All ready for Cap­i­tal Climb race

Weekend Witness - - Sport - LUNGA BIYELA

THE Cap­i­tal Climb or­gan­is­ers are con­fi­dent that they will have a big turnout for this morn­ing’s race.

The race, which has been an an­nual event on the Pi­eter­mar­itzburg cal­en­dar since 1976, will be­gin at 8 am at Voortrekker high school. The fin­ish will also be at the school.

Or­gan­iser Tony Mor­ri­son told Week­end Wit­ness that the race was a big event in Mar­itzburg.

“It’s al­ways been well sup­ported,” he said.

One for­mer win­ner of the race is Com­rades Marathon le­gend, the iconic Bruce Fordyce.

“He used to run it. He was a reg­u­lar here back in the day,” he said, adding that they usu­ally did at­tract well-known names, but they did not know who would be run­ning un­til the morn­ing of the race.

Regis­tra­tion be­gins at 6 am, and it costs R60 to en­ter the 15 km race, plus R15 for a tem­po­rary run­ning li­cence. The fee to en­ter the five-kilo­me­tre race will be R40.

The race will be­gin at the school, and will head up Roberts Road and turn into Taun­ton Road where it will make its way to World’s View.

From there, it will head down Old How­ick Road and end back at the school, said Mor­ri­son.

He said mu­nic­i­pal traf­fic of­fi­cers and po­lice would be out to en­sure that the run­ners are safe.

Mor­ri­son said he ex­pected be­tween 1 500 and 2 000 peo­ple to en­ter the race.

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