CUT lines up sport tourism event around Seven Heroes

by Editorial Team
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The Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT) School of Hospitality and Tourism is set to hold a half marathon dubbed The Chinhoyi University Seven Heroes Valour Run in Chinhoyi on 8 May.

The event, which brings together sport and tourism, is open to all members of the Chinhoyi society and all people from all walks of life in the town and outside, who are interested and can run or walk. The run is targeting about 1 000 athletes across all running categories.

The half marathon is running under the theme: “I am the eighth hero.”

“The theme of the marathon is based on the Battle of Chinhoyi, which was fought by the seven sons of the soil. The town is well known for being the site where the Second Chimurenga was initiated through the bravery of these seven young men who perished whilst fighting the colonial Rhodesian soldiers (on 28 April 1966),” the institution said in an event statement.

The late heroes who perished during the Battle of Chinhoyi are David Guzuzu, Arthur Maramba, Christopher Chatambudza, Simon Chingozha Nyandoro, Godfrey Manyerenyere, Godwin Dube and Chubby Savanhu.

According to CUT, the half marathon will start and end at CUT Sports Pavilion. From the CUT Main Campus, the athletes will run to the CUT Graduate Business School Campus turn off and back via the Seven Heroes Monument at the (Mashonaland West) Provincial Heroes Acre.

The 21-kilometre half marathon will have seven winning categories and a 7-hour time limit to complete the half marathon. There will also be seven optional health and wellness-related activities to partake in at the starting point and at the finishing point.

“This initiative will constitute part of the school’s second year and fourth-year student practical component for Events Management as well as the Event Logistics and Production modules. The event will provide a live set for turning theoretical knowledge into praxis and for industrialisation in line with Education 5.0,” read part of the event statement.

The institution intends to direct the profits realised from the event towards the procurement of teaching and learning equipment for the CUT School of Hospitality and Tourism

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