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N3TC Arthur Cresswell Memorial Marathon 52 & 21km

BERGVILLE TO LADYSMITH: KWAZULU-NATAL

COMRADES MARATHON QUALIFIER . AIMS CERTIFIED

GOODIE BAGS TO ALL FINISHERS 21km, 52km

Event Date: 12 Apr 2014
Province: KwaZulu - Natal
Venue: 52km Bergville, Bencor Boerdery (Old Farmers Hall) / 21km Ladysmith Sport Centre.
Online Start Date: 26 Jan 2014
Online End Date: 04 Apr 2014
Contact: Enquiries
Contact Number: 076 536 7070 / Fax: 086 636 9321

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N3TC Arthur Cresswell 52km Marathon
Entry Fee:
52km  Early Bird R171 (closing date: 14th March 2014)
Entries thereafter R205 (closing date: 4th April 2014)
Temp Licence: R31
• START 06:00 am - Bergville, Bencor Boerdery (Old Farmers Hall)
GPS co-ordinates: S28.724; E29,29.344971
• FINISH - Ladysmith Sport Centre.
GPS co-ordinates: S28.569668; E29.767035

N3TC 21km Half Marathon
Entry Fee:
21km Early Bird R91 (closing date: 14th March 2014)
Entries thereafter R102 (closing date: 4th April 2014)
Temp Licence: R31
• START 07:00 am - Ladysmith Sport Centre.
GPS co-ordinates: S28.569668; E29.767035
• FINISH - Ladysmith Sport Centre.
GPS co-ordinates: S28.569668; E29.767035

Khanyisile Foundation 5km Fun Run
Entry Fee: R10 (Entries on the Day) • Friday, 11th April  START 15:00 - Ladysmith Sport Centre
• FINISH at the Ladysmith Sport Centre

The Khanyisile Foundation was established in 2008 by the Road Safety Foundation, Community Medical Services and N3 Toll Concession. The Foundation aims to address the needs of members of rural communities from educational, nutritional, health and road safety perspectives. It is currently supporting twelve schools in the Van Reenen area with regards to monitoring of learners' health and wellbeing as well as educational support and the establishment of Food Gardens at the schools and surrounding communitie

General Information
The race is run in accordance with the rules of IAAF, ASA and KZNA.
The race is open to all licenced athletes as follows:
• 52km - 20 years and older
• 21km - 16 years and older
• All foreign athletes must abide by I.A.A.F Rules 4.2 and 142
• Athletes participating in the 52km Marathon:
Free Bus transport will be available from Ladysmith to Bergville before the race.
• Busses depart promptly at 04:00am from Ladysmith Sports Centre

Pre-entries close 4th April 2014

NO Vehicles May Be Left At The Start In Bergville

Special Instructions
• Race numbers must be displayed on the front of the vest and the 2014 licence number on the back of the vest. Age category tags must be displayed on the front and back to qualify for an age category prize. Proof of age must be produced by category winners on race day.
• Race numbers will NOT be posted. Race Numbers are to be collected prior to the race, as follows:
N3TC Arthur Cresswell Memorial 52km Marathon
• Friday, 11th April 2014 from 14h00 to 18h00 at the Ladysmith Sports Complex; and
• Saturday, 12th April 2014 at the Bergville Farmer's Hall from 04h30 to 05h30.
N3TC 21km Half Marathon
• Friday, 11th April 2014 from 14h00 to 18h00 at the Ladysmith Sports Complex; and
• Saturday, 12th April 2014 from 06h00 to 06h:55 at the Ladysmith Sports Complex.
Registration for the Khanyisile Foundation 5km Fun Run/Walk will be taken on 11th April 2014 prior to the Start at 13h00. The race starts at 15h00
• Seconding is NOT permitted.
• There will be refreshment stations to take care of requirements of ALL runners (fast and social). In addition all normal (liquid) refreshments will be provided at the end of the race.
• Temp. Licence for 21 km and 52 km @ R25.00
• 2014 licence numbers; age; category and walker tags MUST be displayed on the front and back of vests / crop-tops and MUST be clearly visible.
• Temporary Licence number must be displayed on the back. Temp licence runners to wear plain colour vests with NO advertising.
• Refreshments will be Provided and NO Seconding and Pacing Allowed.
• Athletes MUST Obey Race Officials, Marshalls and Traffic Officers.
• All LICENCED runners must wear their Club Kit.

Cut-Off Times
N3TC Arthur Cresswell Memorial 52km Marathon
• All runners still on the road at 11h00 at 42km mark will be transported to the finish. No runners will be served refreshments after 12h30 and must leave the road at this time. (Numbers must be surrendered.)
N3TC 21km Half Marathon
• Three Hours or 10h00.

Prize Giving
• Prizegiving for the N3TC Arthur Cresswell Memorial 52km Marathon will be at 13h00.
• Prizegiving for the N3TC 21km Half Marathon will be staggered throughout the morning.
• N3TC Arthur Cresswell Memorial 52km Marathon
• GOLD MEDALS to the first three (3) finishers and all category winners.
• SILVER MEDALS to runners who finish under 4 hours.
• BRONZE MEDALS to all athletes finishing within six hours and 30 minutes.
• Medals will be provided to all finishers of the N3TC Half Marathon and the Khanyisile Foundation Fun Run.

Prize Money
N3TC Arthur Cresswell Memorial 52km Marathon
Men and Ladies
1st : R5 000
2nd : R3 000
3rd : R1 500
Age Category Prizes (Men and Ladies)
35-39: 1st : R200 • 2nd : R150 • 3rd : R100
40-49: 1st : R200 • 2nd : R150 • 3rd : R100
50-59: 1st : R200 • 2nd : R150 • 3rd : R100
60+:    1st : R200 • 2nd : R150 • 3rd : R100
Team (x3): R150 each member
N3TC 21km Half Marathon
Men and Ladies
1st : R1000
2nd : R 500
3 rd: R 300
Team (x3): R100 each member
Walkers 1st : R200 • 2nd : R150

Accommodation
• Camping area available on the field at Ladysmith Sports Centre
• Drakensberg Experience: www.openafrica.org
• Ladysmith - Ladysmith Museum and Info Centre, Luke Makhubo
Tel:  036 637 2992, E-mail: lsmakhubo@ladysmith.co.za
• Bergville/Winterton - Okhahlamba Drakensberg Tourism Info Centre
Pretty Ngcobo, Tel:  036 448 1244, E-mail: prettyngcb08@gmail.com
• Bergville/Winterton - Central Drakensberg Reservations
René/Magda Hearn, Tel:  036 488 1207, E-mail: cdta@futurenet.co.za
• Sandford Park Country Hotel : S28°42'50" East 29°20'03" Tel: 036 4481001/2

Enquiries
Facebook: Arthur Cresswell Memorial Marathon
Website: www.ladysmithathleticsclub.com
Twitter: @ArthurCresswel
The N3TC Arthur Cresswell Memorial Marthon Office Enquiries:
Cell: 076 536 7070 • Fax: 086 636 9321
Available between 07:30 - 17:00 weekdays ONLY
lacracesecretary@gmail.com

Route
Course Records:
Men - Z. Zondo 02:54:29
Women - F.vd Merwe 03:16:32
Route Description: Difficulty Rating: 2
Route Type: Point to point
This race is run largely in open country. It is relatively easy but there is Child's Hill to negotiate between the 12-kilometre and 18-kilometre marks, which is quite a test of fitness. Once you are over this hill, at about 30 kilometres, cross the N3 and turn onto a sand road. This provides a welcome break from the visual monotony as you run through forest and farm areas. After the turn back onto the main Ladysmith Road you will find some testing pulls at about 45 kilometres. Here it is hot and hard, but the end is near. The run into Ladysmith is easy and mainly downhill.
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Indemnity
In consideration of acceptance of my entry, I for myself, my executors, heirs, administrators and assigns, do hereby release and discharge the Arthur Cresswell Memorial Marathon, any and all sponsors, any and all volunteer groups, all medical personnel, and all local authorities from all claims for injuries, damage or property loss that I may suffer arising out of my participation in this event, including pre- and post activities. I am physically fit and sufficiently trained to participate in all the events that make up the Challenge and assume all risk for such participation. I accept all rules, conditions and regulation, which include the terms of payment of the entry fee and will comply with them. Also, I grant permission to the Arthur Cresswell Memorial Marathon and its authorised agents to use my name, photographs, video tapes, broadcast and telecast for advertising promotion or other account free of charge.
Last update on this event: 07/03/2014
Event added: 07/03/2014
General Event Details
DATE:
Saturday, 12 April 2014
EVENT TYPE:
PROVINCE / AREA:
KwaZulu Natal, Bergville