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MiWay Wally Hayward Marathon

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Date: 01 May 2017
Time: 06h30
Organisers: Alpha Centurion Runners & Walkers (ACRW)
Distance: 42.2; 21.1; 10; 4.9
Province: Gauteng North
Start: Lewende Woord Church
Riverview Road - 2nd Gate
Clubview, Centurion
Finish: Lewend Woord Kerk
Parking area
Clubview
Race Changes 06 Mar 2017
  Start Venue changed changed from Lewend Woord Kerk Riverview Road - 2nd Gate Clubview, Centurion to Lewende Woord Church Riverview Road - 2nd Gate Clubview, Centurion.
Start Venue changed changed from Lewend Woord Kerk Roverview & Lyttleton Roads Clubview, Centurion to Lewend Woord Kerk Riverview Road - 2nd Gate Clubview, Centurion.
Start Venue changed changed from to Lewend Woord Kerk Parking area Clubview.
Primary Contact Mobile changed changed from 076-5948906 (08h00 to 18h00) to 082-9226817 (08h00 to 18h00).
Start Venue changed changed from Zwartkops High School cnr Old Johannesburg & Mopanie Roads Bronberrick to .
Start Venue changed changed from to Lewend Woord Kerk Roverview & Lyttleton Roads Centurion.
Start Venue changed changed from Lewend Woord Kerk Roverview & Lyttleton Roads Centurion to Lewend Woord Kerk Roverview & Lyttleton Roads Clubview, Centurion.
Race Date changed changed from 01/01/2017 to 01/05/2017.
 
Enquiries:
Contact 1: Bert v.d. Raad
(C) 082-9226817 (08h00 to 18h00)
(Email) bp-sunny@mweb.co.za
(Website) www.acrw.co.za

Contact 2: Jorrie Jordaan
(C) 082-3764865
 
Entry Details:
Pre-entry Closing Date: 24 April 2017
Entries open 01 January 2017 - Enter at www.active.com or scan the QR code. Pre-entries are accepted at all Gauteng Sportsmans Warehouse branches. No faxed entries are accepted. Late entries are accepted the evening before the race, at the start venue, between 10h00 and 16h00. Late entries for all distances are also accepted at the start from 04h15. Entries close 20 minutes before each race. Blind runners and Great Grand Masters enjoy free entry for all races.
Walkers are Welcome
 
Route Description:
Difficulty Rating: 1. Route Type: Lap
The marathon is two laps of the half marathon route. It is a fast and furious race that is arguably the easiest route you can hope for in any marathon. Beware however of the sting in the tail now named ‘Hakkin Hill’. All three events start at the main entrance to the school in Mopanie Road.

From the gun there is an easy downhill canter turning left into Blackwood and over the Hennops where there is a gentle climb up to Jean Avenue. Turn into Clubview and the route goes past the Alpha Centurion Clubhouse, left into Aberdeen and right into Ashwood where the sun will make its presence known on lap two.

Turning right into Wierda Road the slow and poisonous climb over the highway makes its unwelcome presence felt, especially on the second lap. If you find this climb tough, do not enter for Comrades.

Once over the bridge there is welcome relief along Hans Strydom; there are numerous speed bumps along this stretch so watch your footing. Onward to Botha Avenue which runs through shady Doringkloof, on to Von Willich and past the Centurion Mall. The end is drawing near once you are under the highway where the route makes its final left-turn into Witstinkhout. When you reach Blackwood either climb to the finish or repeat the whole exercise for the marathon. Remember to save a little energy for ‘Hakkin Hill’ at the end or disappointment may await you.

The 10 kilometre race is a flat and easy route through Bronberrick, Hennopspark and Clubview. Beware: the infamous ‘Hakkin Hill’ has been written into the script of this race as well.

Wally Hayward Half Marathon
 
Prizes and Give-Aways:
Giveaways: On line entries ONLY to receive a virtual goodie bag filled with e-vouchers and many more give-aways and purchase your t-shirt at a discounted price. Limited stock only. T-shirts for sale on race day at full price.
 
Course Records:
Name Time Year
Men
Women
 
Editor's Notes:
The Wally Hayward Marathon has been consistently ranked in a number of our surveys as a well organised and well presented event. This historic race will be run for the 41st time in 2017. This will be the ninth time the event is held as a memorial run. It is a tribute to a great runner and a great man, Wally Hayward. With the combined size of the field, which exceeded 9,500, early arrival at the venue is essential. A family dog walk in aid of the SPCA will start at 17h00.
Finishers: 11000 Time Limit: 05:30
 
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