Old Mutual race on

Ngoni Makusha

THE Old Mutual 10km Road Race is on this Sunday with more than 300 participants expected to take part in the 10km, 5km and fun run event which starts at Nkulumane Mall in Bulawayo.


The winners of the race will walk away with $1 000 with the runners-up and third-placed athletes in both the men and women’s category receiving $750 and $500 respectively.

Bulawayo Athletics Board chairperson Manuel Mpofu said registration was already underway with a number of top athletes having confirmed participation.

Registration is being done at the Old Mutual offices and at Nkulumane Mall where the race will start and finish.

Some of the athletes who are expected to take part are Jacob Mugomeri, Elijah Mabhunu, Nkosiyazi Sibanda, Constance Nyasango, Rutendo Nyahora, Isaac Mpofu, Ngonidzashe Ncube, Margaret Mahohoma, Trust Madora and veteran middle-distance athlete Samukeliso Moyo.

Old Mutual Life Assurance Company regional manager Margaret Vera said the race catered for everyone.

“As usual, we tried to cater for everyone as we have many race categories,” she said.

“In addition to the main race, the 10km open race, we will have a 5km race. We have also accommodated the disabled, veterans, master, mistresses, grand masters, grand mistresses and schoolchildren,” she said.