The 2024 Century City Express with Discovery Vitality and 5km Fun Run

Century City’s biggest event of the year is around the corner, commencing with the Century City Express with Discovery Vitality and 5km Fun Run on Saturday, 2 March 2024 from 7:00.

Here is all you need to know about the races and how you can enter.  Don’t delay! The entries close on Wednesday, 21 February 2024.

START TIMES

10km   07:00

5km     07:10

START AND FINISH

START VENUE: Century Way, Century City

FINISH VENUE: Central Park, Century City

NUMBER COLLECTION

Number collection will take place on Thursday, 29 February, and Friday 1 March 2024 from 10:00 to 18:00 at the following Sportsman Warehouse stores:

  • Rondebosch
  • Tygervalley
  • Canal Walk
  • V&A Waterfront
  • Somerset West
  • Paarl

ENTRY FEES

  • 10km Senior Licensed athletes R120.00 including timing chip.
  • 10km Junior Licensed athletes R90.00 including timing chip.
  • 10km Senior Unlicensed athletes R170.00 includes temporary license.
  • 10km Junior Unlicensed athletes R120.00 includes temporary license.
  • 5km Fun run R90.00 (no license required). Social walkers welcome. Walkers to start at the back and to keep to the side of the road.

HOW TO ENTER

Enter here: https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Event.aspx?itemid=1539276564

Online entries close on Wednesday, 21 February 2024.

No Entries on the day.

DISCOVER VITALITY POINTS

Discovery Vitality will be allocating Vitality Points to entrants based on a certified finishing time, namely 600 Vitality Points for the 10km and 300 Vitality Points for the 5km. Plus, 500 additional Vitality points for any race you enter and complete because we’re still so happy to be running in person with you!

 

CARRY YOUR OWN

This is a carry-your-own water event. There will be three water refill stations where cups will be provided. Coca-Cola and water will be available at the end.  Water will NOT be provided in sachets.

 

ENTRY RULES

  1. The race is run according to the rules of ASA & WPA.
  2. Runners must obey traffic officers, race marshals, race officials at all times.
  3. Nobody under the age of 14 years may participate in the 10km Run.
  4. No personal seconding permitted except at official refreshment stations.
  5. The time limit is 2 hours for the 10km.
  6. Licensed runners should run in club colours and a license valid for 2024 must be worn on the front and back of the vest. Unlicenced runners must purchase a temporary license which is to be worn on the back of the vest. Temporary license holders, when collecting their numbers, must complete and hand in the tear-off strip from the number in order to be eligible to participate.
  7. Age category tags must be worn (front and back) and visible for the entire race to be eligible for any age category prize including Juniors. One race number (bib) will be issued. Registered athletes must wear their ASA licences on the front and back of their vest. The race number must be worn on the front of the vest, partially covering the ASA licence, so that the ASA licence sponsor remains visible. Temporary licenced runners must wear the race number on the front of their vest and the temporary licence on the back.
  8. Temporary licensed runners to wear plain clothing, no advertising.
  9. The use of music players with headphones is not allowed and may result in disqualification.
  10. Do not litter. Dispose of any refuse or cups responsibly using the boxes provided or carry them to the finish. Report offenders to the referees.
  11. There will be two water refill stations for the 10km and 1 water refill station for the 5km, where cups will be provided. Coca-Cola and water will be available at the end. Water will NOT be provided in sachets.
  12. Participants in this event do so at their own risk and release and discharge the organisers, sponsors, provincial and national Athletics bodies, and all persons assisting in staging the event from any responsibility, liability or costs relating to any injury, loss, or damage of whatever nature, however caused, arising directly or indirectly from their participation in the event.
  13. Detailed rules are available on wpa.org.za or on request from the organisers or the WPA office.
  14. Wheelchair athletes must please contact the organisers, support@finishtime.co.za, timeously to discuss arrangements for their participation.

PRIZE GIVING AND PRIZES    

  1. In addition to Overall (Open) prizes, participants will only be eligible for an age category prize in the age category they enter. Corresponding numerical age category tags must be worn on the front and back of their Club vest. Participants may enter the age category corresponding to their chronological age or any younger category down to senior.
  2. Temporary licensed participants are eligible for age category prizes provided they enter the relevant age group, wear the appropriate age tags, and provide proof of age.
  3. Juniors born 2004 or after, must display age tags “J” to qualify for age group prizes.
  1. Prize Giving will start at 08:30
  2. There will be no lucky draw for the 5km.

 

Prizes for 10km Male & Female

 

1st Prize

2nd Prize

3rd Prize

Open

R10 000 +
 R2 000 Canal Walk Voucher

R1 500 +
 R1 500 Canal Walk Voucher

R1 000 +
 R1 000 Canal Walk Voucher

Junior

R700

R500 Canal Walk Voucher

R300 Canal Walk Voucher

40-49

R800

R600

R400

50-59

R800

R600

R400 Canal Walk Voucher

60-69

R800

R600

R400 Canal Walk Voucher

70 +

R800

R600

R300 Canal Walk Voucher

FINISH TIME COMPULSORY DISPOSABLE TIMING CHIP

Your Timing chip will be placed on the front of your race num­ber. The race number must be worn on the front of your vest and visible at the finish line. There is a foam backing on the back of the race number. Please do not remove the timing chip and foam strip from the race num­ber – doing so will result in NO finish time. For safety and timing purposes, ONLY the person assigned to this race number may use it.

 

For all results or result queries please email: support@finishtime.co.za

For more information on Discovery Vitality visit: www.discovery.co.za/vitality/runseries

Online results including finishers certificate visit: www.finishtime.co.za

 

ROUTE MAP

Please keep an eye on our social media channels and website for the route map, which will be confirmed closer to the time.

 

ENQUIRIES

For any enquiries pre-race, e-mail support@finishtime.co.za