The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) conducted a rail trail half marathon in Bulawayo at Raylton Sports Club.

The event was aimed at raising funds for charity organisations and community development activities in the country.

One of the targeted community development activities is the construction of classroom blocks at Deli Primary School in Nyamandlovu.

Public relations officer for NRZ Nyasha Maravanyika said the school needs urgent attention as children are learning in open spaces.

The event was also a celebration of the arrival of the first train in Zimbabwe which arrived on 4 November 1897 at Hillside station.