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Take note of the SPAR Women’s Race road closures

Runners and their supporters are asked to take note of road closures and parking for the Durban SPAR Women’s 10/5km on Sunday, June 23.

RACE organisers of the Durban SPAR Women’s 10/5km Challenge, taking place on Sunday, June 23, have urged participants and supporters to plan to arrive well ahead of time.

The running of the 34th SPAR Women’s Challenge takes place around the scenic part of the city, with the routes taking participants around the stadium precinct and along the beachfront. The route is a fast and flat ‘out-and-back’ course, starting under the shadow of the Hollywoodbets Kings Park Stadium, on Masabalala Yengwa Avenue, and finishing on the outer fields of this iconic Durban landmark.

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In preparation for the event, organisers are reminding all participants and their supporters to be aware of the road closures and to make arrangements to allow for ample time to arrive, park and get to the start in Masabalala Yengwa Avenue.

The following road closures will affect access into the area. The 10km race starts at 08:00 and the 5km at 09:00 on Masabalala Yengwa Avenue, outside Hollywoodbets Kings Park Stadium outer fields.


The route map of the SPAR Women’s Race.

Road Closures for Sunday, June 23:

From 02:00

· Snell Parade between Athlone Drive and the VIP entrance to Suncoast Casino.
· Battery Beach Road between Snell Parade and Masabalala Yengwa Avenue.
· Masabalala Yengwa Avenue between Smiso Nkwanyana Road and Isaiah Ntshangase Road.
· The south-bound lane of Masabalala Yengwa Avenue between Smiso Nkwanyana Road and KE Masinga Road.
· Kingsmead Way and Eden Gardens Crescent.

From 04:00

• KE Masinga Road (the 2 left lanes) between Eden Gardens Crescent and Masabalala Yengwa Avenue.
• Masabalala Yengwa Avenue between Argyle Road and Smiso Nkwanyana Road.
• Somtseu Road at Masabalala Yengwa Avenue.

From 06:00

• The west-bound lane of Athlone Drive between Snell Parade and Masabalala Yengwa Avenue.
• The off-ramp from the M4 (Ruth First Highway) to Athlone Drive (in both directions).

Road Openings

Roads will be opened as soon as possible after the last competitor has left that portion of the route and the cleaning team has ensured that there is no litter. Most roads will be reopened by 11:30.

Free event parking:

Access to the parking on Hollywoodbets Kings Park fields KP3 and KP4 will be via Smiso Nkwanyana Road into Jacko Jackson Drive.

Note – once this area is full, access will be limited to emergency and official vehicles only.

Access to Hollywoodbets Kings Park Stadium fields KP9 and KP10 will be via Umgeni Road to Isaiah Ntshangase Road and through the Virgin Active Parking area onto the fields. Parking on these fields is free.

Entries can be done manually, subject to the limit of 12 000 entries not having been reached at Race Registration, which takes place on the outer fields of Hollywoodbets Kings Park Stadium, on Friday, June 22, from 10:00 to 18:00 and Saturday, June 22, from 10:00 to 16:00.

All entrants will receive a goodie bag with a race T-shirt at Race Registration.

To enter online or for more race information, go to www.sparwomensrace.co.za/durban/.

For more information, like the KZN SPAR Women’s Challenge Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.

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