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Balwin Dolphin Coast Marathon (Main)
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TOWNSHIP MARATHON, HALF & 10 KM
DATE 25 February 2024
TIME 06h00
ORGANISERS Brotherhood Athletic Club
DISTANCE 5km, 10km, 21.1km, 42.2km
PROVINCE Gauteng
START VENUE Eldorado Park Stadium,Cumming Road,Eldorado Park
RACE WEBSITE NOT YET AVAILABLE
PRIMARY CONTACT
NAME Gerrhard van Wyk
NUMBER 083-2929551
EMAIL townshipmarathon@gmail.com
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SECONDARY CONTACT
NAME Joe Morris
NUMBER 082-4433777
EMAIL townshipmarathon@gmail.com
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TOWNSHIP MARATHON, HALF & 10 KM

ENTRY DETAILS



Pre-entries are accepted at most road races in Gauteng up to three weeks before the race. Late entries are accepted at the start from 04h30. Blind runners and Grand Masters enjoy a discounted entry fee.




TOWNSHIP MARATHON, HALF & 10 KM

DIRECTIONS

Race Start Coordinates: -26.298416673541677, 27.892377376556396 

Race Finish Coordinates: 0.0,0.0 

TOWNSHIP MARATHON, HALF & 10 KM

THE RUN



Billed as a township race, the route is relatively flat and easy. It is scenic and holds some historic interest. From the start in Cuming Road, Eldorado Park, there is a gradual climb for 2.3 kilometres up to the Golden Highway. The route then winds its way back into Eldorado Park with another gradual climb for two kilometres into Kliptown. Just after the 10 kilometre marker the race passes Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, where the Freedom Charter was signed by the ANC in 1955.

The marathon and half events finally split at Klipspruit West. As a marathon runner you then run along Klipspruit Valley towards Lenasia. The halfway mark is situated in Rose Avenue, Lenasia. The route then crosses Klipspruit Valley at about the 28-kilometre mark and heads on past Them'elihle informal settlement and into Lenasia Ext 10. The following 10 kilometres, some taken on the Golden Highway, will prove testing. Gather your strength for before the 38-kilometre marker you will need to tackle ‘Heartbreakers' Hill’. Short; yes, but difficult.


FACILITES

There is plenty of secure parking within the boundaries of the stadium as well as lots of entertainment.

Type Circular
Sub Event Road Running
Difficulty Rating 2
TOWNSHIP MARATHON, HALF & 10 KM

MEDIA RELEASE
Race Name Release Date Media Release
TOWNSHIP MARATHON, HALF & 10 KM

ORGANISER
NAME Brotherhood Athletic Club
PROVINCE Central Gauteng
EMAIL gerhardvw@intershu.co.za
WEBSITE
ADDRESS PO Box 1266 Eldorado Park

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TOWNSHIP MARATHON, HALF & 10 KM

EDITORS NOTES



EDITORS NOTES

The Township Marathon is one of the few marathons that takes you through a variety of interesting township residential areas. The philosophy behind the race is to take running to the people and to create awareness and tolerance between blacks and whites. This marathon is successfully organised by no fewer than three running clubs from various disadvantaged communities. It has shown tremendous growth because of its excellent organisation. Walkers are welcome to enter the 10 kilometre race only. 



Time Limit: 05:00

Finishers: 4000

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