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Slave Route Challenge follows in the footsteps of Cape Town’s history<p>Approximately 8 000 runners are expected to take on the half marathon, 10km and 5km races. </p><p>Starting in Darling Street in front of City Hall, the road running event will follow a route which also includes the Castle of Good Hope, District 6, Company's Gardens, Bo-Kaap, DHL Stadium, Fort Wynyard and many streets of the CBD.</p><p>The 21 km half-marathon will take athletes on a route through District 6, past Parliament into Gardens, up the Bo-Kaap for the infamous <em>Koeksister Hill</em>, through the Green Point Urban Park detour via the DHL Stadium before heading back into the CBD for a finish on the Grand Parade. </p><p>The 10 km will follow a similar start route, but with a turn into Wale Street from Bo-Kaap past the Iziko Slave Lodge, the Slave Tree Plaque and then a run through the Castle of Good Hope before a finish on the Grand Parade.  </p><p>The 5 km race starts with a run through the Castle of Good Hope before making its way through the Company's Gardens and the Iziko Slave Lodge ahead of a finish on the Grand Parade. </p><p>'This is a race event that honours and commemorates Cape Town's heritage and culture. The routes give thousands of runners the opportunity to trace the history of this city, while also showcasing the beauty of some of Cape Town's most historic communities. The City of Cape Town is proud to be part of an event that recognises our past, celebrating our diversity and looking into the future. The City's safety and security personnel will be out in their numbers working with the event organisers and SAPS to ensure a smooth race for all the participants,' said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.</p><p>To accommodate the race, a number of roads in the CBD and surrounds will either be closed or temporarily impacted on Sunday morning. </p><p>The following roads will be closed to traffic: </p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>Affected Road </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>Between </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>Time </strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Darling Street </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Plein and  Buitenkant streets</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">4:00 – 11:30 </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Lower Buitenkant Street </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Strand and Darling streets</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">6:00 – 11:30 </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Sir Lowry Road westbound </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Tennant and  Buitenkant streets</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">6:00  - 8:00 </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Darling/Hanover Street </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Tennant Street - Sir Lowry Road</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">6:00  - 8:00</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Hanover Street</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Christiaan – Tennant streets (westbound closed, contra-flow traffic on eastbound.)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">6:00  - 8:00</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">St John's / Hatfield streets</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Roeland & Orange</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">6:00  - 8:00</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The following roads will be affected by lane closures for the duration of the race:  </p><ul><li>Roeland Street -  west-bound between McKenzie and St John's Street</li><li>Orange Street - south/east-bound between Government Ave and Hof Street</li><li>Wale Street - both directions between Adderley and Buitengracht streets </li><li>Long Street -  right lane between Wale and Bloem streets </li><li>Loop Street - right lane between Bloem and Wale streets </li><li>Somerset Road - south/east-bound between Ebenezer and Chiappini streets </li><li>Beach Rd, north/west-bound between Granger Bay Boulevard and Hotel School </li><li>Granger Bay Boulevard -  north/east-bound between Fritz Sonnenberg and Beach Road</li><li>Adderley Street, south/west-bound between Riebeek and Wale streets. </li></ul><p>The first race, the half marathon, sets off at 07:00. </p><p>For more information on this and other events hosted in Cape Town visit <a href=""></a>.</p><p> </p><p><br></p>2024-05-21T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#3bd13869-3207-4532-9db7-a4ca95867a50;L0|#03bd13869-3207-4532-9db7-a4ca95867a50|JP Smith;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GPP|#3f57ea8a-3adb-4a8f-bb3a-0a20a62c7fe9;GP0|#25ac58cc-e33e-4241-aac5-50e54d948741;L0|#025ac58cc-e33e-4241-aac5-50e54d948741|City Hall;GP0|#e84e1c19-6cfd-4036-b1f8-cc57113158f2;L0|#0e84e1c19-6cfd-4036-b1f8-cc57113158f2|slave route;GP0|#f9891347-9853-4a33-be46-2fd52a61e835;L0|#0f9891347-9853-4a33-be46-2fd52a61e835|events10

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