The Only Inner-City Obstacle Race!
12km Obstacle Race
30 Nov 2014
Constitution Hill, 1 Kotze St, JHB
Online Start Date:
12 Nov 2014
Online End Date:
27 Nov 2014
021 408 1228 / 082 717 6627
Single Entry R365
Team Of Two: R620
Team Of Four Private: R1180
Team Of Four Corporat: R1180
12km Obstacle Race
Constitution Hill, Kotze St, JHB
021 408 1228
082 717 6627
What Is Urbanathlon
On 30 November 2014, Men's Health is returning with our URBANATHLON obstacle city race, celebrating the Men's Health work hard, play hard mentality. The URBANATHLON challenges competitors – or more accurately, flat-out dares them – to set new personal standards for what it means to be fit.
Whether you are a weekend warrior or an elite athlete, the URBANATHLON is the ultimate test of endurance, strength, mobility and pure toughness. You can opt for either an individual or team (relay) entry and must specify your choice when you register.
Post race, the excitement continues at the Men's Health URBANATHLON Festival, with DJ sets, food and drink.
The information below will give you an overview of the URBANATHLON 2014 – once you sign up you will receive more information direct to your email in the weeks leading up to the race. *Please note the obstacles and route are subject to change.
What Is The Race Format
The URBANATHLON course is a mix of obstacles and running through the urban city landscape. The course is approximately 11 kilometres long with a number of obstacles arranged throughout. Weather may influence the safety of an obstacle, therefore adverse weather conditions may result in obstacles being removed or replaced. We have placed the obstacles so as to best reduce congestion, but you will be among 2000 other Urbanathletes, so it's possible you may experience some congestion around the more challenging obstacles. If this occurs, we ask you to be patient and, in the spirit of Men's Health, offer help to any fellow Urbanathletes in need of assistance.
Can I Use An iPOD / Other Portable Media Device Durnig The Race
For your own safety, the use of iPods or portable music devices will not be permitted during the race. The obstacles throughout the course involve jumping, crawling and climbing – the risk of snagging headphone cords/dropping devices is high and is likely to result in injury or delays to yourself and other competitors. In addition, this event is being conducted on shared pathways and pavement areas and involves some road crossing. To ensure maximum safety, it will be essential that your hearing is not affected in any way so that you can follow course official and marshal instructions.
How Are The Obstacles Incorporated Into The Race
The course layout will naturally direct you to the obstacle locations. All obstacles must be completed, and your finishing time for the race will include the time it takes you to complete each obstacle.
What Happens If I Can't Complete An Obstacle
Participants who cannot complete an obstacle after two attempts are able to re-join the event. Participants are free to work together to complete any of the obstacles.
Rules And Guidelines
The following rules and guidelines are intended to help the URBANATHLON to run smoothly for all participants.
Urbanathletes must follow all instructions given by the race director, race staff, volunteers, traffic controllers and medical personnel.
Urbanathletes are responsible for ensuring they are physically fit and able to complete the course and all obstacles.
Urbanathletes must wear the Urbanathlon race bib with the number clearly shown on the front. No participant will be allowed to race without an official bib number.
The Urbanathlon course is run through city streets and some of the course will cross traffic and pedestrian areas. Urbanathletes must stay within any course confines to ensure pedestrians and traffic can continue to pass along these sections of the course.
Baby joggers, baby strollers, inline skates, bicycles, skateboards or any other type of wheeled device are strictly prohibited on the course.
Registration is closed when the maximum capacity of 3000 participants per event is reached.
Urbanathletes must show respect to all other participants and members of the public. No pushing or shoving of other race participants will be allowed. Please be careful when overtaking and don't overtake in narrow areas of the course.