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 2km before cutting across to join again near the Imperial Hotel.  After three kilometres more there is another cut at Jesmond Road before joining the Marathon route from the last 3km.
  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 28th January 2019 and 7th February 2019. Both parties must agree, in writing, to the substitution. There will be an administration fee of R200 per substitution. Substituted race numbers may be generic and may not display any of the runner’s personal information. Substitutions must be made via the Race Office only.
  6. Results will be printed in the Witness & can be viewed at our race website
  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 (4 hours 50 minutes) 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 or 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.
  17. 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. 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.
  18. All marathon & half marathon entrants must collect their race number & timing chip from the registration venue between 9am & 8pm on Friday 22 or Saturday 23 February between 9am & 5pm, or before the start on Sunday 24 February between 4am & 4.45am.
  19. 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 may be sold, if the safety cap (limit) has not already been reached, up to and including 5pm on Saturday 23rd February & these late entrants will not receive free Tee Shirts.
  20. You may send a stamped self-addressed envelope with your entry for confirmation of our receipt of your entry, or check our website,
  21. Postal entries received after 1 February will only be accepted if franked before 1 February.
  22. No queries will be attended to on race day after 4:30am.
  23. Participants who have not completed 21.1km by the 4 hrs will be called off the road.  
  24. Marathon participants who have not passed the half marathon turn in by 3 hours 15 minutes (8.45am) 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.
  25. Marathon participants who have not passed......
    1. 24km mark by 4 hours (9am) (Table 1 in Chatterton Road)
    2. 27 km mark by 4 hours & 30 minutes (9:30am) (Imperial Hotel)
    3. 31km mark by 5 hours (10am) Harry Gwala Stadium island)
    4. 34 km mark by 5 hours and 30 minutes (10.30am) (Emmett Crescent and Alexandra Road Extension)
    5. 36 km mark by 6 hours (11am) (Oribi Airfield area in Oribi Road)                       
    6. Will be called off and must leave the road & will be transported to the finish venue.  10km participants who have not passed 5 km mark by 1 hour & 30 minutes (11am) will be called off and must leave the road & will be transported to the finish venue.
  26. ASA Licensed athletes are covered by limited ASA insurance. Refer to KZNA on 0313129374 for further details.
  27. 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.
  28. All marshals, security officers, race officials, SA Police & SANDF members & traffic officials MUST BE OBEYED. Your safety is paramount to us.
  29. 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.
  30. Entries are secured by payment in full. If the limits have been reached and your payment has not been confirmed, your entry may be cancelled. Entries for which payment has not been received, in full, and cleared by 18H00 (6pm) on 1st February 2018 may be cancelled.
  31. Between the closing of entries (either the advertised limits or the closing date) and 5pm on Saturday 23rd 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 four official charities.
  32. 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 logos exposed.
  33. 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. If you have purchased a temporary licence with entry, before the closing dates, the word TEMP will feature on your race numbers and you will not be required to wear an additional paper number.