SABS Jacaranda City Challenge

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Date: 14 October 2017
Time: 05h45
Organisers: Agape Athletic Club
Distance: 42.2; 21.1; 10; 5;
Province: Gauteng North
Start: SABS
1 Dr Lategan Road
Groenkloof Pretoria
Race Changes 21 Jul 2017
  Race Date changed changed from 01/01/2017 to 14/10/2017.
Contact 1: Marieta Bortoli
(W) 012-4283747
(H) 012-3312089
(F) 012-4282731
(C) 082-4667031

Contact 2: Kobus Stander
(C) 082-6886697
Entry Details:
Pre-entry Closing Date: 04 October 2017
Pre-entries are accepted at Run-A-Way Sport, Running Inn and The Sweat Shop. Late entries are accepted at the start from 04h30. Blind runners and Grand Masters enjoy a reduced entry fee.
Route Description:
Difficulty Rating: 4. Route Type: Circular
The marathon is made up of two laps of the half marathon route. You may be lulled into a false sense of security when you start this race as you head out into Sunnyside and onward to Hatfield for the going is relatively easy. Enjoy the rustic atmosphere of old world charm in one of Pretoria’s oldest neighbourhoods. Before you have even hit the five-kilometre marker you will begin to feel the bite that lies in this route, brace yourself for the hard work goes on for over ten kilometres. Look well on this section of the route as you pull through Brooklyn for you shall meet this stretch again in the crucial stages of the marathon.

It is not all bad news however; the finish is a comfortable two kilometre downhill canter to the end. Knowing the route ahead of you is sometimes an advantage, many times a disadvantage. On the second lap you know that the hard yards will be played out on the testing part of the route so take it easy on the first lap. You also know the last stretch is relatively easy but there is also a story to tell. There is an 800 metre sting as you take the final turn from Florence Ribeiro into Totius, it is felt on the first lap and it becomes the devil on the second. (Profile and route by kind courtesy of Lennard van Wyk.)

Jacaranda City Challenge
Prizes and Give-Aways:
The first three finishers and all category winners get gold medals. All finishers within the time limit get silver and all other finishers get bronze.
Course Records:
Name Time Year
Editor's Notes:
Walkers are welcome to participate in the half marathon and time limits have been generously adjusted to accommodate. Wheel chair athletes may enter the 10- and five kilometre events. The Agape Running Club aims to present the race in a Christian spirit and some of the water points are characterised by gospel music and verses.
Finishers: 7000 Time Limit: 05:30
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