GENERAL AWARDS

Medals will be awarded to all official finishers who complete the full distance within the 6-hour cut-off.

  • Position                                                          Men and Woman
  • Prize Money                        42.2 Km               21.1Km                10Km
  •  Position 1                           100 000                 20 000                10 000
  • Position 2                           50 000                  15 000                 8 000
  • Position 3                           25 000                  12 000                 6 000
  • Position 4                           15 000                  10 000                 5 000
  • Position 5                           12 000                  9 000                    4 500
  • Position 6                           10 000                  8 000                    4 000
  • Position 7                           9 000                    7 000                    3 000
  • Position 8                           8 000                    6 000                    2 500
  • Position 9                           7 000                    5 000                    2 000
  • Position 10                         6 000                    4 000                    1 000
RECORD TIME AWARD

Record Time (42.2km only)

  • Should the Winners (man and woman) of the Mandela Day Marathon (42.2km) break the Best Time previously recorded, he or she will receive a cash payment of R50,000.00

The Best Time Previously Recorded

  • MALE:       Thobani Chagwe               2.27.12 (2014)
  • FEMALE:   Irvete Van Zyl                   2.47.15 (2014)
CASH HOT SPOTS

Cash Hot Spots (42.2km only)

  • R 8 000.00 - for the first runner (man and woman) to the designated position before Halfway
  • R 10 000.00 - for the first runner (man and woman) to the Halfway mark
  • R 15 000.00 - for the first runner (man and woman) to the designated position after Halfway
  • These Hot Spots positions will be confirmed in the Final Race Instructions. The runner must complete the race within the 3hours 30minutes cut-off in order to qualify for these prizes.
AGE CATEGORY AWARDS

Age Categories

  • An athlete is not eligible for a prize in more than one age category, ie. an athlete is only eligible for a prize in the age category applicable to him/her or the younger category chosen by him/her provided he/she is wearing the relevant age category tag.
  • An athlete, male or female, who finishes the race in first to tenth position, may, however, win his/her position prize as well as any applicable age category prize.
  • Unless you specifically request in writing to MANDELA DAY MARATHON organisers to change your age category to a lower age category and approved in writing by the MANDELA DAY MARATHON technical delegate, you will be entered in the age category of your chronological age. (ASA rules 12 inclusive).
  • Appropriate numerical age category tags must be worn on the front and back of the upper body garment. An athlete must provide positive identification to verify proof of age.

10 KM ONLY

Men and Women

  • Junior                   Position 1            1000.00
  • Position 2            800.00
  • Position 3            500.00

Age Category Prizes (42.2Km, 21.1Km and 10Km events)

Men and women

35 - 39 years       

  • Position 1            1000.00
  • Position 2            800.00
  • Position 3            500.00

40 - 49 years       

  • Position 1            1000.00
  • Position 2            800.00
  • Position 3            500.00

50 - 59 years       

  • Position 1            1000.00
  • Position 2            800.00
  • Position 3            500.00

60 years +           

  • Position 1            1000.00
  • Position 2            800.00
  • Position 3            500.00
CITIZEN AWARDS
  • First South African Runners - (42.2km only)
  • The first South African citizen (man and woman) to complete the event will each receive a cash payment of R10,000.00
  • First KwaZulu-Natal Runners - (42.2km only)
  • The first KwaZulu-Natal athlete (man and woman) to complete the event will each receive R5,000.00 from the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport and Recreation. (See final instructions for definition of KZN runner)
AWARD CONDITIONS
  • Note: All prizes including prize money, trophies and/or special medals will only be issued once drug test results have been received and subject to clearance. All prize money is subject to South African tax laws; this may take up to three (3) months to process.