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BUFFS MARATHON & HALF
DATE 25 February 2024
TIME 06h00
ORGANISERS Buffalo Road Runners
DISTANCE 15km, 21.1km, 42.2km
PROVINCE Eastern Cape
START VENUE 0n the N6 approximately 3 km ,on the Stutterheim side of Macleantown,
RACE WEBSITE CLICK HERE
PRIMARY CONTACT
NAME Craig Nelson
NUMBER 083-6509641
EMAIL craignelson@telkomsa.net
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SECONDARY CONTACT
NAME Meta Scott
NUMBER 081-4874984
EMAIL borderathletics@gmail.com
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ENTRY DETAILS



This event is strictly pre-entry. Entries are accepted at local sports shops. Registration takes place the Friday before the event at the Buffalo Club for the entire day.




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DIRECTIONS

Race Start Coordinates: -32.761736034284446, 27.678057283046655 

Race Finish Coordinates: -33.00732657545676, 27.916394778669705 

BUFFS MARATHON & HALF

THE RUN



Gather on the Stutterheim Road and race back to East London. What a great idea! This marathon is run through the emerald-green rolling hills close to East London. For the greater part, the route is forgiving and slightly downhill. The early stages are beautiful and these initial kilometres are easy to run. One could almost be lulled into a false sense of security, as one green kilometre effortlessly gives way to the next. There is a secret to running this deceptively cunning marathon.  Go out easy in the early stages. A hint of the work ahead comes as you run over a small drift near the 32-kilometre mark. Shoulder in here and grind up to the traffic circle and the R72.

The hills in the closing stages will test even the strongest of climbers. Most of the hard work on this marathon is found in the closing six kilometres and any early indiscretions will be paid for dearly. The descent past the Christian Centre is welcome, before the route goes through leafy Abbotsford. The end is near but first a run along the Old Transkei Road where you follow the route of the Nahoon River. Before bidding farewell there is the final but very firm handshake of the dreaded Willasdale Ascent. This part of the race is as tough as any marathon and will test even the bravest but you are home and Buffalo Park waits.


Type Point-to-point
Sub Event Road Running
Difficulty Rating 2
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MEDIA RELEASE
Race Name Release Date Media Release
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ORGANISER
NAME Buffalo Road Runners
PROVINCE Border
EMAIL info@buffaloroadrunners.co.za
WEBSITE www.buffaloroadrunners.co.za
ADDRESS P.O. Box 18030 Quigney

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RACES BY THIS CLUB
TYPE PROVINCE RACE DATE VENUE CONTACT NUMBER
Eastern Cape Buffs Marathon and Half - VIRTUAL RACE 01 January 2024 Anywhere Race Organiser
Eastern Cape Washie 100 Miler - Two Days 19 July 2024 Cathcart Country Club Cathcart Craig Nelson 083-6509641
BUFFS MARATHON & HALF

EDITORS NOTES



EDITORS NOTES

It is the biggest marathon on the Border calendar and has the support of many out-of-town athletes. The half marathon starts at 06h00 from the Buffs Marathon route halfway mark and finishes at the Buffalo Club.



Time Limit: None

Finishers: 500

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