Athletics South Africa has launched the ASA Athletix Grand Prix Series in which a total prize incentive of R1 365 000.00 is offered to athletes to produce outstanding performances.
This competition will feature three Grand Prix Meetings in March, one month prior to the Commonwealth Games (08 - 15 April 2018 in Australia). South Africa’s finest will have the ideal opportunity to hone their skills in a competitive environment as part of their global preparations.
These Track & Field Meetings will take place in Johannesburg (Thursday, 01 March 2018), Tshwane (Thursday, 08 March 2018) and Paarl (Thursday, 22 March 2018).
This elite series is intended to host and attract top athletes from around the world to test their best performances in South Africa.
The Meetings will have a tight programme lasting for 90 minutes. This will be an exciting evening out for SA athletics fans. Expect a full programme that will be compacted into 90 minutes of athletic action that is sure to have spectators at the edge of their seats.
With the standard of South African athletics showing tremendous improvement over the last few years, there is an ever growing hunger by fans to witness some of the world’s best athletes competing on home soil.
“We are excited to announce the series which we believe restores our domestic Track & Field season right back on top where it was about a decade ago,” said Aleck Skhosana, the President of ASA. “These Meetings will be explosive, entertaining and of the highest standard.”
“This is the ideal opportunity for our athletes to put in those final touches before heading off to Australia and to other international destinations to represent this country in the best possible shape.”