Updated 17 August 2016

Township 2 Township Marathon 2016: I Run This

SPONSORED: The seventh annual Township 2 Township (T2T) Marathon will take place on 25 September 2016, running from uMlazi to KwaMashu with the hope of promoting running in these areas.


The 42km marathon will start at 05:30am at the King Zwelithini Stadium in uMlazi and end at kwaMashu’s Princess Magogo Stadium, and the 21km half marathon will start at 5:30am at Chesterville Sasol Garage and end at Princess Magogo Stadium in KwaMashu.

T2T was established in 2009 to highlight and preserve the history of uMlazi, KwaMashu and Chesterville townships and as a way of promoting running in these communities. Race organiser Sam September says the race has grown in numbers and prominence and this year’s event should be bigger and better than ever.

Prominent athletes, the Phalula twins, will take part. “We’re excited for the Township 2 Township Marathon, we plan to run it well and qualify for the Two Oceans” says Diana-Lebo Phalula who is currently in Rio for the Olympics.

As well as the runners, T2T 2016 aims to showcase individuals from these townships who lead inspirational and successful lives like Sbahle Siba, a model based in uMlazi, and Gagasi FM presenter Kini Shandu who previously lived in KwaMashu. 

Metropolitan is the official sponsor of the Township 2 Township Marathon and Head of Brand Llewellyn Allen says the “I run this” campaign is an important moment for T2T; “the purpose of this race is to highlight African success and we are excited to begin new conversations about people who run their lives and careers in a positive and uplifting way”.   

Township 2 Township details:

When: Sunday, 25 September 2016

Start: King Zwelithini Stadium in uMlazi, Durban 

Times: Marathon: 05:30am, Half marathon: 05:30am

Register to take part in the race. 

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