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Entries extended for Slave Route Challenge

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The closing date for in-store entries for Cape Town‘s biggest community run has been extended until the 24th April. The Slave Route Challenge 2016 will take over the Mother City on Sunday 8 May 2016, and will see thousands of runners tackle some gruelling hills as they navigate their way through the city centre past significant historical landmarks. The race is a tribute to the trials of dispossessed individuals who contributed significantly to the development of Cape Town and South Africa.

The race takes runners past several significant places, such as the Castle of Good Hope, Grand Parade, the Whipping Post, Old Slave Church, the Iziko Slave Lodge Sand the Slave Tree Plaque.

The challenge has consists of a half-marathon and a 10km run, as well as a 5km fun run/walk, and a 10km big walk for those who prefer a more leisurely pace.

Spokesperson Fatima Allie warns participants that they will only be able to enter for the half marathon until the 24 April.

The 21km event is a pre-entry event only as the run is chip-timed. No late entries will be taken for the 21km event. Entries for the 21km event close on Sunday 24th April 2016

Entries can be done at the following Sportsmans Warehouse stores:
Somerset West
Canal Walk
Sea Point

Registration and number collection will happen at the following venues, and runners must collect at the venue and date indicated on the race entry:

Saturday 30 April 2016 – Rondebosch Sports Club, Erin Road – 10am till 5pm
Sunday 01 May 2016 – Sportsmans Warehouse Rondebosch and Tygervalley – 10am till 3pm
Late entries will be taken for the 10km Run, 10km Big Walk and 5km Run ONLY on these days

Time: Half marathon 7am | 10km run 7.15am | 5km fun run/walk 7.30am | 10km big walk 7.45am
Cost: R142 – R150

Facebook: Slave Route Challenge 2016
Twitter: @SlaveRoute


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  1. Suggestion:It is best to enslave the Cape Muslims/Kaapse Slamse again and force the entry fee from them.
    If the Kaapse Slamse still refuse they must sjambokked/whipped to participate.This how they did during slavery time at the Cape of Sorrows

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