Tanganda Tea marathon makes comeback

HARARE - Mutare is set to come alive this Sunday when an estimated 400 athletes descend on the eastern border city to compete for the Tanganda Tea 21km half-marathon.

The main half-marathon race has a prize purse of $500 each for the first female and male home.
 
Athletes will also compete in the 4 x 5 (25km) relay race as well as the 10km category.

A wheelchairs class and a junior section for both the 21km and 10km have also been included in the programme.

The race returns to the local sporting calendar for the first time since 2004.

Organising committee member Tsitsi Kumadiro said all was set for the marathon.

“We are expecting about 400 to 500 athletes to take part in the race. We have generated a lot of interest for the race and it’s from these figures that we can safely estimate such a number for the event,” Kumadiro said.

“We are holding registration for athletes on Saturday and it will be done at the Tanganda Tea Company premises along Vumba Road in Mutare for the whole day.”

A good number of top long distance runners have confirmed their participation.
 

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