Vaal River City Marathon launched

THE 2nd edition of the Vaal River City Marathon was launched by the Vaal River City Marathon Non-Profit Company at the Vaal University of Technology Isak Steyl Stadium in Vanderbijlpark.

Taking place on the 2nd of September 2018 at the VUT Isak Steyl Stadium, the Vaal River City Marathon is the first Comrades Marathon and Two Oceans Marathon qualifier in the Gauteng Province for the 2018/19 road running calendar.

The event comprises of a 42.2km, 21.1km and 10km race, and a 5km fun run.

With a flat route profile, the Vaal River City Marathon aims to boast the fastest time for standard marathon in South Africa

Having attracted over 2200 entrants in its inaugural year in 2017 the Vaal River City Marathon is going from strength to strength. This is evident in the partnerships that have been developed between the event, The Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Emfuleni Local Municipality, Rand Water and Sedgars Sport.

Vaal River City Marathon is also co-hosted by the Lekoa Athletics Club which is based in Sharpeville Township in the Vanderbiljpark area. This partnership with a local athletics club, aims to develop and capacitate local clubs to be able to host, coordinate and manage large scale road running events.

Online Entries for the Vaal River City Marathon can be found on

Store Entries are at the following Sportsman’s Warehouse outlets
– The Glen Shopping Mall
– East Rand Value Mall, Boksburg
– The Palms Shopping Centre, Vanderbijlpark

Entry feesare as follows
42.2 km – R220
21.1km – R150
10km –R100
5km – R50

For more information visit

01 AUG 2018
Ntsebe Phiri Deputy Director Sport and Recreation giving speech during the launch of Vaal River City Marathon Race to be held on the 2nd of September 2018 at VUT Isak Steyn Marathon.

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