Barely a month after the eastern border city of Mutare welcomed back the Tanganda Tea Half-Marathon after being off the radar for almost eight years, the same environs will this Saturday enjoy the Vumba 21 kilometre race.
Report by Sports Correspondent
The Tanganda Tea Half-Marathon saw the country’s London 2012 Olympics runner Sharon Tawengwa walking away with the first prize in the women’s category and while Wirimayi Zhuwawo, who had a commendable performance at the Olympics, also came first.
The Vumba Half-Marathon race, which is being sponsored by Leopard Rock Hotel, is expected to be a success as a number of celebrated marathon runners like Tawengwa and Zhuwawo have already confirmed participation.
National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe director of coaching and talent identification, Tendai Tagara, said he was expecting a big-turnout at the event, adding registration for participants was being done at Harare Athletics Club.