Updated: July 22, 2016

The popular City2City ultra-marathon has been called off for the second time in three years.
“It is with great regret to announce that the City2City Marathon, due to take place on September 4, has been cancelled,” organisers Central Gauteng Athletics (CGA) confirmed in a statement.
The provincial body had managed to revive the race last year with assistance from local government, after the 50km contest between Pretoria and Joburg was scrapped in 2014 when it lost its title sponsor.
Unable to garner enough support for this season’s event, however, it had again been scratched from the road running calendar.
Eager to ensure the race did not fade permanently from the domestic circuit, CGA hoped it would be held again next year.