First race for Langa | News24
Fortunate Chidzivo, Retail Capital Langa Club runner.
Thousands of runners from across the Western Cape and their supporters are expected to travel to Langa on Freedom Day, Wednesday April 27, to take part in the first-ever street race to take place in Cape Town’s oldest township.
The first Retail Capital Langa Run for Freedom will start at the Langa Sports Stadium on Bitterhout Avenue at 07:15 a.m., when runners will race through the streets of this bustling city to the finish line.
The course, which winds down Washington Street, is designed to take runners past some of the township’s best-known landmarks.
Residents are expected to line the streets to cheer on the runners as they run, passing landmarks like the home of former national singer Brenda Fassie on Makana Circle.
The idea behind this event is to bring runners from across the city together in the spirit of peace and togetherness to celebrate Freedom Day and all that it stands for.
Runners are encouraged to bring friends and family to support them and soak up the township vibe on the day.
The race is accessible to runners of all skill levels and includes a 10km race for participating clubs as well as professional athletes.
There is also a 6km option for non-professional runners who want to test their fitness while enjoying the friendly township experience.
Participants can register for the race at https://entryninja.co.za until Monday, April 25 or on site on race day from 05:00 to 07:00.
Entry fees vary from R50 to R120 for the 10 kilometer race and from R20 to R30 for the 6 km race. Participants are requested to arrive on time.