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The Birchwood Hotel
Distances: 10Km Great Grandmasters, 10Km Live, 10Km Virtual, 10Km Virtual Great Grandmaster, 21Km Live, 21Km Live Great Grand Masters, 21Km Virtual & 21Km Virtual Great Grand Masters
About: Birchwood Half Marathon 2022
A new hybrid event
Sunday, 10 April 2022
21.1km and 10km
Limited entries available
Strict covid protocols in place
We support vaccinated runners
Only 1500 guaranteed entries (plus 1000 virtual race entries)
Whats new in 2022
This years event will include 10km and 21.1km distances - no 5km fun run will be hosted. There will be no prize money or prizegiving for the event. Unfortunately, no gazebos or entertainment will be allowed.
Entrants will be able to start at any chosen time between 6am and 7am. The route will be available for download on STRAVA, and entrants are encouraged to submit their results after the event. There will be limited water tables along the route. It is recommended that you carry refreshments with you. No entries will be done at the Birchwood Hotel.
Entries are only available online at www.birchwoodhalfmarathon.co.za, at Running High Store in Bedfordview, or The Sweatshop Dunkeld. Great Grandmaster (70+) and blind runner free entries may ONLY be done online.
ENTRIES WILL BE STRICTLY LIMITED!
We have 1500 entries available across the 10km and 21.1km events combined. Should we receive approval for more entries, we will communicate this across our social media platforms. We unfortunately cannot guarantee that any further entries will open up, and ENTRIES WILL CLOSE WHEN CAPACITY HAS BEEN REACHED. Should the race be cancelled due to Government imposed lockdown regulations, the event will be converted to a virtual event.
THE 2022 EVENT DOES NOT HAVE A TITLE SPONSOR. WE ARE, HOWEVER, STILL DOING OUR UTMOST TO PROVIDE A WORLD-CLASS EXPERIENCE TO ALL OUR ENTRANTS.
14 Viewpoint Road, Boksburg
Medals to all race participants, including virtual entrants.
Pacing charts are available at www.birchwoodhalfmarathon.co.za
Substitutions, upgrades or downgrades carry an administration fee of R100
START TIMES & TIMING
Participants may begin any time between 6am and 7am.
The route will be available on STRAVA should you wish to download it ahead of time and record your race there. Entrants are encouraged to submit their results after the event.
RACE PACK COLLECTION
8th & 9th April 2022 | 12:00pm to 15:00pm | Birchwood Hotel Reception
Virtual race participants will be able to collect their medals and shirts during this time as well.
There will be no race pack collection on the day of the race.
Virtual run participants will receive the same benefits as physical entrants. They may collect their medals and tshirts at the race venue on 8 or 9 April 2022.
Where possible, please have one representative collect multiple numbers in order to limit the number of people entering the collection venue.
Long Sleeve moisture management t-shirts will be given to the first 1500 entrants
(Your allocated race number does not indicate your time of entry)
We will endeavour to supply requested sizes but cannot guarantee size or fit. T-shirts will NOT be exchanged on race day
Should further entries become available, these unfortunately wont include a free shirt. You will, however, be able to order a shirt at a cost of R150 up until 31 January 2022.
There will be a voucher in your race pack if you qualified for a moisture management long sleeve t-shirt. NO voucher NO t-shirt. Shirt fittings will not be allowed.
All participants of the physical and virtual events will receive a finishers medal
21.1km - R300
10km - R280
Temp License - R40
Great grandmasters (70+) & blind runners are eligible for free entry, but they MUST enter online.
CUT OFF TIME
Please note that all participants must be finished by 9am
There will be limited marshalls and Metro Police officers on the route. Please note that traffic will have right of way, and all rules of the road must be strictly adhered to.
Secure parking will be available inside the Birchwood Hotel from 05:30am on 10 April 2022
Limited refreshments will be available on the route. All athletes must ensure they are self sufficient.
USE YOUR RACE FOR GOOD
The Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre supports The People for Ukajede Foundation, a registered Non-Profit Organisation. UKAJEDE is an acronym for the 5 areas within the informal settlement on the East Rand - Ulana, Kanana, Angelo, Jerusalem and Delmore. The Foundation assists eight creches in the area by ensuring that roughly 500 children are provided with a daily meal.
You can help by bringing non-perishable food items as a donation to the race - there will be a donation box at the venue for you. Alternatively, you can support this project for the children of Ukajede by going to the website to register for their monthly contribution or once off contribution: www.ukajede.co.za
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All prices and fees in this event are in south african rands (ZAR) and include VAT where applicable.
Enquiries about the event please contact:
Birchwood Half Marathon 2022 Kate Wood 082 903 9722 and Carol Wallace 082 886 2898