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Please Note : #MandelaMarathon #Directions to Starts, Finish ~ From JNB, DBN, Howick Pls share

Posted in donnette e davis on August 23, 2013 by Donnette E Davis

Directions

A. Harry Gwala Stadium

From Durban

1. From the N3 North take exit 76/PIETERMARITZBURG to the left onto Alan Paton Drive(R103) and drive for 3.1km.

2. Turn left onto Alexandra Road (R56) and drive for 700m.

3. Turn right onto Princess Margaret Drive and drive for 320m, the gate to Harry Gwala Stadium will be on your right.

4. The cars will park opposite Harry Gwala Stadium at AB Jackson Sport Ground.

From Johannesburg

1. From the N3 South take exit 78/PIETERMARITZBURG to the left onto New England Road (R56) ramp.

2. At intersection turn right onto New England Road and drive for 784 m.

3. Turn left onto King Edward Avenue and drive for 494 m.

4. Turn right onto Alan Paton Drive (R103) and drive 850 m.

5. Turn left onto Alexandra Road (R56) and drive for 700m.

6. Turn right onto Princess Margaret Drive and drive for 320m, the gate to Harry Gwala Stadium will be on your right.

7. The cars will park opposite Harry Gwala stadium at AB Jackson Sport Ground.

B. Agricultural Royal Showgrounds

From Durban

1. From the N3 North take exit 82/PIETERMARITZBURG to the left towardsArmitage Rd / Sanctuary Rd.

2. Keep left towards Armitage Rd

3. After the first set of traffic lights,keep left onto slipway towardsChatterton Rd. Drive for 372m.

4. At intersection turn rightinto the Royal Showgrounds.

From Johannesburg

1. From the N3 South take exit 83/PIETERMARITZBURG towards Chatterton / City and drive for 358 m.

2. Keep right onto Townbush Rd ramp and drive for 500 m.

3. Keep left onto Townbush Rd ramp and drive for 220 m.

4. At the Traffic Circle proceed straight (2nd left) onto Chatterton Road and drive for 308 m.

5. At intersection turn right into the Royal Showgrounds.

Howick Sports Centre

From Durban

1. From the N3 North take exit 99/ to the left towards Howick (South)/R617/Underberg.

2. At intersection turn right towards Howick City Centre and drive for 3.6 km.

3. Turn left into Howick Sports Centre.

From Johannesburg

1. From the N3 South take exit left onto ramp onto Prospect Road (R103).

2. At intersection turn left onto Prospect Road (R103) and drive for 1.9 km.

3. Turn right onto Zeederberg Road (R103) and drive for 210 m.

4. Turn right into Howick Sports Centre.

C. Finish (Mandela Capture Site)

From Durban

1. From N3 North take exit 107 to the left towards Howick (North)/Tweedie.

2. At intersection turn left towards Tweedie and drive for 1.3 km.

3. At T-Junction turnright onto R103 and drive for 1.65 km to the Mandela Capture Site.

From Johannesburg

1. From N3 South take exit 107 to the left towards Howick (North)/Tweedie.

2. At intersection turn right towards Tweedie and drive for 1.6 km.

3. At T-Junction turnright onto R103 and drive for 1.65 km to the Mandela Capture Site.

D. Start – 42.2km (Manayi Hall)

From Durban

1. From N3 North take exit 74/PIETERMARITZBURG onto Market Road and drive for 440m.

2. Turn right at the traffic lights onto Washington Road (R103) and drive for 2.9km.

3. Turn right at the T-Junction onto Alexandra Road (R56) and immediately keep the left lane.

4. Drive 65m and turn left onto French Road then drive for 2 km.

5. At the T-Junction keep left onto Moses Mabhida Road (M70).

6. Drive for 3 km and take left onto Sunderland Road.

7. Drive for 650m and turn right onto F.J.Sithole Road.

8. Manayi Hall is 460 m up the road.

From Johannesburg

1. From N3 South take exit 83/PIETERMARITZBURG towards Chatterton/City

2. At T-Junction take right onto Townbush Road ramp and drive 500 m.

3. Keep left onto Townbush Road and drive for 220m.

4. Enter the roundabout Traffic Circle, proceed straight onto Chatterton Road and drive 680m towards the city.

5. At the intersection with Victoria Road proceed straight onto Boshoff Street (M40) and drive for 1.2 km.

6. Turn right onto Jabu Ndlovu Street (M70) and drive for 1.9 km.

7. Keep left onto Pine Street (M70)/ Keate Street (M70).

8. Drive for 4 km and take left onto Sunderland Road.

9. Drive for 650m and turn right onto F.J.Sithole Road.

10. Manayi Hall is 460 m up the road.

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Featured Race #MandelaMarathon @Running Easy – “Try Easier”

Posted in Mandela Marathon, marathon running, Media, Nelson mandela, pietermaritzburg, running with tags , , , on August 12, 2013 by Donnette E Davis

Mandela Marathon logo

Our featured race is the Mandela Day Marathon because this is a race that has the potential to “have it all”. There are many, many marathons in the world and many, many marathons in marathon made that’s a lot of m’s ;- South Africa. However I am excited about the Mandela Day Marathon as I explain in my blog post – “THE marathon of South Africa”.

 

I suggest that this race has the ingredients to become the iconic marathon race of South Africa like the Comrades marathon and the Two Oceans marathon have done for ultra-marathons. Running is more than just the distance run – which in itself is a huge achievement, but it is what the race means to those who participate. How incredible is a race that reminds us of someone who selflessly struggled against oppression in a spirit of humility. How incredible is the opportunity to visit key places in this struggle and share it in a very real way as you run the hills that dominate the race as it makes it way along it’s meandering 42km course.

mandela marathon route map

via Featured Race – Running Easy – “Try Easier”.

#NewAge #Media Today #Countdown to #MandelaMarathon #18Days

Posted in donnette e davis on August 7, 2013 by Donnette E Davis

Notable : The Mandela Marathon will be only the second race in the province of KZN, after Comrades Marathon, to be televised live by SABC… Exceptional! The #MandelaExperience is upon us!

THE Marathon of South Africa? #MandelaMarathon @RunningEasy #MandelaExperience

Posted in Mandela Marathon, marathon running, Media, Nelson mandela with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2013 by Donnette E Davis

Sculpture of Madiba at the Mandela Capturer Site, the finish of the Mandela Marathon - the #MandelaExperience

 

Not only does the Mandela Marathon and 10 km take place on the last Sunday in August each year from 2014 onwards, but it is geared to accommodate athletes from various age categories, abilities, and this includes a 4.6664km Kiddies Race and a wheelchair race. This year Mandela Marathon Race Organising Committee has included an International Cyclist Race. There is also the VIP Elite 4.6664km race which sees the MEC and even members of the Mandela Family taking part.

However, the Mandela Experience does not stop there. A number of events are planned the week prior to race weekend, which are aimed at showcasing local talent, encouraging youth, and empowering local rural businesses, which we now fondly refer to as the #MandelaExperience.

At the finish line at Mandela Capture Site there will be a performance by local known artists to entertain the spectators, again enhancing the vast pool of talent that KZN has, allowing the artists themselves to showcase their talents, again giving rise to experiencing Nelson Mandela as a “Man for all People”.

via THE Marathon of South Africa? – Running Easy – “Try Easier”.

Symbolic and Significant #LightingTheTorch Ceremony #MandelaMarathon 5 August 2013

Posted in donnette e davis on August 5, 2013 by Donnette E Davis

From this flame, annually, on the anniversary of Mr Mandela’s capture, a torch will be lit and, over the next three weeks, traverse the Province of KwaZulu Natal, bringing light and warmth to the free hearts and souls of its people, finally returning to uMgungundlovu, where another Great Spirit, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi or Bapu (Father of Nation) experienced his life changing experience. Here a crucible, similar to that at the Capture Site, will be lit. This flame will burn until it is ceremoniously extinguished after the annual running of the Mandela Day Marathon, on the last Sunday of August.

In this ceremony, and in the participation of the runners in the Mandela Day Marathon, the Spirit and struggle of the people of South Africa, led by the iron will and sterling, yet compassionate and irrepressible, character of Mr Mandela, will burn forever. And in this flame, we will find the warmth, light and comfort that will unite us all in the ongoing struggle to make this Country, Continent and the World a better place for future generations.

▶ #MandelaMarathon 2013 Media – 20 day #Countdown – YouTube

Posted in Mandela Marathon, marathon running with tags , , , , , on August 5, 2013 by Donnette E Davis

▶ #MandelaMarathon 2013 Media – 20 day #Countdown – YouTube.

“The Triumph of the Human Spirit” – that is what the Mandela Marathon is about – facing and overcoming the challenges, trials and tribulations, remaining focused and true to your dreams, aspirations, your vision.

In this clip featured are some of the important activities leading up to this iconic and historical event, not just for the flagship 42.2km race on 25 August 2013, but for the communities served by the Local Municipalities, the possibilities for income regeneration, cultural activities, street carnivals showcasing the beautiful African products and talents that we so often take for granted, #GivingBack – and the events are targeted at individuals from all walks of life.   The Mandela Marathon will epitomize what Madiba himself envisaged, “An Africa at peace in itself”, where all can unite in the universal language of sport.

From 2014 the Mandela Marathon will be held on the last Sunday of August.

Help us to make this not only the Mandela Marathon, but the #MandelaExperience – bring it home to Africa and spread it throughout the world!

Music is Shosholoza, obtained via You Tube.

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For more information please visit the main website at www.mandelamarathon.co.za

I created this video with the YouTube Slideshow Creator (http://www.youtube.com/upload)

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