Race Rules

      RULES AND INFORMATION• Marshals and traffic officials must be obeyed at all times. Failure to comply with their instructions will lead to immediate disqualification.• NO SECONDING OR VEHICLES ON ROUTES WILL BE ALLOWED.• All entrants will participate under the rules of ASA and CGA and it is the athlete’s responsibility to familiarize themselves with the rules.• The race committee reserves the right to accept or reject any entry.• The judges decision is final.• Regret no wheelchair athletes, blade, cyclist or mechanically operated device allowed in the races.• No animals are allowed in the races.• 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. • Toilets at the venue and at all waterpoints on the route.• St. Johns will supply medical support along the route as well as at the Finish.
      RACE DATE Sunday 26 January 2020
      VENUEWillowmoore Park Cricket Staduim, 101 Harpur Ave, Benoni, 1500 GPS: -26.1952104 28.317748
      THE START42.2km and 21.1km Starts at 06h00.10km Starts at 06h30.5km Fun Run Starts at 06h30.1km kiddies run Starts at 07h00 - adults also welcome!!
      THE FINISHAt the above venue. Catering, entertainment and toilets will be available.
      CUT-OFF TIMEMarathon & Half-Marathon: 11h30.
      PARKINGWillowmoore Park Cricket Stadium, Benoni and Benoni CBD : Parking Traffic Congestion measures - Please note once on Tom Jones Avenue, one could turn either left or right and travel towards the stadium to Park nearby the stadium.
      RACE ROUTEVisit www.johnsoncranemarathon.co.za for more information on the route.
      ENTRY INCENTIVEAll Pre-entrants will receive a free T-Shirt (ONLY MARATHON & HALF-MARATHON). T-shirts will be issued at the race registration however NOT on race day. We will endeavor to supply you with the correct size, however we cannot be held liable for any sizes that are not available. T-Shirts will be handed out on a first come first serve basis.
      INTERNET ENTRYYou can also enter at www.championchip.co.za. Cut-off date 30 November 2019.
      Note: All fees are non-refundable and a percentage will be donated to nominated charitiesThe Kids Haven www.kidshaven.org, iThemba – Rape and Trauma Support Centre www.traumasupport.org Bramley Child and Youth Care Centre www.childwelfare.co.za
      LICENSED ATHLETESAll entrants for the 42.2km Marathon must belong to a licensed club and be in possession of a valid 2019 license number which must be worn on the front & back of their vest. The race number issued by the organisers must also be worn on the front of the vest, over the license number. In the event you do not have a 2019 license you must purchase and run with a temporary license.  UNLICENSED ATHLETESNo unlicensed athletes will be permitted to participate in the 42.2km Marathon. Unlicensed athletes of the 21.1km and 10km must purchase a temporary license number. This number must be worn on the back of plain clothing and the race number issued by the organisers must be worn on the front.No advertising.
      No temporary license is required for the 5km Fun Run
      TIMINGChampionChip will be used to time the 42.2km , 21.1km and 10km events and therefore you are required to own a ChampionChip® to participate. To ensure that you are accurately recorded in the Race Results it is important that you are in possession of your ChampionChip that is correctly registered in your name. 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® code must be entered on this entry form. 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 not abiding by the race rules. 5km Fun Run not timed – please keep your race bib for Vitality purposes.
      NO CHIP. NO RESULTS. Marathon qualifying times are automatically submitted to Comrades Marathon.
      ID TAGSNumerical age category tags must be worn on the front and back of vests. Proof of age must be produced on request on the day of the race. ‘W’ tags are required for walkers competing for prize money.
      MINIMUM AGES9 years for the fun run (unless the parent/s accompany the child and sign a waiver)15 years for the 10km16 years for the 21.1km19 years for the 42.2km
      LISTENING DEVICESFor safety reasons, participants are not allowed to use earphones, iPods, etc during the race. This excludes hearing aids.
      INDEMNITYAthletes indemnify the national, provincial and regional bodies as well as sponsors and organisers of the race against all or any actions whatsoever nature, Whether same may arise out of their participation in the race or otherwise. Entries cannot be refunded, returned or exchanged on account of weather or unforeseen events occurring beyond the control of the event organisers.