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CITY2CITY ROAD RACE RETURNS
One of South Africa’s most popular road races will be back this year, Central Gauteng Athletics confirmed on Wednesday.
The provincial body said in a statement the 41st edition of the 50km City2City ultra-marathon would be held on September 27, in conjunction with Athletics Gauteng North, the City of Joburg and City of Tshwane.
The race, a regular fixture in the Gauteng road running calendar, was cancelled last year due to a lack of sponsorship.
“Partners engaged and agreed that the race must take place this year, whether or not it does get a head sponsor,” CGA said.
“Working towards maintaining the standards of this prominent race, stakeholders involved have ensured that they are hands on in the planning of the event to make sure all technical aspects are in order.
“The whole objective is to keep the spirit of the race intact for all who have participated in it and those who will participate for the first time.”
While the race traditionally changes direction each year, organisers confirmed it would be held again between Pretoria and Johannesburg, as it was when it was last run in 2013.
The ultra-marathon would start at the Gautrain station in Centurion and finish at James and Ethel Grey Park in Melrose.
The event, expected to attract around 8 000 runners, would also include 10km and 21km races which would both start at the finish venue.