For the first time ever, the Absa Run Your City Cape Town 10K will include the N1 as part of its route, connecting Milnerton to the CBD.
The City announced that they are switching things up with a new route for the 2022 edition, taking place this Sunday, 15 May.
This new route is expected to give runners the fastest and flattest route compared to previous years, when the race went through the Paarden Island industrial area.The race will officially start on Woodbridge Island at 09:00.
Apart from being a race filled with fun and entertainment, the event supports the fundraising efforts for Die Burger Kinderfonds, Cape of Good Hope SPCA, Cotlands, help2read and Reach for a Dream.
The City stated that once runners have navigated their way out of Marine Drive, they will head on to the N1 for 1,7 km of the highway before entering the city bowl and finishing at Lower Long Street.
Currently in its seventh year, the Cape Town 10K (previously the Cape Town 12 ONERUN) is the third biggest race on the Western Province Athletics events calendar and attracts local, continental and international participants.
Motorists are advised to take note of the temporary road closures that will be in place over the weekend and to plan their trips accordingly.
The complete list of road closures is available here