The Cairo to Cape Trail Run, scheduled for October 23, traverses the Map of Africa and participants will have the option of completing either an 8km or a 21km route. Making the race a must-do for local and visiting trailies is the fact that this hallowed location has never been accessible to the running public.
But, says race director Alewijn Dippenaar, after an agreement with the Map of Africa owners had been reached, several sections of private land bordering Wilderness Heights are currently being prepared for the run.
Until recently, national regulations had only allowed up to 100 participants for such events. But the current lockdown level means double that number can practically be accommodated. All Covid 19 protocols will be observed.
If you’re keen to glimpse the terrain before committing to the race, swing past the Map of Africa viewpoint at the furthest extreme of Remskoen Street.
Visit http://www.onlines.co.za/ to enter the Cairo to Cape Trail Run.