Josiah Gumede Marathon is hosted at Bergville where the late 4th President of the African National Congress is from.
The marathon was launched to commemorate his life and to keep his legacy alive.
This event also plays a crucial role in boosting tourism of uThukela District as the marathon showcases the spectacular peaks of the mighty Drakensberg mountains.
The marathon also serves as a Comrade Marathon qualifier.
As the economy of the country reopens such programmes play a high role in strengthening the committment towards economic reconstruction and recovery plan of the District and province.