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18 July 2021

ENTRIES OPEN DECEMBER 2020

ENDURE THE JOURNEY

  • 80km Cycling Race
    Sat, Jul 17
    Clarkebury Institution
    Jul 17, 7:00 AM
    Clarkebury Institution, Clarkebury, 5024, South Africa
    Cycling race. 80km race starting at Clarkebury Senior Secondary School at 07h00 NO HELMET - NO RACE. Temporary licenses are provided at a fee. Cut off time is 7 hours. ENTRIES OPEN DECEMBER 2020
  • 35km Cycling Race
    Sat, Jul 17
    Madiba's Qunu Home
    Jul 17, 9:00 AM
    Madiba's Qunu Home, Qunu, 5105, South Africa
    Cycling race. 35km MTB starting at Madiba`s Qunu home at 09h00 NO HELMET - NO RACE. Temporary licenses are provided at a fee. Cut off time is 3 hours. ENTRIES OPEN DECEMBER 2020
  • 103km Ultra Marathon
    Sun, Jul 18
    Clarkebury Institution
    Jul 18, 4:00 AM
    Clarkebury Institution, Clarkebury, 5024, South Africa
    Road running. 103km race starting at Clarkebury Institution at 04h00 Runners must have a valid ASA license. Cut off time is 15 hours ENTRIES OPEN DECEMBER 2020
  • 35km Run Challenge
    Sun, Jul 18
    Madiba's Qunu Home
    Jul 18, 7:00 AM
    Madiba's Qunu Home, Qunu, 5105, South Africa
    Road running race. 35km race starting at at Madiba’s Qunu Home at 07h00 Cut off is 6 hours. ENTRIES OPEN DECEMBER 2020
  • 7km Fun Run
    Sun, Jul 18
    Lewanika Makgatho Mandela Primary School
    Jul 18, 7:00 AM
    Lewanika Makgatho Mandela Primary School, Mvezo, South Africa
    Road running race. 7km race starting at Lewanika Makgatho Mandela Primary School at 07h30 Cut off is 2 hours. ENTRIES OPEN DECEMBER 2020
  • 12km Road Run
    Sun, Jul 18
    Mandela School of Science and Technology
    Jul 18, 7:15 AM
    Mandela School of Science and Technology, Mvezo, South Africa
    Road running race. 12km race starting at The Mandela School of Science Cut off is 3 hours ENTRIES OPEN DECEMBER 2020
 
 

INFO

Health is Wealth Athletics Club in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Museum and O.R. Tambo District Municipality present the 3rd annual The Icon's Journey Marathon (proud member of Proudly South African).

 

On 18 July 2021 Madiba would have turned 103 years old. This is in line with the theme of our 103km running event to be held on this special day Sunday, 18 July 2021.

 

Participants will touch the landmarks and institutions that made and shaped the former State President & global Icon Tata Nelson Mandela by cycling or running the heritage route:

 

103km Clarkebury Institution start.

35km Mandela's Qunu home start.

12km Nelson Mandela School of Science start.

7km Lewanika Makgatho Mandela Primary School start.

All distances finish in Mvezo village where he was born.

 

Free T-shirts to the first 800 entrants.

The only way to finish this challenge is by tapping into your inner Madiba.

 

WILL YOU ENDURE THE ICON'S JOURNEY?

PLAN YOUR RACE

Run for Social Change

Help us Promote Sport for Social Change!  Donate used/new running shoes to underprivileged children and young adult in the villages of Clarkebury, Mqhekezweni, Qunu and Mvezo villages in the King Sabatha Dalindyebo Municipality, Mthatha.

Transport

Transport has been arranged from secure parking in Mthatha town around Nelson Mandela Museum to Clarkebury 103km start and to Mvezo via Qunu 35km, 12km and 7km start.  Transport will take athletes from the finish line back to Mthatha.  There is limited space.  

Cash in hand payment please.

Accommodation

The Icon's Journey Marathon does not provide accommodation.

 

However, for your convenience, the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency has provided us with a list of accommodations around KSD Municipality.

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