Dis-Chem HALF Marathon – 2020

January 12, 2020

January 12, 2020

6:00 To 9:00

Virgin Active Bedfordview, Van Buuren Road, Bedfordview, Germiston

5km - R60
21km - R140 to R250
Temp License - R35


December 1, 2019

Dis-Chem 21km Rules

  1. NO CHIP – NO RESULTS (21km only).
  2. The race is held under the rules of ASA and CGA.
  3. All athletes participate at their own risk & acknowledge by entering the event that they are medically fit to participate. All athletes must supply the name and contact number of their next of kin during the entry process.
  4. The minimum age for entry is 16 years old on race day
  5. No littering on route and anyone found to be littering may be disqualified.
  6. All athletes must wear the event race number provided on the front of their vests and must ensure the title sponsor on the provincial licence is clearly visible.
  7. Licenced athletes must:
    – belong to a club affiliated to ASA
    – wear their club colours
    – wear their 2018 licence number on the front & back of their vests or purchase a temporary license
  8. Licenced athletes not wearing their club colours may face disqualification.
  9. Unlicenced athletes must buy a temporary licence at registration and wear plain clothing with the temporary license on the back of their vests.
  10. Numerical age category ID tags must be visible on both front and back of athletes competing for category prizes.
  11. Proof of age to be produced on request on Race Day and prize money may be withheld until all necessary details are verified.
  12. Athletes indemnify national, provincial and regional bodies, sponsors and organisers of the race against all and any actions of whatsoever nature that may occur during the race.
  13. No seconding or bicycles are allowed along the route. Ample refreshment stations are provided.
  14. No blades, cycles, scooters or mechanically operated devices.
  15. No 2, 3 or 4 wheel carts/prams which are mechanically or manually operated by participants, or wheelchair athletes will be permitted to participate without special permission from the race organiser. All such participants must start at the back of the field.
  16. No animals/pets are allowed to participate.
  17. No refunds.
  18. We regret that athletes are not allowed to participate with pets.
  19. Foreign athletes must provide a clearance letter from their country of origin in the event of their winning a prize. This is in compliance with the IAAF & ASA rule 142.2 and 4.2.
  20. Foreign athletes are not allowed to run with an ASA Provincial licence and are required to purchase a temporary licence or face disqualification. (Refer to IAAF rule 4.)
  21. Foreign athletes are not allowed to run in club colours unless such club exists in their country of origin or they are in possession of a refugee status permit or are naturalised citizens of RSA. (Refer to IAAF rule 4.)
  22. The official cut-off time is 09:30 (both 21km and 5km), whereafter all marshals & officials will be withdrawn from the course.
  23. No entries on Race Day.
  24. No duplicate of lost numbers will be issued.
  25. No Goodie Bags or T-Shirts will be distributed on the day of the event.
  26. If an athlete can’t participate, they may allow another athlete to use their number, but must provide a letter confirming the substitution, as well as a copy of their ID. An admin fee of R50 is charged for substitutions, to be paid in cash. Substitutions can only be made at registration (excluding race morning) using the original race number.
  27. No earphones allowed and contravention of IAAF rule 144.2b, may lead to disqualification.
  28. It’s illegal to run with another athlete’s race number and all athletes found to be contravention of this rule will be reported to CGA and their respective club.
  29. No athlete may participate in our race without buying an official entry and if found in contravention of this rule will be liable for all late entry penalties with habitual offenders will be reported to CGA and their respective club.
  30. All instructions from traffic & race officials/marshals must be obeyed at all times.
  31. The race organiser retains the right to refuse entry and eject persons under the influence of drugs or alcohol, who are disorderly, or engage in inappropriate behaviour, vandalism or evade paying for admission.
  32. Objections must be lodged within 30 minutes before or after prize giving, in writing’ to the chief referee accompanied by R500.00 which is refundable should the appeal be upheld.

5km FUN DASH rules

  1. All athletes must enter & wear the race number provided on the front of their vests.
  2. The minimum age allowed to enter is 9 years old on race day.
  3. Athletes participate at their own risk.
  4. No seconding or bicycles are allowed along the route.
  5. We will provide a refreshment station along the route.
  6. No blades, cycles, scooters or mechanically operated devices.
  7. No refunds.
  8. We regret that athletes are not allowed to participate with pets.
  9. No goodie bag & race T-Shirt.
  10. Have fun !!

Event Description

The Dis-Chem HALF Marathon takes place on the 12th of January 2020, from Virgin Active Club (Bedfordview). Distance options: 5km fun run & 21.1km.

Distance & Entry Fee:
5km Dash – R60
21.1km (Entry fee includes Race Entry, Goodie Bag & Technical T-Shirt )

6000 On-line Entries
Standard R190 | Juniors & Grand Masters R140 (01/09/2019 until 01/12/2019)
Standard R250 | Juniors & Grand Masters R250 (02/12/2019 until 08/12/2019)

500 Late On-line Entries
Standard R250 | Juniors & Grand Masters R250

Standard R220 | Juniors & Grand Masters R140
ChampionChip R150 (new purchases only)
ChampionChip single Use chip R50
Temporary licence numbers R35
(Medals for sale on race day R20)

Venue: Bedfordview Virgin Active Club, 101 Van Buuren Road, Bedfordview

Start Time:
21.1km – 6:00 am
5km Dash – 6:30 am

Cut Off Time: 9:30 am


It does not matter where you requested to register, you can go to any registration point:
All entrants MUST register before the event, and collect their race numbers and goodie bags:

Dis-Chem Nicolway – Thursday 09 January 2020 – 09:30 to 17:00
Dis-Chem Park Meadows (opposite Eastgate) – Friday 10 January 2020 – 09:30 to 17:00
Virgin Active Bedfordview – Saturday 11 January 2020 – 09:30 to 15:30
Virgin Active Bedfordview – Sunday 12 January 2020, Before event from 05:00
(No Goodie Bags or T-shirts will be handed out on Race Day) 

Race number confirmation and some form of identification (ID, Drivers, copy of ID) must be presented by the collecting party.


Results: www.dischem21.co.za (available at the latest, 10 days after the race)


Bedfordview Athletic Club

How to Enter?

Pre-entries: www.championchip.co.za or www.dischem21.co.za. This event is strictly pre-entry. Entries are limited to 6,500 entrants. Blind runners and Grand Masters qualify for a reduced entry fee.

Closing date for 21.1km entries: 1 December 2019 (or when 6 500 entries have been received)

ENTRIES for 5km: Saturday 11 January between 09:30 and 15:30 at Virgin Active Bedfordview (race venue) and Sunday 12 January from 05:00 at Virgin Active

Contact Information


Visited 6460 times, 1 Visit today

Add a Review

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Related Event

Every year cyclists stream to Breerivier to participate in the Fine Breede MTB and this year, we’ve included a new trail run for the novice runners.   This… Read more…

Houtkapper Trail Run | Knysna - 2018

Quinta da Montanha, Rheenendal, South Africa

No late entries – pre-entries only Online info: Please see the official site for more details. Read more…

Merrell Autumn Night Run Series Cape Town #2 - 2020

Simon's Restaurant, Groot Constantia Road, Cape Town, South Africa

The 2nd leg of the Merrell Autumn Night Run Series (powered by Black Diamond) – Cape Town takes place on the 1st of April 2020. Read more…