Road Closures for the Maritzburg SPAR Women’s 10/5km Race - Sunday, August 23

Road Closures for the Maritzburg SPAR Women’s 10/5km Race

4,000 athletes will take to the roads around the Alexandra Park precinct for the annual SPAR Women’s 10/km Race on 23 August, which means a number of roads will be closed in the morning.

The roads will gradually start being cordoned off from 04.00am with traffic being diverted away from the route. All roads will be free flowing by 11.00am. Access to the Park from Alan Paton (Durban Road) will be unobstructed for the duration of the event, except for a short period to start the runners off between 07:30am and 08:30am.

There will be one start for both the 10km and 5km races, with the start time scheduled for 08.00am. The course is an ‘out and back’ starting and finishing in Alexandra Park, the finish is at The Oval Cricket Stadium. The cut-off time for the 10km race is 2hrs30min and for the 5km race the runners will have 2hrs to complete the event. There is a cut-off at 09:15 at the Park Drive entrance to the Mayor’s Garden for the 10km runners.

Roads that will be affected by the race are:

Balmoral  – closed from 04:00 – 11:00

Princess Margaret  – closed from 04:00 – 11: 00

Park Drive between Princess Margaret and Princess Elizabeth  - closed from 04:00 – 11:00

Princess Elizabeth    - closed from 04:00 – 11:00

Park Drive from College Road to Princess Elizabeth  - closed from 07:30 – 11:00

Alexandra Road from Cross Road to Alan Paton Ave    - closed (inbound only) from 07:30 – 10:00

Alan Paton Avenue from Alexandra Road to Burger Street   - closed (inbound only) from 07:30 – 08:30

Alexandra Road will be closed in both directions from 08:00 until approximately 08:45 to accommodate the large field.

Entries are limited to 4,000 and the 10km race is open to entrants 14 years and older and the 5km 9 years and older. Entry fees are R85 for the 10km licensed athletes and for the 5km runners. R95 is the entry fee for the non-licensed athletes; the extra R10 includes a temporary licence for the day. Entries will still be accepted at The Oval Cricket Stadium (Subject to the 4000 limit not having been reached).

Entrants who have already entered online can collect their race bibs, T-Shirts and promo bags from the Oval Cricket Stadium, Alexandra Park on Friday, 21 August from 10:00 to 17:00 and on Saturday, 22 August from 10:00 to 15:00. Manual entries can still be done at the same time, for those who have not registered online. No packs will be given out on race day. All finishers will receive a free breakfast pack on the day.Payment options at Registration include cash, credit card and debit card. NO CHEQUES

This great value event includes t-shirts and goodie bags to all female entrants and breakfast for all finishers as well as over R43,000 in lucky draw prizes.

 For more info contact the race organisers on or visit the official race website