The ever-popular Slave Route Challenge took in Cape Town on Sunday, 14 May 2017, where 8000 runners took to the streets to celebrate the city’s history and heritage.
The annual Slave Route Challenge honours the heritage and culture of Cape Town, as well as the dispossessed individuals who contributed significantly to the development of the city and South Africa.
The race started at City Hall and ended at the Grand Parade in Cape Town’s CBD. Crossing the finish line first in the 21.1km was Subiso Madikizela in a time of 01:07:27, and Siboniso Soldaka reclaimed his title for the 10km in 00:31:03.
Bulelwa Simae was the first woman to complete the 21.1km in 01:22:44, and Vuyiseka Nkumenga took the 10km in a time of 00:39:23.
This year, the event attracted over 8000 runners across both events.
Head of Brand at Metropolitan, Llewellyn Allen, who participated in the 10km race, says that the Slave Route Challenge is like no other, “the story of this race sets it apart. It’s a run with purpose”. He also says that the energy of the race is incomparable: “a race truly for the Cape Town community”.