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18-24 July 2021

ENTRIES OPEN 15 MARCH 2021

ENDURE THE JOURNEY

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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 Mvezo village start

7km Mvezo village start

 

All distances finish in Ludondolo village which is in the AmaXhosa Kingdom

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

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PLAN YOUR RACE

Run for Social Change

Help us Promote Sport for Social Change!  Donate used/new running shoes to underprivileged children and young adults in the villages along the 103km route.

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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