2014 Entry Changes
Entry changes including Substitutions
Runners will be able to change their entries – seeding updates, upgrades and substitutions (if all available entries have sold out). These changes can only be done online between 23 January and 19 March 2014 – NO CHANGES whatsoever will be permitted after this date. Please note that NO DOWNGRADES from the Ultra to the Half Marathon will be entertained whatsoever.
Runners who have entered the Half Marathon can upgrade to the Ultra Marathon IF they have qualified and belong to an athletics club. The cost is R180 and can be done by logging into the online system and following the instructions.
It is the runner's responsibility to find a suitable substitute - both if you are not running or want to run.
One can only substitute a runner in the same race – i.e. a Half Marathon South African entrant can only be substituted by a Half Marathon South African that wants to participate .
Please note that substitutions will only be done in the Ultra Marathon if 11 000 entries have been reached. Substitutions will be allowed in the Half Marathon and both the Trail Runs.
The Substitution Process
This process needs to be followed from a medical safety point so as not to invalidate captured data, used by Disaster Management Services on race day. The cost for substitution is R80 and can only be done between 23 January and 19 March. Other costs may apply (cost of an electronic timing chip, temporary licence fee in the Half Marathon, etc.).
The Entered Runner (to be substituted)
Runners who cannot run need to logon into the online system and click on 'manage my entries' and then click on ‘substitute me’. An e-mail with a voucher key will be forwarded to you which you need to give to the person that is taking over your entry. Please note that you are ONLY parting with your entry; the timing chip and T-shirt(s) will be yours to collect. The entry fee of the original entrant will NOT BE REFUNDED under any circumstances.
The New Runner (taking over the entry)
It is incumbent on a runner to find someone that is unable to run in order to take over that person's entry. The entered runner is required to pass on to the new runner a voucher key to enable them in taking over their entry. This is done by logging onto the online system and clicking on ‘Substitution’. After you inserted a valid voucher number, the system will prompt you for your personal and race related information. Please follow the process - you will be prompted for your credit card details to pay the substitution fee of R80 (and any other fees due). Continue until you get to the confirmation screen (which will be followed by a confirmation e-mail).
All rules, terms and conditions that apply for the original race entry also apply for runners that substitute. Runners substituting in order to run the Ultra Marathon must have qualified and belong to an athletics club in order to substitute (if entries sold out).
Seeding updates for both the Half and Ultra Marathon as well as both the Trail Runs are free of charge. Please logon to the online system and update your seeding with the name, date and distance of the race and the time you ran with a website address where we can verify your new time.
These changes can only be done between 23 January and 19 March 2014.
Details for the following year will be officially launched in September 2014.