Cape Town - Thousands of runners are expected to hit the streets on December 16 for the RCS Gugulethu Reconciliaton Day Race.
The event, which starts and ends at the NY49 Stadium in Gugulethu, comprises a 10km and 4.2km race or fun run or walk. Music, spot prizes, food stalls and loads of fun activities for the young ones make this the perfect family day out.
The 10km run takes participants past the Gugulethu Mall and Gugulethu Junction and on to Manenberg, before heading back to the Gugulethu Stadium. En route, runners will pass some of the key attractions that have shaped the township, including the house of one of South Africa’s greatest athletes, Mzoli Ngcawuzele, now famously the owner of Mzolí’s Place - the township’s hippest hangout, and the Gugulethu Seven memorial.
We speak to Regan Adams, CEO of RCS.
1. What is the story behind the RCS Gugs Race? Why is this race so significant to South Africans?