The world famous Comrades Marathon is run this year on Sunday, June 4.
Picture: Gcina Ndwalane
The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that new road closures are in place for this year’s race, due to the change of finish venue. The world famous marathon takes place this year on Sunday, June 4, 2017.
The up run race starts at 5.30am outside Durban City Hall and finishes 12 hours later at the Scottsville Racecourse.
CMA Race Director, Rowyn James has confirmed the following road closures for Comrades weekend, June 3 and 4. James asked that residents in the finish venue precinct take note as certain roads in the last 7km of the route will be most affected by the closure.
“Road closures will take effect from the top of Polly Shortts to CB Downes Road (R103) direction Pietermaritzburg, as well as Gladys Manzi Road (previously Murray Road) and Cleland Road. Blackburrow Road, Fairfield Avenue, Ridge Road, New England Road, Harwin Road and Taylor Street will also be affected,” said James.
He said the Comrades Team had dropped off notices at homes and businesses along the affected route.
“We greatly value the co-operation of all residents. We look forward to hosting the 92nd Comrades Marathon finish at the new venue and anticipate a phenomenal day for all of our stakeholders, and especially the citizens of Pietermaritzburg.”
Road closure schedule
Saturday, 3 June 2017
** Durban - Dr Pixley Ka Seme Str (West Str) between Dorothy Nyembe Str (Gardiner) and Samora Machel Str (Aliwal) - From 5pm to 7am (Sunday)
**Durban - Samora Machel Str (Aliwal between Monty Naicker Str (Pine) and Anton Lembede (Smith Str) - Midnight to 7am.
Sunday, 4 June 2017
Sherwood: 45th Cutting - 4am to 7.30am
Cowies Hill: 4.30am-8.30am
Pinetown and Fields Hill: 4.45am-9.15am
Botha’s Hill: 5.40am-11.30am
Cato Ridge: 7am-2.30pm
Umlaas Road: 7.45am-4pm
Lion Park: 8am-4.30pm
Polly Shorts: - 9am-6pm
Pietermaritzburg - CB Downes Road, Gladys Manzi Road (Murray Road), Cleland Road, Blackburrow Road, Fairfield Ave, Ridge Road, Harwin Road, Taylor Road - 9am-6.30pm