The race is on to enter for the 30th PPC Cement Riebeeck Bergmarathon

14 July 2015

The 30th PPC Cement Riebeek Bergmarathon is set to take the Boland town of Riebeek West by storm on Saturday, 1 August 2015 and with entries having opened, the race is on for serious athletes, as well as recreational participants, to sign up to book their places for this popular event.

Sponsor’s PPC and the hosting Swartland Athletics Club are confident that this year’s event, which offers race distances of the 42.2km marathon, the 21.1km half marathon, the 10km run/walk and the 5km fun run, will see a further increase in entry numbers. Entries may be made online at

PPC Riebeek West General Manager Bernard Venter said that the much-looked-forward-to event has become an extremely popular date on the domestic athletics calendar, with the race having gone from strength to strength, and enjoyable to both young and old, serious and fun participants.

“PPC has been the title sponsor of the PPC Cement Riebeek Bergmarathon since inception 30 years ago and we are delighted to continue our involvement with this community-orientated event,” said Venter.

“The event is without doubt the perfect family fun entertainment mix, with the serious, competitive element also available to those interested in racing against the clock and title-chasing opposition.” PPC is very much part of this community, which is why we have sponsored the race since its inception,” added Venter. The whole community gets behind it, and it’s a wonderful opportunity also to experience true Swartland hospitality.I encourage everyone to get involved, as a participant or a spectator.””

The race is also an official qualifier for the Two Ocean and Comrades marathons, and is well worth the hour’s drive from Cape Town for those keen on experiencing Riebeeck West community hospitality at its best.”

The race begins and ends at the PPC Riebeek factory. Goods from the surrounding district on sale will include wine, olives, jams and, of course, all sorts of freshly-prepared food.

The event also encourages participation of the local schools in the area. The school with the most entries will receive a monetary donation which will go towards empowering the lives of the learners at the school.

Enquiries for entries: [email protected] or to enter online visit

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