VIRTUAL MARATHON 2021
Health is Wealth Athletics Club in partnership with Nelson Mandela Museum and O.R Tambo District Municipality present the 3rd annual The Icon’s Journey Marathon (a proud member of Proudly South African).
The Icon’s Journey Marathon vision was inspired by President Nelson Mandela’s life journey of growing up in the rural villages of the former Transkei homeland to becoming a Global Icon.
Participants in South Africa’s longest 1-day running event have a unique opportunity to trace Madiba’s footprints from where he was born, grew up, went to school and is laid to rest.
A unique heritage, tourism and adventure route where participants have an opportunity to also touch the birth places of some of South Africa’s Iconic freedom fighters namely Chris Hani, Walter Sisulu, Mama Albertina Sisulu, King Sabata Dalindyebo, Govan Mbeki and President Thabo Mbeki.
The heritage route distances:
103km Clarkebury Institution start.
35km Nelson Mandela’s Qunu home start.
12km Nelson Mandela Schol of Science and Technology start.
7km Lewanika Makgatho Primary School start.
All distances finish at Mvezo village where he was born.
The only way to finish this challenge is by tapping into your inner Icon.
WILL YOU ENDURE THE ICON’S JOURNEY?
PLAN YOUR RACE
Physical Event 2021
Following the decision taken by the organising committee of The Icon's Journey Marathon to cancel the physical event which was scheduled for 16-18 July 2021. It was further resolved to host a virtual challenge The Icon’s Journey Marathon event.
”Wherever you are Run/Walk/Ride In The Giant's Footsteps"
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.
In July 2021, 15 social runners will run from Fort Hare University in Alice to Mvezo village in 8 days covering a total distance of 400km. The aim is to raise enough funds to benefit 4000 rural / township school boys and girls with school shoes, sanitary towels & sports kits.