Runners take to their heels to help

Shaanaaz de Jager

STILETTOS and fishnets will be the order of the day on Saturday as women – and some daring men – participate in the News Cafe Run-in-Heels race.

The annual event hosted by the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Centre is a fundraising initiative, with Yokhuselo Haven, a home for abused women and children, benefiting this year. Event organisers Michael and Sandy Zoetmulder said it was a “fun way to get people to support charity”.

Michael said spectators could expect “outrageous outfits, men in wigs, miniskirts, fishnet stockings and a weird assortment of footwear”.

There will be three categories – the Ladies Stiletto Race 100m, the Men-in-Drag Stiletto Race 100m and the Waiters Race 100m.

Waiters – who do not have to wear heels but must run carrying trays with BOS Ice Tea – must bring their own trays and uniforms.

The races – from the Boardwalk’s beachfront entrance to News Cafe – start at 11am.

Yokhuselo Haven manager Lindsay Ziehl said she was “ecstatic”.

Participants can enter online at R60 while late registrations at R70 will be accepted from 9am on the day. To enter online, go to

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