Adventure Events

25th National Business Relay Challenge

The National Business Challenge Relay Offers You A National Sporting Chance.
By Entering A Team In One Or More Events, You Will Not Only Be Promoting Health And Physical Fitness, But A Sense Of Pride And Achievement In Your Organisation.

Event Date: 01st Oct 2016
Province: Gauteng North
Online Entry Start Date: 05th Jul 2016
Online Entry End Date: 14th Sep 2016
Contact: National Business Challenge Relay Head Office
Contact Number: 087 097 0011 /

Distance & Entry Fee

Pre Entries(Closing 14 Sep 2016):
42.2km Running Teams Relay - R 490,00
21.1km Walking Teams Relay - R 490,00

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Venue: Rietondale Park, Rietondale, Pretoria

Start Time: 06:00

Entry Fee:
Before 1st September R490
Until 14th September R564
T-shirts: R68

Collecting of Race Packs:
The race pack consists of race numbers, race baton, limited. Sash [for walkers] and final instructions.
Team captains must collect their team race packs and commemorative t-shirts [if ordered] as follows:
Venue: Magnolia Road Runners Club Cnr. Middle & Dey Streets, Nieuw Muckleneuk
Date: Tuesday 27th September 2016
Time: 11:00 - 16:00

Start and Finish:
The relay will start and finish at Rietondale Park, Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale, Pretoria.

Changeover Points:
The same changeover, located adjacent to the venue, (Rietondale Hockey Fields) will be used throughout the relay.

Running Teams: Teams consist of six employees / runners each running a different leg of + - 7km.
Walking Teams: Teams consist of three employees / walkers, each walking leg of + - 7km

Awards Ceremony:
This will take place between 10.30 and 11.30 at the venue.

Exciting entertainment will be provided during the day.

Hospitality Sites:
A number of packages are available. Refer to the Hospitality Reservations Booking Form for detail. E-Mail:

Official team and individual are available four days after the event at &

Gold: To all category winners
Silver: First 10 running teams / First 10 walking teams.
Bronze: All other teams finishing race

Various Lucky Draws
All Teams will receive the following between 19th &  23rd September:
Confirmation letter of entry received
Route map
Confirmation of hospitality site and site number (if applicable)

Photographs (New)
Upload low res race images directly to your Facebook page after the event has taken place. See and share your images via your Facebook page, by logging on to the Jetline Action Photo website. click on the Pretoria Business Challenge Relay link provided and register for this service. Images Images are supplied with compliments of Jetline and Sportsvendo

Fast food and refreshments will be on sale.

Kiddies entertainment.

Don’t forget your ‘after-event function’ and branding of it.
Hospitality sites are reserved for teams and supporters to relax after the relay.

Route Information

Course and Distance
The distance of the course for running teams is a standard 42.2km marathon and for walking teams it will be 21.1km.
The route is divided into six legs for running teams and three legs for walking teams.
The distance of each leg is ±7km.

General Information
Team Categories for Corporate Teams:

Participants compete in four basic categories: men, women, veterans and mixed teams. Men: All team members must be men and older than 20 years.Women: All team members must be woman and older than 20 years. Mixed (walking): Any combination of men and women older than 20 years. Mixed (running): A minimum of two woman older than 20 years. Veteran: All members over the age of 40 years, any combination of men and women.

Teams consist of six /three members, each competing in one leg. A team member can, however, participate in more than one team, as long as he/she competes in one leg per team.

All six /three team members must belong to the same organisation. Each team member must be a bona fide employee/employer, and must have been working at least three months prior to the date of the race for the organisation they are representing.

Organisations with less than ten employees participating in the corporate categories are entitled to join forces with another organisation in the same trade, also employing not more than ten people, in order to make up a team. In this case the name of the organisation that has the most participants in the team must be indicated on the entry form

Corporate Categories:
All teams must qualify in terms of the business categories listed on the entry form. Organisations (listed or not listed on the JSE) must enter the categories applicable to the nature of their business and not individual departments or job functions.

The category, Education is for employees of educational institutions and not for students/scholars.

School, University/College Categories:
All scholars & students in teams must belong to the same school, university/college and must be between 9 years & 20 years old. All six /three members must enter either as boys/girls or men/women. No mixed category.

Open Categories:
Open categories are for non-corporate teams such as sports clubs, business clients, churches, family and friends.

Participants compete in the three basic categories: Men, women and mixed teams. Rule 1.1 applies to the composition of these three categories.

Other Rules
Race numbers, baton with timing chip/sash
All teams will receive a race pack containing race numbers and a baton with timing chip/sash at registration (refer to information). Runners and walkers will wear the race number on the front of their vests/T-shirts. The person running/walking the first leg must start with the baton/sash. The baton/sash is then passed on to the next team members after every leg at the changeover. Teams not finishing with the baton/sash and correct coloured race number will be disqualified. NO CHIP NO RESULT.

Team colours:  Teams are encouraged to wear the colours of their organisation.

Seconding:  Under no circumstances will seconding be allowed. Refreshment station(s) will be available along the route and at the changeover point.

Team changes:  The race coordinators must be notified in writing or by fax (not by telephone) of any team changes before 22ndSeptember 2016.

Cut-off time: The cut-off time for running and walking teams is 11:00.

Organisers’ rights:  The organisers reserve the right to return any entry not in keeping with the spirit of the race. The decision of the organisers will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. The event will continue regardless of weather conditions. In the unlikely event of the race not continuing(due to a natural or other disaster, or for safety reasons), no refunds will be payable.

Medical advice:  It is the responsibility of each participant to ensure that he/she is medically fit to participate (run/walk) and to consult a doctor before training for and participating in the race.

Additional rules:
Members of running teams may walk, BUT members of walking teams MAY NOT run.
Walking teams will participate under general rules of the road walking and running teams under general rules of road running. It is each participant’s responsibility to be acquainted with these rules.
The event is organised in cooperation with AGN.

087 097 0011

Indemnity Disclaimer
All Participants agree to and hereby bind themselves to the following indemnity:
All team members participate at their own risk and indemnify the organisers, producers,
sponsors, national and provincial sports bodies of any claims which might arise.
Last update on this event: 18/08/2016
Event added: 18/08/2016
General Event Details
Saturday, 01 October 2016
Gauteng Province, Pretoria
Map of Event Start