The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, in collaboration with Athletics South Africa and the Eastern Province Athletics Club, has partnered to reintroduce the Human Race Fun Run.
The race is designed to promote a running culture throughout the metro area while also helping to nurture ambitious athletes.
The race, which includes a 30KM, 10KM, and 5KM run, is currently underway at the Despatch Rugby Club.
This is the first time the fun run has been held in the city since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cllr Bassie Kamana, Portfolio Head for Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture, expressed his delight at the prospect of the legacy project making a triumphant return.
"Given that the name of the race itself refers to the human race, it follows that there is only one race, and that is the human race. As the Municipality, we are excited to be a part of this event, and we feel it will instill a sense of Ubuntu and social togetherness throughout the community " said MMC Kamana.
"This race brings us closer to each other after we come from the ravages of COVID-19, where people could not meet each other, "he said further.
The winner of the open race will receive R6000. R4000 for those between the ages of 35 and 39, R1500 for those between the ages of 40 and 49, R1500 for those between the ages of 50 and 59, R1500 for those between the ages of 60 and 69, and R1500 for those aged 70 and up.
While the top prize for the 10km open run is R1000, juniors aged 35 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69, and 70 and over will each receive R500.