Held each year on the first weekend in March, the Zebra Zamba is the only road race event held in Lichtenburg which is registered with Athletics South Africa and where participants finishing times are officially recorded and recognised. The route is very popular because it runs through the Lichtenburg Biodiversity Conservation Centre which houses and breeds many endangered species including white rhino, Pere Davids deer, Cape mountain zebra, scimitar-horned oryx and Arabian oryx. There is also a lot of water in the area, which creates a paradise for birds, and coots, herons, secretary birds and vultures are also easy to spot as you partake in this exciting event.
Runners, walkers and mountain bikers are mainly attracted from the North West province, Gauteng and the Free State but some travel from as far away as Gaborone and Port Shepstone to this unique race, which follows a circular route through the Lichtenburg Biodiversity Conservation Centre. The races include a 32 kilometre and 10 kilometre route as well as a 5 kilometre fun run for those who want a shorter, less strenuous experience. For mountain bikers there will also be a 32 kilometre Mountain Bike Race on offer, which starts a little later than the other races, this enables cyclists as well as runners to partake in the event. The race will start at the Marathon Club grounds in Caroll Street and is a circular route which returns to the clubhouse. There will be lots of fantastic Lucky Draw Prizes and medals will be awarded to all participants who complete the races. The event will take place regardless of weather conditions.
Directions from Johannesburg
Lichtenburg is approximately a 220 kilometre, 3 hour drive from Johannesburg and is situated behind the Lichtenburg High School.
For more information please contact:
Hein van Rooyen
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