• Start Times for the 2017 edition of the Mandela Day Marathon Suite of events will be change in line with the requests made by numerous athletes.
  • 10 Km race will start at 06H00
  • 21.1 Km Half Marathon will start at 06H00
  • 42.2 Km Marathon will start at 06H00
TIME LIMITS & CUT OFFS            

TIME LIMITS & CUT OFFS            

  • The 42.2km race is run with a 6 hour cut-off.
  • There will be 6 cut-off points on the route and the cut-off times for these points will be confirmed in the final race instructions.
  • The MANDELA DAY MARATHON reserves the right to alter these positions. 
  • Runners will be required to board a rescue bus and be transported to the finish venue should they not have reached the cut-off points within the specified time.
  • Athletes MUST retire once ordered to do so by a race official, medical delegate or medical staff. IAAF Rule
  • The cut-off points will be clearly sign posted and do not relate to the location of any timing mats or other markers along the route.
  • Point 1 – 08:50  Mtolo Butchery (Caluza Road / Dennis Shepstone Drive)
  • Point 2 – 9:30     Half Way Mark
  • Point 3 – 10:00 Rotunda Entrance (Cedara Road)
  • Point 4 – 10:30 Merryvale off-ramp
  • Point 5 – 11:00  Howick Stadium
  • Point 6 – 12:00  Finish Line
  • Please note that these times and positions are subject to change should the organisers deem it necessary.
  • The final cut-off is at 6 hours (12h00) and if you have not reached the Finish, you must leave the route and retire from the race immediately.