Date: 31 March 2019
The Slave Route Challenge powered by Brimstone, was voted Road Race of the Year for 2018 by Western Province Athletics. Started in 2011 with just over 2000 runners, last year’s event attracted more than 9,000 participants with host club, Brimstone Itheko Sport Athletic Club expecting to top that in 2019 as March is a traditionally busy period for the Mother City.
The unique route winds past some of Cape Town’s most prominent heritage sites and provides an opportunity to gain a different perspective on Cape Town’s rich and diverse cultural history. From City Hall in Darling Street, the route embraces District 6, Gardens, the Company Gardens, Wale Street, BoKaap, Sea Point and Cape Town Stadium, Green Point and Fort Wynyard, the CBD, past the Slave Plaque on Spin Street and then through the Castle of Good Hope to finish on the Grand Parade.
Four events are on offer: a half marathon, a 10km run, a 10km walk and a 5KM fun run. The Race Beneficiary this year is the Mary Harding School, which provides vital educational assistance to young people who have mild to moderate mental impairment. Entries close on 17 March 2019 and are available from Webtickets, with manual entries available at all Sportsman Warehouse outlets in Western Cape.