The race is run in accordance with the rules of ASA and WPA. All participants must comply with the rules, regulations and instructions given by officials, marshals and traffic officials. Non-compliance may lead to disqualification. The race organiser reserves the right to accept / reject any entry received.
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Race Date & Time
- Race Date: Sunday 5th March 2017
- Start Time:
- 21.1km - 6:30
- 10km - 7:10
- 5km Fun Run - 7:30
- Venue: Soetwater Resort - Kommetjie
- Start /Finish: Soetwater Resort south of Kommetjie Lighthouse
Please see how to enter section
Entries limited to 2000 runners. Enter early to book your place. No entries will be taken on the day.
Entries Close on Friday 24th February 2017 at 5pm
Entry Fees are not refundable unless the entry is rejected by the organizer less any bank charges.
If you are not able to enter online, please contact the Milkwood Run Team.
Race Number Collection
Race Number collection will be at:
- Harfield Harries in Claremont from 15:00 to 19:00 on Thursday 2nd March 2017
- Sportsmans Warehouse in Rondebosch from 09:00am to 1pm on Saturday 4th March 2017.
Temp License Runners, please make sure you collect your temp license number that needs to go on your back. Runners who forgotten their temporary licences at home on race day will need to purchase a new one on race day. (21.1km - R50; 10km - R30; 10km Junior - R15).
If you are not able to collect your race number, please ask friend or club member to pick it up on your behalf or contact the Milkwood Run Team, to make another arrangements.
Participants must stay on the left hand side of the road at all times (running with the traffic), unless instructed differently by the marshals and Traffic Officers.
Distance markers will be placed at every kilometre. Please see route map page for more detail.
For safety reasons the use of personal music players during road races is strongly discouraged. Any person using such 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 prizes.
- Age 40-49
- Age 50-59
- Age 60-69
- Age 70+
Junior Categories is less than 20 years old with the minimum age for each distance
- 21.1km - Minimum age 16 years on race day
- 10km - Minimum age 14 years on race day
- 5km - Minimum age 9 years on race day
Age category tags must be worn to be eligible for an age category prize in the age category they enter.
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 to senior.
Temporary licensed participants are eligible for age category prizes provided they enter the relevant age group, wear the appropriate age tags and provide proof of age.
Temporary licensed athletes must run in plain coloured clothing without advertising with the temporary license number on the back of the vest.
Runners may enter the age category corresponding to their chronological age or any younger category down to senior.
Juniors (born in 1998 or later ie under the age of 20 at 31 December 2017) wearing a senior or junior licence must display category tags "J" to qualify for age group prizes.
Age Category tags to be worn:
Runners need to complete the information on their race cards prior to the race and the race card must be in the runners procession for the entire race.
Runners must give proof of their age at the request of the Race Referee (Original ID / Birth Certificate / Permanent residence Permit)
Licensed runners should wear club colours and a valid 2017 license on the back of their vest.
|Team||R100 x 4||* Club Team Prize (calculated on total combined times)|
The official race number must be unaltered on the front of the runners' vests. As per the new ASA 2017 rules, licenced runners MUST wear both their licences (front and back). The race number is placed on the front over the licence number so that the licence sponsor, year and province remain visible. Temp licenced athletes wear the race number on the front and the temp licence on the back.
No swapping of race numbers is permitted as the race number is linked to your name and finishing time. Any swapping may result in your disqualification.
Each race distance has a linked race number range and colour used to capture your data electronically. For this reason, no transfer between races is allowed.
No personal seconding will be permitted, except at official refreshment stations within 100m on either side of the refreshment station.
The Milkwood Run is trying to be more environmentally friendly by reducing the amount of plastic we use. Water and Coke at each water station will be served in a cup.
We encourage all runners to carry their own collapsible cups or small bottles that can be refilled at each station. We will be using cups instead of the plastic water sachets. There is an option to purchase the ideal running cup when you register. Remember you will be able to keep it and use it at other races. Remember to #RunGreen #RunClean.
Water stations will be placed at:
|Distance - 21.1km||Difference||Hydration||Distance - 10km||Difference|
|7.5km||3.5km||Water & Coke||6.5km||3.5km|
|17.5km||3.1km||Water & Coke||-||-|
|Finish||3.6km||Water & Coke||10km||3.5km|
No Littering Please. Runners are to use all bins provided at the water stations. Runners are required to dispose of their litter within a "designated area".
Athletes who dispose of cups or other litter outside of this designated area shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a warning and/or a fine.
On finishing, participants will receive a tree sapling if they have indicated on their entry form that they would like one. Runners will need tear off the slip on their race number to receive a tree. There will be water and Coke at the finish.
Food and drinks will be on sale from vendors within the festival area. Family and friends can join you at the finish if they wish to.
Tree that finishers will receive are:
How to Plant the trees:
- Recommend planting the little plug into a 20 cm pot (in Potting soil) until it is about a meter high.
- Keep the pot well watered.
- They grow quite quickly and perhaps plant them into your garden next Autumn (April or May) so that they have the whole winter to get established.
- Plant with compost, Superphosphate or Bonemeal, and stake them well. Water well for the first few summers. Once they are established, they are fairly drought tolerant.
Those runners who selected to donate their tree will be planted along the Atlantic seaboard and Scarborough area. There will be Milkwood trees to help increase their numbers.
Cut off Time
The cut off time for all races is 09:45am
|5km Fun Run||02:15|
Prize giving will be at 9:30am on the grass in front of the tidal pool.
There will be category prizes and lucky draw prizes.
To be part of the Lucky Draw prizes, make sure you place the Lucky Draw tear off slip on your race number in the lucky draw box at the finish.
Please note: No entry card - no result
Complete results will be posted on www.milkwoodrun.co.za and www.wpa.org.za
You will be able to purchase a Race T-shirt when you register online R90.00. No t-shirts will be on sale at the finish or registration. You need to pre-order your t-shirt if you would like one. Orders for T-shirts close on the 10th February.
If you order a t-shirt, please collect it at registration with your race number.
If for what ever reason you are not able to take part in the run and not able to collect your t-shirt. You will have a month after the run, to collect your t-shirt from Harfield Harriers Club on a Monday or Thursday evening.