Mandela Marathon - 25 - 26 August 2018

Posted by Tracy on Thu August 9, 2018 in Sports events.

The Mandela Day Marathon was initiated in 2012 to honour the life and times of our National Father, President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

It starts from Arya Samaj Hall (Manayi Hall) in Imbali, where our international icon, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, made his last public speech on 25 March 1961 at the All-in-Africa conference to Nelson Mandela Capture Site where he was arrested outside Howick on 05 August 1962.

The starting and finishing points of the race form part of the Freedom Route experience which was initiated by various stakeholders in the tourism industry to promote the freedom related struggles of freedom icons of KwaZulu-Natal such as John Langalibalele Dube ( Inanda Heritage Route) Alan Paton, Albert Luthuli (Groutville Museum), Mohandas (Mahatma) Ghandi (Phoenix Settlement) and others.

The 3 main events on the 26th of August 2018 are:

  • The 10 Km race - which starts at 6am at the Howick Sports Fields in Howick
  • The 21.1 Km Half Marathon - which starts at 6am in Hilary Road (Hilton)
  • The 42.2 Km Marathon (the flagship event) - which starts at 6am at the Manayi Hall in Imbali (Pietermaritzburg)

Entries have already closed for the events but if you are running and have not booked your accommodation as yet, we still have rooms available for Friday the 25th of August 2018.