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THE INNER CITY

OBSTACLE CHALLENGE

CONQUERING CITIES SINCE 2011

VENUE

 

START / FINISH

USHAKA MARINE WORLD

24 MAY 2019

PARKING

PARKADE "A" USHAKA MARINE WORLD

TIME

17:30 - 21:00

ENTRY FEE

6.5KM OBSTACLE CHALLENGE

R 270 PP

TEAM ENTRIES 4 - 8 PAX R270 PP

10% DISCOUNT FOR TEAMS OF 8

KIDDIES  + - 2KM FUN SPLASH & DASH

R120

(1 guardian is welcome to join)

(free t-shirt to first 200 online registrants)

PRIZE CATEGORIES

 

1ST MALE R1500 (CHALLENGE ONLY)

1ST LADY R1500 (CHALLENGE ONLY)

NUMBER COLLECTION

NUMBER COLLECTION WILL BE ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT UNLESS YOU ARE OTHERWISE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL.

REGISTRATION WILL BE HELD AT THE RETAIL CIRCLE OUTSIDE MOYO.

REGISTRATION OPENS 16:45 AM

PLEASE BE SURE TO ARRIVE AT LEAST 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR START TIME TO COLLECT YOUR BUS PASS AND  RACE NUMBER

NO LATE ENTRIES

DATE & START TIMES

 

FRIDAY 24 MAY 2019

 

 

BATCHES ARE SEPARATED BY 15 MINUTE INTERVALS AND START FROM 17:50

 

 

THE CITIES GREATEST RACING EXPERIENCE AWAITS YOU

IT IS SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A RUN, IT IS AN ADVENTURE AS WE TAKE YOU THROUGH

NEVER AROUND DURBAN'S COOLEST LAND MARKS.

 

THIS INCLUDES USHAKA MARINE WORLD

SEA WORLD

WET AND WILD

DURBAN BEACH FRONT

THE PROMENADE

TRAIN GYM

ROBSONS BREWERY

NSRI

MORE TO BE RELEASED SOON...

WHAT IS THE JUMP CITY CHALLENGE?

Like we said, this is the greatest race in the city. We are going to be sending you on a course that does not just take you to the cities coolest features, but on a course that actually takes you through them, over them but never around them. Well, that's the simple definition of it all because we literally jam pack the route with action for you.

This race allows you to see the city in a way that no other race does. It is for fun loving adventure seekers, in fact it is for everybody because this is your city and it is your right to explore it.

CHALLENGES ON THE 6.5KM ROUTE

The route will play host to over 24 obstacles throughout. You will need to climb, crawl and even find your way through the ABYSS, our brand new feature as you make your way to the finish line. All obstacles are achievable by all levels of athletes as we

don't set out to hurt you, just thrill you. We have some of our featured obstacles listed below, please scroll down for more

on featured obstacles.

 

See you out there tough stuff, it is going to be a blast!

                                                       

                                                                                             

 

                                                                                               THE RUN ROUTE

 

  Before we get started on this, let's just get something straight, there is no way that

we can visually illustrate all the twists and turns on route. Most of the places are also off

limits to the public for this kind of athletic behavior, so we cannot release the

new route to the public before the race.

What we can tell you is this - Don't wear any form of electronic device, unless you it is 100% water proof.

Wear something you can get wet in and that you can get dirty. You will get some sand in your shoes and they

too will be getting wet. Don't forget about the all important head lamp as our signs are reflective

this will help in making sure you don't get lost out there.

 

 

 

LIMITED ENTRIES

 

Due to the incredible complexity of the route and where we send you the team has to take precautions to avoid annoying bottle necks, in the interest of this this category of the race is limited to 900 athletes. Heads up, the race sells out, so be sure to register early.

 

 

EVENT APPAREL

 

What is a cool race without the shirt? We have got you covered, the first 200

athletes will receive the moisture management t-shirt from

our range when entering the event. Please make your selection

when you register - kindly note that once ordered we cannot change sizes.

Mens and ladies specific dry fit t-shirts, athletic cut with branding specific

to the event you enter.

 

FEATURED OBSTACLES

We have over 24 obstacles on route, this includes 4 brand new challenges.

Stay tuned to see more on all the obstacles. Coming soon...

 

 

 

RACE INFORMATION

 

Thank you for entering the Jump City Challenge uShaka.

 

We look forward to seeing you out there on the 24th of May 2019. Please take a moment or 2 to read through this mail to familiarize yourself with the race and procedure on the night. If you used the same email address for somebody you registered for, please forward them this mail.

 

1. Number & T-Shirt Collection

2. Start times and batches

3. Substitutions

4. What to wear and bag drop

5. Where to park

6. Where to park?

7. Race photos

8. Route & obstacles

9. Route directions & signage

10. Finishers medals

 

1. Number & T-Shirt collection

We have moved the Start / Finish and registration to the retail circle at uShaka Marine World. Simply head down the promenade towards Moyo and lookout for all the action taking place there. Please keep to the middle of the promenade when walking on it as athletes will be starting down the coned area along the promenade heading north towards the Moses Mabhida for 500m. If you have ordered a t-shirt it will be available for your collection there. There will also be a limited amount of T-Shirts available for purchase on the night at R100.

  • Yes, you can collect a friends number for them.

  • No, you do not need to print your proof of registration.

  • You will not be permitted into the start batch without a wrist band.

  • Arrive 45 minutes prior to your start. Please, stick to this to avoid bottle necks at registration. Ie. If you are going off at 7, only collect your number at 18:15.

  • Registration opens from 16:45.

 

2. Start times and batches

Please note, we cannot change this and we can no longer facilitate substitutions. You have to run with the batch you have entered into. The course is designed to take a certain amount of traffic, any changes to the batches can severely affect the flow on route and cause bottle necking.  If we find you swapping batches, your number will be removed and you will be barred from the race.

 

3. Substitutions

Substitutions have closed for the event. All data is now being prepped with timing to receive you on Friday, we unfortunately cannot change it as you have agreed to our terms when registering. This is for your safety.

Why can somebody not run under your name? When you register for the race, you fall into our race liability and we can take care of you if medical assistance is needed. If you run under alias, by law no assistance can be provided. It is not a risk we and our partners are willing to take.

 

4. What to wear & bag drop

You will be getting wet, please do not wear any electronic devices. No inner ear music devices will be permitted.

Wear something you are comfortable crawling through sand and getting wet in. We do have a bag drop available for you at R20 per bag.

 

  • We do strongly advise that you wear headlamps as it is dark out there and all our signage is reflective. We have literally stood right next to athletes asking where to go when the sign is right next them.

  • Bring something warm and dry for after the run, you can always leave it at the bag drop.

 

5. Where to park

The easiest and closest parking to the Start / Finish is parkade B off Browns Road, parkade A and the parking at the Wahooz is also available.

 

7. Race photos

This year all proceeds from race images are going towards NSRI. You will be able to buy your race images for R28 on a link we send you. Please support NSRI and purchase your pic if you like it, R28 is not a big amount. We always have athletes emailing us within half a day of the race wanting to see images, being a night race it takes a little longer to edit.  Please allow the photographers up to 10 working days to edit the images. We will email all runners the moment the pics are available. 50 featured images will be posted with partner branding on facebook.

To identify you in the images we have to give you a number that wont come off during the race. This will be provided to you at number collection for you to stick to your shirt. The option to write your race number on your arm for extra visibility will also be available.

 

8. Route and Obstacles

There have been a few changes to the route due to the development and building of the promenade extension. The beach is not as wide as it used to be and the recent storms also washed up a serious amount of debris which we are working closely with authorities to get cleared. Add to this that it is high tide during the race, what this means is that the section from the Moyo Pier to the point will be narrow for 200m. We do not take you into the ocean or harbour.

The official race distance is 6,64km, measured with a clicker. No GPS, pedometer, step counter or other has been able to provide us with an accurate reading due to all the twists, turns, splashes and dashes on route.

A shorter route means the challenges will be more condensed, more action in less distance. We have not held back on you and there is work to be done and fun to be had out there. Here are a few of the featured challenges on route in no particular order:-

  • The slanted cat, previously known as a pole cat. This challenge is 8m long, you will traverse poles in a planking position, as you proceed the incline will change. Your hands or feet will end up higher than the other as you shuffle across.

  • Inclined monkey bars. If you want an amazing pic with the city skyline in the background and you in all your obstacle racing glory, then this is the one you need to do at the end of the beach section.

  • Table top. Climbing walls are easy because you get to use your feet. At the table top, there is no such joy as you need to propel yourself up with a jump to get up the to the 2m height.

  • Knife throw. The knives are small and light and really hard to peg. You will need to keep your fine motor skills about you to land one of the 3 shots you need to get to avoid the penalty.

  • Paint ball. Here you also need to hit 3 targets at speed to avoid the forfeit penalty.

  • Silverback Gym. This is why we say that you must not burn all your matches on the beach.

  • Wet & Wild. The last leg of the race through uShaka’s coolest slides and rides, it is so much fun!

What if you cannot get through a challenge?

1st of all, every critical obstacle has a marshal stationed at and all obstacles have instructions. Critical obstacles also come with forfeits if you cannot do them. Very often the forfeit is tougher than the obstacle itself. Please consider other athletes, if you cannot finish a challenge on the 1st attempt kindly step back for others to use it.

The very nature of obstacle racing carries with it certain risks. Use the obstacles in the correct manner and you will be fine.

 

9. Route directions and signage

The route is marked with over 150 signs on it. They are white boards with red arrows, they reflect when a light hits them. That is why we strongly advise the use of a headlamp. Each arrow will point towards where the next is, if you follow this concept you will not get lost. Do not run in the road, stick to the pavement at all times and only cross where there is an official crossing. Never cross the danger tape, it is there as a barrier not the finish line.

 

10. Finishers medals

These medals are a very different to what we have done in the past. It is significantly bigger with a piece missing. We are trying something new with this medal forming part of a series that combine to make one that reflects the elements of your city coming together. Every finisher will be receiving a medal at the finish line.

 

Best of luck with the run, it is going to be a blast.

 

See you Friday.

 

The Jump City Team