and professional athletes, it is as much a festival for family and friends.

This year, the longstanding event will see approximately 1 350 passionate fitness and health enthusiasts competing in various swimming, cycling and running challenges. The series of events includes swimming (1.5 km or 3 km), a duathlon (5 km run, 20 km cycle, 2.5 km run), biathlon (5 km run, 20 km cycle) and triathlon (800 m swim, 20 km cycle, 5 km run) where participants can compete individually or as part of a team. Younger children can compete in the FitKids challenge (1 km run, 200 m swim, 1 km run) or the Run for Fun (1 km).

A percentage of the proceeds raised from entry fees will be donated to CANSA. Research has shown that antioxidant-rich Rooibos helps to fight cancer.

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