QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
So you've never taken part in one of these before, get ready for an epic experience in your city, but first let us answer some of your questions about the Jump City Challenge.
WHAT IS THE JUMP CITY CHALLENGE?
No secrets here it is effectively a urban based obstacle course through inner city environments. It is the only event of it's kind boasting a incredibly logistical course which makes use of the landscape through which you are taken in ways you never dreamed possible for a running race - you don't just run past it, you run through it, over it and on it. Add to that the heritage of the awesome landmarks that you run through and all the thrills and spills of over 22 obstacles along the way.
Please note:- Due to the nature of this event and the usage of headlights and other flashing lights on route we must caution any persons with sensitivity to strobe lights, lazers or bright flashes that entering this event is completely at your own risk.
HOW TOUGH IS THE CHALLENGE?
There is no shortage of races in SA that are set to hurt you and make you bleed, this is not one. We aim to thrill you and give you a full experience of the urban landscape. The obstacles may be challenging but are certainly achievable by all levels of athletes. The idea is to see parts of the city that you would otherwise never be able to run through, the obstacles are cool and a great addition but by no means the main feature in comparison to what is on route.
CAN SPECTATORS COME WITH?
Yes, spectators are more than welcome to come along and watch, there are ample facilities to host them with more than enough entertainment throughout the evening. Please note, there is a R20 cover charge for entry into the theme park on the evening for spectators.
IS THERE AN AGE RESTRICITON?
No athletes below the age of 12 will be permitted to take part, all we ask is that minors run with adult supervision as there are very dark sections on this course.
RACE PACKS / T-SHIRTS
The awesome crew at Pam Golding, Energizer, Revite and Shift Concepts will be providing race packs to all finishers as they cross the line, not before the race to save you the trouble of going backwards and forwards to your car.
Bring your friends and bring your family. Each person is timed individually so you just need to make sure you are entered into the same batch as them to run together. We invite you to get dressed up as there are great prizes on route for eager athletes with zest.
There are 2 water points on route and 1 at the finish line.
We have your details, so please just arrive ready to jam at least 45 minutes prior to your start time. You need not bring your proof of registration with you, we have all your info.
We have ample secure parking in the underground parking at Gold Reef City. Please DO NOT drive to or park on the casino side.
DO I NEED A HEADLIGHT?
Only in the night races, it does get pretty dark out there and having a headlight will go a long way to not getting yourself injured by tripping up on something you never saw.