Road Races Rules & Instructions

  1. All participants must be 16 years or older on the day of the race for the half marathon & 20 years or older on the day of the race for the marathon. For the 10km the minimum age is 14 years on the day of the race.
  2. The half marathon covers a comfortable single lap course. Two laps for the marathon. The 10km covers 5km before joining the Marathon route for the last 5km.
  3. Neither postal orders nor post-dated cheques will be accepted.
  4. Monies are not refundable for non-participation in the event for whatever reason.
  5. Entries may not be exchanged but we will allow substitutions made via the official channels. Substitutions may only be made between 1st and 14th February 2018. Both parties must agree, in writing, to the substitution. There will be an administration fee of R100 per substitution. Substituted race numbers will be generic and will not display any of the runner’s personal information. Substitutions must be made via the Race Office
  6. Results will be printed in the Witness & can be viewed at our race website www.pmb42.co.za
  7. Prizes / money will only be given for the race you enter.
  8. Temporary licences are available for the Marathon, Half & the 10km.
  9. Times will be called at the 2 km's to go mark.
  10. The marathon is a Comrades and Two Oceans Marathon qualifier (5 hours).
  11. Walkers must wear the correct walker identification “W” tags on the front & rear of their vests, crop tops or T-shirts & these must be clearly visible, if they wish to qualify for the walker category prizes in the 10km or half marathon. Walkers are welcome to take part in the marathon but there will be no walker category prizes in this event.
  12. All participants must wear their race number on front & back of the vest, crop top or T-shirt. The Number with the timing chip must be worn on the FRONT. Do NOT remove the foam strip from behind the timing chip and do not bend or fold the chip.
  13. All three races are run in strict accordance with the rules of the IAAF, Athletics South Africa & KwaZulu-Natal Athletics & these specific race rules.
  14. ASA compliant age category identification (ie: J for junior, 35, 40, 50 & 60) must be worn on the front & back of your vest, crop top or T-shirt & must be clearly visible in order to qualify for the age category prizes in the event in which you are entered.
  15. Refreshment tables will be provided, & no personal seconding, except stand & hand, will be permitted. Second's vehicles, motorcycles or bicycles will not be permitted to follow the athletes.
  16. There will be three road race prize-giving ceremonies. The first, for the half marathon, will take place at 9:00am, & the second, for the marathon, will take place at 10:45am. The prize giving for the 10km event will take place at 11:00am. Lucky draw will take place after the final cut off gun at 12 noon.
  17. There will be lucky draw prizes for all the road race events & participants must have completed the event & be present at the prize-giving for these prizes.
  18. You may enter the marathon & cut off at the half marathon, however only half marathon entrants will qualify for the 21.1 km prize money & trophies. Only marathon entrants will be allowed to continue past the turn in and/or complete the 42.2 km course. The same rule applies to the relevant trail distances.
  19. All marathon & half marathon entrants must collect their race number & timing chip from the registration venue between 9am & 8pm on Friday 23 or Saturday 24 February between 9am & 5pm, or before the start on Sunday 25 February between 4am & 5.15am.
  20. All 10km entrants who have pre-entered may collect their entries at the same times or between 7am & 8:30am on Sunday, prior to the start of the race. ‘Late entries' for the 10km will be sold up to and including 5pm on Saturday 24th February & these late entrants will not receive free Tee Shirts.
  21. You may send a stamped self-addressed envelope with your entry for confirmation of our receipt of your entry, or check our website, www.pmb42.co.za.
  22. Postal entries received after 5 February will only be accepted if franked before 1 February.
  23. No queries will be attended to on race day after 5:00am.
  24. Participants who have not completed 21.1km by the 4 hrs will be called off the road.
  25. Marathon participants who have not passed the half marathon turn in by 3 hours (8.30am) will not be allowed to continue but may complete the half marathon until the 4 hours’ time limit. A similar rule will apply to Trail runners who have not passed the 7km turn in by 8.30am.
  26. Marathon participants who have not passed......
  27. 27 km mark by 4 hours & 30 minutes (10am)
  28. 33 km mark by 5 hours (10.30am)
  29. 36 km mark by 5 hours & 30 minutes (11am)

Will be called off and must leave the road & will be transported to the finish venue.                        10km participants who have not passed 4 km mark by 1 hour & 30 minutes (10.30am)                          will be called off and must leave the road & will be transported to the finish venue.

  1. ASA Licensed athletes are covered by limited ASA insurance. Refer to KZNA on 0313129374 for further details.
  2. All foreign athletes must comply with the IAAF rule 4, paragraph 2 & rule 142. The relative clearance letters, for potential prize winners, must be submitted with entry or at registration at least 30 minutes before the start of the event.
  3. All marshals, security officers, race officials, SA Police & SANDF members & traffic officials MUST BE OBEYED. Your safety is paramount to us.
  4. All entries accepted by the official closing dates listed, will receive a free commemorative race T-shirt at registration. All Charity Marathon and Half Marathon entries will receive a free commemorative race T-shirt at registration. Entries for which payment has not been received, in full, and cleared by 18H00 (6pm) on 1st February 2018 may be cancelled.
  5. Between the closing of entries (either the advertised limits or the closing date) and 5pm on Saturday 25th February, 300 CHARITY entries will be made available for the Marathon and Half Marathon, at a cost of R400 each, for the 21,1km and R500 each, for the 42.2km. Proceeds of each charity entry will be divided equally and donated to the three official charities.
  6. Each entrant in the road 42,2km, 21,1km and 10km races is reminded that they MUST wear BOTH their ASA licence numbers (front and back) and the two race numbers issued MUST BE WORN OVER the bottom part of the ASA number, leaving the provincial and sponsor’s (Lotto) logos exposed.
  7. If a paper temporary licence is bought and issued, it must be worn on the front of the vest and the race number pinned on to leave the logos exposed, as in 33. above. The second race number is pinned on the back of the vest.