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Media Release: The 2014 Kumba-Marakele Marathon

Date: 4th February 2014

Marakele National Park has partnered with Kumba Iron Ore, SANParks Honorary Rangers and Thabazimbi Marathon Club to bring a unique marathon challenge to the public as well as the professional running community in South Africa.  

The Kumba-Marakele marathon, which takes place on 1 March 2014, is held in the park to focus the public and the media’s attention on the importance of conservation. It also highlights various fundraising and tourism initiatives which are key to the functioning of the national park. 

Furthermore, the marathon aims to deliver a successful marathon that provides an opportunity for runners to experience the wild as well as get the opportunity to qualify for the Comrades marathon. More than just a runners’ challenge, the Kumba Marakele Marathon aims to be a fun day out, bringing together families from across the country in order to promote healthy lifestyles, conservation and tourism. 

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Kumba-Marakele Marathon

Issued by: 
South African National Parks (SANParks) Northern Region Communications

Divhani Maremba
SANParks Regional Communications Manager: Northern Region
Tel: 012 426-5304; Cell: 082 941 9980 

Elise Coetzer
Chairperson, Marakele Region Honorary Rangers
Cell: 0829364425 


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