43rd Medihelp Sunrise Monster – 2020

February 29, 2020

February 29, 2020

6:01 To 10:31

Harlequins Club Pretoria, Totius Street, Pretoria, South Africa

5km - R40* to R50*
10km - R50* to R100*
21.1km - R70* to R150*
32km - R80* to R160*
Temp. License - R40*

082 896 4377


  • The race is held under the rules of ASA and AGN.
  • Athletes participate at their own risk.
  • All athletes must wear their Medihelp race numbers on the front of their running vests, taking care not to obscure the ASA/main sponsor logo on the valid licence number beneath it. Registered athletes must wear their valid licence numbers on the front and the back. Non-registered athletes must purchase a temporary licence in addition to the
    race entry fee and this number must be worn on the back.
  • No licence numbers are required for the 5km fun run (Baby Monster).
  • No age restriction applies for the Baby Monster, but parents entering children take full responsibility for the safety of their children.
  • No athletes under the age of 19 years on the day will be allowed to enter the 32km race. No athletes under the age of 16 years will be allowed to run the 21km race. No athletes under the age of 14 years will be allowed to run the 10km race.
  • An athlete will not be eligible for any age category prizes unless he/she is wearing an official age category tag for the category he/she is competing in, prominently displayed on the front and back of his/her running vest. An athlete may only compete in the age category displayed on his/her vest. Thus, a master athlete will not qualify for any veteran prizes, and a grandmaster will not qualify for any veteran or master prizes. An athlete may, however, decide to enter for a younger age category by wearing the specific age category tag for a specific event. In all races with pre-entries or where different age categories are accepted, athletes must enter for the age category corresponding to the age category tag displayed on his/her running vest. Any athlete who cannot on request produce any acceptable proof of age documents will be afforded three days in which to comply, failing which he/she will be ineligible for any age group prizes.
  • Walkers competing for prizes should have their “W” ID tags prominently displayed on the front and back of their running vests.
  • No iPods, Walkmans or similar listening devices are allowed whilst participating (IAAF Rule).
  • No seconding or bicycles are allowed along the route. Ample refreshment stations are provided.
  • Athletes indemnify the national, provincial and regional bodies, sponsors and organisers of the race against all and any actions of whatever nature that may occur during the race.
  • Proof of age to be produced on race day if requested by a referee.
  • No refunds will be made.
  • In the event of non-participation, an entrant may not allow another runner to use his/her number without prior permission from the race organiser, which permission must be obtained at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Foreign athletes must observe IAAF Rule 4.2.
  • Cut-off time:
    * 32km – 4 hours 30 min (runners and walkers)

    *21km –  3 hours 30 min (runners and walkers)
    * 10km – 2 hours (runners and walkers)
  • Routes not suitable for a wheelchair.
  • Race results will be available on www.raceresults.co.za

All Races:
• Limited free parking at Harlequin Club with security. Tog bag area will be available at own risk. Please note that, although all possible security precautions will be taken, tog bags are kept at the owner’s risk. All participants must comply with security arrangements.
Instructions will be displayed at the tog bag area.
• Netcare 911 will provide medical support en route as well as at the finish.
• Hot and cold refreshments will be on sale.
• Water points will be available approximately every 3km along the route.
• Toilet and shower facilities available.

Route Information
• No iPods, Walkmans or similar listening devices are allowed whilst participating (IAAF Rule).
• No seconding or bicycles are allowed along the route. Ample refreshment stations are provided
• Routes not suitable for a wheelchair.
• Water points will be available approximately every 3km along the route.

Event Description

The event details have not yet been verified with the organizers.

The Medihelp Sunrise Monster takes place on the 29th of February 2020, from  Harlequin Club (Groenkloof, Pretoria). Distance options: 32km, 21.1km, 10km & 5km fun run.

Route Map – 32km   Route Map – 10km

The Medihelp Sunrise Monster is dubbed “the ultimate Comrades conditioner” and is a popular event on runners’ calendars countrywide. The 32 km route passes through 12 picturesque suburbs of Pretoria and seeks out some of the toughest climbs in the area to offer the ultimate running challenge. The event also offers the new 21 km Half Monster, the 10 km Mini Monster and the 5 km Baby Monster fun run/walk.

Distance & Entry Fee
Pre Entries (Closing 26 Feb 2019):
*2019 prices
32km Sunrise Monster – R 160*
32km Sunrise Monster Grand Master (GM) – R 80*
21.1km Half Monster – R150*
21.1km Half Monster Grand Master – R70*
10km Mini Monster – R100*
10km Mini Monster Grand Monster (GM) – R50*
5km Baby Monster – R50*
5km Baby Monster Grand Monster (GM) – R40*
Temp. License – R40*

Venue: Harlequin Club, Totius Street, Groenkloof, Pretoria
GPS: S 25º46.122’ E 28º13.031’

Starting Time:
32km & 21.1km: 06:01 (sunrise)
10km: 06:30
5km: 06:45

Entry Collections:
Online entries can be collected from the following requested pickup points:
Johannesburg: The Sweat Shop, Bedford Arcade, Bedfordview on Thursday 28 February from 11h00 to 18h00.
Pretoria: The Harlequin Club, Totius St, Groenkloof on Friday, 1 March 2019 from 11:00-18:00.

Race Day Entries:
Race day entries accepted from 04:30
Free Entry On Race Eve Or Race Day Only For:
• G & GG Grand Master (70+ & 80+) entrants

Temporary Licence:
R40* For Non Registered Athletes 32km, 21.1km & 10km
No Temporary Licence required for Baby Monster (5km Fun Run)

10km – 08:30
21.1km & 32km – 09:30


Harlequin Harriers

How to Enter?

Online entry HERE  (Online entries close on Tuesday, 19 February 2019).

Running store entries close on Tuesday, 26 February 2019. Entries for all distances available at the Harlequin Club venue on Friday 1 March 2019 from 11h00 to 18h00. A limited number of entries for will be available at the venue from 04h30 on race morning, to specifically cater for ‘out-of-town’ entrants (while stocks last). To download an entry form or to enter online go to www.medihelp.co.za/showcase/events

Store Entries:
Run-a-Way Sport, 302 Freesia St, Lynnwood Ridge, Pretoria (012-361-3733)
The Sweat Shop, South Downs, Centurion (012-665-0048)
The Sweat Shop, Jan Smuts Ave, Dunkeld, Jhb (011-325-2567)
The Sweat Shop, Bedford Arcade, Bedfordview, Jhb (011-450-2421)
The Natural Runner, Old Jhb Road, Centurion Lifestyle Centre (012-030-0136)

Contact Information

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