What you need to know for ECR’s Big Walk

AS excitement builds for this year’s Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk  on Sunday 20 May, the team is hard at work ironing out the last minute logistics for KwaZulu-Natal’s biggest outdoor participative event.

Participants are reminded to collect their T-shirts, race numbers and other goodies at race pack collection at Moses Mabhida Stadium between Thursday 17 and Saturday 19 May.

Remember to bring your race reference number and proof of payment to help make for a smooth collection process.

 

Race Pack Collection times are as follows:

Date Open Close
Thu 17 May 2018 10:00 19:00
Fri 18 May 2018 10:00 19:00
Sat 19 May 2018 10:00 14:00

 

On event day, designated parking areas will be available at both the start (uShaka Marine World) and finish (Moses Mabhida People’s Park).

Buses will offer a free shuttle service to participants between the start and finish from 6am to 1pm.

You can catch a bus from the finish area to the start area before or after your walk.

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Tickets for the designated parking at both the start and finish will cost R20, so remember to have exact cash on hand on the day.

ECR events manager, Zama Khawula said, “We will endeavour to get all walkers to the start with the least amount of delay so please arrive with enough time ahead of your race to avoid delay and disappointment.”

On Sunday 20 May, several roads will be closed by Durban Metro Police.

Make sure you plan your commute to avoid these roads.

 

Masabalala Yengwa (previously NMR) Avenue south bound will be closed from Smiso Nkwanyana (previously Goble) Road to Sandile Thusi (previously Argyle) Road, while Masabalala Yengwa Avenue north bound from Sandile Thusi Road to Isaiah Ntshangase (previously Walter Gilbert) Road will be closed from 5am until after the event.

 

Other roads that will be impacted from 6am onwards: 
Snell Parade from Athlone Drive to Battery Beach Road.
Athlone Drive between Masabalala Yengwa Ave and Snell Parade.
M4 (north bound) offramp to Athlone Drive.
M4 (south bound) offramp to Athlone Drive.
M4 (south bound) onramp to Riverside Road (for 15km& 20 km walkers) [Roadway open to traffic at 11h30].
M4 (north bound) onramp to Riverside Road (for 15km& 20 km walkers) [Roadway open to traffic at 11h30].
Masabalala Yengwa Avenue (south bound) two lanes from Athlone. Drive to Smiso Nkwanyana Road – All vehicles to go west upon Smiso Nkwanyana Road.
Battery Beach Road / Snell Parade [at the traffic circle] – Controlled access to the parking at the Mustering Fields.

 

#FindYourPace below to see your event’s start times:

Distance Start time
20km walk (timed) 06.30am
9km fun run 8am
10km walk 8.30am
5km walk 9.15am

 

Walkers must complete the course distance they entered before 12pm.

Go to www.durbanbigwalk.co.za for any further details.

 

 

 

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Michelle Dennis
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