Great race, and even better organizers (about: 2009)|
J. J. from Chicago, IL USA (3/21/09)
11-50 previous marathons
| 1 Maritzburg Marathon
At the last minute, I found myself heading to South Africa for work. I looked up marathons on MarathonGuide.com and found that Maritzburg would work into my schedule. I emailed the race organizers and their assistance was remarkable. This included a personal guided tour through the Comrades Museum and regular contact with me through my weekend while they were setting up for the marathon. I can't say enough about their hospitality.
As for the marathon, it is a good course, with rolling hills and diverse scenery along the route. The course is well supplied with aid stations and the runners very friendly.
I encourage you to join in the fun if you find yourself in South Africa and near Pietermaritzburg in early March.
Thanks, John, for all of your help!