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The Umgeni Water Marathon new venue: Baynesfield Recreational Club

This event is a Comrades and Two Oceans Qualifier.

The Umgeni Water Marathon takes place in March every year during National Water Week. In 2019 the event will be taking place at the Baynesfield Recreational Club which is approximately 21 kilometres outside Pietermaritzburg.

Baynesfield is a small village just off the Richmond Road (R56) and is easily accessed from Durban by taking the Richmond Road (R56) turnoff at Umlaas Road. From Pietermaritzburg take the Alexandra Road turnoff from Chief Albert Luthuli Road and proceed to the Richmond Road (R56) to Baynesfield.

Our next event is on 24 March 2019.

Event distances, entry fees, start times and time limits:
o 42.2 km Run - R240 - 6 am start - time limit 5 hours - half way cut-off 3 hours
o 21.1 km Run - R160 6 am start - time limit 3 hours 15 minutes
o 14.475 km Run/Walk - R120 - 6:15 am start - time limit 3 hours

There will be parking and tog bag facilities at Baynesfield Recreational Club. Facilities provided at owner's risk.
Total entries limited to 1800 runners/walkers

Temporary licences:
o 42 km - R50
o 21 km - R40
o 14.475 km R30

21.1 km route: approximately 2 km of tar and the balance gravel district road and plantation roads
- click 21.1 km

14.475 km route: mostly gravel district road, plantation roads and a 3 km section on a path alongside a river
- click 14.475 km.


Ways to enter:

1. On-line
Entries close at midnight Sunday 17 March 2019
Payment options are card, bank deposit, EFT or payment at Pick n Pay
Please contact Webtickets support line 0861110005 should you have a query with your entry.

Click on logo for on-line entries

2. Manual entries
At Collegians Club, 381 Boshoff Street, Pietermaritzburg from 10 am to 2 pm during weekdays. Please complete a manual entry form and pay in cash.
Entries close on 15 March

Umgeni Water Marathon entry form for manual entries only

Umgeni Water Marathon start and finish area

Please ensure that your race number and T-shirt are collected either at Collegians Club on Saturday, 23 March, between 2 and 5 pm OR on Sunday, 24 March, between 4:30 and 6 am before the start of the event.

Late entries will be taken on Saturday 23 March from 2 to 5 pm at Collegians Club and on Sunday morning from 4:30 at teh start. Please note however that the entries will be limited as follows: 42 km - 300, 21 km - 500, 14.4 km run - 850 and 14.4 walk - 150. First come first served.

Camping in a designated area at Baynesfield Recreational Club is available. Braai facilities and toilets on site.
Msinsi Resorts and Game Reserves - to book online click here.

Umgeni logo Save Hypermarket Msinsi

Race queries: e-mail
Collegians Harriers : Les Burnard : 082 7500 822
Howick Athletic Club : Debbie Ridley : 082 802 9004

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