About 500 local and foreign athletes are expected to compete at this weekend’s race on July 14.
Mount Mulanje Race Coordinator Kondwani Chamwala says all is set for the big event.
“We are expecting about 500 athletes to take part in this race, 300 athletes have shown interest to run in this race.”
“Teams from Malawi Defense Force will also come and participate and we are expecting the number of participants to rise.”
“For the first time we are hitting k500,000 for the winners in each category. This is a great encouragement to our runners looking at the big prize on the table,” said Chamwala.
The 22km Race starts at Likhubula Valley to Chambe Top via Skyline across to Luchenya top then down Likhubula.
The route is rocky and hazardous and paths are small but though this is Malawi’s only extreme sport elite runners cover such a tiring distance in less than three hours.
The Porters Race was started in 1996 limited to porters and guides for Mount tourists. It became an annual event attracting other participants such as local and national athletes.