Surrender Hill Marathon, Half & 10 km

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Date: 04 March 2017
Time: 06h00
Organisers: Bethlehem Marathon Club
Distance: 42.2; 21.1; 10; 5;
Province: Free State
Start: President Plein
Market Street
Race Changes 16 Jan 2017
  Start Venue changed changed from Clarens Xtreme Sias Oosthuizen Street to President Plein Market Street Clarens.
Race Name changed changed from Surrender Hill Marathon, Half Marathon & 10 km to Surrender Hill Marathon, Half & 10 km.
Race Date changed changed from 01/01/2017 to 04/03/2017.
Contact 1: Elmarie Kruger
(C) 082-9081844
Entry Details:
Postal entries close two weeks before the event. Fax entries together with proof of payment to 086-5672561. Banking details are as follows: ABSA Bank, Bethlehem Marathon Club, account number 712359757. Late entries are accepted at the start between 04h30 and 05h45. Grand Masters enjoy free entry. Late entries and number collection at Protea Hotel, Clarens on 4 March 2016 from 17h00 to 20h00 (co-ordinates -28.514226098800954, 28.42166170477867).
Route Description:
Difficulty Rating: 4. Route Type: Out-and-back
The race starts in Clarens and takes on the beautiful yet challenging mountains surrounding this hamlet. It is a race with great reward, for the magnificent view of the mountains is both memorable and breathtaking. Surrender Hill is a historical site where more than 4,000 Boers, under General Marthinus Prinsloo, surrendered to the British during the Anglo-Boer War.

There are a number of demanding challenges make no mistake; this route is tough, at times unrelenting. But during this race, more than almost any other, you will find that the wonderful scenery, coupled with the champagne air, fully compensates for the rigour of a hard marathon.

Surrender Hill Marathon
Prizes and Give-Aways:
All marathon finishers within the 05:00 time limit and half marathon finishers within the 02:30 time limit get medals.
Course Records:
Name Time Year
Editor's Notes:
This race was run for the first time in 1994. Both Clarens and Fouriesburg boast a rich historical heritage, including a number of dinosaur fossil findings in the area. There is much to do here with the remarkable sandstone cliffs at Golden Gate National Park, beautiful guest farms and flourishing art galleries. A half marathon is organised from Clarens at the same time and has a 02:30 time limit. Walkers may also enter the half marathon. The five kilometre fun run starts at 07h00.
Finishers: 526 Time Limit: 05:00
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