CMH and First official vehicle sponsor to Dusi

First Car Rental is proudly an official vehicle sponsor for the biggest canoeing event on the African Continent - The Dusi Canoe Marathon 2019.

  • When: 14 - 16 February 2019
  • Where: Natal Canoe Club, Pietermaritzburg to Blue Lagoon, Durban

February 2019 - First Car Rental and The CMH group, of which First Car Rental is a wholly-owned subsidiary, are proudly the official vehicle and transport providers for the 2019 Dusi Canoe Marathon.

Dusi 2019

The Sponsorship

Many of the Dusi volunteers do not have vehicles suitable for extensive dirt road use or carrying equipment. First Car Rental and The CMH group will be sponsoring various branded vehicles that will be used to transport service providers and volunteer groups that will help drive vehicles for the 3 days of the event.

  • Each day volunteers (mainly school children) help pack boats, sort out the start procedure and layout.
  • Promo staff will be assisting with capturing the finish shoots, handing out drinks and moving boats.

First Car Rental Vehicles will also be used by volunteers, VIPs and media to transport equipment.

Volunteers will use appropriate vehicles for carrying admin equipment, tables and chairs, catering equipment, tow water carts and boat trailers.

In addition to providing shuttle services for VIPs and transport the guests from and to their hotels, airports and other venues where necessary.

Vehicles with drivers will be used as a media convoy, following the race for accurate, real-time reporting.

Hank McGregor Dusi 2019

The Race

Founded in 1951, the Dusi is a 3-day marathon attracting over 1600 paddlers every year and covers roughly 120 km between Pietermaritzburg and Durban in KwaZulu-Natal.

Stage 1 (Thursday, 14 February 2019)

Paddlers start from the Natal Canoe Club in Camps Drift, Pietermaritzburg and 42km later end at the Dusi Bridge in Cato Ridge (Close to Nagle Dam).

Stage 2 (Friday, 15 February 2019)

Facing the toughest day of the marathon, paddlers start from the Dusi Bridge and end 46km later at the Msinsi Resort on the Inanda Dam, just outside Hillcrest.

Stage 3 (Saturday, 16 February 2019)

Looking forward to the last day of the marathon, paddlers will cover 36 km from Inanda Dam to the finish at Blue Lagoon in Durban.

CMH and First Car Rental wish all the 2019 Dusi Canoe Marathon entrants the best of luck!

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