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aQuellé Midmar Mile Postponed

aQuellé Midmar Mile Postponed

In light of the current second wave of Covid-19 infections, the aQuellé Midmar Mile race committee has made the decision to move the event out by one month to 13 & 14 March 2021. The committee is aware of the inconvenience that moving the event may have on some...

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aQuellé Midmar Mile is Covid-19 Ready!

aQuellé Midmar Mile is Covid-19 Ready!

At the aQuellé Midmar Mile, we pride ourselves on having amazing sponsors, who literally go the 'extra mile' for our event. So we are very excited to announce that sponsor North Safety has donated 22,500 disposable masks to help keep our 2021 Swimmers safe and able to...

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Our 2021 aQuellé Midmar Mile Campaign!

Our 2021 aQuellé Midmar Mile Campaign!

2020 had many moments that some may prefer to forget, but it has also had many moments that we will remember for many days to come.  Our aim is to spread positivity in a world that has been plagued by the COVID-19 virus. So to motivate and inspire others we are...

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All set for memorable Midmar weekend

All set for memorable Midmar weekend

6 February 2020 – The final countdown to the 2020 aQuellé Midmar Mile officially began with the press launch of the event in Pietermaritzburg on Thursday.The world’s largest open water swimming event will take place at Midmar Dam from 8-9 February.Speaking...

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Midmar water perfectly safe

Midmar water perfectly safe

5 February 2020 – It has been brought to the attention of the organisers of the annual aQuellé Midmar Mile that there are reports and concerns circulating with regards to the water quality at Midmar Dam following the Mpophomeni Wastewater Works spillage last year, and...

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Bristow keeps women’s Midmar legacy alive

Bristow keeps women’s Midmar legacy alive

5 February 2020 – Gail Bristow was just 14 years old when she lined up for her first aQuellé Midmar Mile. There was no medal waiting for her when she reached the other side of the dam, however. That’s because it was 1974, and women weren’t officially...

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