‘No free ride’ for October coast marathon

2016-08-24 06:00

THIS year’s Sapphire Coast Marathon and half-marathon, which takes place on 16 October will be run and walked from Hutchison Park.

Unfortunately, there will be no free train ride to the start this year due to the recent floods in Amanzimtoti that has damaged the railway line in several places.

Metrorail said repairs will take two to three months, however, should it be repaired prior to the race, organisers will include the free train ride to the start.

The club is celebrating its 40th year of road running and race walking and are encouraging athletes to join them despite this setback.

Amanzimtoti AC apologises to athletes for the inconvenience.

The 21km will go to Illovo and back and the 42km will go to Ilfracombe and back to Hutchison Park.

Athletes will receive a medal and the first 2 000 early-bird entries, a short-sleeve T-shirt for the 21km and a long sleeve T-shirt for the 42km.

The race is a Two Oceans and Comrades qualifier.
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