SPAR Women’s 10/5km

Alexandra Park: Sunday 22 June
Road Closures for the SPAR Women’s 10/5km Race

Roads that will be affected by the SPAR Women’s 10/km Race will be mainly around the Alexandra Park precinct.

The roads will gradually start being cordoned off from 04.00am with traffic being diverted away from the route. All roads will be free flowing by 11.00am. Access to the Park from Alan Paton (Durban Road) will be unobstructed for the duration of the event, except for a short period to start the runners off between 07:30am and 08:30am.

There will be one start for both the 10km and 5km races, with the start time scheduled for 08.00am. The course is ‘out and back’ starting and finishing in Alexandra Park, the finish is at The Oval Cricket Stadium. The cut-off time for the 10km race is 2hrs30min and for the 5km race the runners will have 2hrs to complete the event. There is a cut-off at 09:15 at the Park Drive entrance to the Mayor’s Garden for the 10km runners.

Roads that will be affected by the race are:
Balmoral – closed from 04:00 – 11:00
Princess Margaret – closed from 04:00 – 11: 00
Park Drive between Princess Margaret and Princess Elizabeth – closed from 04:00 – 11:00
Princess Elizabeth – closed from 04:00 – 11:00
Park Drive from College Road to Princess Elizabeth – closed from 07:30 – 11:00
Alexandra Road from Cross Road to Alan Paton Ave – closed (inbound only) from 07:30 – 10:00
Alan Paton Avenue from Alexandra Road to Burger Street – closed (inbound only) from 07:30 – 08:30

10 km competitors are required to be 15 years or older and 5 km competitors are required to be 9 years or older on the day of competition. Entry fees are R75 for the 10km licensed athletes and for the 5km runners. R85 is the entry fee for the Non-licensed athletes; the extra R10 includes a temporary licence for the day.

This great value event includes t-shirts and goodie bags to all female entrants and breakfast for all finishers as well as over R43,000 in lucky draw prizes.

For more info contact the race organisers on maritzburg@sparwomensrace.co.za or visit the official race website www.sparwomensrace.co.za/pmb-home.html.

The race route for the 10km race is:
Start in Princess Margaret Drive (the full road)
Turn left into Alexandra Road (with the flow)
Turn left into Alan Paton Avenue (with the flow)
Turn left into Burger Street (with the flow)
Turn right into Peter Kerchhoff Street
Turn left into Jabu Ndlovu Street (on the left of the wall)
Turn left into West Street (with the flow)
Turn left into Park Drive (with the flow)
Turn right through the Mayors garden (first gate) 09:15 cut-off for 10km runners
Turn right into Balmoral Drive
Turn right into Princess Margaret Drive
Turn left into Park Drive (with the flow)
Turn left into College Road (with the flow)
Turn right into Topham Road (with the flow)
Turn left into John Barker (with the flow)
Turn left into Alexandra Road (with the flow)
Turn left into Princess Margaret Drive
Turn right into Princess Elizabeth Drive
Turn left into Park Drive
Turn right into The Oval Cricket Stadium

The race route for the 5km race is:
Start in Princess Margaret Drive (the full road)
Turn left into Alexandra Road (with the flow)
Turn left into Alan Paton Avenue (with the flow)
Turn left into Burger Street (with the flow)
Turn right into Peter Kerchhoff Street
Turn left into Jabu Ndlovu Street (on the left of the wall)
Turn left into West Street (with the flow)
Turn left into Park Drive (with the flow)
Turn left into The Oval Cricket Stadium

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Pictured here are players from the 1st team hockey team of Maritzburg Christian School who will be participating in the SPAR Women’s 10/5km race in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday 22 June. (Pic by Rogan Ward)