Medihelp Nelson Mandela Bay Train Race

Man vs Machine

A unique fun duathlon style relay event hosted in Nelson Mandela Bay offering the ultimate corporate team building event.

Entries Open MARCH 2018 - LIMITED TO FIRST 300 TEAMS


The Nelson Mandela Bay Train Race is a fun social event which we hope will grow into the Metro's largest community program and comprises of a fun relay race against a Metro Train along the route between Port Elizabeth station and Uitenhage station. Corporate, social, club and school relay teams comprising of 5 runners and 1 mountain bike cyclist will get to participate in this community driven event which is open to all members of the public interested in contributing to the wellbeing of our community and who are fit for the challenge.

As with most of our Zsports events, the Train Race will have a festive atmosphere, camaraderie and healthy fun where teams are encouraged to dress up on race day and bring the whole company out in support of this event.

Ride the Train

Select disadvantaged individuals from the community, members of the public, sponsors representatives and VIP's will be given the opportunity to experience the Nelson Mandela Bay Train Race from inside the train that is competing against the teams - for some a once in a lifetime experience.

Watch website and facebook to see when these Coach tickets become available. TICKET SALES OPEN 1st August - Click Here.


We need many volunteers for this event. If you are keen to be involved, we are looking for people to assist with route marshalling, assisting train passengers and various other key roles within this event. All volunteers will receive a Train Race t-shirt, goody bag and lunch pack. If you are keen to help, please contact Michelle at the Zsports office (through the Contact us Page)

Make a Difference

Please help this event to make an impact on the local communities through which the race will travel by supporting LOVE STORY, a local NPO which helps to restore hope and love to those who are forgotten and destitute.

We're appealing to all teams and spectators to donate unwanted clothing and food items through this event. We encourage companies to have collection points at the office in the build up to the event and we ask everyone to bring the donated items to pre-race registration which will take place the Thursday before race day at Love Story premises in Albany Road.

Your support will help the thousands who aren't capable of enjoying what we take for granted.

Love Story - Medihelp Train Race

Naming Sponsor
Medihelp Medical Scheme
Support SponsorsRadio 2 Radio Communications Caltex Eastern Cape Oracle Media Powerade

The only professional non-profit sport event organisation in the Eastern Cape offering exciting, and often different, sport events for the greater community.

Change-over SponsorsCaltex Eastern Cape