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As Midmar Mile gain momentum for race day -Lake Eland Mile Open Water for 2013 is launched in February

January 29, 2013 in kzn activities, lake eland mile swim 2013 launch as Midmar gains momentum toward raceday, midmar mile, Olympics 2012, open water swimming, outdoor activities, sport, swimming south africa, Uncategorized

The Lake Eland Mile 2013 launch in February 2013, amidst the rush for Midmar Mile entries preparing for race day!


The Lake Eland Mile 2013 is launched the same time as the Midmar Mile event takes place in February, the Lake Eland Mile will take place on 3 November 2013 in the Lake Eland Game Reserve 35km inland from the coastal town ofPort Shepstonein KZN. It is launched in February meaning that people may enter online from just after the Midmar Mile event , from 15 February 2013,up to race day the 3rd of November 2013. This event will be an excellent training ground for the 2014 Midmar Mile as it is hosted 3 months prior to Midmar. The Lake Eland Mile has been held for 6 years and 2012 saw major attractions like the 2 x olympic swimmers Charl Crous and Troyden Prinsloo entering most races and competing against each other. The setting of the Lake Eland Reserve Dam is truly special as you swim in a game reserve with many wild animals on the property. You may enter online on, click on lake eland link. The 6 x Events for 2013 include a 3000m SA qualifying swim, 500m disabled / under 13 event and 500m over 14 event and 500m team event, the main attractions events of a mile is divided into 2 events – 1 Mile (1600) 13 and under and 1 Mile(1600) 14 and over. All swimmers will receive finishing medals. Over R25000 in prizes will be handed out to winners of all age categories – over 30 different category winners will receive both cash and either a gold, silver and bronze medal prizes. Many spot prizes will be handed out during the day and food stalls and sponsor stalls will be on display. It is a beautifull setting for ” a day of fun in the sun for the whole family” braai fascilities on an island around which swimmers swim, is a huge attraction for visitors wanting to be close to the action. Make a week end of it and stay or camp at Lake Eland Reserve or other accomodation is offered in Oribi Gorge area during the event, accomodation can also be booked 35km away at the coastal towns of Port Shepstone, Shelly Beach, Uvongo orMargate, the gems of theSouthCoast, on the beach! Towels will be for sale this year, special entry fees are being negotiated in 2013 for the reserve, as well as pre-entry close off prizes, and packages for swimmers who wish to camp at the reserve. Please keep an eye on the lSpeck Pumps -Lake Eland Mile event hosted by Margate Swimmingclubon for info on the lauch, packages, fees and entry forms. Entries would be offered this year through online submission, by fax and email –  links to pay online wil also be updated. Come train for the Midmar 2014 or just enjoy a family day or weekend out, or come test your skill at swimming a mile before tempting the midmar mile 2014! Contact Samantha Botha on for any info required.

1 response to As Midmar Mile gain momentum for race day -Lake Eland Mile Open Water for 2013 is launched in February

  1. Lake Eland Mile opens entries 5 days after the Midmar Mile swim event on 15 February 2013. Times from Midmar Mile or any other swim events is not needed to enter the Lake Eland Mile. Keep a lookout on for all new info during february including new entry forms which can be submitted online as well as links directly to banks to pay entry online. Start Training People and watch the site for special prizes and price reductions on entries before August and September

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