Your Marathon of Choice in Africa
The WitnessMaritzburg City Marathon, which is powered by Clover, takes place on the LAST SUNDAY IN FEBRUARY, ANNUALLY.
The 2015 'Maritzburg City Marathon takes place at 5:00am on Sunday 22nd February 2015.
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 (three and a half hours for 21,1 km and 6 hours for the marathon) but caters equally for runners and walkers. Registered wheel chair athletes are welcome in the half marathon (for safety reasons, we, unfortunately, may no longer include these athletes in the marathon or 10km). This is an ideal entry level Marathon or Half Marathon.
The basket of races also includes a 10km race beginning at 9am. This is open to runners and walkers and has a generous 2 hour limit.
To give you something different, we have added two trail runs. Andrew Booth of KZN Trail has partnered with the Maritzburg City Marathon, to design 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.
In our continuing efforts to improve this event, the organisers have the The Witness as a Media Partner 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 an EXPO, PASTA DINNER and FUN RUNS along with the usual fare and upgraded entertainment.
Keep an eye on this web site and the media for the arrival of each piece of good news.
A whole weekend of running and entertainment festivities.
By kind support of BIDVEST and PINK DRIVE, we are, again, providing a KIDZONE for both Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd 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.
Where we lead, others follow.
The Natal Carbineers are commemorating the 160th Anniversary of the formation of the Regiment and this event forms part of the celebrations.
This is the nineteenth 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. Additional T-shirts will be available for sale after the event.
This Two Oceans and Comrades qualifier (5 Hours) is a pre entry event and no marathon or half marathon entries 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, Replenish Overdrive and HYDRAssist for all the participants.