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The Otter Run

Congratulations to Ruth and Ralph who both completed the Otter Run last weekend. Both improved on last year’s times; in the Otter Challenge, Ruth just missed the cutoff time of 11 hours last year, and this year ran it in 9.55.39. Ralph came an amazing 54th in the Otter Race with a time of 5:36:15,73.


Ralph at the start of the race

Ruth and Ralph at the end of their races


Ruth at the early morning start of the race.

Congratulations again!

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Conal news this week

A few Conal paid promotion customers have experienced issues with paying via the new MyCommerce payment platform. These issues are being addressed, thank you for making us aware of them. Please email for help if you need support, and please note that you can also pay through Paypal. (Please choose the Paypal button when ordering if you would like to use this option.)


Two Conal employees are taking part in Otter Trail runs on the scenic Otter Trail in the Eastern Cape this year. We wish them all the best. The Otter Challenge takes place on the 17 and 18 October, and the Otter Run on 19 and 20 October. The Otter Run is the finale of the Golden Trail Series.

Challenge: 17-18 October. Run: 19-20 October

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Conal payments


Conal currently uses two payment platforms to accept additional promotion payments: MyCommerce and Paypal. Both of these platforms are internationally recognized, and use secure servers.

The MyCommerce platform until recently was known as SWReg; so regular users of this platform may notice some changes in the ordering process and invoices.

The changeover process went smoothly, but at one point there was an issue affecting certain organizers when ordering the Featured Event Service; should you have been affected by this, please email us for help placing your order.

Conal is continually striving to make the payment process as user friendly as possibly. Should you have any questions about payments, or have difficulties in ordering or paying for an promotion, please email us at and we will assist you promptly.

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Conal partners with VAT IT

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Conal has partnered with VAT IT, a VAT reclaim firm, to add value to our site for event organizers.


If your organization is interested in learning more about reclaiming VAT from expenses, please check the relevant tick box when adding your event to Conal, and VAT IT will contact you.