This race has become the most popular marathon and half marathon combination in KwaZulu Natal. The race not only has generously achievable cut off times (31/2 hours for 21,1 km and 6 hours for the marathon) but caters equally for runners and walkers. Registered wheel chair athletes are welcome. This is an ideal entry level Marathon or Half Marathon.
In our continuing efforts to improve this event, the Natal Carbineers, Orion and Verulam Athletics Clubs have, again, the Weekend Witness as a Media Partner. We have also engaged the assistance of other role players to assist us in improving sponsorships and activities. With their assistance we are growing the event to include an EXPO, PASTA DINNER and FUN RUNS along with the usual fare and upgraded entertainment.
We have also acquired assistance in the establishment of a KIDZONE for both Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th February. Here, your family will be safely entertained whilst you run or enjoy the EXPO. No more excuses! No more feeling left out. No more running on your own in different races. Now both Mum and Dad can enjoy and achieve together and the kids will be there to share your day.
This is the sixteenth running of this event. By popular demand, we are maintaining the unique double faced medal which will be given to all official finishers who complete either the marathon or half marathon inside the generous cut off times as well as beautiful T-shirts to ALL entrants. Additional T-shirts will be available for sale after the event.
As the event has grown, we have decided that it is our social responsibility to endorse a charity. We have selected the Community Chest as they cover many areas and all the money collected is used for charity, not administration. There will be opportunities to make donations on the on line and printed entry forms as well as a collection point for non perishable foodstuffs at the event. To learn more about the Community Chest, click on the logo on the right of the page.
From December, entry forms will be available in most KZN sports shops, the Comrades Marathon office or KwaZulu Natal Athletics and from the race office. Photocopied entries will be accepted.
Postal entries for all races close on Wednesday 8 February and online entries close on Friday 10 February.