Race Rules

Jeppe Marathon 2020 Race Rules

2020 Race Rules are busy being updated and are subject to change.

1.Numbers can be collected at Jeppe Quondam on Friday 7 February from 10h00 until 18h00 and from Saheti School on Saturday 8 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 2019 licence numbers must be worn on the front and back. Temporary licences will be on sale online and at number collection.  Temp Lic 21km = R35. Temp Lic 42km = R100. Temporary licence numbers are to be worn on the back of the vest. Foreign athletes are not allowed to run with an 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 2020 licence numbers on front and back of their vests, and the Jeppe 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.)

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:

         •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 3.5 hours. The Marathon’s cut-off time is 6 hours. For your own safety, the following cut-off’s will be enforced on the Marathon route:

•19km at 2hours 45min

•34km at 5hours

•37km at 5hours 30min

•39km at 6hours

11.The Jeppe Marathon will be used as the CGA Marathon Champs for 2019, to be considered for selection to represent CGA at SA Champs athletes must compete in the Jeppe Marathon.

12.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.

13.Only South African athletes are eligible for team prizes. The domicilium rule applies.

14.All instructions from traffic and race officials must be obeyed at all times.                      

15.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.

16.Only those who have completed all the information required in the race entry/number are eligible for prizes.

17.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.

18.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.

19.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.

20.Licensed athletes not wearing club colours may face disqualification.

21.Littering is not allowed. Athletes are to dispose of any litter in appropriate bins. Athletes can be disqualified if they litter.

22.A secure tog bag area will be available on the day of the race at Saheti School.

23.No seconding will be allowed.

24.No blades, bicycles or mechanically operated devices are allowed in the race.

25.Regrettably athletes are not allowed to run with pets.

26.Prize winners will only be eligible for prizes if they are wearing the official race number.

27.This is a Champion Chip timed event. No Chip, No Result.

28.Entries cannot be refunded, cancelled, returned or exchanged on account of weather or unforeseen events occurring beyond the control of the event organisers.

29.No iPods, or any other form of earphone type devices may be used during the event.

30.Substitutions can be done at number collection at a cost of R50. Should the substitution process not be followed you will be disqualified. Go to our website for more information on the substitution rules.

31.The first 850 42km & 21km online entries will qualify for a complimentary T-Shirt. We will endeavour to supply you with the correct size however we cannot be held liable for any sizes that are not available.  There are NO T-Shirts for the 4/8km Fun Run & Mini Marathon.                                   

  Marathon & Half-Marathon Fun Run
Time 06h00 06h30
Cost of entry 42 km: R260 21 km: R220 GM: R150 R80
Distance 42,2 km & 21,1 km 4 km & 8 km
Water points 7 2
Cut-off time 6 h (42 km) & 3,5 h (21 km) No cut-off
Prize-giving 11h00 (42 km) & 09h00 (21 km) None
Timing ChampionChip ChampionChip
Number of runners 6 000 3 000
Medical assistance YES YES
Close of entries   Entries close 31 January (or when entry limit reached)