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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.

The Business Challenge Relay provides a relaxing and social environment in which organisations can compete outside the strenuous business environment through multiple entries in the event. The events are open to full-time employees of corporations, government departments, private companies or any other employment organisation where people work together. Each company may enter an unlimited number of teams and everyone is encouraged to participate.

Teamwork has become the central focus in all successful business environments. Without the commitment to achieve mutual goal and objective, even the most dynamic of environments will stagnate. This event is organised to promote company involvement and teamwork in the best spirit of competition. All participants are encouraged to wear their company t-shirt and rally non-competing co-workers to the race site to cheer their team to victory.

Event Date: 04 Oct 2014
Province: Gauteng North
Venue: Rietondale Park, Soutpanesberg Road Rietondale, Pretoria
Online Start Date: 31 Jul 2014
Online End Date: 17 Sep 2014
Contact: National Business Challenge Relay Head Office
Contact Number: 086 0460 906 /


Distance & Entry Fee
Early Bird Entries Before 3rd September
Running Teams: R387.60
Walking Teams: R387.60
Late Entries: Until 17th September
Running Teams: R444.60
Walking Teams: R444.60

Commemorative T-shirts @ R57

Course And Distance
The distance of the course for running teams is a standard 42.2km marathon and for walking 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.

Start Time

Start And Finish
The relay will start and finish at Rietondale Park, Soutpanesberg Road Rietondale, Pretoria

Collection Of Race Packs
• The race pack consists of race numbers, race baton,  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, cnr Middle & Dey Streets, Nieuw Muckleneuk
Date: 29th September 2014
Time: 11:00 - 16:00

All Teams will Receive the following between 17th & 26thSeptember
• Confirmation letter of entry received
• Route map
• Confirmation of hospitality site and site number (if applicable)

Rules For Running & Walking Teams
1. Team Categories for Corporate Teams
1.1 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.
1.2 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.
1.3 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.
1.4 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
2. Corporate Categories
2.1 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.
2.2 The category for educational institutions is for employees of educational institutions and not for students. All students and scholars enter under the open and school categories
3. Open Categories
3.1 Open categories are for non-corporate teams such as sports clubs, business clients, churches, family and friends.
3.2 Participants compete in the three basic categories: Men, women and mixed teams.
Rule 1.1 applies to the composition of these three categories
4. School Categories
4.1 All team members must belong to the same school and must be older than nine years and younger than 20 years. All six / three members must be boys or girls.
5. Additional Rules
5.1 Members of running teams may walk, BUT members of walking teams MAY NOT run.
5.2 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.
5.3 The event is organised in cooperation with AGN.

Other Rules


All teams will receive a race pack containing race numbers and a baton / 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 batan / 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 numbers will be disqualified.

Teams are encouraged to wear the colours of their companies/ organisations.

Under no circumstances will seconding be allowed. Refreshment stations will be available along the route and at the changeover point.

The race co-ordinators must be notified in writing or by fax (not by telephone) of any team changes/category changes before  22nd September 2014.

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

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 wether 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.

All team members participate at their own risk and indemnify the organisers, producers, sponsors, national and provincial sport bodies of any claims which might arise.

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.

General Information
Training programmes available - now every employee can participate
A training programme has been designed by well-known Runner’s World Comrades Marathon coach, Don Oliver. It is aimed at beginners and will ensure that they finish their running or walking leg. To obtain a copy, visit the website
2. Fast food and refreshments on sale
3. Kiddies entertainment
4. Changeover Points
- The same changeover, located adjacant to the venue, (Rietondale Hockey Fields) will be used throughtout the relay
5. Teams:
- Running Teams: Team consist of six employees / runners each running a different leg of + 7km
- Walking Teams: Team consist of Three employees / walkers each walking a different leg of + 7km
6. Entertainment: Exciting entertainment will be provided durning the day
7. Results: Official team are available four days after the event at &

- To all category winners
- First 30 running and walking teams
- To all other teams finishing

Various lucky draw prizes

Awards Ceremony
Will take place between 10:30 and 11:30 at the venue

Hospitality Sites
A limited number of sites are available.
Hospitality Area Reservation

Event Office:
National Business Challenge Relay Head Office
Tel: 086 0460 906
Last update on this event: 13/09/2014
Event added: 13/09/2014
General Event Details
Saturday, 04 October 2014
Gauteng Province, Pretoria
Map of Event Start