Adventure Events

The Kumba Marakele Marathon & Half Marathon

The Kumba Marakele Marathon 2014 presented by Kumba Iron Ore & Marakele National Park
Entries are limited to 300 runners per race (10km/21.1km/42.2km)
A Run on the Wild Side
Event Date: 01 Mar 2014
Province: Limpopo Province
Venue: Marakele National Park - Thabazmbi
Online Start Date: 12 Dec 2013
Online End Date: 26 Feb 2014
Contact: Elise Coetzer
Contact Number: 082 936 4425


Distance & Entry Fee
42.2km - R114
21.1km - R79.80
10km - R46
Temp License R41
5km Fun Run entry fee of R20 per entry can be done on the morning of the event

Start Time
42.2 & 21.1km - 06H00
10km - 06H15

Friday, 28th February 2014: 15:00 - 19:00 at Marakele National Park Entrance Gate
Saturday, 1st March 2014: from 04:30 at Marakele National Park Entrance Gate

General Information
Age minimum 42.2km - 20yrs, 21.1km 16yrs & 10km 16yrs
Qualifying time:
42.2km - 5 hours (Comrades Qualifer) Final cut off time 5hours 30min
21.1km - 4 hours
10km - 2 hours
Free T-Shirts  For first 300  entries. T-Shirts will be available for sale after the race
Walkers - 42.2km No , 21.1 & 10km Yes
Wheelchair athletes - No
Prize Giving: 42.2km - 11H30, 21.1km -11H30, 10km - 11H30
Secure parking and free coffee from 5:00 on race day at venue
Postal entries not allowed
Equal prize money for male and female athletes

Come and enjoy a weekend in the park. All accommodation is booked out for the marathon participants for Friday and Saturday night. Enjoy rubbing shoulders with fellow runners around the campfire at night...

42.2km , 21.1km & 10km
Gold - All Category winners
Silver - All athletes who complete the race

1. The rules of Athletic SA & Limpopo Athletics are applicable;
2. No vehicle or bicycles will be allowed on the route (official vehicles only);
3. The Race Referee will handle all disputes and his/her decision in disputes will be final;
4. 2014 licence number or temporary licenses must be worn on the back of vest;
5. Age categories must be displayed on the front and back of vest;
6. Water points every 3 km with toilets, Coke, Powerade and water;

Camping sites: 34 available; 6 people / site, R120 / adult / night, R50 / child under 16 / night:
You can use your Wild Card for entrance to earn points as usual, but Park entrance is included with accommodation fee, first confirm that accommodation is available, then make payment, fax proof of payment and Entry Form to 086 613 0720

Elise Coetzer:
(c)  082 936 4425
(f) 086 613 0720

Marakele National Park – 082 936 4425
Mongatane Lodge – 072 447 3871 / 082 965 0002
Deo Volente Country Lodge – 082 651 5464
Interlude Guest House – 014 772 2972
Maroela Guest Lodge – 083 650 8081
Mirabile Lodge – 082 853 2314
Nader Guest House – 014 777 1376
Villa Toscana Guest House – 083 417 8338
Thabazimbi Guest House – 083 654 2154

Release & Waiver
In condition of the acceptance of my entry, I for myself, my executors, heirs, administrators and assigns, do hereby release and discharge the Marakele National Park Marathon, any and all sponsors, any and all volunteer groups, all medical personnel, and any and all local authorities form all claims for injuries, damages or property loss I may suffer caused by the negligence of any of them and arising out of my participation in this event, including pre- and post race activities. I am physically fit and sufficient trained to participate in this marathon event and assume all risk for such participation. I accept all rules, conditions and regulations, which include the terms of payment of the entry fee and company with them. I undertake not to exhibit or wear any advertising material or logos contrary to the rules of ASA or IAAF. Also I grant my permission to the Marakele National Park Marathon and its authorised agents to use my name, photographs, or other account, free of charge.
Last update on this event: 16/01/2014
Event added: 16/01/2014
General Event Details
Saturday, 01 March 2014
Limpopo Province