All set for an unusual Midmar Mile

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Instead of thousands of excited swimmers of all ages from far and wide flocking to Howick over one weekend, this year’s Midmar Mile features an elite race, a virtual race and a charity swim.
Instead of thousands of excited swimmers of all ages from far and wide flocking to Howick over one weekend, this year’s Midmar Mile features an elite race, a virtual race and a charity swim.

Midmar Mile organisers are hoping that participants will try to make the most of this unusual edition of the popular open water swim that has been split into a number of “mini events”, starting this weekend, because of Covid-19.

Instead of thousands of excited swimmers of all ages from far and wide flocking to the dam in Howick over one weekend, this year’s Midmar Mile features an elite race, a virtual race and a charity swim on different days to lower the risk of the event becoming a super-spreader of the pandemic.

This comes after concerns were put forward by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, which manages the dam.

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