Metropolitan Slave Route Challenge – 2018

May 13, 2018

May 13, 2018

7:00 To 10:30

Grand Parade, Cape Town

21.1km - R115 to R170 , 10km Run - R50 to R105 , 10km Big Walk - R45 , 5km Fun Run/Walk: R35


Event Description

Slave Route Challenge takes place on the 13th of May 2018, from the Grand Parade in Cape Town. Distance options: 21.1km, 1okm run, 10km walk & 5km fun run/walk.

The Slave Route Challenge is unique in that it is a race with a heritage and historic significance that takes you from The City Hall through District 6, Gardens, Company Gardens, Wale Street, BoKaap, Sea Point (Cape Town Stadium), Green Point (Fort Wynyard), CBD and back down Darling Street into the Castle of Good Hope and the finish on the Grand Parade.

In BoKaap the runners and walkers enjoy a traditional Cape Malay Koesister! A sweet spicy delicacy! This event always happens on Mothers’ Day!

This event brings Cape Town together from all walks of life.  It truly encapsulates the spirit of Ubunthu! Runners and walkers are given the opportunity to run and walk in District Six and the BoKaap, to marvel at the beauty and cultural diversity of Cape Town, to experience the heritage sites, to run through the Castle of Good Hope, to appreciate our cultural diversity and to embrace other Capetonians.

Distances & Entry Fee:

21.1km (Licensed/Unlicensed) – R115/170

10km (Licensed/Unlicensed) – R70/105 , (Junior Licensed/Unlicensed – R50/70)

5km Fun Run/Walk: R35

10km Big Walk: R45

Entry Form

Start Venue: Grand Parade, Cape Town

Start Time: 21.1km: 7am; 10km Run: 7:15am; 10km Big Walk: 7:30am; 5km Fun Run: 7:45am

Cut-off Times: 21.1km @ 10:30am , 10km Run @ 09:15am

Prize Giving: 10:30am

Discipline: Road Running

Expo & number collection at Castle of Good Hope: 

Friday, 11 May – 10h00 to 20h00

Saturday, 12 May – 10h00 to 17h00

Sunday, 13 May – 05h30 to 07h00

Race Info

Ample parking on the Grand Parade and surrounding areas. R20 Parking at Interpark Golden Acre Lower Plein Street. Please arrive early.
Owners must lock their vehicles and ensure that no items are left on the seats.

Tog bag facilities will be provided by Biddulphs at users own risk. Cell phones, money and personal jewelry not to be left in tog bags.
A special bag card will be issued. No bag card, no bag.


Itheko Sport Athletic Club 

How to Register?


In-store entries at the following Sportsmans Warehouse Locations:

Canal Walk, Rondebosch, Tygervalley, Somerset West, Tokai, Sea Point, West Coast Village

Late entries for 5km Fun Run and 10km Big Walk ONLY will be taken on FRI & SAT (NO LATE ENTRIES FOR 10km run & 21.1km)

Contact Information

Race Office

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