Secunda, Mpumalanga – The 40th Sasol Secunda Marathon is taking place on Saturday, 15 February 2020. The race is a Comrades and Two Oceans qualifier and in 2019 attracted 1 600 participants. Entries for this upcoming race are coming in fast. Since its establishment 40 years ago, the race level has improved year after year.
This race is one of Sasol’s initiatives aimed at promoting healthy living. People of all ages and fitness levels can participate in the race. The event comprises three major races: a 42.2 km full marathon, a 21.1 km half marathon and a 10km run. Families and beginners are encouraged to participate for pleasure in the 4.5 km fun run.
The event is such an attraction that it brings the Secunda town roads to a halt with excited participants and spectators. The starting time for the full marathon is 06h00 at the Sasol Recreation Club on Nelson Mandela Drive in Secunda. There will be water points at every 2.5-3 km along the route manned by Sasol employees.
All athletes who finish the race for which they entered within the respective cut-off times will receive a medal. Total prize monies this year will be R35 000 with the winners of the marathon and half marathon receiving R2 500 and R1 500 respectively.
In the interest of the safety of participants and members of the public, road users are advised to take note that the marathon will use the following roads:
- Nelson Mandela drive
- PdP Kruger
- OR Tambo
- Helen Joseph
- Joe Slovo
- Walter Sisulu Drive
- Trichardt Road
The twitter hashtag #SasolSecundaMarathon will be up and running and you are invited to put comments and pictures.
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