21.1/42.2km Route Description

2017 Maritzburg City Marathon 21 and 42Km Route Description
Start in New England Road opposite #26 New England Road at 5:30am. No late starters will be permitted after 6am
Down Surrey Road crossing to the left (inward bound) lane with traffic
Table 7 (Medihelp) will serve the second lap of the Marathon and is in the vicinity of #10 Surrey Road
Left into Bulwer Street at Merchiston School
Left into Millar Street at the T junction
Right into Geere Street where there will be a (Carbineers) water station serving the marathon second lap
Right into Chief Albert Luthuli Street contra flow
Right into Prince Alfred Street Contra flow
Left into Retief Street. Keep Left with traffic
Table 1/8 (Renault) will be in Retief Street between Prince Alfred and Burger Streets
Left Into Jabu Ndlovu, keeping to the right of Jabu Ndlovu until turning right into Chief Albert Luthuli Street and running contra flow.
Cross Langalibalele Street and turn right into the old bus lane between Publicity House and the Carbineer Gardens/
Exit left into Old Market Road, keeping left (with traffic) to Church Street
Left into Church keeping left (with traffic) to Chief Albert Luthuli Street
Left into Chief Albert Luthuli keeping to the left (with traffic) lanes past City Hall and the Carbineer Gardens
Cross Langalibalele Street and angle right to run contra flow to Jabu Ndlovu Street
Right and across Jabu Ndlovu Street to keep to the left lane past the Imperial Hotel (Table 2/9 Imperial) and through the “deep side” of the dip at the wall at Leighton Street
Turn left at West Street, keeping left (with traffic)
Across the bridge and along College Road on the left (with traffic) lanes Water Table 2a/9a (Thirsti) will be at the lay bye immediately after the College main entrance.
Left at Topham Road past the Premier’s Residence.
Left at Alexandra Road running with traffic
Left at Princess Margaret Drive
Right at the slip Road between Khayelihle Island and Harry Gwala Stadium No one will be allowed past this point after 4 hours and 30 minutes (10am). They will be transported directly to the finish
Right into Princess Elizabeth Drive past table 3/10 (Khayelihle FS)
Left into Princess Margaret Drive
Right into Alexandra Road to run with traffic to Alexandra Road Extension
Left in the slip road to Alexandra Road Extension, keeping left, with traffic. Table 4/11 (PWC) will be on the open field at Emmett Crescent
Left (with traffic) along Gladys Manzi Road
Left at Oribi Road (highest point). Keep left for approximately 100 metres and then cross to the right (contra flow)
Past Table 5/12 (Community Chest) opposite Stubbs Lane) No one will be allowed past this point after 5 hours and 30 minutes (11am). They will be transported directly to the finish
Right at Ridge Road. Table 6/13 (Hollard) will be on the right between King Edward Ave Corner and Golf Road crossing No one will be allowed past this point after 6 hours (11.30am). They will be transported directly to the finish
All the way down Ridge Road crossing straight across New England into Harwin Road keeping right (contra flow)
Into St Charles to turn around point approximately 250 metres past security the gate
Return contra flow to turn right into Tailor Road
Left into Sanders Road
Right into New England Road. Run contra flow.
Finishers take the slip road into the Golden Horse and keep to the right (contra flow) along the driveway to the finish line at the last lamp post on the right, opposite the Subway. Marathoners do not turn in but continue straight across the traffic lights at the Golden Horse entrance, running contra flow, through the halfway (start) gantry and do the lap a second time. No one will be allowed past this point after three (3) hours of running time. Half Marathoners and Marathoners who have missed this cut off will be allowed to turn in and complete the Half Marathon up to 4 hours 30 minutes.