The Friendly City Marathon is without a doubt the most established marathon on the Eastern Cape running calendar; and it’ll be staged for it’s 23rd consecutive year.
The 2014 event will follow a brand new route and start and finish from a new venue, the spacious Fountain Vineyard Church fields, behind Builders Warehouse in Buffelsfontein Road, Port Elizabeth.
Start times: 42.2km: 5am; 10km: 6:30am; 5km: 8:30am
Unique Fact: This race has been run since the 1970’s, making it the oldest in Port Elizabeth.
This race is an official Comrades qualifier.
The first 500 finishers in each race will receive a medal.
Title sponsors Rafi’s Appliance & Mattresses and Builders Warehouse will be offering all runners superb lucky draw prizes valued at R30 000. In addition, the sponsors will be sponsoring 500 t-shirts to early bird entrants.
Pre-entries, available at local sports shops, will close on 22 January. You can also enter on 24 January, between 5pm and 7pm, or on race day, from 4am.