Lion of Africa Half Marathon 2015

31 January, Saturday

21.1km, 10km, 5km Fun Run Running, Spartan Harriers AC, Top Events

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS A PRE-ENTRIES ONLY EVENT!


General Information

Date: Saturday, 31st January 2015
Venue: Cape Academy for Mathematics, Science & Technology
Address: Cnr of Firgrove & Spaanschemat Road, Constantia
Distances: 21.1km Half Marathon,10km Run/Walk & 5km Run/Walk

HOW TO ENTER:

ONLINE: Enter online at www.topevents.co.za (for enquiries, please contact Top Events: (021) 511 7130 or info@topevents.co.za). Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 25 January 2015.
FAX: Complete your entry form and fax it along with your deposit slip to (021) 510 7230. Closing date: Sunday 18 January 2015.
INSTORE ENTRIES: Hand deliver your entry form and cash entry fee to a cashier in any of the Sportsman’s Warehouse stores marked below. You will receive 2 till slips, one to be stapled onto your entry form and the other as proof of your entry.
Please bring this with you to number collection. Closing date: Sunday 18 January 2015.
You can enter at the following Sportsmans Warehouse stores in the Western Cape:
• Sportsmans Warehouse Canal Walk
• Sportsmans Warehouse Rondebosch
• Sportsmans Warehouse Somerset Mall
• Sportsmans Warehouse Tokai
• Sportsmans Warehouse Tygervalley
• Sportsmans Warehouse West Coast
• Sportsmans Warehouse Sea Point
No entries will be taken on race day for the 21.1km or 10km events, only for the 5km.
Entry fees are non-refundable and will be donated to charity, if an entry is cancelled before race day.
Confirmation of entry:
• Fax and online entries will receive a confirmation email (if an email address is provided by you)
• Prior to number collection you will receive an sms, indicating your race number and the registration venue you selected.
• Please bring proof of your entry, email confirmation or sms confirmation with to Number Collection on Friday 30th January 2015
from 10h00 – 18h00

Compulsory disposable timing chip:
You will be provided a disposable TopTiming Chip in your race pack. Instructions on how to fit and attach it will be found in the race
pack and online under www.topevents.co.za. The disposable TopTiming chip is to be worn on your shoe. Failing to wear your Chip
will result in not receiving an official time and you will NOT qualify for prize money. On the field directly after the finish line, there
will be a gazebo where you can view your race result and finishing picture. Results link on www.topevents.co.za. Please go with the
cursor to your name and your finishing picture will be shown.

Start times & cut off times:
• 21.1km 06:00am & 09:15am
• 10km Run 06:10am & 09:00am
• 10km Walk 06:15am & 09:00am

Start and finish venue:
Cape Academy for Mathematics, Science & Technology Centre
(Cnr of Firgrove & Spaanschemat Road, Constantia)

Number Collection Points

Number collection:
• Number collection for fax, in-store and online entries will take place on Friday 30th January from 10h00 – 18h00 at:
o Sportsmans Warehouse Rondebosch
o Sportsmans Warehouse Tygervalley
o Sportsmans Warehouse Tokai
o Sportsmans Warehouse West Coast
o Sportsmans Warehouse Sea Point
o Sportsmans Warehouse Somerset West
• NO UPGRADES, DOWNGRADES OR SUBSTITUTIONS WILL BE DONE AT NUMBER COLLECTION OR ON RACE DAY.

Sportsmans Warehouse - Rondebosch   Show details

Contact number:

34 Klipfontein Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700, Cape Town, South Africa

GPS Co-ordinates: -33.955583, 18.491517


Sportsmans Warehouse - Somerset West   Show details

Contact number:

Shop 11a, Somerset Value Mart, Remainder Street, Somerset West, 7130, Cape Town, South Africa

GPS Co-ordinates: -34.084921,18.823868


Sportsmans Warehouse - Tokai   Show details

Contact number:

 

 
 
 

Shop 3, Tokai-On-Main Centre, Cape Town, Main Road, Tokai, 7945, Cape Town, South Africa

 
 
 

GPS Co-ordinates: -34.063326,18.457839


Sportsmans Warehouse - Tygervalley   Show details

Contact number:

1 Bill Bezuidenhout Avenue, Tyger Valley, 7530, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa

GPS Co-ordinates: -33.877183, 18.633500


Sportsmans Warehouse Sea Point   Show details

Contact number: 0214397172

The Galleria Shopping Centre Sea Point366 Main Road, Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape

GPS Co-ordinates: -33.919147,18.384147


Sportsmans Warehouse West Coast Shopping Centre   Show details

Contact number:

Trading Hours

Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat: 8:30am - 5pm
Sun: 9am - 3pm
Holiday: 9am - 4pm
Shop 9, West Coast Village Shopping Centre, Cnr Sandown & Otto Du Plessis Drive, Sunningdale, 7441, Milnerton, South Africa

GPS Co-ordinates: -33.805219,18.484215


Charity

Charity: Cape Academy for Mathematics, Science & Technology
The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has established the Cape Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology in Cape Town to provide specialised schooling for learners with the potential to excel in these subjects in the Senior Certificate examinations. The Academy accepts both day learners and boarders, and is situated in attractive surroundings in Firgrove Road, Constantia, Cape Town. The Academy draws learners from all communities, with an emphasis on those from previously disadvantage communities. While focusing on mathematics and science-related subjects, the Academy offers a full range of matriculation subjects. The school started in 2004 with learners in Grade 10. The Academy forms part of a broad WCED Mathematics and Science Strategy to improve results in these subjects throughout the province. The school seeks to increase the number of Senior Certificate candidates passing mathematics and science on the higher grade.


Prize Money

 1.1km HALF MARATHON AND 10KM RUN MALE & FEMALE    

10KM WALK MALE & FEMALE

1st

2nd

3rd

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

16-19

R200

R150

R100

15-19

R150

R100

R75

Open

R1000

R850

R600

Open

R400

R300

R200

40-49

R550

R400

R250

40-49

R300

R200

R100

50-59

R450

R300

R200

50-59

R200

R150

R100

60-69

R300

R200

R100

60-69

R175

R125

R75

70+

R200

R150

R100

70+

R100

R75

R50

Team

4 X R100

 
 Medals:
• 21.1km: Gold: 1-5, Silver: 6-50, Bronze: All finishers before cut off time
• 10km Run: Gold: 1-5, Silver: 6-50, Bronze: All finishers before cut off time
• 10km Walk: Gold: 1-3 Silver: 4-20, Bronze: All finishers before cut off time
• 5km: Medals to all finishers
Spot prizes up for grabs!
Half Marathon and 10km athletes to be present to collect spot prizes.

Rules

1. The Lion of Africa is run in accordance with the rules of ASA and WPA.
2. The Lion of Africa half marathon & 10km are open to all licenced and non-licenced runners of 16 years and older for the Half Marathon and 15 years and older for the 10km.
3. Licenced runners should wear club colours. Official event race numbers to be worn on the front and a 2015 licence number on the back of the vest.
4. Temporary licences are available at R35 for the 21.1km and R20 for the 10km Senior and R10 for 10km Junior events.
5. Temporary licenced participants are eligible for age category prizes provided they enter the relevant age group, wear the appropriate age tags and provide proof of age. Age category tags will be available for purchase at number collection.
6. Unlicenced runners must wear plain clothes (no advertising permitted). Official event race number to be worn on the front and the temporary licence number on the back.
7. Personal seconding is not permitted except at official refreshment stations. Private vehicles are requested not to follow the athletes on the route.
8. In addition to overall (Open) prizes, participants will only be eligible for an age category prize in the age category they enter. Corresponding numerical age category tags must be worn on the front and back of their club vest. Participants may enter the age category corresponding to their chronological age or any younger category down to senior.
9. Proof of age is required for category prizes.
10. Club colours must be worn to qualify for team prizes.
11. Juniors (born from 1996 onwards) wearing a junior or a senior licence must wear an age category tag to qualify for age group prizes. Juniors will count towards open team prizes.
12. No swopping of race numbers as the race number is linked to your name and finishing time and may result in your disqualification.
13. Each race distance has a different race number range and colour with your data captured electronically. Do not transfer between races without notifying the race organisers.
14. All traffic officers and marshals must be obeyed.
15. The race organisers reserve the right to accept or reject any entry.
16. Foreign athletes must comply with IAAF rule 4.2 and all relevant race and domestic rules. The athletes must be able to produce the letter
from his/her federation permitting participation on race day.
17. The entry fee is non-refundable.
18. Kilometre markers will be placed at each kilometre mark.
19. Refreshment stations will be situated approximately every 3km along the route.
20. Medals will be handed to all finishers.
21. There will be tog bag facilities at the start for all events. All bags will be delivered to the finish area. Bags dropped off at runners’ own risk.
22. Toilets will be available at the start and finish.
23. Prize giving will take place at 09h30.
24. Results will be available at www.topevents.co.za and www.wpa.org.za
25. For safety reasons, the use of personal music players during road races is strongly discouraged. Any person using such a device in contravention of IAAF Rule 144.3(b), who fails to obey a reasonable instruction from a race official, may be disqualified and shall not be eligible for individual or team prizes.

Event Details

Date: 31 January, Saturday
Start Time: 6:00am
Entry Closing Date: 31 January, Saturday
Category: Running
Province: Western Cape
Distance: 21.1km, 10km, 5km Fun Run
Start Venue: Cape Academy for Mathematics, Science & Technology Centre
Finish Venue: Cape Academy for Mathematics, Science & Technology

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