Runners to descend on Gugs

2016-06-09 06:00
 RCS Gugulethu AC will be on the road on Sunday rehearsing the route.

RCS Gugulethu AC will be on the road on Sunday rehearsing the route.

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After painting many races across the peninsula orange and black, RCS Gugulethu Athletics Club will have to take a back seat on Wednesday when they host the June 16 Dave Spence Memorial 10km race.

RCS Gugulethu AC chairman Thobile Ndzube said they were looking forward to a big field and a successful race.

“I know runners like to visit Gugulethu for this particular race and we are ready to handle them with care,” said Ndzube.

He said parking, which tends to be a problem in many races would be “secured and under guard.”

“This is that time of the year, our June 16th race is here, we will be hosting the WP clubs, holiday makers as well as runners wanna be. As we always do when host a race, we do a dry run of the route, making our community aware of the race happening in their own neighbourhood as well as making sure our visitors fellow runners have an awesome experience in our kasi,” he said.

On Sunday June 12 the club will meet at NY 49 Stadium for a club run taking the exact race route e run the 10k route of the race. “ Let us come out in numbers, wearing our club gear, orange and black must be the the order of the day in the streets of Gugs,” he said.

The club run starts 7;30am

The RCS Gugulethu Dave Spence Memorial Race race is a flat and runs through the streets of Gugulethu, past small shacks, and historical landmarks including memorials for Amy Biehl and the Gugulethu Seven. Participants will start and finish at the NY49 Stadium, next to the Mall.

Medals will be awarded to the first 1500 10km finishers and prizes to category winners.

Starting times: 10km: 7am; 4.2km: 7:10am.

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