Cape Town - Nearly 20 000 women are expected to line up for the start of the Cape Town leg of the Spar Women's series on Sunday. Participants will be running or walking either the 10km or 5km distances in the surrounds of Green Point.

Both the 10km and 5km start in Fritz Sonnenburg next to the Greenpoint Track, and end in the Forecourt next to the Cape Town Stadium. The 10km starts at 07h30 and the 5km at 08h00.

Women of all ages, shapes, sizes and fitness levels are welcomed and encouraged to take part in the Cape's biggest race for women.

The Nedbank Running Club sees the Challenge series as an important testing ground for its elite Green Dream Team as well as a building platform for development runners.

The Green Dream Team will be spearheaded by SA Marathon Champion, Cornelia Joubert, who has just returned from the World 21km. Championships in Coppenhagen.

She will be accompanied by defending champion Rutenda Nyahora, Cape resident Bulelwa Simae, Myrette Filmalter, and Tadesse Shankutie and Hunduma Gemeda of Ethiopia.