Gugs 10km run in line with the spirit of unity

Runners representing clubs across the city take to the streets in last Friday’s 10km Run for Unity, hosted by Gugulethu Athletic Club.

Gugulethu Athletic Club rounded off the year in sporting fashion and did their bit for nation-building with its annual 10km road run, held on Reconciliation Day, Friday December 16, starting at N47 Stadium, at 6.30am. Established in 2000, the race billed as a Run for Unity, made a welcome return following a two-year break due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In line with the spirit of bringing communities together, the race attracted runners from across the city and followed a route that took runners on a township tour, passing several landmarks, including the Gugulethu 7 and Amy Biehl memorials.

Nedbank runner Bruce Damons, 26, from Manenberg warms down after crossing the finish line third at last Friday’s Run for Unity.
Nantes Athletic Clubs Cyril May, sporting t’he club’s familiar green strip, and fellow runners pounding the streets of Gugulethu, during last Friday’s Unity Run in Gugulethu.
Celtic Harriers, Zita Ripepi.centre, joined by Gugulethu Athletic Club’s Thami Manxiwa and Zoe Limba following last week’s 10km race.
Ommiedraai Friends Running Club’s Salie Price. painted the streets of Gugulethu orange.
From left, are, ARD’s Wilfred Demingo, Allison Smith, Mariam Adams and Natasha Pieterse.
Vukani team leader, Vukile Sonandzi, right, a member of Khayelitsha Athletic Club, never misses a race, including last Friday;’s Unity Run. Also pictured are, Dr Lizo Bango and Celtics’ Mlungisi Radebe Madlingozi.