The Mandela Day Trail Run – A celebration of Nelson Mandela’s legacy!


The very popular Mandela Day Trail Run will be staged for the 5th time this year on 25th August at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site just outside Howick.

Celebrate Madiba

As South Africans, we look forward to any opportunity to celebrate the incredible legacy left to us by Nelson Mandela, and as trail enthusiasts what better way to do this than out on the trails surrounding one of the most significant landmarks in the history of this remarkable man, and our country.

Fast and flowing

Runners and walkers can look forward to non-technical, farm-style trails through the beautiful, undulating Midlands landscape. There is a distance to suit every fitness level with 4, 8 and 15km to choose from.

Whilst many will simply be out to enjoy a relaxing morning on the trails soaking up the Madiba magic, the event also attracts elite athletes, and the racing at the sharp end of the field will be fast and intense!


  • Saturday 25 August
  • Nelson Mandela Capture Site, outside Howick
  • 15km – 6.30am, 8km – 6.40am, 4km – 6.50am
  • Registration (number collection): Friday 24 August 10am – 6pm at the PMB Royal Show Grounds, OR from 5am at the Start Venue on Race Day.

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