This year the Marico Bosveld Myl took place on Saturday the 22nd September 2012. This is the 5th year this fabulous event took place in the Bosveld in the North West Province. Bakwena is proud to be the main sponsor once again of this prestigious multi event. With the support of our staff we also manned two waterpoints on the day.
The running event consists of distances of 42.2km, 21.1km, 10km and a 5km as well, the Mountain Bike event has distances of 50km, 20km or 10km and the Swimming event has distances of 3 000m, 1 mile, 800m or 400m. Some of these events are qualifying events for the Two Oceans Marathon, Comrades Marathon and Midmar Mile.
There were almost 800 athletes who took part in the various categories on the day. This is almost 90% more participants than 2011! Approximately 2400 people passed through the gates including the athletes. Besides the races, there were various other competitions such as the baby competition, pony competition and beauty competition that took place on the day.
Flea market stalls, clowns, jumping castles, baking and colouring in competitions, pony rides and pony shows, entertainers Armand Hofmeyer and the NRG band and much, much more including an evening dance hosted by Gary Forwood.
The athletes were all very appreciative of the free passage given to them through Swartruggens on their way back home. The tranquility, the fresh air and clean water is in sharp contrast to the conditions in and around cities. Above all there were events in which young and old participated and enjoyed themselves.
Bakwena is looking forward to growing the event by another 90% next year.