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SAPPI ELANDS VALLEY 3-IN-1
DATE 01 January 2021
TIME 06h00
ORGANISERS Sappi Sports Club Executive
DISTANCE 42.2km, , 21.1km ,10km ,5km
PROVINCE Limpopo
START VENUE Oosterlijn Primary School,cnr Fifth Street & Sixth Avenue,Waterval Boven/Emgwenya
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PRIMARY CONTACT
NAME Maureen Nkosi
NUMBER 083-2353046
EMAIL maureen.nkosi@sappi.com
FAX
HOME NUMBER
WORK NUMBER 013-7346833
SECONDARY CONTACT
NAME Fransie Botha
NUMBER 082-8767678
EMAIL
FAX
HOME NUMBER
WORK NUMBER
SAPPI ELANDS VALLEY 3-IN-1

ENTRY DETAILS



Pre-entries: www.elandsvalleymarathon.co.za. This event is strictly pre-entry. Marathon entries are limited to 900 entrants, half marathon entries are limited to 250 entrants and 10 kilometre entries are limited to 50 entrants. Postal entries are accepted up to a week before the race.


SAPPI ELANDS VALLEY 3-IN-1

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SAPPI ELANDS VALLEY 3-IN-1

THE RUN



Most great South African races have a water feature of sorts, even if it is just the watering stations. The Elands Valley Marathon offers what may be the most impressive of them all: the waterfall at Waterval Boven/Emgwenya. This has long been a tourist attraction and many people return here for the sheer spectacle of it. The same can be said of this marathon. The route is mostly a downhill canter and crosses the river close to one of the most splendid waterfalls in the country. The route winds down spectacular mountain passes, surrounded by forests and farm houses built many decades ago. The craftsmanship of the 19th century stone masons can be admired from the road as you pass the old ZASM train tunnel and the five-arch bridge where, long ago, rack-and-pinion locomotives hauled their loads up these steep inclines. The equally magnificent stone masonry of the three lime kilns at the finish date back to the days of the Barberton gold rush, when burnt lime from these kilns was a much needed commodity. Many looking for either an easy Comrades qualifier or searching for an elusive PB come here. While the race is a marathon, and should never be underestimated because it is predominantly downhill, it is a favourite. The drop from the highest point to the lowest is more than 500 metres. All this adds up to real potential when battling the stopwatch. The challenge of this, one of South Africa’s most beautiful marathons, ends opposite the Ngodwana Mill Training Centre and sports field.


PRIZES AND GIVE-AWAYS
Gold medals go to all category winners, silver medals to the next 100 finishers and all other finishers get bronze.

Type Point-to-point
Sub Event Road Running
Difficulty Rating 2
SAPPI ELANDS VALLEY 3-IN-1

MEDIA RELEASE
Race Name Release Date Media Release
SAPPI ELANDS VALLEY 3-IN-1

ORGANISER
NAME Sappi Sports Club Executive
PROVINCE Mpumalanga
EMAIL
WEBSITE www.elandsvalleymarathon.co.za
ADDRESS

CONTACT PERSON
NAME Maureen Nkosi
PROVINCE
EMAIL
NUMBER 013-7346833
ADDRESS

RACES BY THIS CLUB
TYPE PROVINCE RACE DATE VENUE CONTACT NUMBER
SAPPI ELANDS VALLEY 3-IN-1

EDITORS NOTES



EDITORS NOTES
Walkers are welcome to enter both the half marathon and 10 kilometre events which are limited to 250 runners. The half marathon starts at the Malaga Hotel and finishes at the same venue as the marathon. The 10 kilometre race starts at Hemlock, in the Elands Valley. This information was taken from the 2014 Guide.

Time Limit: 06:00

Finishers: 1500

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