The Tembisa Street Mile will take place on Sunday 29 October 2017
Please note new start time: 07:00
Moses Molelekwa Arts Centre
Cnr Star Street and Andrew Mapheto drive, adjacent to Makhulong Stadium
In 2014 the TomTom Tembisa Street Mile race became an official race, sanctioned by Central Gauteng Athletics. The 2014 race saw the inaugural 10km road race as a draw card for spectators for the Elite Mile. Presented by Tembisa Athletics Club, the main purpose of this race being the revival of athletics in the township because of the few successful township races, the Elite Athletes were brought in to encourage the young athletes.
About the Tembisa Street Mile
In June 2011, Mark Struwig (The Club Manager at Powerade AC ,Race Director of The Vodacom Challenge Half Marathon and Director at The Fastener –Network) gave Donald the left over race material from the Vodacom Country Challenge Road Race to do an 8km and 3km fun run and walk in his township of Tembisa. The main purpose being the revival of athletics in the township because of there were/are few successful township race and some just get cancelled because of sponsorship reasons. With the help of his colleagues at The Fastener Network (Pty) Ltd and his Elim Athletics Club friend Action Ramaboea fun run was staged successfully on the 3rd December 2011 and had about 400 runners.