The 10th Anniversary of the Slave Route Challenge Powered by Brimstone takes place on Sunday 23 February 2020 on the Grand Parade in Cape Town.
The event caters for the entire family and brings the community together through various races in a Half Marathon, 10km Run, 10km Walk and 5 km Fun Run / Walk on the day.
CEO of Artscape, Marlene le Roux, supports the efforts of the Slave Route Challenge, participating to draw awareness and highlight the needs faced by this year’s race beneficiary; LOFOB – League Of the Friends Of the Blind. She will be joined by celebrity, Soli Philander.
LOFOB is based in Grassy Park and was established in 1933 as a registered non-profit, public benefit organisation serving the needs of blind and visually impaired children, youth and adults, and their families, throughout the Western Cape and further afield.
As a disability activist, le Roux encourages people to participate in the race in support of this very worthy cause doing amazing work in accessibility for all, especially disabled citizens.
Dr Armand Bam, CEO of LOFOB has this to say: ‘We are proud to be associated with the Slave Route Challenge Powered by Brimstone. Our rich heritage as an organization serving those most impoverished and the significance of this race as a reminder of our country’s history, makes this a significant celebration. We are proud to celebrate 10 years of meaningful impact together with this event.’
The added appeal of this event is that it takes ownership of our past, changes the narrative of our heritage and transforms it into a legacy for future generations.
Everyone is welcome to participate, as late registrations are still open at the Castle of Goodhope on 21 and 22 Feb 2020.
About the Slave Route Challenge:
The route starts in front of the City Hall in Darling Street, right in front of the Balcony where the late President Nelson Mandela made his first speech after his release from Victor Verster Prison.
The historical landmarks that can be found on the route include, The Castle of Good Hope, District 6, Hurling Swing Pump, SA Jewish Museum, Slave Bell, Company Gardens, Parliament, St Georges Cathedral, Palm Street Mosque, Dorp Street Mosque, Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum, Gallows Hill, Fort Wynyard, Prestwich Memorial, Iziko Slave Lodge, Slave Tree Plaque, Palestine Museum and finishes on the Grand Parade where the Whipping Post used to be.
Each year the race has a commemorative medal and this year we showcase the 7 Steps of District 6!
5km Fun Run/Walk – R40
10km Big Walk – R65
For more information visit: www.slaveroute.co.za