Come Be A Comrade At The #NedbankGreenMile

The 2016 Comrades Marathon will be run from Pietermaritzburg to Durban in its 91st edition and along the route’s many viewing point will be its now world famous #NedbankGreenMile, the only official spectator point on the 89km route.

Nedbank has been a proud major co-sponsor of the “world’s ultimate human race” since 2002 bringing fun and flair to the only official spectator point along the route in a grand, enormously entertaining, eco-friendly Green Mile, which is situated along Kloof’s Old Main Road approximately 26 km from the finish line.

Having won the Best Live Experience category award at the 2013 Discovery Sports Industry Awards, has made the #NedbankGreenMile a must visit for any avid Comrades Marathon supporter. With over bands, kids play areas, mascots, cheerleaders and so much more the entertainment levels are beyond the imagination.

A feature that has become synonymous with the #NedbankGreenMile is its local-is-lekker approach with local entrepreneurs from KZN being employed across all areas of the project. Although the entertainment schedule on the day is important, Nedbank’s environmental strategy is to make sure that it leaves its green footprint behind.

This year’s Green Mile will once again be an explosion of colour, music, festivities and creativity. In this impressive family-friendly zone, there’ll be grandstands for spectators, a big screen TV broadcasting LIVE race coverage, live music and entertainment for young and old, kids zone, food and beverage areas, live race commentary, dj’s, picnic area, plus local sports personalities and more.

One of these surprises will be Nedbank’s #GoSandile campaign, when 17-year-old Sandile Mbili who lost both his legs due to a bacterial infection four years ago will be running the Nedbank Green Mile, which is 1.6km, on the day. Sandile will be doing this to raise much needed funds and anyone can help by sending Sandile motivational tweets which will be printed out as a track for him to run on at the Green Mile. For every Tweet that Sandile receives and is used for the track, a donation will be made to the Jumping Kids Foundation to enable more paraplegic children to get prosthetic legs.

To support Sandile on this remarkable mission, simply send a tweet of encouragement to @PhambiliSandile with the hashtags #GoSandile #NedbankGreenMile.

Easy access to the #NedbankGreenMile can be gained from the M13 Hillcrest – Pinetown alternative highway travelling east towards Durban at the Pioneer off ramp. Follow the sign boards or follow or @nedbanksport on Twitter for more information.

All are welcome and entry is free, so come be part of the action from 08h00 to 15h00 on Sunday, 29 May 2016!

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