Race Numbers

Runners will receive TWO race numbers. All runners must wear the official race numbers on the front and back of their vest. Race numbers cannot be exchanged other than through the official substitution process. Neglecting to adhere to these rules will lead to disqualification. No race numbers are to be pinned on running shorts.

License & Club

Club Colors/Running Gear

All runners must wear the clothes of the athletics club, they are a member of as indicated in their entry. Temporary licenses will be issued to participants not yet registered with a club.

MISUSE of Race Numbers

Runners MAY NOT TRANSFER their race numbers to other runners. Any runner who is found guilty of breaking this rule will be banned from this race for 1 year in addition to them being disqualified from the current year.

Age Category

Age category tags will form part of the official printed race number. Proof of age may be requested by race referee upon race day. No identification of sponsors of individual athletes may appear on advertising inside the competition area. Advertising tattoos or any advertising marks on any part of the body is illegal.

Seconding

The NO MOBILE SECONDING rule will be strictly enforced. No seconds may drive, cycle or run alongside any athlete on the route. the STAND AND HAND rule, whereby a runner’s second may stand at any refreshment station on the route and hand refreshments to their athlete while they remain stationary, will apply. No seconds may travel on the route.

The race referees will deal with any transgression of this rule and the penalty may include disqualification after a warning.

Tog Bag Facility

Runners can make use of the Tog Bag Truck that will be available at the start.

Runners must ensure that their bags are labelled with their names on the label provided at these trucks.

Every care will be taken to ensure that the bags are safeguarded. However, runners are advised not to leave expensive or valuable items in their bags, as the organisers cannot accept responsibility for any losses.

Club Tents

Space will be provided for Club Tents at the finish venue, Hartebeespoort Holiday Resort. Details for when tents can be set up will be communicated closer to race day, 17th March 2018.

ChampionChip Timing

This event is being timed using the ChampionChip system and therefore you are required to run with a ChampionChip to participate in the event and get an official result. To ensure that you are accurately recorded in the Race Results it is important that your ChampionChip is correctly registered in your name with your correct details.

If you do not currently have a ChampionChip or want to verify that it is correctly registered, this can be done on the internet at www.championchip.co.za or by contacting ChampionChip Africa on 0861 100 963. Your ChampionChip MUST be correctly attached to your shoe laces. For correct attachment instructions please visit www.championchip.co.za. No corrections or manual updates will be done due to incorrect use of the ChampionChip or by not abiding by the race rules.
No Chip, No Result, No Prize.

Parking Information

There is a dedicated parking area within walking distance from the start. Marshall’s will be on duty on the morning of the race and will direct traffic to the parking area. Please be patient and adhere to the Marshall’s instructions. Athletes are advised to come early to avoid being late for the start. The general rule is to attempt to be at the venue at 04:30.

Keep the Venue clean

We appeal to you to keep our town and surrounding areas clean. Don’t throw bottles and sachets down any inaccessible places, rather use the collection boxes provided along the entire route.

In the interest of conservation all the plastic used on the route will be collected and recycled, as well the cans and bottles on the grounds.

Many volunteers and helpers spend many hours cleaning the route after the race and your co-operation is requested to keep the dam in Shape!

Medical Advice & Tips

Medical advice is that runners should drink approximately 100 ml of fluid (one sachet) every 15 minutes. It may thus not be necessary to drink at every station, as the dangers of over-hydration can be as severe as those of dehydration. Runners should modify their fluid intake to suit weather conditions on the day and should not experiment with new drinks on race day.

We appeal to you to keep our town and surrounding area clean. Don’t throw bottles and sachets down any inaccessible places, rather use the collection boxes provided along the entire route.

In the interest of conservation all the plastic used on the route will be collected and recycled, as will the cans and bottles used on the grounds.

Many volunteers and helpers spend many hours cleaning the route after the race and your co-operation is requested to keep the Dam in shape!

Medical Tent & Assistance

There are a team of physiotherapists and first aiders to soothe those aching muscles at the Physio tent at the finish. Please feel free to visit the tent and have a welcome massage after your finish. The medical team is on hand for your safety – please enjoy the race, and we hope we do not have to see you!

A Medical Tent will be available at the venue next to the finish. There is a full support team on hand to deal with any emergency that may occur.

A mobile crew is patrolling the route to deal with any major problems, supported by response vehicles, pickup vehicles and radio marshals to monitor your progress during the race.

In the event of a problem on the route, you will be assisted. Please complete your medical information on the back of your race number to assist medical personnel in case of an emergency. We have vehicles that patrol the route to assist those who are unable to complete the race and ensure they are returned to the finish safely.

Speak to you Doctor

If in any doubt about your health, consult your personal doctor before the race.

If you have had influenza or Diarrhoea in the week before the race PLEASE visit your doctor or the race doctor before running.

Don’t take a chance with your health!

IMPORTANT! Please fill in the details on your race number.

Watch your fluid intake. Ensure you drink enough while running “drink to your thirst”, and keep cool if it is a hot day.

Avoid discomfort by putting plasters on nipples, and Vaseline on areas that chafe BEFORE the race. Painkillers are NOT available during the race, for your own safety. Analgesics such as Panado/Nurofen can cause serious complications such as dehydration, and can even lead to renal failure. We recommend you do not take any painkillers prior to or during the race, for your own safety.

Photographs

The official race photographer is Action Photo. Kindly follow the instruction as indicated on the race number. Contact number: +27(0)11 887 7660.

Results

Final results will be available at www.ChampionChip.co.za after the race.