Date: 23 May 2021
Through Nedbank Runified: Breaking Barriers, Nedbank and the Biogen-backed Nedbank Running Club are creating opportunities for elite runners and their supporters in 2021. This exclusive 50km race will welcome top-tier elite runners and renowned industry names, promising one of the greatest athlete line-ups that South African running has ever seen. The ultra-marathon will be hosted by Eastern Province Athletics (EPA), which is affiliated with Athletics South Africa (ASA), an organisation that is recognised by World Athletics. The ultra-marathon will take place on 23 May 2021, hosted by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, in an attempt to break the 50 km world record. The Nedbank Runified: Breaking Barriers ultra-marathon has received a Bronze label by the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) – a label that has only been awarded to two other ultra-marathons in South Africa, namely the Comrades Marathon and the Two Oceans Marathon. The race will be broadcast on SABC.