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18-24 July 2021

ENTRIES OPEN 15 MARCH 2021

ENDURE THE JOURNEY

  • GROUP/CORPORATE ICONIC 31 DAY CHALLENGE
    Thu, 01 Jul
    Choose your own route anywhere in RSA
    01 Jul, 00:00 – 31 Jul, 00:00
    Choose your own route anywhere in RSA
    Fun for the group! Enter the Corporate Challenge and do the Icon's Virtual Challenge together as a team. You will have from the 1st to 31st July to complete the 103km Iconic 31 Day Challenge. Minimum of 10 participants
  • UK 103km Virtual Challenge
    Thu, 01 Jul
    Whatever adventure route you choose.
    01 Jul, 00:00 – 18 Jul, 00:00
    Whatever adventure route you choose.
    SPORTS FOR UBUNTU presents THE ICON'S JOURNEY 103KM RUN/WALK/CYCLE CHALLENGE 2021. Run/Walk/Cycle any adventure route that you choose in the United Kingdom between 01 July and 18 July 2021.
  • 103KM RUN VIRTUAL CHALLENGE
    Sun, 18 Jul
    Choose your own route anywhere in RSA
    18 Jul, 07:00 – 24 Jul, 00:00
    Choose your own route anywhere in RSA
    The challenges will kickoff on the 18th July 2021 with a target of conquering the 103km Icon's Journey distance over 7 days - ending on 24th July 2021.
  • 35KM RUN VIRTUAL CHALLENGE
    Sun, 18 Jul
    Choose your own route anywhere in RSA
    18 Jul, 07:00
    Choose your own route anywhere in RSA
    The 2 day challenge takes place on the 18th July 202 and 19th July 2021
  •  103KM CYCLE VIRTUAL CHALLENGE
    Sun, 18 Jul
    Choose your own route anywhere in RSA
    18 Jul, 07:00
    Choose your own route anywhere in RSA
    The challenge takes place on the 18th July 2021 with a target of conquering the 103km Icon's Journey Participants will endure the challenge by virtually tracing the footsteps of the global Icon. Clarkebury High School to Mvezo Village 103km (64 miles)
  • 12KM RUN VIRTUAL CHALLENGE
    Sun, 18 Jul
    Choose your own route anywhere in RSA
    18 Jul, 07:15
    Choose your own route anywhere in RSA
    Fun for the whole family! This 1 day challenge takes place on the 18th July 2021
  • 7KM RUN VIRTUAL CHALLENGE
    Sun, 18 Jul
    Choose your own route anywhere in RSA
    18 Jul, 09:00
    Choose your own route anywhere in RSA
    Fun for the whole family! This 1 day challenge takes place on the 18th July 2021.
  • 35KM CYCLE VIRTUAL CHALLENGE
    Sun, 18 Jul
    Choose your own route anywhere in RSA
    18 Jul, 09:00
    Choose your own route anywhere in RSA
    The challenge takes place on the 18th July 2021
 
 

INFO

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

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.

PARTNERS

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OR Tambo Municipality
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