Entries open on 11 May 2017 and close on 31 July 2017. There will only be one entry window period for all athletes to enter.

Entries will be limited to an overall maximum of 13,000 for all the races and no extensions will be entered into. Entries will close on 31 July 2017 or once the overall cap of 13,000 entries have been received  All current and potential Mandela Day Marathon runners that wish to run in 2017 are urged to take careful note of the entry process and the cut-off date.