Cape Town Medical 10
A running race for healthcare professionals
Medical 10 is an annual 10 kilometre running race for medical professionals. The race started in 1978 after a physician, Hennie Muller (shown in the photo with his grandson), discovered that the doctors in Finland held a 10 kilometer race to show that they practiced what the preached about a healthy lifestyle. The aim was to run it in 40 minutes but allowed a handicap of a minute for each year of age over 40.
Race organizers cut the handicap to half a minute and made it open to all medical professionals and walkers, however, the event continues to be held annually at the end of November.