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FAQ

The toughest race with the warmest heart. 

Where does the full marathon start?

The 42.2km race starts on the Elim road, around 9km outside Bredasdorp.

What time does the full marathon start?

The marathon starts at 06:00.

How do I get to the start of the full marathon?

We’ll arrange transport from the Bredasdorp Sports Ground, with the first vehicles taking you to the start from 04:45 (and then every 15 minutes or so after that).

Where does the half marathon start?

The 21.1km starts on the farm, Grashoek, around 19kms outside Bredasdorp. 

What time does the half marathon start?

The half marathon starts at 07:30.

How do I get to the start of the half marathon?

Transport will be provided from the Bredasdorp Sports Ground to the start, starting at 05:45 (and then every 15 minutes or so after that).

Must I run with a ChampionChip?

The event is using ChampionChip. And so all our runners must be in possession of their own ChampionChip (for the 42.2km, 21.1km and 10km races). If you don’t have a ChampionChip, your result will not be captured. 

How do I get a ChampionChip?

You can buy a ChampionChip when you buy your entry. Or you can hire one. Simply tell us which you choose on your entry form. 

How will I know I’ve registered successfully?

If you entered online, we’ll send you an email to confirm your entry (be sure to provide us an email address). 

Prior to number collection days, we will also send you an SMS, indicating your race number and collection date and time. Be sure to bring your proof of entry, email confirmation or SMS confirmation to registration. 

How and where do I collect my number?

You can collect your number from Sportsmans Warehouse Canal Walk on Thursday, 10 October 2019 between 12:00 and 17:00. 

You can also collect your number on 11 & 12 October 2019 at the Bredasdorp Sports Ground. We’re open on Friday between 14:00 and 21:00; and on Saturday from 04:00.

Is seconding allowed?

No, seconding is not allowed.

What about my tog bag?

Simply load your tog bag in the transport vehicles at the start, and we’ll bring your bag back to the Bredasdorp Sports Ground. After the race, you can collect your bag from the tog bag area, using your athlete’s number as identification. 

If you’re running the 10km, you can also leave your tog bag with us at the tog bag area, and collect from us after the race, using your athlete’s number as identification.

Where does the 10km start?

The 10km run starts at the Bredasdorp Sports Ground. 

What time does the 10km start?

The race starts at 08:00. 

Where do the races finish?

All the races end at the Bredasdorp Sports Ground. 

How do I enter?

You can enter online here: www.championchip.co.za.

Or you can buy your entry in store. Simply drop off your entry form and cash to a cashier (make sure you get TWO proof of payments). Attach one to your entry form, and keep the other as your proof. Bring this to the number collection. 

At which stores can I enter?

You can enter at Sportsmans Warehouse in Rondebosch, Tyger Valley, Canal Walk, Stellenbosch or Somerset West. 

What do the races cost?

42km online entry: R212 (excluding the temporary licence)

21km online entry: R150 (excluding the temporary licence)

10km online entry: R120 (excluding the temporary licence)

Are entry fees refundable?

Entry fees are non-refundable. 

When do entries close?

For the full marathon and half marathon:

  • Online entries close on 30 September 2019 at midnight. 
  • In store entries close on 23 September 2019. 

You can still enter the 10km race on Friday, 11 October 2019 at the Bredasdorp Sports Ground. 

Can I enter on the day?

For the full marathon, half marathon and 10km races: No entries will be allowed on the day. 

You can, however, enter the 10km race on Friday 11 October at the Bredasdorp Sports Ground between 14:00 and 21:00. 

You can enter for the Toontjie (the 4km fun run) on the day of the race (Friday 11 October 2019). 

Tell me about the prizes?

If you’re one of our winners, you must be present at the prize giving to collect your prize. The prize giving starts 15 minutes after the cut off time of the marathon. Only club members qualify for team prizes in the full and half marathon. 

Resources

Resources for Runners

Registration

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Beautiful marathon, friendly people

George Steenberg