eThekwini Township2Township Marathon

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Date: 01 October 2017
Time: 05h30
Organisers: uMlazi Athletic Club
Distance: 42.2; 21.1;
Province: KwaZulu-Natal
Start: 42.2 km - King Zwelithini Stadium, uMlazi
21.1 km - Chesterville Sasol Garage
Finish: Princess Magogo Stadium
Race Changes 12 Jun 2017
  Race Date changed changed from 01/01/2017 to 01/10/2017.
Contact 1: Sipho Mkhathini
(C) 082-4609761

Contact 2: Sihle Shange
(C) 073-4709842
Entry Details:
Pre-entries: Pre-entries are available at the KZNA office or from the uMlazi, KwaMashu or Chesterville Athletic Clubs. This event is strictly pre-entry.
Route Description:
Difficulty Rating: 0. Route Type: Point-to-point
This is a fast and moderately flat route with a few challenging hills. The race traces a route between KwaMashu and uMlazi, going through Umkhumbane.

Township 2 Township Marathon
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Editor's Notes:
The Township2Township Marathon is as much a run through South Africa’s history as it is a race that unites eThekwini’s communities through spectator involvement. The race aims at both promoting three long-established Durban Townships and developing athletics in these societies.

The marathon is run between Durban’s two oldest townships KwaMashu and uMlazi, established in 1959 under the Group Areas Act during the apartheid era. The route goes through Umkhumbane, a suburb where Coloureds and Africans used to live together in much the same way as they did in Johannesburg’s Sophiatown and Cape Town’s District Six. During the 1950s many families were forcibly removed from Umkhumbane and were resettled in the two townships.
Finishers: 0 Time Limit: 06:00
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