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13 Oct 2018
2018-Oct-13 05:45 am to 10:00 am 2018-Oct-13 23:00:00 Africa/Johannesburg Jacaranda City Challenge The Jacaranda City Marathon Challenge is the "City Marathon" for Pretoria. It will be presented for the 21st time in 2018 and the event remains one of the prestigious running Events in Gauteng. The race itself has evolved into an incredible show of courage and determination, celebrating the city and all its inner charm, culture and spirit. Least we forget the beautiful blooming Jacaranda trees, prevalent at this time of year, which dot the city scape and shade the runners as… Sportsvendo info@sportsvendo.co.za
Start Time : 05:45 am to 10:00 am
Event Venue :
Distance : 5 Km, 10 Km, 21.1 Km and 42.2 Km

The Jacaranda City Marathon Challenge is the "City Marathon" for Pretoria. It will be presented for the 21st time in 2018 and the event remains one of the prestigious running Events in Gauteng.
The race itself has evolved into an incredible show of courage and determination, celebrating the city and all its inner charm, culture and spirit. Least we forget the beautiful blooming Jacaranda trees, prevalent at this time of year, which dot the city scape and shade the runners as they tick off each kilometre.
Also, the multiple distances, including a Marathon [42,2km], Half Marathon [21,1km], 10km and 5km Fun Run, contributes to the large number of participants. This ensures that all levels of runners, from serious Comrades qualifiers, all the way through to casual strollers and walkers, can participate.
The 42km distance is a Comrades and Two Oceans Marathon qualifier. This making it the only Comrades and Two Oceans Marathon qualifier in Gauteng North in the second half of the year.


RACE INFORMATION

DISTANCE

START TIME

CUT-OFF TIME

MINIMUM AGE

PRIZE GIVING

START/FINISH VENUE

 42,2km

05h45

½ way 3hrs

5hrs 30min

20yrs

10h00

Pretoria Rugby Club, Toitus Street, Groenkloof

21,1km

05h45

3hrs

16yrs

09h00

 

10km

06h15

2hrs

15yrs

09h00

NEW VENUE

5km

06h30

2hrs

9yrs

09:00

 

 

RULES & GENERAL INFORMATION                                                          

 

ALL ATHLETES

The time limits for all events will apply as stipulated under Race Information.

 

All entrants must be amateurs, as defined under ASA rules, and according to the age restrictions as stipulated under

Race Information.

 

Marshals and traffic officials must be obeyed at all times.  Failure to comply with their instructions may lead to

immediate disqualification.

 

NO SECONDING OR VEHICLES ON ROUTES WILL BE ALLOWED.

 

All entrants will participate under the rules of AGN and ASA, and it is the athlete’s responsibility to familiarise

themselves with the rules.

 

It is the responsibility of each athlete to ensure that he or she is medically fit and healthy to participate in any of the

events.

 

The race committee reserves the right to accept or reject any entry.

 

The judge’s decision is final.

 

Proof of age must be presented on request at the race. This is essential for athletes competing for a category prize.

 

Athletes competing for a category prize, must wear official age category ID tags and “W” tags for walkers (front & back

of the running vest) and must be clearly visible.

 

Regret, but no wheelchair athletes, blade, cyclist or mechanically operated device allowed in the races.

 

No animals are allowed in the races.

No iPods or listening devices allowed.

 

Temporary licensed athletes are eligible for open and category prizes, provided they have the age category tag clearly visible back and front of the running vest.

 

LICENSED ATHLETES

All entrants for the 10km, 21,1km and 42,2km events must be in possession of a valid 2018 licence number, which must be worn on the front & back of the running vest.  The race number issued by the organisers must be worn on the front of the running vest without obscuring the provincial licence number.

 

Foreign athletes must comply with IAAF Rule 4, par 2 regarding handing over their permits to the organiser.

 

UNLICENSED ATHLETES

Unlicensed athletes of the 42,2km, 21,1km and 10km must purchase a temporary license number.  This number 

must be worn on the back of the running vest and the race number issued by the organisers must be worn on the

front of the running vest.

 

AGE CATEGORIES (age on day of race)

Juniors: under 20 yrs

Open: All ages

Age Group: between 40 and 49 yrs

Age Group: between 50 and 59 yrs

Age Group: between 60 and 69 yrs

Age Group: 70 and 79yrs

Age Group: 80yrs and older

 

OFFICIAL TIMING CHIP

Should a disposable chip will be used it will be attached to the 42,2km, 21,1km & 10km race numbers.

Only athletes clearly filling in all detail on the race number tear-off strip will receive results. NO TEAR-OFF NO RESULTS

 

PRIZE GIVING & LUCKY DRAW PRIZES                                                   

This will take place at the venue as stipulated under Race Information

 

RESULTS

Preliminary results will be available 48hrs after the event

Official results will be available five days after the event at www.raceresults.co.za

 

TOG BAGS (At owner’s risk)

Tog bag facilities available at the venue

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

Photographs will be taken by Jetline Action Photo, and can be viewed after the event at www.jetlineactionphoto.com

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

A scenic route combining the 42,2km, 21,1km & 10km routes through the streets of the eastern suburbs. Streets.

 

The marathon is a testing double lapper!

  

Fast foods and refreshments on sale at the venue

 

Refreshment stations [± 3km ] will provide Coke and water sachets.

Do your bit to ensure that the race is litter free.  Dispose your water sachets at the recycling bins at

the refreshment stations

 

Only official and accredited vehicles will be allowed to park at the finish & the club picnic areas

 

The entry fee is non-refundable

 

Toilet facilities will be available at the venue.

 

Supervised exciting kiddies entertainment Delete

 

Live entertainment Delete

 

Medical support will be present on race day at the venue & along routes

 

PARKING

 

Sufficient & secure parking is available at Pretoria Rugby Club

 

Clubs with trailers

  1. Entrance to be used: Toitus street, Groenkloof

 

  1. Delivery times and set-up:  Clubs are requested to please set-up on Friday, 12 October and not Saturday morning.  There will be security.
 
  • Friday 12 Oct. 12h00 to 18h00
  • Saturday 13 Oct. 03h30 to 05h00 ONLY

 

ENTRY INFORMATION:

ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS  

  • Only Pre-Entries available for 42,2km and 21,1km races.

Please note closing date.

No entries will be will be accepted after pre-entry closing date or at the venue

  • Pre-Entries and Entries at the venue available for 10km and 5km events.

 

PRE-ENTRIES: Close 5 October 2018 or when entry capacity reached

 

 

ENTRY OPTIONS:

  • Paper Entry By Hand Delivery: Refer to listed Hand Delivery Addresses
  • Online Entries: www.timeme.co.za

LATE ENTRIES  11 to 13 October 2018 only at venue – Pretoria Rugby Club

                                Times: 11 and 12 October: Between 11:00 and 18:00

                                Times: 13 October: between 04:30 and 06:30

 

Important on Race Day: Arrive early – start line is a 10 minute walk from venue

 

ENTRY CAPACITY: Capped at the first 10,000 entries received.

  • Entries are limited and capped as follows: (by hand and/or online):

EVENT T-SHIRTS: R80,00

  • Order your 2018 event t-shirt when entering online or at the hand delivery addresses.

 

  • Limited number of t-shirts [if not sold out] will be available at the venue, Pretoria Rugby Club, between 11 and 13 October

 

COLLECTING OF RACE NUMBERS

HAND DELIVERED ENTRIES

Will receive their race number & temporary licence number (if applicable) immediately upon entering

 

ONLINE ENTRIES

Online entries must collect race numbers & temporary licence numbers (if applicable] at the venue on the following registration dates:

At Finish Venue: Pretoria Rugby Club

11 & 12 October: Between 11:00 and 18:00

13 October: From 04h30  – Note: Entries close 15min before applicable event starting time

 

 

 

 

HAND DELIVERY ADDRESSES

The following sports stores:

The Sweat Shop, Dunkeld West Centre – 011 325 2567

The Sweat Shop: Bedford Arcade, van Buuren Rd, Bedfordview – 011 450 2421

Run-A-Way Sport: 302 Freesia St, Lynnwood Ridge – 012 361 3733

Sweat Shop: South Downs Shopping centre, Centurion – 012 665 0048

Brooks Gym: 291 Main St, Brooklyn – 079 483 1902

Sportsmans Warehouse:

Atterbury Value Mall – 012 991 4926

Kolonnade Retail Park – 012 548 5131

Centurion Value World – 012 665 0768

 

 

PRIZE MONEY

 

42,2KM MARATHON (MEN & WOMEN)

       

 

 

Position

Open

40-49 yrs

50-59 yrs

60-69yrs

70 - 79yrs

 80yrs +

 

 

 

1

R2 000

R1 000

R500

R500

R500

 R500

 

 

 

2

R1 500

R750

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

R1 000

R500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 21,1KM (MEN & WOMEN)

         

 

 

Position

Open

40-49 yrs

50-59 yrs

50 - 59yrs

60 -69yrs

70 - 79yrs

80yrs +

Juniors

 

1

R1 000

R500

R250

R250

R250

R250

R250

R250

 

2

R500

R300

         

 

 

3

R300

R200

         

 

 

10KM (MEN & WOMEN)

         

 

 

 

Position

Open

40-49 yrs

50-59 yrs

50 - 59yrs

60 -69yrs

70 - 79yrs

80yrs +

Juniors

 

1

R500

R300

R150

R150

R150

R150

R150

R150

 

2

R 200

R150

         

 

 

3

R 100

R100

         

 

 

 

WALKERS (MEN & WOMEN)

         

 

 

 

Open

40-49 yrs

50-59 yrs

50 - 59yrs

60 -69yrs

70 - 79yrs

80yrs +

Juniors

 

42,2km

R500

R300

R200

R200

R200

R200

R200

N/A

 

21,1km

R300

R200

R100

R100

R100

R100

R100

R100

 

10km

R200

R100

R100

R100

R100

R100

R100

R100

 

                                 

 

MEDALS

                 

 

 

42,2km

 

21,1km

 

 

10km

5km

GOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Runners & Walkers 

Category Winners (M & F)

SILVER

 

First 500

 

 

First 500

 

 

First 500

N/A

BRONZE

 

All finishers in sub 5½ hrs

All finishers in sub 3hrs

All finishers in sub 2hrs

All finishers in sub 1½ hrs