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Spar Women’s Challenge – Maritzburg

Entries Are Limited To The First 4500 Entries Received, Irrespective Of Event Distance.

Distance & Entry Fee

Pre Entries (Closing 20 Aug 2017):
10km Non-Licensed Entrant – R 110,00
10km Licensed Entrant – R 100,00
5km All Entrants – R 100,00
The Oval, Cricket Stadium, Alexandra Park.
Start Time:
10km – 8:00am
5km – 8:00amRegistration  New Venue:
Entrants must collect their race Bibs, T-shirts and Promo Bags from The Oval, Cricket Stadium, Park Drive, Pietermaritzburg.
Friday             18 August 2017          10:00 to 17:00
Saturday         19 August 2017          10:00 to 15:00Date & Time Of Event Cut-Off Times
10km   08:00 Sunday, 20 August 2017  2hrs 30 min
5km      08:00 Sunday, 20 August 2017  1hrs 30min
Note: There will be a 60 minute cut-off at the 4.5km point for the 10km participants. Participants who do not meet this cut-off time will be directed onto the 5km route.

Entry Options:
Enter online using the following payment options:

Credit Cards:
Visa and MasterCard credit cards only.
Online payments via credit card must be received on or before Monday, 14 August 2017.

An option is also available for EFT payments
Online payments via EFT close at midnight on Monday 7 August 2017.

• NO faxed or emailed entries will be accepted.
• Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES will entry fees be REFUNDED
• SPAR stores will NOT accept entry forms

Bulk Entries:
If you are entering 10 or more people, please email bulk@sparwomensrace.co.za. You will be sent information on how to manage your bulk entries. Time Freight will deliver your race packs and goodie bags directly to your team co-ordinator. Please note that entries will not be processed until payment has been received. Bulk entries may only be submitted electronically.
Bulk entries close on Monday 7 August 2017.

Enter At Registration:
Manual entries will be accepted at the Registration Venue on the 2 days prior to the event (Subject to the 4500 limit not having been reached). Payment options at Registration include cash, credit card and debit card. NO CHEQUES.

Age Restriction:
10km – competitors are required to be 14 years or older on the day of competition
5km – competitors are required to be 9 years or older on the day of competition
Note: Underage attempted entries will be automatically disqualified as non competitors.

Race Bibs & Licence Numbers:
All participants must wear a SPAR Race Bib on the FRONT of their vest/shirt. For licensed athletes the SPAR Race Bib must only be placed over the numeric portion of the ASA licence number. See ASA Rules.
ALL 10km participants are required to wear either a Provincial Licence Number or a Temporary Licence Number on their BACK. (NOT on the shorts – ASA/KZNA Rule).
All numbers are to be clearly visible.
Note: 5km participants do NOT require a Temp Licence.

Foreign Athletes:

All foreign athletes must comply with IAAF Rule 4.2 & 142.

Route Information

The course is an “out-and-back” starting in Princess Margaret Drive outside Maritzburg College.
The finish is at The Oval Cricket Stadium in Park Drive.

General Information

Event Rules:
1. This event is run under the rules of the IAAF, ASA and KZNA.Entrant Responsibility:
It is the responsibility of the entrant (or their legal guardian) to ensure that all the correct participant information is supplied. Entrants who provide incorrect or incomplete information on their entry forms, whether electronically or written, will not qualify for any gender or age category prizes.General:
NO personal seconding on route
NO vehicles
NO bicycles
NO trolleys
NO carts
NO pets on the route
Mothers pushing prams will be directed to the back of the start batches – no exceptions.

There will be a seeded start. Female licensed athletes in club kit will be given seeding preference on both the 10km and 5km events. No males will be permitted into the seeded batch.


Your race bib has an electronic timing chip attached. Please ensure that your FULL SPAR Race Bib is visible and not tucked into a crop top, shirt or pull-over.
• NO race bib, NO time, NO exceptions.

T-Shirts & Promo Bags:
Only 4500 T-shirts and Promo Bags will be produced. T-shirts are ONE-SIZE-FITS-MOST. All entrants will receive a T-shirt and Promo Bag.

Rights Reserved:

Any irregularities in your entry form will result in your entry being returned to you. In the event that a returned entry is resubmitted after the 4500 cut off number has been reached that entry will not be accepted. An administration charge of R100 may be levied on incomplete entry forms received.
Right of entry is reserved.

Acknowledgement Of Entries:

Confirmation of online entry can be checked at www.sparwomensrace.co.za. Should a correct cellphone number be supplied entrants may receive their race number via sms. The organisers will not be held responsible for delivery or receipt of this confirmation.

All finishers will receive a FREE breakfast pack. Please note that NO MEDALS WILL BE AWARDED.

Male Supporters:
This is a women’s event. Males who enter are NOT eligible for any prize.
Males will receive no seeding preference and will not be permitted to finish within the top 20 positions.

Official Charity:
R2 of each entry will go to CHOC (Childhood Cancer Foundation) Pietermaritzburg.

Kids Zone:
There will be a Kids Zone at the finish. This is not a child care facility and it remains your responsibility to look after your children. Adults will not be permitted into this area.

Prize Giving:
The prize giving is scheduled to begin at 10:30.
Age Category tags MUST be worn clearly on the front and back of your vest in order to qualify for age category prizes.
These are available from your athletics club or from KwaZulu-Natal Athletics on 031-3129374.
Note: Entrants who provide incorrect or incomplete information on their entry forms, whether electronically or written, will not qualify for any gender or age category prizes.


064 073 3889

Indemnity Disclaimer
All Participants agree to and hereby bind themselves to the following indemnity:

I am in good health, physically fit and have trained sufficiently to participate in the event.
I agree to comply with the rules, conditions of entry and regulations for this event which includes payment of the entry fee which can not be refunded.
I hereby release and discharge, the organisers of the SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge and 5km Fun Run Walk, all sponsors, volunteer groups, medical personnel, and any and all local authorities, from any loss or damage, however caused, arising from my participation in the event, including pre-race and post-race activities.
This waiver applies to my executors, heirs, administrators, assigns and myself. I grant permission to the organisers and sponsors, in terms of section 51 of the Electronic Communications Transactions Act 25 of 2002, to use my name, race information and
any photographs, video tape, broadcast and/or telecast footage in which I may appear, for whatever use, at no charge.
I acknowledge that purchasing a temporary licence does not include the ASA athlete medical insurance policy applicable to licensed athletes.
Date Event Type Area
20 August 2017 Road Run KwaZulu-Natal
Distance Venue Cost
10km, 5km The Oval Stadium - Alexandra Park 10km: Non-Licensed: R110, Licensed: R100; 5km Fun Run/Walk: R100
Contact Details
064 073 3889/ maritzburg@sparwomensrace.co.za

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