The Balwin Sport Dolphin Coast Marathon is back


Amphitheatre, Durban Promenade

Building on the fantastic success of the 2023 race, Dolphin Coast Striders proudly present the Balwin Sport Dolphin Coast Marathon on 17 March 2024.

Featuring 42km, 21km, 10km and 5km distances, the race forms part of the exciting Balwin Sport Marathon Series – a first in South Africa.

The Old Course is back on the M4 Coastal Highway from Ballito to Durban. The 21km starts at Sibaya and the 10km starts at Virginia and the Finish for all the races is on the world class Durban Promenade.

Bus transport is available to the starts of 42km, 21km and 10km at a cost of R150. Busses leave from 03h00 from behind the Tourism Office on the Marine Parade above the finish venue.

Simply participating gives the runners a chance to win a fully furnished Balwin Properties apartment worth R800 000.


Runners asked us to go back to the old route and we listened! For the 2024 edition we will be reverting back to our old route. The Balwin Sport Dolphin Coast Marathon will start in Ballito, run down the M4 along the spectacular Dolphin Coast, and finish at the Amphitheater on the Durban Promenade, a point to point marathon, you will have spectacular view from start to finish, giving you everything beautiful that only KZN can offer. And of course, this route is a good one to use as a qualifier, especially considering you have the ultimate Comrades Legend ‘Barry Holland,’ organising the race. Having finished 49 Comrades races consecutively and going for his 50th medal, we think he knows what it takes to qualify!

Are you ready to be part of something great? The Balwin Sports Dolphin Coast Marathon is back and planning to be better than ever! The good news is, there is a spot for you- one of our loyal runners! All you need to do is click the button below and book your place on our start line!

Stand a change to win a spectacular Balwin Properties apartment worth R800 000


How it works:

Anyone who enters and completes their chosen race distance AND visits a Balwin show apartment is automatically entered into the draw to win this amazing prize! What is more Race volunteers are also entered, so this is a competition for everyone!

Chairman - Paul Mannix


082 571 6559


Secretary - Dee Ayliffe


082 767 5097


Treasurer Zelda Flook


084 814 4551