Greatest Train Race is finally here!

The old Witbank road (R555) will be closed to traffic from 06:00 on Saturday up until 13:00.

TRAC has once more committed to giving concession vouchers to Class 1 vehicles at R22.

These vouchers will be handed out at the various closure points near the R555 whilst the road is closed.

As the start of this year’s race has moved to WH De Klerk School in Modelpark, there are a few additional roads that will form part of the road closure on race day.

Affected roads that will be closed for a short period are Mona Street, a section of Montagu Street and OR Tambo Road from Mandela Road crossing up to the R555. These roads are expected to reopen by 08:00.

In Middelburg the following roads will be affected by partial road closures: Walter Sisulu Street from the R555 up to Oranje Street, and again between Koppie Street and Protea Street, Van Der Merwe Street, Eeufees Street, Wes Street, Hoop Street, Part of OR Tambo Street between Hoop and Koppie, Koppie Street, Impala Street, along the river up to Protea Street and Protea Street towards Walter Sisulu Street.

All team members start together in a specific time slot from 08:00. Last time slot is 11:00. The team event will take place in a circular route near Kees Taljaard Stadium in Middelburg. Secure parking will be available at Steelcrest High School.

Buses that will take the runners to the 15 km starting point will depart from 05:00 to 06:00 from WH De Klerk School in eMalahleni and at the same time from the Kees Taljaard Stadium in Middelburg travelling to the 15 km and 32 km points.

There will be no bus transport for team participants. Please make your way to Kees Taljaard Stadium. Fun Run participants must make their own way to the starting point in Van Der Merwe Street.

Safe parking with a return shuttle service is available at R10 per person at Middelburg Care Village.

• Start times:

07:00: 32 km and 15 km

08:15: Fun Run

08:00: Team Race

  AUTHOR
Gerhard Rheeder
Journalist

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