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Africa’s elite in the Mother City for Absa Cape Town 10K<p>​Some of Africa's elite road running athletes are in Cape Town to take part in the 9<sup>th</sup> edition of the Absa Run Your City Cape Town 10K.<br></p><span><p></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/ABSA%20run%20your%20City%201.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" /> </figure>​</span>The Mother City will host an elite field of runners, which includes Kenya's Vincent Langat, SA 10km record holder Precious Mashele, SA cross country champion Kabelo Mulaudzi, three-time Olympian Stephen Mokoka and two-time Olympian Elroy Gelant.<p> </p><p>Kenya's Diana Chepkorir, five-time national champion Irvette van Zyl, Lesotho Olympian Neheng Khatala and long distance runner Cacisile Sosibo will headline a loaded elite women's field on Sunday.</p><p>  The elite runners will be among 12 000 runners who will take on the 10km route from Milnerton to the CBD.<br></p><p>'It is wonderful to welcome some of the best African runners to the Mother City for a race that has become one of the country's most loved road running events. The Absa Run Your City Cape Town 10K event forms part of our broader goals to transform Cape Town into one of the world's preferred runner's destinations. The City of Cape Town's support for this event over the last 10 years and sponsorship of other running events hosted in Cape Town is aimed at not only providing support to the sport, but to ensure all those who love running, whether for professional or recreation purposes, have platforms to express themselves here in the Mother City.  We wish all the athletes a smooth race as they strive to achieve their personal best and encourage them to enjoy all the views the Mother City has on offer,' said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.<br></p><p><strong>The Route and Road Closures</strong></p><p>Starting at Woodbridge Island in Milnerton at 09:00, the route takes runners along the coastline with unobscured views of Table Mountain then looping onto the N1 before they reach the bustling city bowl for the finish in Lower Long Street.</p><p> For race day, Cape Town's roads not only transform into an arena for the runners, but also become a hub of entertainment with epic performances and all around good vibes along the route.</p><p> To accommodate the festivities of this race, a number of roads will be closed on Saturday and Sunday.</p><p>Motorists are advised to take note of the temporary road closures that will be in place over the weekend and to plan their trips accordingly.</p><p>A full list of road closures is available here: <a href="https://bit.ly/3QCuOqC">https://bit.ly/3QCuOqC</a> </p><p> <strong>Park and ride</strong></p><p>A MyCiTi shuttle service will be available to take runners from the Grand Parade to the start in Milnerton. </p><p>The first bus will leave from the Grand Parade from 05:30 onwards. The last bus leaves the Grand Parade for Milnerton at 07:40.</p><p>Parking is available on the Grand Parade and surroundings.</p><p>Participants are urged to park their vehicles and make their way to the Grand Parade and get onto the MyCiTi buses which will transport them to the start at Woodbridge Island, Milnerton.</p><p>For more information on this and other events hosted in Cape Town visit <a href="http://www.eventsincapetown.com/">www.eventsincapetown.com</a>. <br></p><p> <strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2024-05-07T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#34f4df81-9990-40ab-8213-8383ea5bee8b;L0|#034f4df81-9990-40ab-8213-8383ea5bee8b|event;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb10

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