Young and old; big and small; fast and slow; dressed in running shorts and vest or jeans and plaid shirts; with fancy running shoes or barefoot; carrying babies and pushing prams – there were over 3 000 walkers of all different shapes and sizes at the KZN leg of The Big Walk in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday. The walkers (and a few runners) had to overcome the searing heat which topped out at over 40 degrees, but…"3 000 winners at KZN leg of The Big Walk"
The annual government efforts to encourage South Africans to become more healthy takes a step forward on Sunday when The Big Walk events take place around the country, including in Pietermaritzburg. Hundreds of people are expected to congregate at the Msunduzi Athletics Stadium on Sunday to take part in KwaZulu-Natal leg of The Big Walk. Walkers have the option of a 10km or a 5km walk around the Alexandra Park / Harry Gwala Stadium precinct.…"The Big Walk to health"
KwaZulu-Natal will join the rest of the country in celebrating a weekend of activity with National Recreation Day on Friday and the countrywide series of Big Walks held in each of the provincial capital cities on Sunday. Since 2015 National Recreation Day has been a government-legislated day of activity and all citizens are encouraged to take part in some form of exercise on the first Friday in October. Each provincial Department of Sport and Recreation…"The Big Walk for recreation"