TIME LIMITS & CUT OFFS            

The 42.2km race is run with a 6 hour cut-off. There will be 6 cut-off points on the route and the cut-off times for these points will be confirmed in the final race instructions. The MANDELA DAY MARATHON reserves the right to alter these positions.  Runners will be required to board a rescue bus and be transported to the finish venue should they not have reached the cut-off points within the specified time.


Athletes MUST retire once ordered to do so by a race official, medical delegate or medical staff. IAAF Rule

The cut-off points will be clearly sign posted and do not relate to the location of any timing mats or other markers along the route.

Point 1 – 08:50  Mtolo Butchery (Caluza Road / Dennis Shepstone Drive)

Point 2 – 9:30     Half Way Mark

Point 3 – 10:00 Rotunda Entrance (Cedara Road)

Point 4 – 10:30 Merryvale off-ramp

Point 5 – 11:00  Howick Stadium

Point 6 – 12:00  Finish Line

Please note that these times and positions are subject to change should the organisers deem it necessary. The final cut-off is at 6 hours (12h00) and if you have not reached the Finish, you must leave the route and retire from the race immediately.