24 September 2020
13 Nov 2019

Runner Info

  • The timing chip is attached to the front of your race number.

  • Please Do Not Bend/Fold/Crumple race number on your chest as this could damage the antennae in the timing chip (shiny strip on your race number)

  • NO CHIP no TIME.

We encourage you to dress up  or wear your event T-shirt. If you belong to a club, we can’t force you to wear the event T-shirt, but be sure to check with your club first. We are sure they won’t mind if you dress up!

  • Stay away from high fibre meals, curries and exotic food.

  • Lay your running kit or costume and race goodies out the night before so that you don’t forget anything.

  • Pin race number to the front of your race day shirt with provided safety pins 

  • Get a good night’s sleep.

NO number collection on Race Day!

The race will start at 08h00 and 08h15 at FNB Bank City.

  1. The FNB Joburg 10k CITYRUN is run and organized in accordance with the rules of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), Athletics South Africa (ASA) and Central Gauteng Athletics (CGA).
  2. Foreign athletes must comply with IAAF rule 4.2, ASA rules 7, 9 and all relevant race and domestic rules. The athletes must be able to produce a letter from his/her federation permitting participation on race day.
  3. The FNB Joburg 10k CITYRUN is open to all licensed and non-licensed runners.
  4. Temporary licenses are available at R35.
  5. One race number will be issued. (contenders will have 2 numbers) Licensed entrants must wear their ASA license number on the front and back of their vest.
    The official race number must be worn on the front of the entrants race vest, partially covering the ASA license number. Please refer to the diagram below for further details.

Temporary licensed entrants must wear the temporary license on the back of their running vest, and the official race number on the front of the vest:

  1. Temporary licensed entrants are eligible for age category prizes provided:
  • they apply to participate as a Contender through the entries process,
  • participate in the relevant age category,
  • wear the appropriate age tags and provide proof of identification.
  1. The swopping of race numbers or chips is strictly forbidden for safety and medical reasons as these are linked to your names, and medical details. This will result in disqualification.
  2. Juniors wearing a senior or junior license:
  • must display category tags “J”, to qualify for age category prizes,
  • and must take part as a Contender and start in the A batch.
  • Be born in 2000 or later
  1. Minimum age for participation is 15 years of age on the day of the race.
  2. Wheelchair entrants are encouraged to take part. Once entered, they are requested to contact entries@joburg10k.com to secure race day access.
  3. The Event Organisers reserve the right to accept or reject any entry.
  4. There will be a tog bag facility for use at entrants own risk. Cell phones, money & jewellery are not to be left in tog bags. If there is no tog bag tag attached to the bag, the bag will not be taken in. Your tog bag tag will be included in your race pack. Tog bags will be transported from the Start to the Finish.
  5. Toilets will be available at the start and at the finish of the event as well as on route at each water stations and major entertainment point.
  6. Kilometre markers will be placed at each kilometre mark.
  7. All traffic officers, marshals & race officials must be obeyed.
  8. Refreshments stations will be provided at the 5km mark and at the finish line.
  9. Baby Joggers and Prams are allowed on route but may not take part as contenders and accept that they are responsible for ensuring they are not involved in any collision or disruption to other runners.
  10. Personal seconding is not permitted. Private vehicles are not to follow the athletes on the route, this can result in the disqualification of the entrant.
  11. No bicycles are allowed on route, apart from the lead cyclists and officials.
  12. The use of music players with headphones is not allowed and will result in disqualification.
  13. No ambush marketing is allowed.
  14. Do not litter. ASA Rule 28 applies. Dispose of sachets and cups responsibly by using the boxes provided or carrying them to the finish. Report offenders to the referees. #RunClean.
  15. All entrants must cross all timing points on route to qualify for an official result.
  16. A Podium Presentation of the top 3 male and female finishers will take place immediately after the results have been signed off at the finish area. Prize giving for Age Categories will be held at 10h00 at the Prize Giving stage.
  17. Results for all participants will be available on www.joburg10k.com.
  • The results of the Contenders will be posted at 10:15 am in the TIC (Technical Information Centre).
  • Any objections must be made to the Official at the TIC within 30 minutes of the posting time as covered under IAAF Rule 146.2
  1. The cut-off time to finish the race is 11h30.
  2. All finishers within the cut-off time, will receive a medal.
  3. All finishers will be given both Start Gun to Finish times, and Mat to Mat times. Only Start Gun to Finish times are eligible for any prize awards.
  4. It is understood that by entering the event participant’s names and contact details will be added to the event communication database to receive communication about the event and other events, organised by the Event Organisers. 

Contender Programme

  1. All Entrants who want to qualify for prize money, must apply and be accepted into the Contender category.
  2. Prize money will only be awarded to contenders who were accepted to start in the Contender Batch (Batch A).
  3. It is the responsibility of the entrant to apply for this seeding through the entries process via the website.
  4. Athletes must submit a proof of performance better or equal to the relevant one in the table below.
MEN AGE GROUP WOMEN
37:00 (31:00 – 10km) 20 – 39 45:00 (37:30 – 10km)
43:00 (36:00 – 10km) JUNIOR 59:00 (49:00 – 10km)
43:00 (36:00 – 10km) 40-49 52:00 (43:30 – 10km)
45:00 (37:30 – 10km) 50-59 53:00 (44:00 – 10km)
54:00 (45:00 – 10km) 60-69 1:03:00 (52:30 – 10km)
1:15:00(1:02:30 – 10km) 70+ 1:30:00 (1:15:00 – 10km)

Senior and Master athletes age is taken on the date of the event. Juniors are defined as athletes 15 years or older on the date of the race and under the age of 20 at 31 December 2019.  I.e.  born in 2000 or later.

  1. Applications for the Contender seeding will close 4 weeks prior to the event (21 April).
  2. NO LATE Applications are accepted
  3. All Contenders must attend the Technical meeting on Monday, 23 September 2019 before the race – time and place to be confirmed.
  4. Contender athletes can collect their race numbers from the Technical Meeting.

All Athlete Representatives (AR) must comply with IAAF Rule 7 and ASA Rule 12. Should the AR not comply with these rules, the Event Organisers reserve the right to report the AR to the IAAF and ASA. 

Please note: This is an international event and as such there are restrictions on advertising on clothing for Contenders. It is important that Contenders adhere to these rules as covered in IAAF Advertising regulations and ASA rule 24.

  1. Contenders will be checked at the start and any athlete not in compliance will not be allowed to start in the Contender batch and will be downgraded to Batch B and will no longer be considered a Contender.
  2. As required in terms of IAAF rules, international athletes must be able to produce a letter of clearance from his/her federation permitting participation.
  3. Prize Money

Please note that all prize money winnings’ are subject to South African Tax Law and drug testing results and can take up to 3 months to process. Contenders, who fail to attend the Elite athlete technical meeting may be docked 10% of their prize money.

    1. South African Athletes

Prize money to South African Athletes will be paid 30 days after the event, provided the result is not subject to the outcome of any drug testing. 

PROVIDED the following information has been emailed through to entries@joburg10k.com

  1. copy of SA ID book
      1. SARS tax number
      2. proof of bank details (from bank)
      3. completed prize money form (received at prize giving ceremony)

 

South African Athlete prize money will not be paid until ALL the required documentation has been submitted.

    1. International Athletes
      1. copy of passport
      2. proof of address (e.g. clothing account, municipal bill)
      3. proof of bank details
      4. completed prize money form (received at prize giving ceremony)

If an athlete is with an Agency, then the Agency must invoice the Event Organizers no later than one week after the event. The Event Organizers will only make International payments via the PayPal platform, therefore it is compulsory for all agencies to have a registered PayPal account. If an athlete is not managed by an Agency, he/she must also have a registered PayPal account in order to be paid. If an athlete is not able to register a PayPal account, their payment will be subject to a delay.

  1. For any questions, please contact entries@joburg10k.com.
  1. All Athletes who want to qualify for prize money, need to apply and be accepted into the Contender category.
  2. Certain athletes may also be Invited and offered complimentary entry, lodging, travel stipend, and other benefits at the discretion of the Race Organisers.
  3. Prize money will only be awarded to contenders who were accepted to start in the Contender Batch (Batch A).
  4. It is the responsibility of the entrant to apply for this seeding through the entries process via the website.
  5. Athletes need to submit a proof of performance (not older than 2 years) better or equal to the relevant one in the table below.
MEN AGE GROUP WOMEN
32:00:00 OPEN 41:00:00
37:00:00 JUNIOR 42:00:00
39:00:00 40-49 47:00:00
44:00:00 50-59 54:00:00
53:00:00 60-69 64:00:00
01:10:00 70+ 01:30:00
  1. Applications for the Contender seeding will close 4 weeks prior to the event (27 August).
  2. Submission of this application does not guarantee acceptance. If an athlete’s qualifying performances cannot be readily verified using the information provided they will not be considered for a Contender or Invitational entry.
  3. NO LATE Applications are accepted
  4. All Contenders must attend the Technical meeting on 23 September.
  5. Contender athletes can collect their race numbers from the Technical Meeting.
  6. All Athlete Representatives (AR) must comply with IAAF Rule 7. Should the AR not comply with these rules, the Event Organisers reserve the right to report the AR to the IAAF and ASA.
  7. Please note: This is an international event and as such there are restrictions on advertising on clothing for Contenders. It is important that Contenders adhere to these rules as covered in IAAF Advertising regulations.
  8. As required in terms of IAAF rules, international athletes must be able to produce a letter of clearance from his/her federation permitting participation.
  9. Prize Money

Please note that all prize money winnings’ are subject to South African Tax Law and drug testing results and can take up to 3 months to process. Contenders, who fail to attend the Contender athlete technical meeting may be docked 10% of their prize money.

    1. South African Athletes

Prize money to South African Athletes will be paid 30 days after the event, provided the result is not subject to the outcome of any drug testing.

PROVIDED the following information has been emailed through to entries@joburg10k.com

      1. copy of SA ID book
      2. SARS tax number
      3. proof of bank details (from bank)
      4. completed prize money form (received at prize giving ceremony)

South African Athlete prize money will not be paid until ALL the required documentation has been submitted.

    1. International Athletes
      1. copy of passport
      2. proof of address (e.g. clothing account, municipal bill)
      3. proof of bank details
      4. completed prize money form (received at prize giving ceremony)

If an athlete is with an Agency, then the Agency must invoice the Event Organizers no later than one week after the event. The Event Organizers will only make International payments via the PayPal platform, therefore it is compulsory for all agencies to have a registered PayPal account. If an athlete is not managed by an Agency, he/she must also have a registered PayPal account in order to be paid. If an athlete is not able to register a PayPal account, their payment will be subject to a delay.

For any questions, please contact entries@joburg10k.com.

The tog bag trucks will be close to the start and finish so you have an option of where you would like to drop and collect your bag. Your tog bag tag is on the bottom of your race number, simple tear it off and attach it to your tog bag. Your race number will serve as the corresponding number when you retrieve your tog bag from the location you dropped it off at.

  • On event day follow the signage to your start chute.
  • Runners must line up in their correct start chute.
  • Runners will be put into batches and allocated a start chute.
  • A can move to B but B cannot move up to A.
  • Batches A,B,C and D will start at 08h00, while batches E & F will start at 08h15.
Tee Graded Spec  
Ladies Tee  
Measuring Point Sizes: Small Medium Large Xlarge  
1/2 Bust 2cm below armhole 42.5 46 49.5 53  
1/2 Waist 18cm below armhole 38.5 42 45.5 49  
1/2 Hem straight across 46.5 50 53.5 57  
Mens Tee
Measuring Point Sizes: Small Medium Large Xlarge XXLarge
1/2 Bust 2cm below armhole 49 53 57 61 65
1/2 Waist 18cm below armhole 49.5 53.5 57.5 61.5 65.5
1/2 Hem straight across 70 72 74 76 79

 

The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport’s core focus is to tackle doping in sport in order to ensure a culture of ethics and fair play within South Africa. We’re passionate about sport. And we’re passionate about our nation’s sporting heroes setting a good example for the younger generation. Not only would we like our athletes to compete drug-free, but we also want them to be proud to say no to doping. The Drug-Free Sport Act* gives the Institute authority and jurisdiction to carry out drug testing across all sports codes. By doing so we’re inspiring a drug-free sports culture all South Africans can be proud of.

Do you believe in playing fair? Are you a supporter of drug-free sport? Take the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport’s “I Play Fair” pledge now to show your commitment to competing clean. All you need to do is go to http://www.drugfreesport.org.za/, click on the I Play Fair tag and fill in the details as requested. By doing so you will say no to doping.

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