Brenda Hlongwane of Mahlatse Day Care (pink tights) and Kgahliso Maseka of Regaugetswe crèche go toe to toe during the marathon in Modimolle. Photo: Mzamane Ringane
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Modimolle’s Modi Mall was a hive of activity last Friday, 3 November, with children from local crèches competing in the second annual early childhood development athletics festival.
Pre-scholars between the ages of 3 and 5 took part in the fun-filled event, which was categorised into 40m, 60m and 80m.
All participants were awarded certificates and medals, with the winners receiving trophies.
Itereleng Crèche was the overall winner at the end of the day, based on the points they collected in different race categories.
The event was hosted by the local Addicted to Life Athletics Club.
Ntsako Maswanganyi of Addicted to Life Athletics Club told The BEAT the event served to introduce a healthy lifestyle to children as early as possible in their lives.
“A healthy lifestyle is key for both young and old. It is however more important to introduce this routine to the young ones, hoping that they will adhere to it as they grow up,” she said.
The Modimolle-based athletics club is home to many locals who are passionate about healthy living.
It has been proven that exercising frequently and getting in shape can reduce the risk of suffering from, among others, heart attacks, high blood pressure and also reduce anxiety and depression.
5 months ago 09 November 2017