The Rules

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  1. 2020 License numbers must be worn. Race number on the front of your vest.
  2. Official Championchip timing chip MUST be attached to the shoe or as per instruction.
  3. NO CHIP = NO RESULT = NO RACE HISTORY
  4. Licensed runners must wear club colours; other runners should be neatly dressed in accordance with accepted athletic norms.
  5. To prevent disqualification, obey all marshals and traffic officers/officials.
  6. Only athletes as defined by ASA rules:
  7. 21, 1 km - the minimum age is 16 years of age on race day; and 50 km Ultra - 20 years of age on race day Identification and proof of age must be provided on request on race day.
  8. Athletes competing for category prizes must wear age category tags on both the front and back of their vests. Category tags MUST be visible. They must complete the race before 11:30.
  9. Time limits will apply as follows (NO SECONDS ALLOWED):
    • 21, 1 km - Limit of 4 hours 00 minutes
    • 50 km Ultra - Time limit of 7 hours, Comrades qualifying time is sub 5:50.
    • 50 Km Cut-off times: - 25km: 3:45; - 36km: 5:15; - 42km: 6:00
  10. The judges’ decision is final.
  11. Submitting of medical information is compulsory and entrant’s responsibility.
  12. Run under the rules of ASA and Athletics Mpumalanga.
  13. Walkers may participate with no additional time allowed. Cut-off times as above will apply.
  14. No race numbers will be posted.
  15. Run clean - any athlete accused of irresponsible disposing of litter other than into/at provided refuse bins may be subject to disciplinary action, and if found to be in contravention of any race rules/laws will be disqualified and subject to future bans.
  16. Voluntary seeding - make use of the voluntary seeding and expected finishing times as displayed at the start venues. Walkers and slower runners please refrain from starting in the front - this for your own benefit and safety.
  17. Runners to check all information on their race pack/envelope BEFORE leaving the registration desk. Report any errors to the administration team at the Info desk.
  18. Random drug testing, under the auspices of Drug Free Sport and ASA will be conducted.
  19. Time incentives will be paid into the recipient’s bank account only once full doping results are received by the organisers.
  20. Substitution will be allowed at R200 until Friday’17 April’2020. Substitutions will only be done at the Race Number collection venues. NO substitution will be done on Saturday morning 18 April at neither venue. Race t-shirt for the substitute is the shirt (size) originally ordered by the substituted athlete.
  21. No permanent number can be substituted.
  22. International Athletes – ensure that you are in possession of a clearance letter from your National Body as per IAAF Rule.