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26th National Business Challenge Relay

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30 Sep 2017
2017-Sep-30 06:00 2017-Sep-30 23:00:00 Africa/Johannesburg 26th National Business Challenge Relay By entering a team in one or more events, you will not only be promoting health and physical fitness, but a sense of pride and achievement in your organisation. The Business Challenge Relay provides a relaxing and social environment in which organisations can compete outside the strenuous business environment through multiple entries in the event. The events are open to full-time employees of corporations, government departments, private companies or any other employment organisation where people… Rietondale Park, Van Der Merwe Street, Rietondale, Pretoria, South Africa Sportsvendo info@sportsvendo.co.za
Start Time : 06:00
Event Venue : Rietondale Park, Van Der Merwe Street, Rietondale, Pretoria, South Africa
Distance : 42.2 Run / 21.1 Walk

By entering a team in one or more events, you will not only be promoting health and physical fitness, but a sense of pride and achievement in your organisation.

The Business Challenge Relay provides a relaxing and social environment in which organisations can compete outside the strenuous business environment through multiple entries in the event. The events are open to full-time employees of corporations, government departments, private companies or any other employment organisation where people work together. Each company may enter an unlimited number of teams and everyone is encouraged to participate.

Teamwork has become the central focus in all successful business environments. Without the commitment to achieve a mutual goal and objective, even the most dynamic of environments will stagnate. This event is organised to promote company involvement and teamwork in the best spirit of competition. All participants are encouraged to wear their company t-shirt and rally non-competing co-workers to the race site to cheer their team to victory.


Start & Finish

The relay will start and finish at Rietondale Park, Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale, Pretoria

 

Course & Distance

The distance of the course for running teams is a standard 42.2km marathon and for walking teams it will be 21.1km.

  • The route is divided into six legs for running teams and three legs for walking teams
  • The distance of each leg is +/- 7km

 

Changeover Points

The same changeover, located adjacent to the venue, (Rietondale Hockey Fields) will be used throughout the relay.

 

Teams

  • Running teams: Teams consist of six employees/runners each running a different leg of +/- 7km
  • Walking teams: Teams consist of three employees/walkers, each walking a different leg of +/- 7km

 

Results

Official team resuts are available four days after the event at www.sportsvendo.co.za and www.magnoliaroadrunners.co.za.

 

Awards Ceremony

This will take place between 10:30 and 11:30 at the venue.

 

Entertainment

Exciting entertainment will be provided during the day.

 

Hospitality Sites

A number of packages are available. Refer to the downloadable pamphlet above for more details.

 

Photographs

Upload low res race images directly to your Facebook page after the event has taken place. See and share your images via Facebook page, by logging on to the Jetline Action Photo website - www.jetlineactionphoto.co.za

Click on the Pretoria Business Challenge Relay link provided and register for this service. Images are supplied with compliments of Jetline and Sportsvendo.

 


Event Office:

National Business Challenge Relay

Tel: 087 097 0011 |  data@sportsvendo.co.za

 

Venue

Rietondale Park, North Street, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

 


Event Office:

National Business Challenge Relay

Tel: 087 097 0011 |  data@sportsvendo.co.za

 

Entries & Entry Fees:

Only the following pre-entries will be accepted:

Hand delivered:

  • See entry form

Online entries:

Email entries:

  • data@sportsvendo.co.za

 

Entry Fees Early Bird Entries Late Entries
  Before 28 August Until 14 September
Per Team R440.00 R495.00

 

Collection of Race Packs

  • The race pack consists of race numbers, race baton with timing chip, sash (for walkers) and final instructions.
  • Team captains must collect their team race packs and commemorative t-shirts (if ordererd) as follows:
Venue Magnolia Road Runners Club, Cnr Middle and Dey Streets, Nieuw Muckleneuk
Date Wednesday 27 September
Time 11:00 - 16:00

 

By hand - hand delivery addresses

Entry forms must be accompanied by a deposit slip with bank stamp and emailed to data@sportsvendo.co.za

 


Event Office:

National Business Challenge Relay

Tel: 087 097 0011 |  data@sportsvendo.co.za

 

Awards Ceremony

This will take place between 10:30 and 11:30 at the venue.

 

Medals

Gold To all category winners
Silver

First 10 running teams

First 10 walking teams

Bronze All other teams finishing race

*Various lucky draws

 


Event Office

National Business Challenge Relay

Tel: 087 097 0011 |  data@sportsvendo.co.za

 

RULES FOR RUNNING & WALKING TEAMS

1. Team Categories for Corporate Teams

  • Participants compete in four basic categories: men, women, veterans and mixed teams. Men: All team members must be men and older than 20 years. Women: All team members must be woman and older than 20 years. Mixed (walking): Any combination of men and women older than 20 years. Mixed (running): A minimum of two woman older than 20 years. Veteran: All members over the age of 40 years, any combination of men and women.
  • Teams consist of six /three members, each competing in one leg. A team member can, however, participate in more than one team, as long as he/she competes in one leg per team.
  • All six /three team members must belong to the same organisation. Each team member must be a bona fide employee/employer, and must have been working at least three months prior to the date of the race for the organisation they are representing.
  • Organisations with less than ten employees participating in the corporate categories are entitled to join forces with another organisation in the same trade, also employing not more than ten people, in order to make up a team. In this case the name of the organisation that has the most participants in the team must be indicated on the entry form.

2. Corporate categories

  • All teams must qualify in terms of the business categories listed on the entry form. Organisations (listed or not listed on the JSE) must enter the categories applicable to the nature of their business and not individual departments or job functions.
  • The category, Education is for employees of educational institutions and not for students/scholars.

3. School, University/College categories

  • All scholars & students in teams must belong to the same school, university/college and must be between 9 years & 20 years old. All six /three members must enter either as boys/girls or men/women. No mixed category.

4. Open categories

  • Open categories are for non-corporate teams such as sports clubs, business clients, churches, family and friends.
  • Participants compete in the three basic categories: Men, women and mixed teams. Rule 1.1 applies to the composition of these three categories.

 

OTHER RULES

1. Race numbers, baton with timing chip/sash

  • All teams will receive a race pack containing race numbers and a baton with timing chip/sash at registration (refer to information). Runners and walkers will wear the race number on the front of their vests/T-shirts. The person running/walking the first leg must start with the baton/sash. The baton/sash is then passed on to the next team members after every leg at the changeover. Teams not finishing with the correct race number will be disqualified.

2. Team colours

  • Teams are encouraged to wear the colours of their organisation.

3. Seconding

  • Under no circumstances will seconding be allowed. Refreshment station(s) will be available along the route and at the changeover point.

4. Team changes

  • The race coordinators must be notified in writing or by fax (not by telephone) of any team changes before 22 September 2017

5. Cut-off time

  • The cut-off time for running and walking teams is 11:00.

6. Organisers’ rights

  • The organisers reserve the right to return any entry not in keeping with the spirit of the race. The decision of the organisers will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. The event will continue regardless of weather conditions. In the unlikely event of the race not continuing (due to a natural or other disaster, or for safety reasons), no refunds will be payable.

7. Own risk

  • All team members participate at their own risk and indemnify the organisers, producers, sponsors, national and provincial sports bodies of any claims which might arise.

8. Medical advice

  • It is the responsibility of each participant to ensure that he/she is medically fit to participate (run/walk) and to consult a doctor before training for and participating in the race.

9. Additional rules

  • Members of running teams may walk, BUT members of walking teams MAY NOT run.
  • Walking teams will participate under general rules of the road walking and running teams under general rules of road running. It is each participant’s responsibility to be acquainted with these rules.
  • The event is organised in cooperation with AGN.

 


Event Office:

National Business Challenge Relay

Tel: 087 097 0011 |  data@sportsvendo.co.za