The Witness Medihelp Maritzburg City Marathon, which is powered by Clover and Khayelihle, takes place on the LAST SUNDAY IN FEBRUARY, ANNUALLY.
The 2017 ‘Maritzburg City Marathon takes place at 5:30am on Sunday 26th February 2017.
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 (four and a half hours for 21,1 km and six and a half hours for the marathon) but caters equally for runners and walkers. Registered wheel chair athletes are welcome in the dedicated quarter and half marathons on Saturday morning, 25th (for safety reasons, we, unfortunately, may no longer include these athletes in the road running races). This is an ideal entry level Marathon, Half Marathon or 10km.
The basket of races also includes a 10km race beginning at 9.30am. This is open to runners and walkers and has a generous 2 hour 30 minute limit.
To give you something different, we have added two trail runs. Lynton Kynloch has designed a “figure 8” trail course along the banks of the Umsinduzi River. The trail will offer a 5 km option as well as a 15 km distance.
THE MARATHON OF CHOICE
Traditionally, more Comrades entrants used this race as their qualifier than any other race. The 42.2km is also a Two Oceans Marathon (5 hours) qualifier.
In our continuing efforts to improve this event, the organisers have The Witness as a Media Partner, Medihelp sharing the title and Clover handling logistics. 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 the Khayelihle Concert and Flame Ceremony, an SPCA PawsWalk and FUN RUNS along with the usual fare and upgraded entertainment.
2016 saw the launch of our Wheel Chair/Hand Cycle dedicated “Quarter and Half Marathons” which takes place at 5.30am on the Saturday morning of Marathon Weekend.
Keep an eye on this web site, our FaceBook page and the media for the arrival of each piece of good news.
A whole weekend of running and entertainment festivities.
By kind support of LIBERTY MIDLANDS MALL, EL SOMBRERO SPUR and PINKDRIVE, we are, again, providing a KIDZONE for both Saturday 25thand Sunday 26th February. Here, your family will be safely entertained whilst you run or enjoy the registration and races. 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.
Where we lead, others follow.
This is the twenty first 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 any of the distances on offer, inside the generous cut off times as well as beautiful T-shirts to ALL marathon and half marathon entrants. Early bird 10km entrants will also receive T-shirts as will trail and wheelchair athletes. Additional T-shirts will be available for sale after the event.
This Comrades and Two Oceans qualifier (5 Hours) is a pre entry event and no marathon or half marathon entries (except limited “Charity Entries” at a “Charity Price”) will be accepted after the closing dates. Postal entries must be sent early enough to arrive in our office by the closing date. This will ensure that we supply sufficient cold water, Coke and energy drink for all the participants.
Race enquiries can be made on the Internet at www.pmb42.co.za, e-mail enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning the race office which will be open, 9am to noon, Monday through Friday, from 1st February to 24th February 2017.