21.1 KM Race Info

The 21.1 KM is know as a Half Marathon. Race has been scheduled to take place on 25 August 2017. 

Race Starts in Hillary Road in Hilton. 

All Athletes will receive a sms confirm your entry.

Registration will take place in Durban, Moses Mabhida Stadium on 21-22 August and Pietermaritzburg 23 - 24 August 2019.

Each athlete will be given a Goodie Bag, Race pack, and Final Race Instructions on Registration

No registrations will be done on the day of the race.

Parking has been reserved at the starting point.

Roads will be closed 30 minutes before the race.

Race starts at 06H00.

There will be no shuttle buses from the Finish site to shuttle Athletes to the starts before the race. Therefore you are advised to park at the start.

Athletes will be shuttled back to their vehicles after they have finished the race.

Should the winner (man and woman) of the 2019 Mandela Day Marathon break the Best Time  recorded, he or she will receive a cash payment of R 50 000.00.

The 21.1km race is run with a 3 hour cut-off.

21.1 km START PARKING - Drop and Go 

Start parking – Hilton Quarry Center

  • LIMITED START PARKING Hilton Quarry Centre.
  • The access will be via Hilton Avenue, turning Right into Hillary Road and left into the Parking Area.
  • Drop and Go will be Via Hilton Avenue turning right into Hillary Road and then Right into Primula Road where runners will be dropped and walk to the start. Cars will then continue to Cedara road and be forced to turn right and then left to return to Hilton Avenue to link with the N3 highway.

Parking at finish (capture site)

  • NOTE: The R103 will be closed at 06:00 to traffic and there will be no access to the R103 route from either the Midmar Dam, Howick South or Tweedie, Howick North turn offs.
  • Alternative Route to Finish: To reach the finish-parking take the N3 off-ramp into Howick North turn towards Howick. At the first set of traffic lights (5th turn left not including the N3 junction) turn left into Currie Post Road. Continue to the fourth junction on the left. Turn left and then follow this road through to the parking, which is directly adjacent to the Nelson Mandela Capture Site. The whole route will be sign posted from the N3 through to the parking area
2017 Will supply an extensive shuttle service transporting athletes after the event back to their vehicles parked at the Start Venues. A total of 20 x 65 seated busses and 45 x 16 seated taxis will be used to transport athletes. No shuttles will be running in the morning to start venues.
  • Road Running Events Sunday 25 August
  • 26 Fully Stocked Refreshment Stations
  • 1,5 Km apart
  • ABSA Hydration Zone
  • Finish line refreshment station
  • Full Athlete Recovery area with post event meals
  • Road Running Events Sunday 25 August
  • Accommodation for athletes
  • 21,1 Km athletes  FET College Imbali
  • Full meals supplied
  • Transport to start venues from the FET College