EVENT RULES

This event is run under the rules of the IAAF, ASA and KZNA.

ENTRANT RESPONSIBILITY

It is the responsibility of the entrant (or their legal guardian) to ensure that all the correct participant information is supplied. Entrants who provide incorrect or incomplete information on their entry forms, whether electronically or written, will not qualify for any gender or age category prizes.

ENTRY LIMIT

Entries are limited to the first 4,500 entries received, irrespective of event distance.

DATE & TIME OF EVENT CUT-OFF TIMES

10km   08:00      Sunday, 19 August 2018        2hrs 30min
5km     08:00      Sunday, 19 August 2018        1hrs 30min

NOTE: There will be a 55- minute cut-off at the 4.5km point for the 10km participants. Participants who do not meet this cut-off time will be directed onto the 5km route.

START, COURSE & FINISH VENUES

The course is an “out-and-back” starting in Princess Margaret Drive outside Maritzburg College. The finish is at The Oval Cricket Stadium in Park Drive.

ENTRY FEES

10km Non-Licensed Entrant R 125 (includes R 15 temp licence fee)
10km Licensed Entrant R 110
5km All Entrants R 110

ENTRY OPTIONS

Enter online using the following payment options:

EFT – An option is also available for EFT payments. THE EFT PAYMENT OPTION HAS CLOSED
Online payments via EFT close at midnight on Monday, 6 August 2018.

CREDIT CARDS – Visa and MasterCard credit cards only.
Online payments via credit card must be received on or before Monday, 13 August 2018.

NO faxed or emailed entries will be accepted. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES will entry fees be REFUNDED. NO SUBSTITUTIONS.

SPAR stores will NOT accept entry forms

BULK ENTRIES

If you are entering 10 or more people, please email —-@sparwomensrace.co.za. You will be sent information on how to manage your bulk entries. Time Freight will deliver your race packs and goodie bags directly to your team co-ordinator. Please note that entries will not be processed until payment has been received. Bulk entries may only be submitted electronically.
Bulk entries CLOSED on Monday 30 July 2018

ENTER AT REGISTRATION

Manual entries will be accepted at the Registration Venue on the 2 days prior to the event (Subject to the 4,500 limit not having been reached). Payment options at Registration include cash, credit card and debit card. NO CHEQUES.

AGE RESTRICTION

10 km – competitors are required to be 14 years or older on the day of competition
5 km   – competitors are required to be 9 years or older on the day of competition

NOTE: Underage attempted entries will be automatically disqualified as non competitors.

RACE BIBS & LICENCE NUMBERS

All participants must wear a SPAR Race Bib on the FRONT of their vest/shirt. For licensed athletes the SPAR Race Bib must only be placed over the numeric portion of the ASA licence number. See ASA Rules.

ALL 10km participants are required to wear either a Provincial Licence Number or a Temporary Licence Number on their BACK. (NOT on the shorts – ASA/KZNA Rule). All numbers are to be clearly visible.

NOTE: 5km participants do NOT require a Temp Licence.

FOREIGN ATHLETES

All foreign athletes must comply with IAAF Rule 4.2 & 142 and ASA Rule 9.

GENERAL

NO personal seconding on route
NO vehicles
NO bicycles
NO trolleys
NO carts
NO pets on the route or in the finish venue
Mothers pushing prams will be directed to the back of the start batches – no exceptions.

SEEDING

There will be a seeded start. Female licensed athletes in club kit will be given seeding preference on both the 10km and 5km events. No males will be permitted into the seeded batch.

TIMING

Your race bib has an electronic timing chip attached. Please ensure that your FULL SPAR Race Bib is visible and not tucked into a crop top, shirt or pull-over.

NO race bib, NO time, NO exceptions.

T-SHIRTS & PROMO BAGS

Only 4,500 T-shirts and Promo Bags will be produced. T-shirts are ONE-SIZE-FITS-MOST. All entrants will receive a T-shirt and Promo Bag.

RIGHTS RESERVED

Any irregularities in your entry form will result in your entry being returned to you. In the event that a returned entry is resubmitted after the 4,500 cut off number has been reached that entry will not be accepted. An administration charge of R100 may be levied on incomplete entry forms received.
Right of entry is reserved.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF ENTRIES

Confirmation of online entry can be checked at www.sparwomensrace.co.za/maritzburg.

REGISTRATION NEW VENUE

Entrants must collect their race Bibs, T-shirts and Promo Bags from The Oval Cricket Stadium, Park Drive, Pietermaritzburg.

Friday             17 August 2018          10:00 to 17:00
Saturday        18 August 2018          10:00 to 15:00

FINISHERS

All finishers will receive a FREE breakfast pack. Please note that NO MEDALS WILL BE AWARDED.

MALE SUPPORTERS

This is a women’s event. Males who enter are NOT eligible for any prize.
Males will receive no seeding preference and will not be permitted to finish within the top 20 positions.

LITTERING

IAAF Rule 125 and ASA Rule 28 makes provision for a Race Referee to warn an athlete by showing a yellow card and exclusion by showing a red card; He (she) shall have authority to warn or exclude from competition, any athlete guilty of acting in an unsporting or improper manner or under Rule 162.5. Warnings may be indicated to the athlete by showing a yellow card, exclusion by showing a red card.
Warnings and exclusions shall be entered on the result card and communicated to the Competition Secretary and to the other Referees.

OFFICIAL CHARITY

R2 of each entry will go to CHOC (Childhood Cancer Foundation) Pietermaritzburg.

KIDS ZONE

There will be a Kids Zone at the finish. This is not a child care facility and it remains your responsibility to look after your children. Adults will not be permitted into this area.

PRIZES

A breakdown of prizes is available on the website at www.sparwomensrace.co.za/maritzburg

PRIZE GIVING

The prize giving is scheduled to begin at 10:30. Athletes receiving prizes are required to attend prize-giving and must present themselves in full club kit with no headgear.

Age Category tags MUST be worn clearly on the front and back of your vest in order to qualify for age category prizes. These are available from your athletics club or from KwaZulu-Natal Athletics on 031-3129374.

NOTE: Entrants who provide incorrect or incomplete information on their entry forms, whether electronically or written, will not qualify for any gender or age category prizes.

RACE CONTACT INFO

Email:   maritzburg@sparwomensrace.co.za

Phone: 073 145 8929