Race Info & Rules

PnP Marathon 2018 Race Rules

  1. Numbers can be collected at Jeppe Quondam on Friday 9 February from 10h00 until 18h00 and from Saheti School on Saturday 10 February from 09h00 until 17h00. (No late entries will be accepted.)
  2. All athletes participate at their own risk. Athletes acknowledge by entering the event that they are medically fit to participate. All athletes must supply the name and contact number of their next of kin on both the race number and entry form.
  3. Race numbers must be worn on the front of the vest and 2018 licence numbers must be worn on the front and back. No temporary licences will be allowed in the Marathon, athletes must have valid 2018 licence numbers in order to participate. Temporary licence numbers (21km only) to be worn on the back of the vest. Temporary licences will be on sale on the morning of the race for 21km only. Foreign athletes are not allowed to run with a ASA Provincial licence and are required to purchase a temporary licence or face disqualification. (Refer to IAAF rule 4.)
  4. Registered athletes who are members of ASA affiliated club must wear club colours, their 2018 licence numbers on front the back of their vests, and the Pick n Pay Marathon race number on the front of their vests. Foreign athletes are not allowed to run in club colours unless such club exist in their country of origin or they are in possession of a refugee status permit or are naturalised citizens of RSA. (Refer to IAAF rule 4.)
    1. UPDATE – Please be informed that the grace period to use the 2017 Permanent licenses has been extended to the 12th February 2018.
  5. This race is run in accordance with the rules of ASA and CGA.
  6. Athletes indemnify the national, provincial and regional bodies, sponsors and organisers of the race against any or all actions of whatsoever nature, whatever the same may arise out of their participation in the race.
  7. International Athletes must provide a clearance letter (from their country of origin) to the organisers and chief referee prior to the start of the event. Prizes will be withheld if this rule is not adhered to.
  8. Race entrants must be the following ages on the day of the race:
    1. Marathon – 20yrs; Half Marathon – 16yrs.
  9. Numerical age category tags must be worn (back and front) by athletes competing for category prizes. Proof of age must be provided on request on the day of the race or with the entry form.
  10. The official cut-off time for Half Marathon is 3 hours 30 minutes. The Marathon’s cut-off time is 6hours. For your own safety, the following cut-off’s will be enforced on the Marathon route:
    1. 19km at 2hours 45min
    2. 34km at 5hours
    3. 37km at 5hours 30min
    4. 39km at 5hours 45min
  11. Prize-giving will take place at 09h00 for the 21km race and at 11h00 for the 42km race. Objections/appeals must be lodges within 30 minutes before or after prize giving with the chief referee accompanied by a deposit of R500.00 should the appeal be upheld.
  12. Only South African athletes are eligible for team prizes. The domicilium rule applies.
  13. All instructions from traffic and race officials must be obeyed at all times.
  14. Proof of age for prize winners is required and must be presented to the referees before prize giving. Prizes will be withheld until all the necessary details of the winners are confirmed.
  15. Only those who have completed all the information required in the race entry/number are eligible for prizes.
  16. Marathon entrants who decide not to complete the second lap, and finish the Half Marathon, will be regarded as non-finishers for the Marathon and Half Marathon and will be disqualified.
  17. The race organiser retains the right to refuse entry and eject persons under the influence of drugs or alcohol, who are disorderly, or engage in inappropriate behaviour, vandalism or evade paying for admission.
  18. Athletes who participate without buying a race entry will be disqualified, will not be entitled to any benefits associated with the race and will be liable for a double entry fee charge. Habitual offenders (those who regularly participate without purchasing a race entry) will be called to a CGA disciplinary.
  19. Licensed athletes not wearing club colours may face disqualification.
  20. Littering is not allowed. Athletes are to dispose of any litter in appropriate bins. Athletes can be disqualified if they litter.
  21. A secure tog bag area will be available on the day of the race at Saheti School.
  22. No seconding will be allowed.
  23. No blades, bicycles or mechanically operated devices are allowed in the race.
  24. Regrettably athletes are not allowed to run with pets.
  25. Prize winners will only be eligible for prizes if they are wearing the official race number.
  26. This is a Champion Chip timed event. No Chip, No Result.
  27. Entries cannot be refunded, cancelled, returned or exchanged on account of weather or unforeseen events occurring beyond the control of the event organisers.
  28. No iPods, or any other form of earphone type devices may be used during the event.
  29. Substitutions can be done at number collection at a cost of R50. Should the substitution process not be followed you will be disqualified. More…


Event Detail Summary

Marathon and Half Marathon details:

Time: 06h00
Entry fees: R215 for Marathon and R180 for Half Marathon

Manual entries will be available and accepted at Red Money
counters at select Pick n Pay stores, please see “Enter Here” page
for a full list of Pick n Pay stores

Entries Close: 1 February 2018 – or when entry limit reached
Online Entries: www.pnpmarathon.co.za
Venue: Saheti School, Senderwood, Johannesburg
Finish: Saheti School, Senderwood, Johannesburg
Presenting Club: Jeppe Quondam Athletic Club
Distance: 42Km Marathon and 21Km Challenge. 4/8km Fun Run
Main Sponsor: Pick n Pay
Drink Sponsor: Pick n Pay
Water Points: 7 points
Medical Assistance: EMC
Cut off time: 6 hours for the Marathon,3.5 hours for the Half Marathon
Prize Money: R 46 000.00
Incentives: R 10 000.00
Prize Giving: 09h00 for the 21Km Challenge and 11H00 for the Marathon.
Number Collection:
Numbers can be collected at Jeppe Quandum on  Friday 9 February from 10h00 until 18h00 and from Saheti School on Saturday 10 February from 09h00 until 17h00.

(No late entries will be accepted.)

Website: www.pnpmarathon.co.za
Timing: This Is a Champion Chip timed event. The Marathon, Half Marathon and Fun Run will be timed by Champion Chip. No chip,no result,no prize money
Results: www.pnpmarathon.co.za
History of the Race: This is the 35th year of the Pick n Pay Marathon and the 15th race at SahetiSchool
Expected field this year: 6000 Runners.


Fun Run details:

Start Fun Run: 06h30
Venue for Fun Run: Saheti School, Senderwood, Johannesburg
Distance: 4/8Km (ChampionChip timed)
Cost of Entry: R60
Entries: On the day and Online
Medical Assistance: EMC