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Medihelp Maritzburg City Marathon

the witness medihelp maritzburg city marathon

The Witness Medihelp Maritzburg City Marathon will start at 5:30 on Sunday, 25 February 2018. This race is currently the most popular marathon and half marathon combination in KwaZulu-Natal, with generous cut-off times and more than one race distance to choose from. The 2018 race will also boast two trail runs along the Umsindusi river banks on Saturday, 24 February 2018. This challenging race is a Comrades and Two Oceans qualifier and attracts more Comrades qualifier athletes than any other race.

Race information:

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Date:Sunday, 25 February 2018
*Please note that the MaraFun race and the trail runs will take place on Saturday, 24 February 2018.
Start and finish:Golden Horse Casino
Starting time:5:30
Distances:Saturday, 24 February 2018: 7 km trail, 17 km trail, MaraFun race
Sunday, 25 February 2018: 42,2 km, 21,1 km, 10 km races
Entries:Entries are now closed.
Online entries open:Wednesday, 1 November 2017 for the 42,2 km, 21,1 km and 10 km races
Entries for the trail races will open on race day (24 February 2018) and entries for MaraFun will open on 23 and 24 February 2018.
Entries close:1 February 2018
Hospitality:The Kidzone will once again provide safe entertainment for children on 24 and 25 February, to give all parents the opportunity to participate in the races.
Food and beverages will be available from the various vendors at the finish line.

Entry fees:

Only a limited number of athletes will be allowed for each distance, so enter now to avoid disappointment.

DistanceEntry fee
42,2 km (limited to 3 000 entries)R250
21,1 km (limited to 3 000 entries)R180
10 km (limited to 2 000 entries)R150
7 km trail race (limited to 300 entries)R130
17 km trail race (limited to 300 entries)R100


HealthPrint members get free entry!

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You can also join Medihelp MultiSport – a platform for runners, walkers and cyclists – and enter the race for free.

You can also join Medihelp MultiSport – a platform for runners, walkers and cyclists – and enter the race for free. Medihelp MultiSport is a registered club in Gauteng North and can only accommodate members in this region.  There is a R250 annual membership fee to join Medihelp MultiSport.  Once you join, you will receive an exclusive sports bag, T-shirt and buff for free. You will also have free access to all Medihelp sponsored events and receive 50% discount on MultiSport gear.

An ASA running license is required if you run distances exceeding 10 km. If you join Medihelp MultiSport, your membership will be valid until the end of December 2018 AND you can buy your ASA licence through Medihelp MultiSport – we’ll do the admin for you, which makes life a little easier.  Click here to join.

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