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Jacaranda City Challenge

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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 and secured parking is available at the venue [ Pretoria Rugby Club].   Entrance from Totius street. Please come early as the gate will close at 05:30.
  • Clubs with trailers:
    • Entrance to be used: Totius street
    • Delivery times and set-up: Clubs are requested to please set-up on Friday 12 October and not on Saturday morning. There will be security.
      • Friday 12 October – 12:00 to 18:00
      • Saturday 13 October – 04:00 – 05:00 only

 

New Venue

 

There are a few days to go to the popular The Jacaranda City Challenge organized by Agapé and Sportsvendo is taking place at the new venue Pretoria Rugby Club.

 

Race Details:

Here’s what you need to know about the race:

 

Venue [New]:

The race starts in Dr Lategan Road [east of SABS] and ends at Pretoria Rugby Club, Totius st, Groenkloof. 

 

 

Start Location & Start times:

 

All races start in Dr Lategan Drive north of SABS [same as 2017]

 

  • 05:45 start of 42,2km & 21.1km
  • 06:15 start of 10km
  • 06:30 start of 5km fun run/walk

 

Race Distance Change

 

This opportunity is made available to assist runners and walkers to be recorded correctly on the official result list.

 

The “Distance Change” form must be completed and submitted at the Distance Change table at the Online tent at Pretoria Rugby Club.

 

This opportunity will be available at Pretoria Rugby Club as follows:

  • 11 and 12 October between 11:00 – 18:00

 

Upgrade and Downgrades

  • Upgrade or downgrade can be done between a 21.1km and 42.2km
  • No upgrade allowed from a 5km or a 10km to a 21.1km or 42.2km
  • Upgrade or downgrade can be done between a 5km and a 10km.

 

Certification of Distance Change is done by bringing your allocated race number to the Distance Change table at the Online tent at Pretoria Rugby Club:

 

Cost Applicable

  • Upgrade from 21km to 42km = R130.00
  • Upgrade from 5km to 10km = R80.00
  • Downgrade = R50.00
  • Unlicensed runners/walkers upgrading must purchase a temporary license number.
  • Cost is R30.00.

The cost applicable for your Distance Change must be paid with Certification of Distance

 

Substitutions

 

This opportunity is made available to assist runners and walkers that have entered but are not able to participate to transfer the race number to another athlete.

 

This opportunity will be available at Pretoria Rugby Club as follows:

  • 11 and 12 October between 11:00 – 18:00
  • The cost applicable for substitutions is R50.00

No substitutions will be allowed on race day.

 

Race Number Tear-off

Complete all required information on the race number tear-off before handing it in after crossing the finish line.

 NO INFO NO RESULT

 

 

Routes

The new 42,2km route is a double lap and the 21.1km route single.  The 10km and 5km routes are both single lap routes.  There will be enough and well-managed water stations along all routes.  Please support the recycling initiative by discarding the used water sachets and cups at these points.  See www.sportsvendo.co.za for route maps.

Entries

Collecting Race Numbers

Runners/walkers who have entered online must collect their race numbers & event t-shirts [if ordered] as follows:

 

 

Late Entries [Only 10km and 5km]  

Limited Entries for 5km and 10km will be available at Pretoria Rugby Club [Race Day Entry Tent] on the following days and times:

  • 11 and 12 October between 11:00 – 18:00
  • 13 October [race day] between 04:30 until 15min before the start of the applicable race

 NOTE: NO ENTRIES FOR 21,1km and 42,2km [PRE-ENTRIES ONLY]

 

Event T-shirts

  • Ordered Event T-shirts [Online & sport shop entries]

Runners/walkers that ordered event t-shirts when they entered must collect the t-shirts [if ordered & paid] at the T-shirt Collection tent at Pretoria Rugby Club on the following days and times:

  • 11 and 12 October between 11:00 – 18:00
  • 13 October [race day] between 04:30 – 12:00

Please note there is a no exchange policy on t-shirt sizes

 

Limited number of t-shirts [if not sold out] will be available at the venue at a cost of R80.00 between 11 and 13 October

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