Umzila kaTambo Marathon Closes Off O.R Tambo Month
The Umzila kaTambo Marathon, hosted by Athletics Transkei and administered by the Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts, and Culture in collaboration with FNB, Old Mutual, and other strategic partners, kicked-off on the 28th of October in Mbizana.
The annual Umzila kaTambo race traces the footsteps of the icon’s birthplace and creates space for athletes from all over Africa to participate and celebrate his life and legacy through sport. Culture and sport are integrated to serve as a platform to promote unity, reconciliation, peace, nation building and social cohesion.
The race encourages mass participation in sport and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle, it uses sport as a tool for local economic development and supports rural development as a priority of our government.
The race included a 42.2km marathon, as well as a 21.1km, 10km and 5km race to suit different needs. All races concluded at the Mphuthumi Mafumbatha Stadium.