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Blisters for Bread
Venue: Green Point Cricket Club
Start Time: 10km – 7:30am, 5km – 8am. Please note that there will be staggered starts for both events.
Entry Closing Date: 26 August, Sunday
Category: Fun Run/Walk
Province: Western Cape
Distance: 10km, 5km
Entry Fee: R60
Enter online at: www.psfa.org.za
This year ‘Blisters’ will celebrate a milestone in the history of the event – its 50th anniversary! The first Blisters for Bread fun walk was organised in 1968 by 146 boys from Savio College in Lansdowne. The youngsters set out for a walk of 19 miles (30,5 km) from Simon’s Town to the school grounds in Lansdowne, each sponsored by firms or individuals. Heart transplant pioneer Prof Chris Barnard and Dr Philip Blaiberg, a heart transplant survivor, were among the sponsors to contribute to a total sum of R2644,62 raised in the first walk. The boys – mostly in school shoes – stopped for lunch in Muizenberg and made it home about five hours later. Patrick David Ives who participated in the first ‘Blisters’ remembered that there were no water stations like today but recalls getting a cup of soup at Muizenberg beach, while Terry Thornton raised R30 – ‘quite a nice sum in those days’
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