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Running for a living – it’s payday by Events/Races to athletes placed in an event. What if… What if your payday never comes?

by on October 31, 2013

Dear Race Organiser, there would be no race without runners! They are your event! Time to pa! #’nameandshame

Donnette #Randomness


Read the full story here on Running Matters 


It is becoming somewhat of a farce in South Africa at the moment with major road races taking unacceptably lengthy times to pay athletes prize money that they have rightfully earned from participating in races and finishing in the paying positions.


Elite athletes are professionals who generally run for a living – they run to support their families – and very obviously, as an employee relies on his monthly salary, they rely on the prize winnings as their income. Those who do 9 to 5s will understand the frustration and inconvenience that comes with not being paid in time (or not at all) for a service rendered.

This excerpt is from a post I wrote recently on Running Matters regarding the non payment of athletes’s winnings.  Our research was so voluminous with so much input from well known athletes…

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