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SPAR Women’s Challenge takes over Green Point and surrounds <p>​More than 14 000 women will take to the streets of Green Point, Mouille Point and Sea Point for the 35th edition of the SPAR Women's Challenge.<br></p><span> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/SPAR%20Womens%20Race%2020324.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:951px;" /> </figure>​</span>The race will follow a 10 km looping route that will take runners from Vlei Road in Green Point to Granger Bay Boulevard in Mouille Point and then Beach Road in Sea Point, before finishing outside the Green Point Athletics Stadium Pavilion.<p>The 5 km fun walk and run will follow a similar route, but without the Sea Point loop. </p><p>The SPAR Women's Challenge, organised by Western Province Athletics, is the largest road running race for women in South Africa, with Cape Town being one of the largest of the five races across the country.</p><p>The City of Cape Town has been supporting the event for the last decade. </p><p>'The SPAR Women's Challenge is among a number of road races hosted in our city which contribute to Cape Town being the preferred running destination because, not only does the Mother City provide immaculate road infrastructure, it also throws in scenic views for the athletes.  This particular race has a special focus on women, promoting a healthy lifestyle for women, calling for an end to gender-based violence and having a fun day out. These are similar objectives to those of the City of Cape Town and we are proud to partner with initiatives that align with our ideals. We are looking forward to hosting all the athletes and wish them all a memorable race,' said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.            </p><p> For every entry received for the race, SPAR will donate a pack of sanitary pads which will be distributed via its Petal Project in partnership with various charities across the country.</p><p>As part of the retailer's End Gender-Based Violence campaign, the race will make a contribution to the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children. </p><p> <strong>Race Day Logistics</strong></p><p><strong> </strong>The race route will impact some in the Green Point, Mouille Point and Sea Point areas on Sunday 24 March 2024. </p><p>The road closures are available <a href="https://www.sparwomensrace.co.za/cape-town/road-closures/">here</a>.</p><p> As a result of the road closures, the MyCiTi bus service will be affected on Sunday.</p><p>A comprehensive list of the affected routes is available on the <a href="https://www.myciti.org.za/en/timetables/planned-service-disruptions/">MyCiTi website</a>.</p><p>For more information on this and other events hosted in Cape Town visit <a href="/mediacentre/Lists/Media%20Releases/eventsincapetown.com">eventsincapetown.com</a> </p><p> <strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2024-03-19T22:00:00ZGP0|#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|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#550cea01-5fec-45fb-8509-f49cfc36c0e0;L0|#0550cea01-5fec-45fb-8509-f49cfc36c0e0|Safety;GP0|#8b537570-ec64-4d35-bfda-4a5a82587b65;L0|#08b537570-ec64-4d35-bfda-4a5a82587b65|sport10

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