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Nelson Mandela 27 for Freedom Run

Dust off those running shoes and walk in the footsteps of Mzansi’s beloved icon

Retrace the steps of our nation’s father’s journey to liberty in the 2016 Nelson Mandela 27 for Freedom Run on Saturday, 13 February 2016 (he was released 25 years ago from the former Victor Verster Prison on 11 February).

Now in its seventh year, the sporting event – it features both fun runs and more competitive legs – pays homage to the late former president Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s quest for dignity and justice for all by giving runners the chance to re-enact his final walk to freedom.

The primary route – it starts and finishes at the Victor Verster Prison (now the Drakenstein Correctional Facility) – is 27km long (1km for each year Madiba spent in prison), but runners and walkers can also choose to participate in shorter versions of the event:  there are 5-km and 10-km races too. The route starts in front of the statue of Mandela, takes runners passed the Madiba House, and through adjacent wine farms before culminating at the sports arena near the entrance.

Since Mandela’s passing in 2013, this competition is now more than just a test of athletes’ endurance – it’s a salute to our country’s most loved icon as well as a testament to his long walk to freedom and his quest for justice.

Aside from the athletic portion of the day, there will also be a line-up of live entertainment on the cards. Attendees can look forward to performances by a string of artists from as early as 9am in the morning to 3:30pm in the afternoon.

LINE-UP FOR THE 2016 NELSON MANDELA 27 FOR FREEDOM RUN

9am – 10am

RJ & On The Move

10am – 10:30am

Crushanda Forbes

10:30am – 11am

Adriaan

12pm – 12:30pm

The Pedestrians

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Abigail James (Koekie)

2pm – 3:30pm

The Rockets

ENTRY, REGISTRATION AND TIMES FOR THE 2016 NELSON MANDELA 27 FOR FREEDOM RUN

Closing date for in-store or faxed entries is on Sunday, 31 January, but online entries can still be submitted until midnight on Sunday, 7 February and can be made via Topevents.co.za; do note that bank and card services fees for online entries apply.

ENTRY TYPE

27KM

10KM

5KM ADULT

5KM JUNIOR

50-M TODDLER TROT

Licensed runners

R110p/p

R75p/p

R30p/p

R15p/p

FREE!

Unlicensed runners

R140p/p

R105p/p

Start time

6:30am 

7am 

9am 

10am

Cut-off time

10am

The entry fee is non-refundable, and even if the event is cancelled, all fees will be donated to the run’s official charity. Do note that a 14% service fee applies to online entries, and a compulsory R17.10p/p is payable for a disposable timing chip.

Note that participants can still enter the 5-km and 50-m toddler run on the day of the race.

Keep in mind that all participants in the 27-km and 10-km runs will have to purchase a compulsory disposable timing chip (even if you already own a timing chip); runners who do not belong to a club must purchase a temporary licence.

Also, nominal fees are involved in any up- or downgrades. Registration and number collection will NOT take place on race day, but on Friday, 5 February from 10am to 6pm at the store you selected on the entry form:

  • Sportsmans Warehouse Canal Walk
  • Sportsmans Warehouse Rondebosch
  • Sportsmans Warehouse Sea Point
  • Sportsmans Warehouse Somerset Mall
  • Sportsmans Warehouse Tokai
  • Sportsmans Warehouse Tyger Valley
  • Sportsmans Warehouse West Coast
  • 3@1 Store in Paarl Shopping Mall 
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