RACE organisers are hoping that one of the local top athletes could be taking home the rich prize money to be won in the forthcoming 1 City Marathon taking place from Altona Primary School on Saturday.A generous prize purse of R225 000 stands to be won by top athletes.Well-known local coach, Mike Mbambani, said,, “Our local athletes are ready for this challenge. Luyanda Tshangana of New Brighton is a strong contender for an excellent finish time.”Road running queen, Ntombesintu Mfunzi, will be competing in the marathon and said, “I am looking forward to measuring my fitness levels at the 1 City Marathon as part of my Two Oceans training programme.”Tabitha Tsata of Zimbabwe was the first woman home in last year’s marathon in a time of 2:57:37. Entry fee for the marathon is R150, 10km (R60). Registration will take place at the EPA office, Westbourne Oval from 13:00 to 19:00 tomorrow and from 06:00 on the morning of the race. For more information contact Michael Mbambani on 079 149 6796.