Frequently Asked Questions
What are the distances at the event?
5km and 8km (fun walks)
15km (timed walk)
What are the starting times for the various distances?
How much is the entry fee?
All distances are R120 (Online) (Plus Temporary License if applicable)
Under 16 = R70 (Plus Temporary License if applicable)
R70 for over 60’s
R10 Extra per entry per person for all faxed, scanned, emailed paper entries
Babies and toddlers under two are free.
When do online entries open?
Entries open on 27 July 2015
When do online entries close?
23 September 2015 (Wednesday)
Are you permitted to run?
No running is allowed. Blatant running will lead to disqualification.
Where does the Walk take place, start and finish?
The Pretoria National Botanical Garden, 2 Cussonia Ave, Brummeria, Pretoria.
How do I know if you have received my entry?
You will be sent an email or sms to confirm your entry. Therefore, you need to double check that the information that you send is CORRECT.
When is Race Number Collection?
Wednesday: 30 September 2015 – 09:00 – 19:00
Thursday: 1 October 2015 - 09:00 - 19:00
Friday: 2 October 2015 - 09:00 - 19:00
You will need to bring your Race Number that will be emailed or sms’ed to you for the collection.
Where is Race Number Collection?
Race number collection is at the Pretoria National Botanical Garden, 2 Cussonia Ave, Brummeria, Pretoria on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9h00- 19h00.
If I cannot collect on those days, what should I do?
You can ask a friend to pick up your race number at collection. Please provide them with the Entry Confirmation which was emailed to you and their proof of payment.
Do I need a license to enter the race?
For the 5km and 8km, there is no license needed to enter. For the 15km, the walker’s 2015 provincial licence must be worn on the back of the vest and the issued race number on the front.
What if I decide during the walk that I cannot continue?
There will be sweep vehicles patrolling the route.
How many water points are there on the route?
To comply with Athletics North Gauteng, there will be a water point approximately every 3km on all routes. Water points will be stocked with water.
Are there public toilets along the route?
Yes, there will be public toilets along the route.
Will there be entertainment after the race?
An exciting line-up of live entertainment will be provided by Discovery and Jacaranda FM.
Can I bring a picnic basket for after the Walk?
Yes, you can bring your own picnic basket to enjoy after you finish the walk.
No open fires will be permitted
Are umbrella’s and gazebo’s allowed?
Unfortunately no umbrellas or gazebo’s are permitted due to the limitation of space within the venue.
Is there parking available at the venue?
Please note that there is limited parking available at the venue.
*Further information on parking and Park and Ride facilities will be communicated in due course
Can I take my pet with me on these routes?
Unfortunately no dogs or pets of any kind are allowed at the event or on the routes.
Are strollers / prams allowed on the route?
Yes, on the 5km and 8km walk.
Are wheelchairs allowed on the route?
Yes, on the 5km and 8km walk.
Where must my license number be pinned?
You must wear your 2015 provincial licence on the back of the vest and issued race number on the front.
Am I allowed to run the 15km route?
Blatant running will lead to disqualification.
Walkers must keep contact with the ground and straight legs according to walking rules.
All traffic officers and officials’ instructions must be obeyed.
How many warnings do I get?
Three warnings will lead to a disqualification.
Are there any age restrictions for the route?
15km - 15 years and older.
No restriction on 5km and 8km route, minors must be accompanied by adults at all times.
What time does the prize giving take place?
Prize giving will take place at 17:30 for the 15km walk.
Can I earn Vitality points for this event?
Discovery Vitality members can earn 3000 Vitality points for participating in the 5km or the 8km walks and 5000 Vitality points for participating in the 15km. Discovery will allocate Vitality points within 30 days after the event. For a full set of terms and conditions on Vitality points you can earn, go to www.discovery.co.za and click on Discovery Vitality.
What are the odds of the event being canceled?
The organisers reserve the right to cancel the event WITHOUT refund, in the event of extreme weather or other circumstances that the organisers deem not safe for participants.
Can I get a refund?
No refunds will be paid out under any circumstances.
What if I fall behind or get lost and miss the cut-off time?
There will be a sweep vehicle that will assist back-trackers. We will make a call from the VOC (radio) - If you are still on the road between 3 and 3,5 hours, you will be picked up by a sweep vehicle. These measures are put in place for safety reasons.