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ROTARY GREATEST TRAIN RACE
DATE 24 August 2019
TIME 07h00
ORGANISERS Middelburg Marathon Club
DISTANCE 32km, , 15km
PROVINCE Mpumalanga
START VENUE 32km - Nkangala District Municipality, Middelburg,15 km - Plot 85, Jackaroo, R555 Road,eMalahleni
PRIMARY CONTACT
NAME Elsabe Dawson
NUMBER 086-1187246
EMAIL admin@gtr.co.za
FAX
HOME NUMBER
WORK NUMBER 013-2432253
SECONDARY CONTACT
NAME Noreen Jordaan
NUMBER 086-1187246
EMAIL entry@gtr.co.za
FAX
HOME NUMBER
WORK NUMBER 013-2432253
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ENTRY DETAILS



Pre-entries close about three weeks before the race. Entries are limited to 20,000 entrants. Unregistered participants can apply for a temporary license with their entry.




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DIRECTIONS

Race Start Coordinates: -25.875866810960385, 29.205511808395385 

Race Finish Coordinates: -25.89418785159276, 29.293024482537475 

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THE RUN



The race was originally run against a steam train, but a change in policies and costs prevented the continued use of the train. You still start from the Nkangala District Municipality, Middelburg . There are five running and walking relay legs which vary in distance from between four and seven kilometres. If you are a registered athlete you may decide to run the whole way and do the full 32 kilometres or opt for the shorter 15 kilometre run/walk.

 


FACILITES

The road is closed to traffic between 05h00 and 13h00. There are buses to transport relay participants to their changeover points from 05h00 to 07h00 only. The last bus departs at 07h00, no exceptions will be made. Buses will return participants to Witbank/eMalahleni from 13h30. No seconding is allowed. Supporters can travel on the train to the finish in Middelburg. The train returns to Witbank/eMalahleni at 13h00. Tent sites, to be set up as courtesy facilities at the finish, are available for hire by companies and organisations.

Type Point-to-point
Sub Event Road Running
Difficulty Rating 0
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MEDIA RELEASE
Race Name Release Date Media Release
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ORGANISER
NAME Middelburg Marathon Club
PROVINCE Mpumalanga
EMAIL admin@midmk.co.za
WEBSITE www.midmk.co.za
ADDRESS PO Box 527 Middelburg

CONTACT PERSON
NAME Piet Schoeman
PROVINCE
EMAIL pietschoeman321@gmail.com
NUMBER
ADDRESS

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TYPE PROVINCE RACE DATE VENUE CONTACT NUMBER
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EDITORS NOTES



EDITORS NOTES

The Greatest Train Race is an annual community project which is organised by three Mpumalanga Rotary Clubs. Their main objectives are to promote community involvement and team spirit, and to create a day of fun for all participants, including underprivileged children and senior citizens. Funds generated are used for various annually identified local community projects. Businesses are encouraged to challenge competitors and to support less-affluent schools. Walkers are welcome on the 15 kilometre route. As a business you may enter teams to compete in the relay as part of your team building.

Start Venues
32km - Nkangala District Municipality, 2A Walter Sisulu Street, Middelburg
15km - Starting point: Plot 85, Jackaroo, R555 Road, eMalahleni
4.9km - Witbank Dam Leisure Resort, Next to swimming pool area, Mandela Road, eMalahleni



Time Limit: 05:00

Finishers: 15400

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