Makhulu Swim, Sunday 17 February 2013
It’s only a few days to go to the Makhulu Swim which is organized by Flash Resq Lifesaving Club and Sportsvendo. The day promises to be a fun outing for the whole family.
Here’s what you need to know about the race:
StokeCity Waterpark, Olifantsfontein road, Glen Austin, Midrand [previously known as Base 3 Leisure Lakes]. See below for directions.
Entries for all the races will be available at the venue on 17 February from 07:00 until 30min before the start of the applicable event.
Event 1 – 4 [1000m] is R90.00
Event 5 - 500 Fun Swim is R60.00
Event 6 – 1000m + 500m Fun Swim is R130.00
Start & start times:
All races will be a “dry start” from the water edge of the dam
- 09h00 start of Event 1 & 1A – Girls 13 and under + Women 31yrs +
- 09h45 start of Event 2 & 2A – Boys 13 and under + Men 31yrs +
- 10h25 start of Event 3 – Women 14 – 30yrs
- 11h05 start of Event 4 – Men 14 – 30yrs
- 11h45 start of 500m Fun Swim
The course will be marked with buoys and marshalled by lifesavers in canoes.
Parking is available at the venue. You will be directed to the allocated parking areas. Please support the appointed car guards when leaving the venue with a donation.
Fast Foods & Refreshments
This will be available at the venue restaurant.
All swimmers will participate under the rules as listed on the entry form it is your responsibility to familiarize yourselves with the rules to avoid any conflict. See www.sportsvendo.co.za for the rules.
It is the responsibility of each swimmer to ensure that he or she is medically fit and healthy to participate in any of the events. A medical post with an ambulance will be on site.
You will be able to purchase photographs immediately after the event at the venue.
Will commence at 12h30
Each swimmer per event will be manually timed. The results will be posted by Wed 20 February 2013 at www.sportsvendo.co.za. No results will be available on race day.
Thank you for your support and understanding. We hope you will enjoy the race with us and we are looking forward to another great race.
Event Operations: Sportsvendo
GPS co-ordinates: S25 56.833 E28 11.283
Jacaranda City Challenge 2012
Countdown for the SABS Jacaranda City Challenge
This weekend, on Saturday 20 October, get the SABS stamp of approval on your running at the SABS Jacaranda City Challenge. While race day is now just days away, the good news is it’s still not too late to book your place at the starting line for this approved Comrades and Two Oceans qualifier.
Organised by the Agape Athletics Club, the SABS Jacaranda City Challengeis is four races in one, with a distance to suit everyone from the pros to the weekend warriors, from the grandmasters to runners as young as nine.
There’s the 42.2km qualifying marathon, the 21.1km half-marathon, a 10km race, and a 5km for the less tarmac-hardened runner.
For the first time in the Jacaranda City Challenge’s 14-year history, athletes will start and finish at the spacious grounds of the SABS campus in Groenkloof. The races windthrough some of the most beautiful suburbs in the capital city, including Brooklyn, Arcadia and Waterkloof.
It’s a fresh 6am start for the marathon and half-marathon runners, who’ll pass Loftus Versveld and the Brooklyn Mall, making their way along a scenic route under a purple ceiling of jacarandas. With the steepest climb being but a short distance up Matroosberg Road in Waterkloof Heights, the SABS Jacaranda City Challenge offers a relatively easy route for anyone wanting to qualify for the Comrades and Two Oceans.
The 10km race heads off at 6:30, followed 15 minutes later by the 5km race.
A REWARDING RACE
It’s not only the Jacaranda City Challenge’s new route which makes it such an appealing race. With prize money totalling R100 000, the race has the biggest purse of any road race in Gauteng North...yet another reason to be an “SABS-approved” runner.
The first man and woman across the line in the marathon take home R10 000, with a first prize of R4 000 in the 21.1km and R2 000 in the 10km. There will also be cash prizes for other finishing positions, as well as for category winners.
The first five men and women in the marathon and half-marathon, and the first man and woman in the shorter distances will receive gold medals, as will category winners in the marathon, half-marathon and 10km race. All runners finishing within the cut-off times will go home with a silver medal.
The first 5000 finishers across all the distances receive a goodie bag, and there will be plenty of spot prizes, such as Blue-5ive heart rate monitors, valued at R700.
Online entries have closed, but runners can register at the race venue up until the morning of the race. Visit www.entrytime.com for more information on entering, and on when and where to collect race numbers.
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A Big Thank You
To all the organisers and helpers at the race yesterday,
I would just like to say thank you for a wonderful race experience yesterday. It was one of those races I will always remember. The atmosphere at each water point was great and it reminded me of Comrades. I got chills every time they encouraged me to keep moving. Everyone helping with an orange shirt was friendly and helpful.
I was however disappointed at the behaviour of the runners when the busses arrived late to take us to the start and I refused to get onto an overloaded bus. Ironically the 10 of us who decided to wait could then choose which out of the three empty busses we are going to use. Life is not perfect and I think it takes a lot to organise an event like this.
Well done to all of you. I will cherish my memories of this race.
Lots of Love and God bless!
Best of luck with the continued sponsorship and management of this once great race, I trust that it will be restored to its former glory. I fully intend entering next year now that I have witnessed 1st hand the level of organisation that applied this year.
National Business Team Relay
5 October 2013
Jacaranda City Challenge
19 October 2013
Jacaranda City Challenge will include 5km, 10km, 21.1km , 43km and will host a quality stocked and manned water point.