The 21st February Movement Road Race, which is held to commemorate the birth of the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces President Robert Mugabe is making a return to the domestic athletics calendar after a year’s absence due to some challenges.
The chairman of the organising committee, Reuben Bezvo said the race is significant in that it symbolises the incomparable work ethic, astuteness and good leadership of the President Mugabe.
Bezvo said: â€œThe race is important as it gives the youths the good picture of the President and helps the youths emulate their leader.â€
The treasurer of the 21st February Movement Road Race, Josphat Makota said theyâ€™ve been working around the clock in a bid to ensure the race is a resounding success.
Makota said: â€œWe are working tirelessly to ensure that the race becomes a success.â€
The 8th edition of the 21st February Movement Road Race which is scheduled for the 4th of next month will start at President Mugabeâ€™s house in Old Highfield and end at Machipisa Shopping centre.
Athletes will vie for ascendancy in a diverse number of categories with the main one being the senior open race which has a winning prize of $600 in both the menâ€™s and womenâ€™s competition.
Other categories include the juniors, primary school, wheelchair, veterans, grandmasters and war veteran sections.
Registration commenced on the 14th of last month and will close on the eve of the race.