AFTER an absence of nearly 30 years, a street mile race returns to the Nelson Mandela Bay metro tomorrow when runners take to the road from the SuperSpar in Despatch.
In the early 1980s, the street mile from Albany Road to the City Hall in Port Elizabeth attracted the country's top runners, including Johan Fourie and Matthews Temane.
"Some of our older members also remember a street mile along the main street in Despatch which attracted the likes of Comrades winner Charl Matheus," Yvette Jonker, of the organising club, said.
The mile will be run immediately after the Despatch 10km road race, when one lucky participant will win a R2500 shopping voucher from the Despatch Superspar.
Late entries for the Despatch 10km will be accepted at the SuperSpar from 4pm-8pm today and from 5.30am tomorrow. The entry fee is R30 for the 10km, R20 for the 5km and R5 for the street mile. A temporary licence (10km only) costs R25.
There will be category prizes in all age-groups and a lucky draw.
THE 5km Heritage Run organised by PE Amateur Athletic Club on September 24 has been cancelled due to the sponsor pulling out.
The Ebenezer 10km race on October 12 has also been cancelled.