If ever there was a time to remember the spirit and resilience of Nelson Mandela, it is now, and this year you can join the annual Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run (MRWR) from anywhere in the world on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 December 2020. As always, it will be hosted by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Gauteng Provincial Government.

Started to commemorate Madiba’s passing on 5 December 2013, the popular annual family is usally event held over 5, 10 and 21 kilometres from Tshwane’s Union Buildings.

This year, EVERYONE IS WELCOME and you are invited to join – wherever you are in the world – to remember Madiba and to honour those we have lost to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Whether you are super fit, unfit or your fitness levels are non-existent, register and complete the event entry forms, walk or run your chosen distance of 5km, 10kms or 21kms, and you will be awarded a unique virtual medal and certificate to confirm your participation in the 2020 Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run.

South African President Nelson Mandela takes a 6 am walking along Park Lane, accompanied by his bodyguards, during a visit to London, July 1996. He is wearing a track suit in the South African national colours, with the Olympic logo on them. (Photo by Tom Stoddart/Getty Images)

Entry fees for the Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run are as follows:

  • 5km = R50
  • 10 km = R80
  • 21km = R100
  • US$10 – Runners from the rest of the African continent (all distances)
  • US$20 – International runners from the rest of the world (all distances)

Participants for the walk and run can enter online at www.mandelawalkandrun.com 

All proceeds raised will be donated to the Nelson Mandela Foundation to continue promoting Madiba’s legacy.