Online Entry Events
The following events are open for online entries now.
Organised by PPC Cement & Swartland Athletic Club. The Marathon is a qualifier for the Comrades Marathon. Run under the rules of Athletics South Africa and Boland Athletics. Break away and experience a weekend in the picturesque Riebeeck Valley only 1.25 hours drive from Cape Town.
This is a race for the whole family, with a 21km for the serious runners to the 5km fun run for the rest of the family. The course takes you through the tree -lined suburbs of Houghton, Illovo and Killarney with wide roads and plenty of friendly water stations along the route. The course is undulating without being too testing and novice and seasoned runners alike will enjoy the gentle downhill to the finish. The day is often blessed with fine crisp spring weather with plenty of after race stalls and entertainment. It's a great morning out for competitors and supporters alike.
Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela is a struggle giant and an icon of global proportion who transcends all borders and appeals to everyone across all walks of life. His historical association with uMgungundlovu District Municipality contributed and shaped the democratic, modern day South Africa that we live in today. This has made the District Municipality one of the critical nerve centres of the struggle against apartheid.
Nelson Mandela made his last speech at Manaye Hall in Imbali in 1961 and was arrested in Howick before being incarcerated at Robben Island for 27 years. Given that there is no one who better personifies the struggle against the then-government's racist rule than the legendary Mandela, it is for this reason that his historical association with the District Municipality will be coined and immortalized through the Mandela Day Marathon.
The inaugural race was won by Brighton Chipere, who finished the marathon in 2 hours and 12 minutes. The Mandela Day Marathon is an 'up run' that has 8km-long "Struggle Hill", followed by the 2km "Challenge Climb". The race is run on fully paved roads.
The 23rd running of "The People's Race" will take place on 6th November 2016 from the iconic venue FNB Stadium in Soweto. The event comprises a Standard Marathon, half marathon and 10km. All entrants will receive a free high quality technical T-Shirt with their entry as well as a commemorative medal.
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Online Entry for the Mandela Day Marathon are now OPEN.
Craig van der Westhuizen
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