Media Alert: Launch of 2017 Mandela Marathon

The preparations for the 6th edition of the annual Nelson Mandela marathon are set to be announced tomorrow at the media briefing to be held at the Mandela Capture site.

The marathon which honours South Africa’s first democratically elected president and struggle hero is growing in leaps and bounds each year and  is attracting a lot of international runners at only six years of age.

Organisers of the marathon led by the MEC for  Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta), the Mayor of uMgungundlovu municipality and the Mandela family will on Thursday, 11 May 2017, brief the media about the logistical framework for the 2017 edition of the annual Mandela Day Marathon,

“This year’s launch is expected to attract the nation’s top runners, sporting personalities.  New features to make the race even more exciting will be announced.

The details of the media briefing are as follows:

Date:              Thursday, 11 May 2017

Time:              9H00am

Venue:           Mandela Capture Site, Tweedie

Members of the media are cordially invited to attend and to be on time

For more information please contact: KZN Cogta spokesperson Lennox Mabaso, 082 884 2403; or Msawakhe Mayisela, 060 966 4220 or Mbeko Nzimande on 0829036327 or Thando Mgaga on 0735412267