Nelson Mandela 27 for Freedom Run

Dust off those running shoes and walk in the footsteps of an icon


Retrace the steps of our nation’s father’s journey to liberty in the annual Nelson Mandela 27 for Freedom Run on Saturday, 8 February 2014 (he was released 24 years ago from the former Victor Verster Prison on 11 February).

Now, in its fifth 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 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), and both runners and walkers can choose their desired distance or category:  there are 5-km, 10-km and 27-km races.

Now, just months after Mandela’s passing, this competition is more than just a test of athletes’ endurance – it’s a salute to our country’s most loved icon and a testament to his long walk to freedom and his quest for justice.

ENTRY, REGISTRATION AND TIMES FOR THE 2014 NELSON MANDELA 27 FOR FREEDOM RUN

Closing date for in-store or faxed entries is on Sunday, 26 January, but online entries can still be submitted until midnight on Sunday, 2 February and can be made via Topevents.co.za; do note that bank and card services fees for online entries apply.

RACE

CLUB MEMBER

NON-CLUB MEMBER

START TIME

27-km run

R91.20p/p

R125.40p/p

6:30am (cut-off is at 10am)

10-km run

R51.30p/p

R85.50p/p

7am (cut-off is at 10am)

5-km run

R39.9p/p

9am (cut-off is at 10am)

50-m toddler trot (kids must be able to walk)

FREE!

10am

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). Also, nominal fees are involved in any up- or downgrades. Registration and number collection will NOT take place on race day, but on Friday, 7 February from 10am to 5pm at the following venues:

  • Sportsmans Warehouse Rondebosch
  • Sportsmans Warehouse Tygervalley
  • Sportsmans Warehouse Somerset West
  • Dal Josephat Stadium Paarl

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