JG Zuma Marathon - a Comrades Marathon qualifier

2016-04-13 06:00

THERE is still time to register for the JG Zuma Marathon on Sunday, so take advantage of the late physical registration on Friday, 15 April at King’s Park Athletics Stadium in Durban and on Saturday, 16 April at King Edward Park Greytown between 10am and 6pm. Entry is R150 per entrant.

Classified as a qualifier for the Comrades Marathon, the 42.2km race will be held on Sunday, 17 April, starting at 5.30am from New Venture Farm on R33 close to Mpolweni and finishing at King Edward Park.

To assist runners there will be two transport shuttles leaving from King Edward Park at 3.45am and 4.30am to the start.

Prize money to individuals and teams totals R280 000.

“The event is geared up as a family day, which is why the public is invited to take part in the five-kilometre fun run, while the serious competitors go for the standard marathon,” said race director Celi­ Makhoba.

Cut-off time for the 42.2km is at 11.30am with the prize giving taking place at 12pm.

Only medically fit athletes, 20 years old on race day, are allowed to enter, and all finishers within the cut-off time will receive a bronze medal, cap or T-shirts and the top 10 in all age categories will receive a gold medal, cap and a T-shirt.

Also to be strictly enforced is that all runners must purchase a Champion Chip, which costs R130, in order to qualify to be timed, with no exception.

For further information, contact Makhoba on 073 175 8725.

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