34th Bidvest McCarthy Toyota Half Marathon & 10km Road Race, Saturday 4 February 2017

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34th Bidvest McCarthy Toyota Half Marathon & 10km Road Race, Saturday 4 February 2017

The 34th Bidvest McCarthy Toyota Half Marathon, organized by Magnolia Road Runners & sponsored by Bidvest McCarthy Toyota Gauteng is taking place on Saturday 4 February at Rietondale Park. In addition to the half marathon, a 10km and a 5km fun run/walk will also be presented.

Highlights include:

  • A beautiful venue and exciting routes
  • Sponsors car display
  • Plenty spot prizes
  • Plenty food and drinks on sale at the venue

Race Details

Here’s what you need to know about the race:

Venue

The race starts and ends at Rietondale Park, North road, Rietondale.

A venue layout sketch is available below.

Entries

Online entries must collect their race numbers with attached timing chip and if qualified sponsor t-shirt at Rietondale Park [Online tent] on 3 February between 13:00 – 17:00 or on race day, 4 February, from 04:30 until 05:45.

Entries for 10km and 5km will be available at Rietondale Park [Entry tent] on 3 February between 13:00 – 17:00 or on race day, 4 February, from 04:30 until 05:45. Please note – No 21,1km entries available on 3 or 4 February.

Start Times

All races start in Nuffield [next to the park]

  • 06h00 start of 21.1km
  • 06h20 start of 10km
  • 06h25 start of 5km Fun Run/Walk

Routes

The 21,1km route is a single lap. The 10km and 5km routes are both single lap routes. There will be sufficient and well-managed sponsored water stations along all routes. Please support the recycling initiative by discarding the used water sachets and cups at these points.

See below for route maps.

Parking

Parking is available at the venue [entrance North road], at the park in vd Merwe street and overflow parking around the surrounding streets. Please DO NOT park in front of residence entrances. Parking guards will assist with the parking.

Provision has been made for clubs with trailers.

Entrance to be used:  Please use the entrance in North road. Delivery times and setup:  We appeal to all clubs to set-up on Friday, 3 February and not on Saturday morning.  Unfortunately, no cars will be permitted to park at the club tents. There will be security.

We, however, are appealing to clubs to put up their club tents on the Saturday 12 May to avoid the rush on race morning. Security will be provided.

Race Numbers

Each race distance is identified by a different colour and a number range. It is essential that you run with the correct race number to avoid disqualification. The race number has a timing chip attached to the front of the number. Please ensure that the race number is worn on the front of your vest and must be clearly visible when crossing the finish line in order to record the finish time. The race number tear-off must be completed by you and it will be collected by a marshal after crossing the finish line. Advisable to keep your race number until the results have been published.

Results

Preliminary results will be available by Monday 6 Feb at www.timeme.co.za. The official results [once processed & verified] will be available on or before Friday 10 February at www.raceresults.co.za.

Thank you for your support and understanding. We hope that you will enjoy the race with us and we are looking forward to another great race.

Document for Download

Download the 2017 entry form here.

Download the 2017 race route here.

Download the 2017 venue map here.

Download the 2017 Final Race Notice here.