On Saturday, 2nd December 2023, history will come alive on the iconic shores of Robben Island with the The Robben Island Museum Memorial Run.

Celebrating 60 Years of Sobukwe and Mandela: Robben Island Museum Memorial Run

2023 – In commemoration of 60 years of the indomitable spirits of Robert Sobukwe and Nelson Mandela, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) presents the The Robben Island Museum Memorial Run. Organised by the Western Province Athletics (WPA), this extraordinary event promises an unforgettable experience for participants. As the Robben Island Museum tours will be closed to the public on this day, this is your exclusive chance to step foot on this hallowed ground and honour the legacies of these extraordinary leaders.

A Unique Run Like No Other

The Robben Island Museum Memorial Run offers an extraordinary opportunity to combine a thrilling race with a significant historical journey. Participants will be immersed in the enchanting surroundings of Robben Island, where the echoes of struggle and triumph reverberate through every step. Lace-up your running shoes, join fellow running enthusiasts, and become part of a meaningful tribute to Sobukwe and Mandela.

What’s Included

Your entry fee of R475 (excluding the Webtickets service fee) includes a treasure trove of memorable experiences. From the moment you step onto the ferry to the moment you complete the race, you’ll be treated to the following:

  • Ferry to and from the island: Enjoy a scenic boat journey as you approach the shores of Robben Island, taking in breathtaking views along the way.
  • Race number, t-shirt, medal: Wear your race number with pride, don a commemorative t-shirt, and proudly display your well-earned medal as a testament to your participation.
  • Bottle of water and snack pack: Stay hydrated and replenish your energy with a refreshing bottle of water and a snack pack to keep you fuelled throughout the race.
  • Special Discount for Future Robben Island Tours: As a race participant, you’ll be eligible for a 50% discount on your next tour to Robben Island. This exclusive offer can be redeemed from 2nd May 2024 to 31st August 2024, allowing you to relive the island’s rich history at a reduced price.

Join the Journey: Enter Now!

Kenneth Makatees, the SABC Western Cape Regional Manager said “As the SABC we are thrilled to be partners of this most beautiful race. It is a significant reminder to the world that two giants of the liberation struggle spent their first time together on Robben Island, sixty (60) years ago. We’ve come a long way as the people and as a country and this race gives us an opportunity to not only commemorate the icons of the struggle, but to celebrate the crucial role they’ve played in the transformation agenda. This race offers a historical tour about all the facets of the island. The SABC will be broadcasting the event live on TV, radio and various digital media platforms. Please do join us and experience what this unique event has to offer”. 

Don’t miss your chance to embark on this momentous journey. Feel the gentle breeze as you run alongside the waves, soak in the significance of the island’s historical landmarks, and experience a race like no other. Enter the Robben Island Museum Memorial Run now and be a part of history in the making.

To secure your place, visit www.webtickets.co.za.

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