The Slave Route Challenge 2016 took place on Sunday, 8 May, attracting 9,000 runners from Cape Town and surrounding areas
In light of its historical significance, the race kicked off at the Grand Parade and took runners past the Castle of Good Hope, the Whipping Post, the Old Slave Church, the Iziko Slave Lodge and the Slave Tree Plaque. This instalment of the annual challenge was the biggest to date, boasting an increase of 3,000 participants from 2015.
From parents pushing their babies in strollers to 80-year-old runners, the challenge attracted athletes from all levels. Among the notable participants were Counsellor Gareth Bloor, Good Hope FM’s Nigel Pierce as well as radio and television presenter, Elana Afrika. The challenge consisted of a half-marathon, a 10km run, and a 5km fun run/walk, and a 10km big walk. Siboniso Soldaka, a student at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology won the 10km race and Siviwe Nkombi won the 21km half marathon.
The Slave Route Challenge is proudly sponsored by Metropolitan, as part of its Mojo Series which celebrates the community.
Author: Tanja Schmitz
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