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June 16 Uprising Race

Race Rules

1. The event is held under the rules of CGA and ASA, and any regulations of the race.
2. All participants do so at their own risk, and that they acknowledge by entering the event that they are medically fit to do so.
3. Licensed athlets must wear club colours and their valid licence number back and front, on the upper body of the
vest or backpacks and the issued race number worn in front of the vest without covering the sponsors name.
4. 2024 Licensed athletes not wearing club colours will be disqualified should they win the race or
qualified for prizes.
5. Temporary licensed athletes must wear plain vest/shirt and the issued temporary license at the back of their
vest, and race number in front.
6. Athletes competing for category prizes must wear visible age tags on the front and back of their running vest.
7. Foreign athletes (International) are not allowed to run with ASA provincial license, and are required to
purchase a temporary license or face discalification.
8. Foreign athletes (International) 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 naturalized citizens of RSA.
8. Minimum age for 5kms (Fun Race) is 9 years old and 16 years old for the 16 kms Race.
9. Medals will be handed out to all participants.
10. Prize giving will be done at 10h30am at the finish point.
11. Proof of age for category prize winners is required and must be presented to the chief referee.
12. No blades, cyclists or mechanically operated devices will be allowed in the race. Only athletes with impairments (wheelchair, blind or deaf) may register and notify the race organizer. All such participants must start at the
back of the field.
13. No animals/pets are allowed to participate.
14. All instructions from traffic officers, marshals and race officials must be obeyed at all times.
15. No refunds In the event the race has to be postponed/cancelled for reasons beyond the race
organizers control, 50% entry fee will be retained for the next date or race.
15. No earphones – contravention of this rule may lead to disqualfication.
16. Club gazebos are allowed.
17. Parking will be available at the venue. Marshals will be clearly identifiable, please adhere to their guidance to
ensure a smooth flow of traffic and parking at the designated areas.

Race Rules

All clubs holding events in CGA must adhere to the following race rules:

  1. The event is held under the rules of ASA and CGA.
  2. Athletes indemnify the national, provincial and regional bodies, sponsors and organizers of the race against any or all actions of whatsoever nature, whatever the same may arise out of their participation in the race.
  3. All athletes participate at their own risk. Athletes 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 on both the race number and entry form.
  4. Licensed athletes must wear club colours and their 2023 license number back and front, on the upper body of the garment and the issued race number worn on the front of vest without concealing the sponsors names. Licensed athletes who do not wear their 2023 license numbers must purchase a temporary license on the day or face disqualification.
  5. Temporary licensed athletes to wear plain clothing with the issued temporary license on the back of their vest.
  6. Athletes competing for category prizes must wear clearly visible age tags of the appropriate size, on the back and front of their running vest.
  7. No seconding allowed.
  8. International Athletes must provide a clearance letter (from their country of origin) to the organizers and chief referee prior to the start of the event. Prizes will be withheld if this rule is not adhered to.
  9. Walkers competing for Walkers prizes (if any) must wear Walker tags on the front and back of their running vest and adhere to IAAF rule 230.
  10. No blades, cyclists or mechanically operated devices allowed in the race
  11. No 2, 3 or 4 wheel carts/prams which are mechanically or manually operated by participants, or wheelchairs athletes will be permitted to participate without special permission has been granted from the race organiser. All such participants MUST start at the back of the field.
  12. No animals/pets are allowed to participate.
  13. Only South African athletes are eligible for team prizes. The domicile rule applies.
  14. All instructions from traffic and race officials must be obeyed at all times.
  15. Proof of age for prize winners is required and must be presented to the referees before prize giving. Prizes will be withheld until all the necessary details of the winners are confirmed.
  16. Only those who have completed all the information required in the race entry/number are eligible for prizes.
  17. No refunds.
  18. No earphones, iPods and the like allowed and contravention of IAAF rule 144.2b, may lead to disqualification.
  19. Athletes may not run with another athlete’s race number unless by prior arrangement with the race organizer.
  20. The race organizer 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.
  21. Athletes who participate without buying a race entry will be disqualified, will not be entitled to any benefits associated with the race and will be liable for a double entry fee charge. Habitual offenders (those who regularly participate without purchasing a race entry) will be called to a CGA disciplinary.
  22. Licenced athletes not wearing club colours may face disqualification.
  23. Littering is not allowed. Athletes are to dispose of any litter in appropriate bins. Athletes can be disqualified if they litter.
  24. Objections/disputes must be lodged within 30 minutes before and after prize giving in writing to the chief referee accompanied by R500.00 which is refundable if the appeal is upheld.
  25. No athletes should be denied his prize money if he/she has entered a race, and allowed to start without an electronic chip, providing that the referees have spotted him/her at each and every check point. This implies that the athlete has ran the entire race and won fairly.
  26. Foreign athletes are not allowed to run with a ASA Provincial license and are required to purchase a temporary license or face disqualification.
  27. Foreign athletes are not allowed to run in club colours unless such club exist in their country of origin or they are in possession of a refugee status permit or are naturalized citizens of RSA.

 

Fun Race Rules:

  1. Fun Races are open to both males & females over the age of 9 years on race day.
  2. No seconding is permitted.
  3. All runners/walkers must obey the marshals and traffic officers at all times.
  4. Refreshments must be available.
  5. Wheelchair athletes are welcome although T and Cs determined by race organizers will apply.
  6. No mechanically operated devices, blades or cyclists allowed for safety reasons.
  7. All fun runs are held under the rules of the A.S.A and C.G.A. Athletes indemnify the national, provincial and regional bodies, sponsors and organizers of the race against any or all actions of whatsoever nature, whatever the same may arise out of their participation in the race.
  8. Participants enter and compete at their own risk.
  9. Participants with prams must start at the back of the field.
  10. The wearing of headphones/earphones is prohibited.
  11. No refunds will be entertained whatsoever.
  12. Athletes must ensure they are medical fit to participate.

 

PHYSICAL ASSISTANCE

  1. Athletes may receive assistance during an event, provided this assistance is not considered excessive and does not give the athlete an unfair advantage over other competitors. Such assistance may range from advice, intermediate times, massaging, changing of shoes, etc.
  2. Practices which are definitely not allowed, include the following:

2.1 Pacing (non-competitive running) which is defined as someone running alongside another competitor, where the pacesetter –

2.1.1 is not a bona fide entrant in the race;

2.1.2 athlete has been lapped

2.1.3 Re-joins the race after having temporarily retired;

2.1.4 does not start with the other athletes (A second may run alongside an athlete for a distance not exceeding 100m – such distance considered being adequate to hand him/her a bottle or sponge and to receive it again.

Apart from the above, no bystander, team manager or any other interested person may run with a competitor for any distance whatsoever.)

2.2 An athlete may not be physically supported by any person, including Medical Personnel or other competitors at any stage during the race.

2.3 Although men and women often run together, technically speaking they are running separate races. A man who is entered in the men’s race but then obviously and intentionally runs with a woman, in order to give her an advantage, is therefore guilty of contravening the pacing rule.

2.4 A decision on whether an athlete was excessively helped or whether assistance given altered the result of the race, rests with the referee and the Jury of Appeal. They may at their discretion, reverse or alter positions or disqualify an athlete. Such action will usually follow an objection.

 

PARKING:

Parking is available at own risk close to thevenue. Marshals will be clearly identifiable soplease adhere to their guidance to ensure thesmooth flow of traffic. Please only park in thedesignated areas.

 

ILLEGAL STIMULANTS:

All participants in road races are subject to the doping regulations as laid down and applied by ASA and the IAAF.

 

CODE CONDUCT:

Licensed athletes shall still be subject to the rules of conduct of Central Gauteng Athletics and Athletics South Africa, while participating in a fun run or in any activity directly related to it.

 

DISCIPLINARY ACTION:

  1. Any athlete, official or administrator, who deliberately contravenes the domestic regulations or constitution of his Club, Province or ASA or brings athletics into disrepute in any other way, will be subject to disciplinary action by his/her club, province or ASA. Such action may take the form of a suspension or a fine or any other form of punishment considered appropriate. The line of appeal against such punishment is through CGA, the ASA Disciplinary Committee and finally the ASA Council.
  1. Any person wilfully competing against a suspended athlete, will be subject to disciplinary action.
  2. Any person, who while suspended, enters or attempts to enter a road race, will be liable for further suspension. No club or member may accept an entry from such a suspended athlete. It is the organizer’s responsibility to ensure that all such suspended, or other unofficial runners, are denied entry to any race under their direct control.
  3. Any disqualification in any event must be reported to the CGA Road Commission for possible further action.
  4. Only the Board of ASA is empowered to restore the amateur status of an athlete. Application for a reinstatement order must be made to CGA. CGA shall enquire into the circumstances and submit an application together with its recommendations to ASA.

 

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