27 for Freedom 2017

11 February, Saturday

27km, 10km, Freedom Route 5km, Running, Correctional Services, Top Events

All the events start in front of the statue of Nelson Mandela at the beginning of his `walk to freedom‘ on February 13th, 1990 and progress through a scenic route that passes the Madiba House, the prison. The 27 km route continues through the adjacent wine farms to finish on the sports arena near the entrance. But 27 for Freedom is more than a running event. It is an experience everyone should participate in at least once in their life time. It is a historic, yet fun-filled, family day of reflection, celebration and nation building for the tens of thousands that will participate from across the sports, social, business and political landscape. It contributes directly to the preservation and promotion of the Nelson Mandela legacy and the historic `right of passage’ that his walk to freedom represent to current and future generations of South Africans and all freedom loving people.


General Information

ENTRIES:
1. ONLINE
Enter online at www.27ForFreedom.co.za / www.topevents.co.za (should you have any enquiries about entering online, please contact
Top Events on (021) 511 7130 or email info@topevents.co.za. Closing date for online entries, is midnight on Sunday 5th February 2017.
Please note if payment is not received within 7 days of entry, your entry will be deleted.
2. FAX
Complete your entry form and fax it along with your deposit slip to (021)510 7230. Closing date for fax entries is 29th January 2017.
3. INSTORE ENTRIES
Hand deliver your entry form and cash to a cashier in any of the Sportsmans Warehouse stores marked below. You will receive two till slips, one to be stapled onto your entry form and the other serves as proof of your entry. Please bring this with you to number collection. Closing date for in-store entries 29th January 2017.
o Sportsmans Warehouse Canal Walk
o Sportsmans Warehouse Rondebosch
o Sportsmans Warehouse Sea Point
o Sportsmans Warehouse Somerset Mall
o Sportsmans Warehouse Tokai
o Sportsmans Warehouse Tygervalley
o Sportsmans Warehouse West Coast
o 3@1 Store in Paarl Shopping Mall – Place your completed entry form and cash in an envelope and drop it in the metal box in the 3@1 Store.
4. ENTRY FEES ARE NON REFUNDALE AND WILL BE DONATED TO CHARITY.
5. NO ENTRIES WILL BE TAKEN ON RACE DAY EXCEPT FOR THE FREEDOM ROUTE 5KM FUN RUN/WALK AND NAPPY DASH.

CONFIRMATION
1. Fax, in-store and online entries will receive a confirmation email (if an email address is provided by you.)
2. Prior to number collection you will receive a sms indicating your race number and number collection venue you selected on your entry form.
3. Please bring proof of your entry, email confirmation or sms confirmation with you to number collection on Friday 10th February 2017
10h00 – 17h00 at the store you selected on your entry form.

CHIP TIMING INFO:

1. 1 x Top Events Disposable Timing chips will be placed on the front of your race number and the foam will be placed on the back of your race number.
2. PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE THESE. IF YOU DO YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE AN OFFICIAL TIME.
3. The strip is to prevent water and body fluids from affecting the chip signal. Please do not bend or fold your race number for this could affect the antennae and also the signal capability of the chip. There will be a results/photo look up area once you have exited the finish tunnels.
4. For all results or result queries please visit www.topevents.co.za or call (021) 511 7130 or email timing@topevents.co.za

START TIMES & CUT OFF TIMES:
1. 27KM……..06:30 & 10:00
2. 10KM……..07:00 & 10:00
3. Freedom Route Walk/Run (5km)……..09:00 & 10:00
4. 50m Toddlers………………………………………10:00

Number Collection Points

1. Number collection for fax, in-store and online entries will take place on Friday 10th February 2017 from 10h00-17h00 at the following venues:
• Sportsmans Warehouse Rondebosch
• Sportsmans Warehouse Tygervalley
• Sportsmans Warehouse Somerset West
• DCS Paarl
2. NO NUMBER COLLECTION WILL TAKE PLACE ON RACE DAY.
3. No upgrades, downgrades or substitutions will be done after the closing date.

Sportsmans Warehouse - Rondebosch   Show details

Contact number:

34 Klipfontein Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700, Cape Town, South Africa

GPS Co-ordinates: -33.955583, 18.491517


Sportsmans Warehouse - Somerset West   Show details

Contact number:

Shop 11a, Somerset Value Mart, Remainder Street, Somerset West, 7130, Cape Town, South Africa

GPS Co-ordinates: -34.084921,18.823868


Sportsmans Warehouse - Tygervalley   Show details

Contact number:

1 Bill Bezuidenhout Avenue, Tyger Valley, 7530, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa

GPS Co-ordinates: -33.877183, 18.633500


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Rules

1. The 27 for Freedom is run in accordance with the rules of ASA and Boland Athletics.
2. The 27 for Freedom 27km and 10km is open to all licenced and non-licenced runners of 15 years and older for the 10km and 20 years and older for the 27km.
3. Licenced runners must wear club colours. Official event race numbers to be worn on the front and a 2017 licence number on the back of the vest.
4. Temporary licences are available at R30 for the 27km and 10km events.
5. Temporary licenced participants are eligible for age category prizes provided they enter the relevant age group, wear the appropriate age tags and provide proof of age.
6. Unlicensed runners must wear plain clothes (no advertising permitted). Official event race number to be worn on the front and the temporary licence number on the back.
7. Personal seconding is not permitted. Private vehicles are requested not to follow the athletes on the route.
8. 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.
9. Athletes competing for a category prize must wear age category tags (on the front and the back).
10. No swopping of race numbers or chips as these are linked to your names and finishing time and may results in disqualification.
11. Juniors must provide proof of age to qualify for prize money.
12. All traffic officers and marshals must be obeyed.
13. Proof of age is required for category prizes.
14. The race organisers reserve the right to accept or reject any entry.
15. Foreign athletes must comply with IAAF rule 4.2 and all relevant race and domestic rules. The athletes must be able to produce the letter from his/her federation permitting participation on race day.
16. Kilometre markers will be placed at each kilometre mark.
17. Refreshments stations will be situated approximately every 3km.
18. Medals will be handed to all finishers.
19. Results will be available on www.27ForFreedom.co.za / www.topevents.co.za.
20. Prize-Giving will take place at 10h30.
21. Toilets will be available at the finish.
22. No ambush marketing.
23. There will be a tog bag facility for use at athlete’s own risk. Cell phones, money and jewellery are not to be left in tog bags. No bag tag, no bag.

Event Details

Date: 11 February, Saturday
Start Time: 6:30am
Entry Closing Date: 05 February, Sunday
Category: Running
Province: Boland
Distance: 27km, 10km, Freedom Route 5km
Start Venue: Victor Verster Prison
Finish Venue: Drakenstein Correctional Facility (Formerly Victor Verster Prison, Paarl)





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