The day every child looks forward to is almost here! The annual ToyZone Kids’ Cycle Race at Melrose Arch is taking place on Sunday, 27 May, 2018 on the Piazza and families are promised a day of fun and entertainment while raising money for charity.
Entries are open to children aged between three months and 13 years, in four age categories:
Ducklings – three months to three years
Bunnies – four to six years
Foxes – seven to nine years
Lions – 10 to 13 years
Prams, scooters, tricycles and bicycles are welcome, and parents may accompany their children around the circuit or, in the case of Foxes and Lions, cycle with them. Please remember that helmets are compulsory – no helmet, no ride.
Registration opens at 8am, with the first race, the Ducklings, taking place at 9am. The Bunnies will line up at the start at 9.45am, the Foxes will depart at 10.30am and the Lions will set off at 11.15am. The Ducklings will cycle one lap of 1,2km, Bunnies two laps, Foxes three laps and Lions five laps. Every entrant will receive a goodie bag and a medal upon completion of the race, and there will be spot prizes up for grabs throughout the morning. Once children have finished cycling, there will be plenty of fun kids’ activities on the Piazza.
“At Melrose Arch, we look forward to hosting the ToyZone Kids’ Cycle Race every year. It’s a fun day out, there’s a great atmosphere on the precinct and it’s the perfect opportunity for families to spend time together in a safe, secure environment while contributing to a worthy cause,” says Mike Vermaak, MD of Melrose Arch.
To enter, go to www.smilefoundation.co.za. Participants can also enter on the day. Entries cost R100 each.
All proceeds will be donated to the Smile Foundation, a South African NGO that assists children with treatable facial anomalies such as facial paralysis, cleft lip and cleft palate, cranofacial abnormalities, as well as ear, nose and hand conditions, and burn wounds. Based in 11 academic hospitals in South Africa, the Smile Foundation invests in the teams they work with, through a skills development programme, and they assist the hospitals by purchasing equipment for use by the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
“As always, we’re grateful to Melrose Arch for their ongoing support of the Smile Foundation,” says Hedley Lewis, CEO of the Foundation. “It is thanks to the generosity of Melrose Arch, and other corporates and individuals, that we have been able to bring smiles to the faces of more than 2 500 children since our inception 18 years ago.”
For more information, please contact organisers Tanya van der Merwe on 082 324 1399 or Denise Modlin on 083 250 2514.