The 21.1 KM is know as a Half Marathon. Race has been scheduled to take place on 27 August 2017. 

Race Starts in Hillary Road in Hilton. 

All Athletes will receive a sms confirm your entry.

Registration will take place in Durban, Moses Mabhida Stadium on 22 August and Pietermaritzburg 24 - 26 August 2017.

Each athlete will be given a Goodie Bag, Race pack, and Final Race Instructions on Registration

No registrations will be done on the day of the race.

Parking has been reserved at the starting point.

Roads will be closed 30 minutes before the race.

Race starts at 06H00.

There will be no shuttle buses from the Finish site to shuttle Athletes to the starts before the race. Therefore you are advised to park at the start.

Athletes will be shuttled back to their vehicles after they have finished the race.

Should the winner (man and woman) of the 2017 Mandela Day Marathon break the Best Time  recorded, he or she will receive a cash payment of R 50 000.00.

TIME LIMITS & CUT OFFS            

 

The 21.1km race is run with a 3 hour cut-off.

PARKING

2016 experienced a few minor problems leading to the delayed start of both the 10 and 21.1 km road races. The organising team had extensive debrief meetings analysing actions leading to the traffic gridlock caused by insufficient road infrastructure. The organising committee developed a strategy directing all athletes directly to the start venues where we will guide athletes into convenient, safe parking areas with security guards. This will alleviate pressure at the finish venue parking area and require less transport of athletes in the early hours of the morning.

All routes to the Start Venues will be clearly signposted from the freeway to the Start Venue.

ALL START VENUES WILL HAVE A DESIGNATED PARKING AREA

 PARKING AREAS WILL BE OPEN AS FROM 02h00 ON RACE DAY.

SHUTTLE SYSTEM

2017 Will supply an extensive shuttle service transporting athletes after the event back to their vehicles parked at the Start Venues. A total of 20 x 65 seated busses and 45 x 16 seated taxis will be used to transport athletes. No shuttles will be running in the morning to start venues.

 

RUNNERS REFRESHMENTS - 2017

  • Road Running Events Sunday 27 August
  • 26 Fully Stocked Refreshment Stations
  • 1,5 Km apart
  • ABSA Hydration Zone
  • Finish line refreshment station
  • Full Athlete Recovery area with post event meals

ATHLETE SUPPORT - 2017

  • Road Running Events Sunday 27 August
  • Accommodation for athletes
  • 21,1 Km athletes FET College Imbali
  • Full meals supplied
  • Transport to start venues from the FET College