Lake Umuzi Kosmos 3-in-1 Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km (Bethal)
The marathon and half marathon races are both circular routes with both presenting a reasonably challenging run. However, a Highveld autumn is something very special; the crisp air and pastel colours will be a pleasure to run with. The kilometres towards the end of the race and into Lake Umuzi Waterfront are spectacular and its here that the Kosmos makes a name for itself. The 10km race is flat, fast and easy. Cash prizes are awarded to category winners of each race and bronze medals are handed out to runners who complete the marathon. There are also cash incentives for those who break course records. Registration and late entries for all distances are taken at the Umuzi Lodge on the Friday from 17h00 and again on Saturday morning from 04h30. Athletes who have completed 15 3-in-1 events will enjoy a free entry! It is not compulsory to run all three races; any distance can be chosen. This event is aimed and being a family weekend affair. There is a pasta evening on the Friday night before the race and the AquaZone Water Park will be open later than usual to keep the children entertained. Other amusements available are the Lake Umazi Tenpin Bowling and beach volleyball courts. Race day is on Saturday and Sunday is the day to relax with your family.
This event has been ranked as a well organised and well presented event. It’s also been voted as one of South Africas top five marathons. The objective of the three race series is to run all three distances on the same day which is a total of 73.3kms – the perfect long run training necessary if you are taking part in Comrades. There are outstanding medical facilities and roadside assistance on the day of the race. Water points are manned by local businesses and they compete for the best water point of the day so you can be assured of exceptional water service! Fires are lit for a ‘bring and braai’ at the end of a long day on the road. For those who run the marathon and half marathon; the sight of the glowing fire will signal you are close to home - well done.
Start: Lake Umuzi Waterfront, Secunda (closest suburb: Bethal)
Contact: Willie Pruis on +27 (0)82 494-2882 for more information.
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