Welcome to the Slave Route Challenge
A unique race with a heritage and historic significance. This event traces the ‘slave route’ and honours those who built Cape Town.
The Slave Route Challenge brings together people from all walks of life. The avid runner can enjoy a Half Marathon or a 10km Run and novices can enjoy the 10km Big Walk or the 5km Fun Run / Walk. It truly encapsulates the spirit of Ubunthu!
The Slave Route Challenge takes you from The City Hall through District 6, Gardens, Company Gardens, Wale Street, BoKaap, Sea Point (Cape Town Stadium), Green Point (Fort Wynard), CBD and back down Darling Street into the Castle of Good Hope and the finish on the Grand Parade.
Runners and walkers are given the opportunity to run and walk in District Six and the BoKaap, to marvel at the beauty and cultural diversity of Cape Town, to experience the heritage sites, to run through the Castle of Good Hope, to appreciate our cultural diversity and to embrace other Capetonians.
The route was selected because it passes heritage sites like the whipping post where slaves were whipped, the hurling swing pump where slaves had to pump water for their masters, the company bell that rang to call slaves, gallows hill where slaves were executed, the Castle where slaves were imprisoned and tortured and the slave tree plaque where slaves were sold.
In the BoKaap the runners and walkers enjoy a traditional Cape Malay Koesister! A sweet spicy delicacy!
10km BIG WALK
5km FUN RUN/WALK
IN STORE ENTRIES CLOSE MONDAY, 1 MAY 2017
ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 5 MAY 2017!
You run your life. What’s five, ten or twenty-one kilometres?
The Slave Route Challenge is a running race that gives entrants the unique opportunity to honour our South African’s heritage. The route takes runners past historic landmarks linked to South Africa’s slave history such as the Grand Parade, the Whipping Post, Old Slave Church, the Slave Lodge, and the Slave Tree plaques.
Whether you’re running the 21km half marathon, 10km run, 5km fun run, or 10km walk, you will embark on a journey through Cape Town’s history on Sunday 14th May.
Can you run this? Prove it.
The Slave Route Challenge is sponsored by Metropolitan, Together We Can.