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RAC CITY LODGE TOUGH ONE 32 KM & ASICS FIVE
DATE 25 November 2018
TIME 06h00
ORGANISERS Rand Athletic Club
DISTANCE 32km, 5km
PROVINCE Gauteng
START VENUE Old Parktonian Club,Jan Smuts Avenue,Craighall
PRIMARY CONTACT
NAME Vreni Welch
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EMAIL vreni@iafrica.com
FAX 011-4425561
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WORK NUMBER 011-4428256
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RAC CITY LODGE TOUGH ONE 32 KM & ASICS FIVE

ENTRY DETAILS



Pre-entries are accepted up to 10 days before the race. Late entries are accepted at the start from 05h00. Race numbers will be handed out the Saturday before the race as well as at the start. For the sake of convenience, numbers are sorted in alphabetical order by club. Race numbers are not posted but you will be sent an acknowledgement card if you pre-entered. Blind runners and participants 70 years and older enjoy free entry. Grand Masters, from 60 to 69-years-old pay a nominal fee.




RAC CITY LODGE TOUGH ONE 32 KM & ASICS FIVE

DIRECTIONS

Race Start Coordinates: -26.109213397372418, 28.01963210105896 

Race Finish Coordinates: None

RAC CITY LODGE TOUGH ONE 32 KM & ASICS FIVE

THE RUN


This is a route that is true to its name - tough, undulating and hilly. You start up Jan Smuts Avenue towards Randburg. This means two big climbs in the first 1.5 kilometres. Now for the first respite: a one kilometre drop down Republic Road to Brightwater Commons before a testing 800 metre section to Malibongwe Drive where you turn right. Use the next two kilometres of steady downhill along Malibongwe to catch your breath.  As you cross the highway enjoy the last 500 metres of downhill before the two kilometre slog to Northgate. There is a flat section to the 11 kilometre mark at Ferreira’s Corner before turning right into Witkoppen Road with its brutal downhill to the bottom of Johannesburg North.

The race may well start after the 18 kilometre mark where there is a steady three kilometre climb through Douglasdale near the Bryanston Country Club. Forget the six monsters you have already climbed. They were just to soften you up for the journey to St Stithians School. There is slight relief as you run down Republic Road and into William Nicol before the last slog along St Andrews Road after the 28-kilometre marker. After this there is a relatively flat section as you make your way along Waterfall Avenue into Athol Avenue and the sharp right into Jan Smuts Avenue. Turn right into Old Parks and all that is left is the last 400 metres around the top cricket field, down the straight dip, arms in the air!




PRIZES AND GIVE-AWAYS

Cash prizes go to the first 20 men, 10 women and 10 Veterans. There are cash incentives for performance times. Gold medals go to all men finishing within 02:00, as well as women and Veterans finishing within 02:15. The new ICON medal, the Fordyce Laxton Mamabolo medal, goes to Senior Men finishing between 02:15 and 03:00, and to ladies and Veterans with a finishing time between 02:30 and 03:00. Bronze medals go to all other finishers from 03:00 onwards. Depending on the sponsor, the organisers usually hand out a useful running gift to the first 2,000 pre-entries.



FACILITES

RAC arranges a product fair to coincide with the Saturday and Sunday of the race. The intention is to create a flea market atmosphere for those wishing to sell their wares to runners. It is at this race that the first copies of the new edition of the Runners' Guide are sold - so get your copy early. You can buy light meals on race day. This race is popular and parking may be a problem so arrive early.

RAC CITY LODGE TOUGH ONE 32 KM & ASICS FIVE

MEDIA RELEASE
Race Name Release Date Media Release
RAC CITY LODGE TOUGH ONE 32 KM & ASICS FIVE

ORGANISER
NAME Rand Athletic Club
PROVINCE Central Gauteng
EMAIL vreni@iafrica.com
WEBSITE www.rac.co.za
ADDRESS PO Box 41293 Craighall

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RACES BY THIS CLUB
TYPE PROVINCE RACE DATE VENUE CONTACT NUMBER
Gauteng RAC The Sweat Shop/Asics 10 km 19 May 2019 Old Parktonian Sports Club Jan Smuts Avenue Bordeaux Race Organiser
Gauteng RAC City Lodge Tough One 32 km & Asics Five 24 November 2019 Old Parktonian Club Jan Smuts Avenue Craighall Vreni Welch
RAC CITY LODGE TOUGH ONE 32 KM & ASICS FIVE

EDITORS NOTES



EDITORS NOTES

The RAC Tough One has been consistently ranked in a number of our surveys as a well organised and well presented event. Without fail this event achieves a high level of organisation, from an orderly start venue to well-appointed watering tables and a finish with the vibe of a big race. It is a good way to round off a year of running. This race will be run for the 45th time in 2018. The Asics Five is an official race and starts at 06h30. There are cash prizes for the first five finishers in each category from under-19 to Veterans. This is a great race for both beginners and top track athletes.



Time Limit: 04:30

Finishers: 3300

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