Rules

RULES

  1. Team Categories for Corporate Teams

    1.1 Participants compete in three basic categories: men, women, and mixed teams.
    Men: All team members must be men, 18 years or older.
    Women: All team members must be women, 18 years or older.
    Mixed: Five men or less, with the balance being made up of women. All team members must be 18 years or older.
    Note: Teams with more than five men will be considered as a men’s team.

    1.2 Teams consist of ten members and can only run one leg per team. A team member can, however, participate in more than one team, as long as he/she competes in one leg per team.

    1.3 All ten team members must belong to the same organisation. Each team member must be a bona fide employee/employer, and must have been working at least three months prior to the date of the race for the organisation they are representing.

    1.4 Organisations with less than ten employees participating in the corporate categories are entitled to join forces with another organisation in the same trade, also employing not more than ten people, in order to make up a team. In this case the name of the organisation that has the most participants in the team must be indicated on the entry form. After a team has entered the corporate team category or open team category the corporate team must also enter their respective business category.

    1.5 Team captains are required to complete the team entry form and submit it together with ten individual runner entry/indemnity forms, signed and completed by each team member.

  2. Corporate Categories

    2.1 All teams must qualify in terms of the business categories listed on the entry form. organisations (listed or not listed on the JSE) must enter the categories applicable to the nature of their business, and not as individual departments or job functions.

  3. Team Categories for Corporate Teams

    3.1 Open categories are for non-corporate teams such as sports clubs, business clients, students, churches, family and friends.3.2 Participants compete in the three basic categories: Men, women and mixed teams. Rule 1.1 applies to the composition of these three categories.

OTHER RULES

  1. Race numbers, timing chips and batons 

    All teams will receive a race pack, containing race numbers, timing chips and batons at registration (refer to event information). Participants must wear the race numbers on the front of their vests / T-shirts. Timing chips are attached to race batons and every team member will therefore be chip timed, accumulating to a team’s overall finishing time.

    1.1 Colour coded race numbers
    Race numbers will be colour coded and the correct colour sequence must be adhered to (please refer to the Buddy Buddy system in the blue block below). Team members may not swap legs or race numbers under any circumstances. The runners of the last leg must cross the finish line with the race batons and the correct coloured race numbers. Any deviations from the correct sequence and loss of batons will result in disqualification of the entire team.

    1.2 Buddy-Buddy running
    Although there are 10 legs of 6.7km each, teams will run in pairs which effectively means 5 legs. Please refer to more information in the box below regarding “Buddy-Buddy” running. NO CHIPS, NO RESULTS

  2. Team colours

    Teams are encouraged to wear the colours of the organisation.

  3. Seconding

    Under no circumstances will seconding be allowed. A refreshment station will be available along the route and at the changeover area.

  4. Team Changes

    The event coordinators must be notified by email (not by telephone) of any team changes.
    Email : kayafmrelay@gsesa.com

  5. Cut-off time

    Cut off time for teams 5.30 hours. (13:30)’

  6. Organisers’ rights

    The organisers reserve the right to return any entry not in keeping with the spirit of the race. The decision of the organisers will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. The event will continue regardless of weather conditions. in the unlikely event of the race not continuing (due to a natural or other disaster, or for safety reasons), no refunds will be payable.

  7. Own risk

    All team members participate at their own risk and indemnify the organisers, producers, sponsors, national and provincial sports bodies of any claim which might arise.

  8. Medical and health importance

    It is the responsibility of each participant to ensure that he/ she is medically fit to participate (run/walk) and to consult a doctor before training for and participating in the race.