Routes 2019

The 2019 Durban City Marathon routes are fast and flat which should make for some exciting racing for the leaders as well as a perfect chance to get a good Comrades qualifying time.

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2019: 21km and 42km lap

21km / 42km lap: Route Description

Km Turn / Information
GPSStart co-ordinates S 29°49.709′ E 31°01.963′
0 Masabalala Yengwa Avenue south-bound lane opposite the Moses Mabhida
1 Right into Athlone
Left into Steibel
2 Straight into the car park and past Kingfisher Canoe Club.
Right on River Estuary path
Under M4 and south on the promenade
4 Past Bike and Bean on the promenade
5 Past Suncoast on the promenade
7 Past Durban Surf Lifesaving Club on the promenade
9 Past uShaka on the promenade
Right after uShaka
Left into Timeball Boulevard
Left into Browns Road
Follow Browns Road right and then right again
10 Follow Browns Road right again
Left into Signal Road
Right on Signal Rd / into Mahatma Gandhi Road
Right into Signal Rd
Right into Timeball Boulevard
11 Left into Browns
Right into Lamp Road
Right into Camperdown Road
Left on pathway to uShaka entrance (next to Parking A)
Left at circle into King Shaka Avenue
Right into Albert Terrace
Left into Bell Street
12 Right into Shepstone Road (with traffic)
14 Shepstone become Sylvester Ntuli
15 Left into Battery Beach (with traffic)
16 Straight from Battery Beach into Snell Parade
18 Left into Lagoon Drive
19 Right into Athlone Drive
Left into Masabalala Yengwa Avenue (southbound)
21 U-turn at Walter Gilbert into Masabalala Yengwa Avenue (northbound)
NB: 21.1km turns left into the stadium to the finish
NB: 42.2 km continues on Masabalala Yengwa Avenue (northbound)
22 42.2 km At Goble cross Masabalala Yengwa Avenue (to southbound lane)
23 Right around the island into Athlone Drive (eastbound lane)
Left into Steibel Place
Follow Steibel Place right (unlike 1st lap)
24 Turning right into the restaurant car park 
Exit carpark, cross Steibel and immediately Yacht Pond car park toward Kingfisher Canoe Club
Exit carpark, turn right past Kingfisher Canoe Club
25 to 42 Follow first lap to the finish.

2019: 10km

10km lap: Route Description

Km Turn / Information
0 GPS: Start co-ordinates S 29°49.520′ E 31°02.014′
Masabalala Yengwa Avenue north-bound lane opposite Kings Park Athletic Track
At Goble cross Masabalala Yengwa Avenue (to southbound lane)
1 Masabalala Yengwa Avenue becomes Kenneth Kaunda Road
2 Right into Huber Crescent
Follow Huber Crescet on right then left turn
Left into Soolie Saheb Drive
3 Left into Uitsig Road
Right into Avon Crescent
Right into Cambridge Drive
Right into Windsor Drive
4 Right into Prospect Hall Road
5 Right into Pembroke Road
Left into Soolie Saheb Drive
6 Left into Riverside Road and cross to running path
Follow running path, right next to Ruth First Off Ramp
Follow running path, over Umgeni River
7 Follow running path onto Lagoon Drive
Right into Athlone Drive
Left onto Masabalala Yengwa Avenue (southbound)
9 U-turn at Walter Gilbert into Masabalala Yengwa Avenue (northbound)
10 Turns left into the stadium to the finish