The race returns after a two year absence and aims to promote talent in the country in order to benefit the less privileged in society.
Kudakwashe Shoko of Gaths Mine was the winner in the men’s category in 2006 while Samukeliso Moyo won the women’s race. Shoko recently won the Simon Muzenda Gutu Marathon and is one of the favourites to win the Nkulumane Road Race if he enters.
Stanford Mazura, the event co-ordinator, said the race was unique in that it offered good incentives for such a short race.
“We did not have the race in 2007 or 2008 because of the economic challenges in the country, but the race is now back,” said Mazura.
R20 000 will go towards prize money, and as part of the race’s contribution to the less fortunate in society, the remaining R30 000 will be donated to charities in the Nkulumane suburb.
The winner of both the senior men and women’s races is set to walk away with R3500, the runner up R1500 while the prize for third place is R1000. There is also the wheelchair race for men and women as well as junior men and women.
The race starts at Nkulumane Spar and proceeds to Bellevue Spar and ends at Nkulumane Spar by Sokusile Shopping Centre.Post published in: Athletics