All is set for the 8th edition of the 21st February Movement 10 kilometre road race which will see a host of established as well as upcoming athletes battling for honours in Highfield this weekend.The race is held to commemorate the birthday of the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces President Robert Mugabe and has attracted a diverse number of athletes from across the country.
The organisers of the road race, which is making a return to the local athletics calendar after a year’s absence, have been working around the clock in a bid to ensure its success.
The secretary of the organising committee of the 21st February Movement road race, Doesmatter Manyanga said all is in place for the staging of the race.
Manyanga said: â€œWe are ready to stage the race in honour of our beloved President, Comrade Robert Mugabe. The sponsors have already availed the prizes and all thatâ€™s left is for the athletes to fight for honours.
â€œWe are expecting top athletes such as comrades, marathon champion Stephen Muzhingi and old timer Freddie Kashiri. We hope these big names will act as an attraction to draw more athletes to participate as race day approaches.â€
The 8th edition of the 21st February Movement 10 kilometre road race set for this coming Saturday is expected to be abuzz with competition as it will incorporate several new categories into the programme.
The race will start at President Mugabeâ€™s Old Highfield house and end at Machipisa Shopping Centre.