The Slave Route Challenge, sponsored by Metropolitan as part of its Mojo Series which “celebrates the community”, will be taking place at the Grand Parade on Darling Street in Cape Town on Sunday, May 13. The Half Marathon will kick off at 7am; the 10km Run at 7.15am; the 5km Fun Run/Walk at 7.30am; and the 10km Big Walk at 7.45am.
The Slave Route Challenge has grown locally, nationally and received major international media coverage in 2017. This has led to contact between the Island of Reunion based French Embassy and its Cape Town counterpart to get more involved, as there is a great synergy in terms of history between Cape Town and the Island of Reunion.
The organisers have announced a partnership with the Athletic League and Departmental Council of La Reunion Island. They will be sending a delegation of athletes, coaches as well as a cultural band (Lindigo) to perform at the Slave Route Challenge 2018. This strategic French Connection should lead to increased interaction, on all levels, between South Africa and La Reunion Island, located in the Indian Ocean close to Mauritius.
The campaign for the event is #MyCityMyRun: “Taking ownership of our City, a natural progression to where we situate ourselves regarding this event.”
A performance by the musical group Lindigo will take place between 9am and 10.30am on the Grand Parade.
* Visit www.slaveroute.co.za for more information.