Arthur Creswell Memorial UltraMarathon – 2019

April 6, 2019

April 6, 2019

6:00 To 13:00

Ladysmith Sports Club, Ladysmith, South Africa

52km - R200 , 21.1km - R150 , 5km fun run - R20 , Temp. License - R40


Event Description

The Arthur Creswell Memorial UltraMarathon takes place on the 6th of April 2019, from Bergville to Ladysmith (KZN). Distance options: 52km, 21.1km & 5km fun run.

The Arthur Creswell Memorial race is run largely in open country. It is relatively easy but there is Child’s Hill to negotiate, between the 12- and 18-kilometre marks, which is quite a test of fitness. Once you are over this hill, at about 30 kilometres, cross the highway and turn onto a sand road. This provides a welcome break from the visual monotony as you run through forest and farm areas. After the turn back onto the main Ladysmith Road you will find some testing pulls at about 45 kilometres. Here it is hot and hard but the end is near. The run into Ladysmith is easy and mainly downhill.


This event is a qualifier for the Comrades Marathon.

Distance & Entry Fee:
52km Ultramarathon – R200
21.1km Half Marathon – R150
5km fun run – R20
Temp. License (21.1km) – R40
Bus Transport to Start – R50
Additional fee for late entry (52km) – R100
Additional fee for late entry (21.1km) – R50

Start Venue:
52km – Bergville Municipality
21.1km & 5km fun run – Ladysmith Athletics Club

Finish Venue: Ladysmith Sports Complex, Klip Bank Road

Start Time:
06H00 – 52km
07H00 – 21.1km
07H30 – 5km fun run

Cut-Off Time: 13h00

Prize Giving:
13H00 – 52km
11H30 – 21.1km

Discipline: Road Running

Number Collection: 5 April 2019 at Ladysmith Athletics Club between 15h00 – 19h00.

Min Age:
52km – 20 years
21.1km – 16 years
5km – 9 years


Busses depart promptly at 04h00.


Ladysmith Athletic Club

How to Enter?

The ultra marathon is strictly pre-entry.

Online entry at (entries close 1 April 2019)


Contact Information

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