SUNDAY 8 MARCH 2019
Limited entries are now open.
6,5KM | 31 CHALLENGES | INDIVIDUAL & TEAM ENTRIES AVAILABLE
You've heard of obstacle course racing before... but, this is nothing like what you have done before. This is like no other race in SA. This is about the adventure, about the places we take you through and about the unconventional style of challenges we put you up against.
Who is this race for? It is for the fun loving adventure seeker.
Sci-Bono Discovery Center | Museum Africa | City Lodge Hotel | No. 1 Fox Street | World of Beer | The Bus Factory & more...
Race info mailers will be sent out by Thursday the 5th of March with all race info for the day.
WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?
The cities greatest racing experience awaits you in an event like no other. Fun fact, of the 6,5km covered by this route, over 4km are indoors and we don't just mean in any old building. We will be taking you through Museums, Science Centers, old factories, city attractions as well as 6 stories undergorund into pitch black darkness...
This will be the 8th installment of the Newtown version of this event, this years see's the event evolve as we focus on adding challenges to the route that you would never have done before in any other race.
Race as a team of 4 or as an individual.
- Start / Finish at No.1 Fox Street Newtown, ample secure parking is available
- 06:40 - 11:00 am
- Batches will go off every 10 - 12 minutes, batches are made up of just 80 runners each
- Entries are limited
What do you get with your entry?
- The 1st 200 registrants will be able to choose between a race t-shirt or funky SA running socks
- The 1st 200 registrants will also receive a branded beer glass
- Race medals to all finishers
- Post event entertainment at Mad Giant
- Access to Sci-Bono, Museum Africa, World of Beer in the race
HOW DOES IT ALL WORK?
The 6,5km obstacle race is designed for all levels of fitness and the race is only as hard as you want to push yourself. Although we have over 28 challenges on route, all of them can be completed by the average person.
This is not a road race, we take you on routes that lead you to and from buildings & landmarks that you will be running through, over but never around. Fun fact, this years course has over 4km in doors.
BUT IS IT SAFE?
Yes. The race runs with the full support of JMPD who station over 32 officers on route to assist you with road crossings. In conjunction to that we have over 38 marshals assisting you with the route and challenges.
HOW DOES THE TEAM ENTRY WORK?
Athletes are given the opportunity to enter as a team of 4 or as an individual. Teams are timed as teams and individuals are timed as individuals. Teams can help each other out and will be presented with several team specific challenges.
WHAT CHALLENGES CAN BE EXPECTED ON ROUTE?
So, you've heard of obstacle course racing before, this is a little different and not only because of the incredible landscapes we use to bring you this event.
SCROLL THROUGH THE IMAGES TO CATCH A GLIMPSE OF WHAT WE PUT YOU THROUGH & SEND YOU THROUGH ON JUMP CITY COURSE
Imagine having to pull a car before scaling up 4 stories outside a building, then running 2km inside that same building, completing a few science experiments and descending 6 stories below the city streets only to find your way out of the pitch black darkness along a rope.
And that's just in one building...
SOME OF THE FEATURED CHALLENGES ON THIS YEARS ROUTE:-
CAR PULL | INVERTED MONKEY BARS | SLED DRAW & PUSH | TOTAL BLACKOUT | SNAKES & LADDERS | ME GAMES WITH SCI-BONO | GIANT QUIN STEPS | MAKEBA CLIMB | FOAM PIT & MORE...
28 CHALLENGES | 6,5KM
START / FINISH: NO. 1 Fox Street, The Sheds
PARKING: There is ample secure parking at the venue
BATCHING: Batches are selected by athletes, for runners to qualify for prize money they must be in the elite batch
TIMING & RESULTS: This is a timed event, provisional results are posted within 12 hours of the race completion
NUMBER COLLECTION: Number collection will be help on the day of the event, any merchandise ordered can be collected at number collection
BAG & KEY DROP: Secure bag and key drop facilities are available on site on the day of the event
1st mens and ladies finisher R2000, athletes must be present at prize giving to qualify.
R 295 pp individual entry, group discount of 10% available for a group of 4 or more when registering online.
R 280 pp in a team of 4.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS:
Early bird registrations are available to the 1st 200 registrants. Registrants will be able to choose from funky socks or a fitted race dri-fit t-shirt.
Get ready for the grind...A series of challenges on route that will put your upper body strength to the test.
Total black outWe put your tolerance to fear to the test here as you drop down to 6 stories below the city of Joburg into absolute darkness. The ghost of a miner seeks his revenge here as you make your way along a 600m long lifeline in the dark.
Makeba ClimbMake your way up a series of walls, ladders and ropes up Makeba climb. It is literally 4 stories up the outside of a building.
THE ALLEYThe Alley - Stretch it out and crab walk across this platform designed for different heights
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:-
Our race is different, so we understand if you have questions. Over the past 8 years we have pretty much heard them all, but here are a few of the more common questions that we can help you with on the fly.
Is it safe in Newtown Johannesburg?
Most certainly is, the race takes part in an area that falls under the banner of the Newtown Development Project. They strive to keep the area safe and clean, in conjunction to this we also have 32 JMPD offices, 38 Marshals and even a police station on route.
Is there safe parking at the venue:-
Yes, there is safe secure parking at No.1 Fox Street.
How fit do I need to be to do this challenge?
The race is built for all levels of fitness, our obstacles can all be completed by athletes of varying levels of fitness too. Because the challenges and race is only as hard as you want to push yourself, you do not need to be the fittest or the fastest, just the funerest which is a real word here in Jump City land.
What age groups can enter?
Our recommendation is 13 - 65 yrs of age. Minors must run accompanied and if you feel confident that you can do it with your 11 year old, then go for it. It is a real experience for the entire family.
Where do I collect my race pack?
Race numbers can be collected on the day, if you have ordered merchandise, that will be available for collection at the venue too.
How does the team category work?
Teams are made up of 4 runners only, no more, no less. They will be timed together, run together, sweat together and have fun together. You can name your team, brand your team and even challenge other teams.
I want to run in a team of 3 or 2 or 5 or 7 or 12 or any other number other than 4, what now?
Easy game, simply enter all the athletes you want to run together into the individual category, make sure you select the same batch for all of them and go for gold. All the individuals will be timed individually.
I lost my race confirmation, what do I do now?
Fear not friends, if it is lost we will find it. Your race registration will automatically download to whatever device you enter off of, an email is automatically sent to the email address provided. If for some reason your email does not reach you, check spam, check junk, check deleted or wait for a pigeon to bring it. We unfortunately cannot control individual email settings, so just drop us a mail on the contact section on this page and we will resend it to you manually.
Substitutions close 5 days prior to the event to allow for planning. Please note that you cannot run under alias for legals liability reasons.
Batch swaps. I entered the race with my partner, then we broke up, now I dont want to run in the same batch as him or her. What do I do?
We can swap you into a batch with space up until 5 days prior to the race, otherwise you and your ex will be running together and rekindling the flame. Please note, if you do swap batches illegally, your time will reflect as a DNF. DNF means no Discovery points, no cool strava comments or kudos and no result in the official lists.
Is there a penalty for not completing a challenge?
DAMN RIGHT! WHEN WE SAY JUMP, YOU SAY HOW HIGH? WHEN WE SAY RUN, YOU SAY HOW FAST? You didnt enter this race to skip challenges, get on with it tough stuff or take the penalty.
Winners must be present for prize giving to qualify for prizes.
Can I enter on the day?
Sadly not, entries are online only for us to provide a better service.
If we missed something, drop us a line or two, say hi and tell us how we can help you...