It is history that the finish venue for the Mandela Day Marathon venue is just next to the site where Madiba was captured. Little did they know that as they captured him, the political history of this country was being re-written. It was the beginning of a long walk to our freedom. The Mandela Day Marathon therefore signifies that very profound history, which will forever be a legacy for generations to come.
I want to express our greatest appreciation for the partnership we enjoy with CoGTA, DSR, uMngeni and Msunduzi Municipalities. It’s a true demonstration of the spirit of IGR. To our main sponsor ABSA, thank you for sticking with us, and all other sponsors and partners are equally important to us. Even more important are the clubs and the athletes who are the ones who make the Mandela Marathon happen under the custodianship of KZN athletics. We are looking forward to another great event this year, bigger than the previous years.
As athletes from the rest of the world descend upon the midlands, they should experience one of the most exciting races they have run, and want to come back to run again and again.