ROAD CLOSURES, PARKING AND GETTING TO THE START

1. Please buy your parking at Expo. Expo and Race Registration take place at SUN EXHIBITS, GRANDWEST, 1 JAKES GERWEL DRIVE, GOODWOOD. 2. Familiarise yourself with all ROAD CLOSURES 3. Study the parking locations and how-to-get-to-the-start info. Conquer the Current!

PARKING | HOW TO GET TO THE START | ROAD CLOSURES
Route Info

Route Info

Ultra Marathon

Ultra Marathon

Here are your physio and medical points along the route:

 

WHEREDISTANCE (km)AVAILABLE
1.Steenberg
Open Area on the left Cnr Main & Steenberg Roads
11.4 kmsMedical Post with Nursing Sisters and Physiotherapists
2.Noordhoek
Main Road Noordhoek Opp Disaster Management
28.0 kmMedical Post with Nursing Sisters and Physiotherapists
3.Chapmans Peak Chapman’s Peak Drive 200m past the Peak (Car Park)33.5 kmMedical Post with Nursing Sisters and Physiotherapists
4.Hout Bay
Car Park Opp Simply Asia Main road Hout Bay
38.5 kmMedical Post with Nursing Sisters and Physiotherapists
5.Hout Bay
Opposite Four Seasons Guest House After 42.2Km RHS
42.4 kmMedical Post with Nursing Sisters and Physiotherapists
6.Constantia Nek
Top of Constantia Nek
46.1 kmMedical Post with Nursing Sisters and Physiotherapists
7.Cecelia Forest
Parking Area
48.8 kmMedical Post with Nursing Sisters and Physiotherapists
8.Kirstenbosch
Service Entrance Before Main Gate Kirstenbosch
51.6 kmMedical Post with Nursing Sisters and Physiotherapists
9.Newlands Forest
After Entrance to Newlands Forest Fire Station
53.5 kmMedical Post with Nursing Sisters and Physiotherapists
10.UCTFinishMedical tent (medical
centre with emergency medicine,
Sports Science Institute doctors,
nursing sisters and physios)

 

Medical

There is a full support team on hand to deal with any emergency that may occur. EMS crews are patrolling the route to deal with any major problems, supported by response vehicles, pickup vehicles and radio marshals to monitor your progress during the race. In the event of a problem on the route, you will soon see the EMS crew arriving to assist. We have a fleet of vehicles that patrol the route to assist those who are unable to complete the race and ensure they are returned to UCT safely

The Information Centre will have information on runners admitted to the medical tent, or transferred to a hospital in the area. Families will not be allowed into the medical tent, as the medical team need the space to deal with the patients requiring treatment. There are a team of physiotherapists and first aiders to sooth those aching muscles at the Physio tent at the finish. Please feel free to visit the tent and have a welcome massage after your finish. The medical team are on hand for your safety – please enjoy the race, and we hope we do not have to see you!

Hints and Tips

If in any doubt about your health, consult your personal doctor before the race. If you have had influenza or Diarrhoea in the week before the race:

PLEASE visit your doctor or the race doctor before running. Don’t take a chance with your health!

IMPORTANT! Ensure your medical details on the Race Admin System are up to date – this could save your life!

Watch your fluid intake. Ensure you drink enough while running “drink to your thirst”, and keep cool if it is a hot day.

Avoid discomfort by putting plasters on nipples, and Vaseline on areas that chafe BEFORE the race.

Painkillers are NOT available during the race, for your own safety.

Analgesics such as Panado/Nurofen can cause serious complications such as dehydration, and can even lead to renal failure. We recommend you do not take any painkillers prior to or during the race, for your own safety.

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