MANDELA DAY MARATHON ORGANISING COMMITTEE SADDENED BY DEATH OF RUNNER

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The Mandela Day Marathon Organisers are with deep sadness confirming that an athlete has passed away after participating in this year’s Edition of the Mandela Day Marathon. The athlete who participated in the 21KM run passed away a few metres before the finish line. The athlete (whose details cannot be divulged at this time until […]

KZN GOVERNMENT APPLAUDS WINNERS OF 2019 MANDELA DAY MARATHON

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KZN Provincial Government has congratulated the winners and participants of this year’s Mandela Day Marathon whose main 42 km race today once again followed the iconic route between Edendale and the Mandela Capture Site outside Howick for the eighth time since 2012. “The human spirit has triumphed once again as the 20 000 registered athletes […]

BUMPER REGISTRATION FOR MANDELA DAY MARATHON EXPECTED

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The 8th running of the Mandela Day Marathon expected to take place on Sunday 25 August 2019, once again proved that the marathon is a most sought after sporting calendar for athletes with this year’s entries exceeding the 20 000 mark across all the three races including the Saturday events that comprise of the children’s race, […]

MDM GAINS INTERNATIONAL TRACTION

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The 8th running of the Mandela Day Marathon will see 120 international athletes going the distance in various races in pursuit of crossing the finish line ahead of their fellow runners and within the cut off time. The number of international athletes taking part in this year’s race is a welcomed testament that the marathon […]

THOUSANDS OF WOMEN TO HIT TARMAC ON MANDELA DAY MARATHON

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With the Mandela Day Marathon having been held during Women’s Month since its inception the participation of female athletes in this fastest-growing race in Africa has always remained integral and this year’s edition is no exception. With the strength associated with women, one cannot deny the thousands of female athletes who hit the tarmac in […]

YOUNGEST RUNNER FOR 42 KM

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Meet the youngest runner for the 2019 flagship race Mandela Day Marathon 2019 Twenty-year-old Hannah Main is the youngest participant in this year’s Mandela Day Marathon. In this Questions & Answer session Main sheds light about who she is ahead of this year’s race.  Q:       Who are you and where are you from? A: […]

YOUNGEST 10KM RACE ENTRANT

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“Esihle wants to inspire young people to look after themselves” Thirteen-year-old Akhona Esihle Mlotshwa has been recorded in this year’s entries for the 10 KM race as the youngest participant who will join thousands of other athletes at the start of the race from the Howick West Indoor Sports Complex to the Mandela Capture Site. Mlotshwa […]

MANDELA’S ARREST COMMEMORATED IN THE SPIRIT OF MANDELA DAY MARATHON

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KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Sipho Hlomuka, has called on the people of KwaZulu-Natal and the country to never forget the day of the arrest of former President, Nelson Mandela, as it is one of the most important dates that South Africans must commemorate and observe on an annual basis.   […]

MANDELA DAY MARATHON 2019

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IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING REGISTRATIONS Athletes are herein advised that after an advertisement that appeared in some newspapers on Monday the 22nd of July 2019, there was a sharp rise in the number of registrations, which has led to a decision to be taken that as of today, no more MANUAL registrations will be taken. Athletes […]

D-DAY FOR MANDELA DAY MARATHON RUNNERS – ENTRIES CLOSE TOMORROW – FRIDAY, 19 JULY

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18 July 2019 It is now less than 24 hours before the deadline of 19 July 2019, which is a cut-off date to register to participate in one of Africa’s fastest growing marathons – the Mandela Day Marathon. The organisers are issuing a call to all runners to urgently register to avoid being left out […]