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Comrades Marathon

A race that needs no introduction, the Comrades Marathon is a world renowned event that encapsulates hard work, determination, and of course camaraderie. Hot, dusty conditions made Comrades 2013 one of the toughest in history; and the athletes who crossed the finish line inspired this year’s campaign: ‘Hard is what makes it great!’ Let’s hope the conditions for 2015 are slightly more favourable, but just as inspiring. Good luck to all those running!!

The distance of 87km is subject to change.

It is an “UP RUN” starting at the City Hall in Durban and finishing at The Oval Cricket Stadium in Pietermaritzburg. The race distance is approximately 87 km. The distance is subject to change and will be confirmed in the final race instructions.

HOW TO ENTER

1. Pre-entries, available at www.comrades.com, will open on 1 September and close on 30 November, or once 23 000 entries have been filled. Entry is restricted to club-registered runners only.
2. Hand deliver your entry to the CMA House in Pietermaritzburg by 17h00 on closing date of entries. (See above for details of closing date)
3. POSTAL ENTRIES – Post your entry to Comrades Marathon, PO Box 100621, Scottsville, 3209. You may enter using one of the following options, either by cheque, postal order or direct deposit. All cheques, postal orders and direct deposits must be made payable to the Comrades Marathon Association. Postal entries must be postmarked by the Post Office no later than closing date of entries (see Closing Date of Entries details).
4. DIRECT DEPOSIT – Runners may pay their entry fee by DIRECT DEPOSIT into a Nedbank branch and post their entry form and deposit slip to CMA. Bank details are: Nedbank, Branch Code: 130526, Account No. 1305846559.
Please write your ID Number on the original deposit slip and attach this to the entry form.

Pre-entries closed on 30 November 2014.

The Substitution process opens on 1 April 2015 and all applications must reach the CMA by no later than 21 April 2015. NO LATE SUBSTITUTIONS WILL BE PROCESSED.

REGISTRATION VENUE
DURBAN
Bonitas Comrades Expo
Durban Exhibition Centre
Walnut Road
Duban

DATES AND TIMES
Thursday, 28th May 09:00 – 19:00
Friday, 29th May 09:00 – 19:00
Saturday, 30th May 09:00 – 17:00

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Pick n Pay Women’s Walk Durban

Starting time: 5km: 8am.

Pre-entries, available on www.webtickets.co.za, or at Pick n Pay stores in the area.

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Gauteng Orienteering Championships 2015

Entry fees: Whole event: seniors R270, juniors R140; middle/long: seniors R135, juniors: R70; novice courses: individuals R75, groups R100

Orienteering is a competitive form of land navigation. It is for all ages and degrees of fitness & skill. It provides the suspense and excitement of a treasure hunt. The objective of orienteering is to locate control points by using a map and compass to navigate through the area.

Pre-entries, available on www.orienteeringonline.net, close Sunday 21 June 2015. Entries on the day can only compete on the novice courses.

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DOC orienteering event

Orienteering is a competitive form of land navigation. It is for all ages and degrees of fitness & skill. It provides the suspense and excitement of a treasure hunt. The objective of orienteering is to locate control points by using a map and compass to navigate through the area.

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ROC orienteering event (sprint)

Orienteering is a competitive form of land navigation. It is for all ages and degrees of fitness & skill. It provides the suspense and excitement of a treasure hunt. The objective of orienteering is to locate control points by using a map and compass to navigate through the area.

Pre-entries, available on www.orienteeringonline.net/CompetitionBasicInfo.aspc?CompetitionID=2213. Registration and late entries on race day, from 8:30 – 9:30am.

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Bell Impi Trail Run

Goodie bags to all pre-entrants. Medals to all finishers. Food, drinks and kiddies entertainment on offer.

GOLD PACKAGE (R700):

Distances:
15th May, Friday 18h30 : 7km (marked route, headlight compulsory)
16th May 07h30: 30km (GPS route)
17th May 06h30: 20km (GPS route)

Cost: R700 per entrant.
R900 Late Entry Fee

Route Information: Technical trails, rocks, rivers and passes. Remote rural areas. Safety shouldn’t be an issue but if you’re nervous to run alone make sure you’ve got a friend to run with.

SILVER PACKAGE (R550):

Distances:
15th May, Friday 18h30 : 7km (marked route, headlight compulsory)
16th May: 20km
17th May: 20km (GPS route)

Cost: R550 per entrant.
R650 Late Entry Fee

BRONZE PACKAGE (R400):

Distances:
15th May, Friday 18h30 : 7km (marked route, headlight compulsory)
16th May: 10km Marked Course
17th May: 7km Marked Course

Cost: R400 per entrant.
R500 Late Entry Fee

Starting times: Friday night races: 6:30pm; 10km, 20km & 30km options available (depending on package) for Saturday and Sunday.

Pre-entries, available on www.roag.co.za, close 6 May 2015 You can also enter at registration on 15 May, from 2 – 7pm.

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Maweni Winter Challenge 1

Maweni is a trail runners’ paradise boasting a huge variety of trail that will satisfy every type of runner or walker. This event is a great opportunity to experience something more the wild side of life, and its located just a stone throw from Pietermaritzburg.

Maweni is a trail runners’ paradise boasting a huge variety of trail that will satisfy every type of runner or walker. This event is a great opportunity to experience something more the wild side of life, and its located just a stone throw from Pietermaritzburg. “For 3 years we have been establishing a network of trails in natural areas on the rim of the Umgeni Valley that offer people an opportunity to be in nature. Running or walking trail has the double benefit of being in nature and exercising at the same time, it no wonder so many people feel very harmonious on the trail,” said Andrew Booth, both trail builder and race organiser This 7km course has been designed to be quite easy. It’s for those who prefer shorter distances or who are just starting out. There are no major tricky sections and incorporates some fantastic trail through the nature reserve to finish the race. The 14km is more of a challenge and routes over a fairly challenging climb. The downhill single track along the cliff tops looking into the Umngeni Valley is incredibly beautiful. This course always gets rave reviews across the finish line!

Starting times: 14km & 7km: 7:30am.

Pre-entries, available on www.kzntrailrunning.co.za.

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JG Zuma Marathon

The inaugural JG Zuma Marathon, named in honour of His Excellency, President JG Zuma, is set to take place in Greytown on Sunday, April 26th and is a Comrades Marathon qualifier.

This marathon which is 42.2 km will kick off at 05h30 from the Greytown Seven Oaks petrol station and will finish at the Bon Accorde Resort at Albert Falls Dam with an 11.30am cut off time.

All finishers will receive bronze medals, T-shirts and caps. The top ten and age category winners will take home gold medals. There are big cash prizes up for grabs as per entry form prize breakdown.

Entry forms are available at the Kings Park Athletics Stadium, The Durban Runner Sports Shop, Poobie Naidoo’s Sports Wholesalers (Pietermaritzburg) as well as the Umshwathi & Umvoti Municipality offices. Or you can fax your completed form and proof of payment to 086 265 0723 or enter online www.jgzumamarathon.co.za. Pre-entries close 23 April 2015.

Registration and race number collection will take place at Kings Park Athletics Stadium in Durban on April 23rd, Pietermaritzburg on April 24th and at Albert Falls Dam, Bon Accorde Resort on April 25th. The entry fee is R100.

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Duesouth Night One Series

The Duesouth Night One Series heads to KZN this April for an action packed evening of trail running and MTB adventure. Set within one of KZN’s premier MTB destinations – Giba Gorge boasting pristine trails made up of leafy forests and sweeping single tracks.
Be one with the trail as all you have around you is the glare from your headlamp and the sound of your heart pulsing to every step or peddle stroke that brings you closer to your goal.

Events:
10KM Jackal track trail run (free Petzl headlamps to the first 100 athletes to register)
20KM Night adder mtb challenge
30KM Night mamba mtb challenge

Each race is set out through sweeping single track trails, leafy forests and river crossings. Lookout for the glare of pearing eyes of the resident Jackal, foxes and nocturnal bird life.

Pre-entries, available on www.nightoneseries.com. Entries are strictly capped to 200 per category to provide you with a personalized touch and individual attention that you deserve. DO NOT MISS OUT!

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50th N3TC Arthur Cresswell Memorial Marathon

The race follows a grade 2 route and is also a Comrades qualifier. It features excellent scenery in the berg including a 3km dirt road and a downhill meander to the finish.

Unique Fact: R10 from every entry will be donated to the Khanyisile Trust.. The 52km & 21.1km are all now AIMS certified. There will also be a fun run/walk on Friday 11 April

Medals will be awarded to all finishers and prizes to category and team winners. There will also be a lucky draw. First 3 runners of a club – 52km & 21.1km.

This year will see the 50th running of the marathon event and to commemorate it each runner will receive their own unique medal with a special serial number on it. R10 from every entry will be donated to the Khanyisile Trust. There will also be “team” prizes for the first three runners of a club to cross the finish line in both the 52km and 21.1km.

Starting venues and times:
Bencor Boerdery, Bergville (Old Farmers Hall) to Ladysmith Sports Complex, Ladysmith, KZN; N3TC Arthur Cresswell 52km: 6am.
Ladysmith Sport Complex; N3TC 21.1km: 7am.
Friday 10 April; Ladysmith Sport Complex; Khanyisile Trust 5km Fun Run/Walk: 3pm.

Pre-entries will available at www.enteronline.co.za and www.ladysmithathleticclub.co.za, until 2 April 2015. The ultra & 21.1km is pre-entry only, but you can enter the 5km on race day (Friday), from 1pm.

Walkers are welcome on the 21.1km & 5km.

Arthur Creswell Memorial Marathon

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