|When:||March 8, 2014 @ 6:00 am - 6:30 pm|
082 492 2882
|Where:||Lake Umuzi Waterfront
Road RunRoad Run
|Entries Close:||February 14, 2014|
|Enter On Day:||Yes|
A flat race through the suburbs. Come and test your athletic abilities amongst the fiercest on the marathon circuit.
The 42,2 km Marathon starts at 06:00; the 21,1 km continues at 13:00 while the 10km dash ends the day in spectacular fashion.
The objective of the three-race series is to run all three distances on the same day: a total of 73.3 kilometres. This is a good way to get your long run in for the Comrades.
The 73.3 kilometre records are held by Sipho Ngomane who finished in 04:13:29 in 2007 and Lindsay van Aswegen finished in 05:10:12 in 2009.
The race will be run for the 22nd time in 2014. Past competitors have included Thompson Magawana, Charl Mattheus and Nick Bester. In recent years, 1996 Olympic gold medallist Josiah Tugwane and 2005 Comrades winner Sipho Ngomane have become regulars.
There are outstanding medical facilities and roadside assistance on the day. The Highveld Medi-clinic, local physiotherapists, doctors and ER24 are out in full force. The water points are manned by local businesses that compete for the best water point of the day. This ensures an exceptional standard. After the race, fires are lit for a “bring and braai” at the finishing line.
Marathon 06h00 with 05:30 time limit
Half marathon 13h00 with 03:00 time limit
10 kilometre 17h00 with 01:45 time limit. This information was taken from the 2013 Guide.
Route Type: Circular
Marathon and Half Marathon: Both routes present a reasonably moderate challenge. No doubt the Highveld has a special crisp autumnal appeal at this time of the year; the cosmos a soft pastel backdrop to a race that is sublime. So prepare for a treat along the ‘green strips’ of suburban Secunda.
It is the closing stretch that will leave you breathless; it is this final run in to the Lake Umuzi Waterfront that runners speak of. It is beautiful; here is where the cosmos becomes legend.
10 kilometre Race: The race is fast, flat and very easy. As you come down the last stretch onto the Lake Umuzi Waterfront, those who braved the full distance of the marathon and the half marathon, will see glowing in the setting sun, fires for the after race braai and you will know you have had a good day.
Prizes and Give-Aways:
Cash prizes go to category winners of each race. Bronze medals go to all those who complete the marathon. Silver medals go to all who complete the half marathon. Gold goes to all those who complete the 10 kilometre race. 3-in-1 runners who complete all the races will receive three medals mounted on a block. There are also cash incentives for breaking the course records. The first 500 pre-entrants receive a goodie bag and a towel. Special drimacs go to all Athletes completing their 10th and 15th race.
Medals will be awarded to all finishers and prizes to category winners.
Pre-entries will be available at www.enteronline.co.za and will close on 14 February.
You can still enter the 21.1km, 10km & 5km on race day.