Sportsmans Warehouse Winelands Marathon 2019

This is Helderberg’s showpiece, run on a beautiful undulating route through the winelands of Stellenbosch and Somerset West.

42.2km Run

Start 05h30

Cut Off 11h30

21.1km Run

Start time: 05h50

Cut Off Time: 09h20

Start and Finish

Eikestad Primary School

Prize Giving

Prize Giving will take place between 11:30 and 12:00


The Sportsmans Warehouse Winelands Marathon is run in accordance with the rules of ASA and WPA.

Age Limit

The Sportsmans Warehouse Winelands Marathon and Half Marathon are open to all licensed and non-licensed runners of 20 years and older for the marathon and 16 years and older for the half marathon on race day.

Licenced Runners

One race number (bib) will be issued. Registered athletes must wear their ASA licenses on front and back of their vest. The race number must be worn on the front of the vest, partially covering the ASA license, so that the ASA license sponsor remains visible. Temporary licensed runners must wear the race number on the front of their vest and the temporary license on the back.

Temporary Licenced Runners

Temporary licenses are available at R70 for the 42.2km and R60 for the 21.1km.
Temporary licensed participants are eligible for age category prizes provided they enter the relevant age group, wear the appropriate age tags and provide proof of age.
Unlicensed runners must wear plain clothes (no advertising permitted). Licensed athletes to wear club colours.

Temporary license holders when registering must complete and hand in the tear off strip from the number in order to be eligible to compete.

Personal Seconding

Personal seconding is not permitted, except at official refreshment stations. Private vehicles are requested not to follow the athletes on the route.

Age Category Prizes

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.
Proof of age is required for category prizes.
Age category tags must be worn (front and back) and visible for the entire race to be eligible for any age category prize.

Race Numbers

No swopping of race numbers or disposable chips as these are linked to your name and finishing time and may result in your disqualification

Each race distance has a different race number range and colour with your data captured electronically. Do not transfer between races without notifying
the race organisers.

Foreign Athletes

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.


Kilometre markers will be placed at each kilometre mark.

Refreshments stations will be situated approximately every 3km.

Toilets will be available at the start and finish.

Parking is available at the finish.

Tog Bags

There will be tog bag facilities. Bags dropped off at runners’ own risk and must be collected by 13h00 on race day.


Do not litter. Dispose of sachets and cups responsibly by using the boxes provided or carrying them to the finish. Report offenders to the referees. #RunClean.
We are trying to offset our environmental footprint and encourage runners to support the #ICarryMyOwn campaign. We will have water available at every water station for you to refill your cup/bottle but ONLY EVERY 2nd WATER TABLE WILL HAVE SACHETS.
Remember to #RunGreen #RunClean #IcarryMyOwn
Coke and water will be available at the finish.
The use of music players with headphones is not allowed and may result in disqualification.

Sportsmans Warehouse Rondebosch

Friday 8th November 2019 10:00 – 18:00

Sportsmans Warehouse Tygervalley

Friday 8th November 2019 10:00 – 18:00

Sportsmans Warehouse Somerset West

Friday 8th November 2019 10:00 – 18:00

Sportsmans Warehouse Stellenbosch

Friday 8th November 2019 10:00 – 18:00

All entrants will receive a confirmation email when their entry has been processed (if an email address is provided).
Prior to number collection you will receive an SMS indicating your race number and number collection venue you selected on your entry form.
Please bring proof of payment of your entry, email confirmation or SMS confirmation with you to the number collection on Friday 8 November 2019 from 10:00 – 18:00.

Enter online at Should you have any enquiries about entering online, please contact Top Events on (021) 511 7130 or email Closing date for online entries and payment is midnight on 31 October 2019. Please note if payment is not received within 72
hours of entry, your entry will be removed from the system and you will have to enter again.
Complete your entry form and fax it along with your deposit slip to (021) 510 7230. Closing date for fax entries is 31 October 2019.
Hand deliver your entry form and cash to a cashier at any of the Sportsmans Warehouse stores listed 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 is
31 October 2019.
In-Store entries can be done at:
• Sportsmans Warehouse Somerset West
• Sportsmans Warehouse Tygervalley
• Sportsmans Warehouse Rondebosch
• Sportsmans Warehouse Stellenbosch
• Please note, the indemnity section needs to be signed in order for your entry to be processed.
• Entry fees are non-refundable.
• No upgrades, downgrades and/or substitutions will be allowed at number collection or after 31 October 2019.


42.2km                     R171.50

21.1km Run             R121.50

Temporary Licence:

42.2km                     R70.00

21.1km Run             R60.00


T-shirt                       R215.00

A 14 % service fee is charged when entering online

42.2 km Start

21.1 km Start

Eikestad Primary School

Eikestad Primary School

Distance For Difference (D4D), is a registered non-profit organisation which, over the last thirteen years, made a significant contribution towards the wellbeing of children, be it through children’s charities or individual children in need.  We use sport to generate funds for distribution to various organisations involved in caring for children. Firstly, we raise funds through individual athletes who find sponsors for every km they run, cycle or swim during a year through training or participating in specific events, e.g. the Comrades Marathon, the Absa Cape Epic, IRONMAN, The Cape Town Cycle Tour, etc. Secondly, we host two fundraising events – the bi-annual Gratitude Run and THE500. Over the past thirteen years, we’ve raised and distributed more than R6 million. Some of our beneficiaries include Kingdom Kids, Little Angels, Sylvia Foster Home, Tzadokah Foster Home, Ubuntu, just to name a few.  We are indeed blessed to bless others.

NPO registration number: 182-816

PBO registration number: 930018736

Telephone 021-852-4854 / 082 415 5595






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Prize giving for the half marathon will take place at the Eikestad Primary School and start between 09:30 and 10:00.
Prize giving for the marathon will take place at the Eikestad Primary School and start between 11.30 and 12:00.
Category winners will receive their prizes followed by the lucky draws.
Participants must be present with their race number to claim prizes in the lucky draw.


Your timing chip will be placed on your race number. The race number must be worn on the front of your vest and visible at the finish line. There is a foam strip on the back of the race number. Please do not remove the timing chip and foam strip from the race number. Doing so will result in NO finish time. For safety and timing purposes, ONLY the person assigned to this race number may use it.

T-shirt sizes:

  • Small (51cm)
  • Medium (53cm)
  • Large (56cm)
  • Xtra Large (60cm)
  • Xtra Xtra Large (64cm)

The following awards will be handed out as runners who qualify for these prizes finish the race:
• Permanent numbers for a 10th run; Unique “Wingerdstompie” trophies after 15 completed runs and Double laurel permanent numbers after 20 completed runs.
• Entrants who have completed 9 Winelands marathons and will qualify for a permanent number, must please indicate as such on the entry form.
The following awards will be awarded at prizegiving:
• Permanent numbers for winning one of the categories (open, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+) for a 3rd time, Unique “Wynvat” trophies after 25 completed runs, Triple laurel permanent numbers after 30 completed runs and a special unique trophy after 40 completed runs.”

The fun run is an open event for licensed and unlicensed athletes. Children under 9 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The start will be at 06:30 at Eikestad Primary School. For safety reasons young competitors are requested to start near the back. Entries at R20.00 each are taken on the morning of the run from 05:00. The time limit is 1 hour and all finishers will receive a medal. No dogs allowed.

This is a #CarryMyOwn race. Bring your own reusable water bottle or cup to refill at our water tables en route.

We are trying to offset our environmental footprint and encourage runners to support the #ICarryMyOwn campaign. We will have water available at every
water station for you to refill your cup/bottle but ONLY EVERY 2nd WATER TABLE WILL HAVE SACHETS.

Parking is provided for 1200 vehicles at various venues in close proximity to the race venue. Security officials are on hand, and endeavour to keep the vehicles as safe as possible. However, runners making use of these parking facilities must ensure that they do not leave any valuable items or personal belongings in their vehicles. Parking marshals are on hand to direct race participants to these parking venues. Please obey and respect these parking marshals. Their assistance is invaluable in ensuring that all participants arrive at the race venue on time. Runners are requested to provide adequate time en route to the race to ensure that they arrive on time for the start of the event. Please note that the owners of vehicles that park illegally, will be held liable by the local Traffic Officials.

The use of compression garments has been fairly popular amongst marathon and ultra-marathon runners over the last few years, but not much research has been done to determine whether this practise is beneficial or not. Recently, a Masters student in the UCT Division of Exercise Science & Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy, conducted a detailed study as to the effectiveness of lower limb compression (compression socks) in runners participating in the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. In this study, no differences were observed in performance between those runners who wore compression socks, compared to those who did not. This was true for overall race time, as well as when comparing the last 14km to each runners’ first 42km ie compression socks did not help in the last 14km, either. There were also no differences reported in fatigue, either during the race, immediately on completion, or on post-race recovery. These findings were supported by sophisticated imaging techniques of the muscle that were performed prior to and after the race, which also showed no differences. However, the calf muscle, which is the muscle that will be affected by compression socks, is not the muscle in which most runners experience most fatigue and post-race soreness. It is the quadriceps (thigh) muscle in which the majority of runners experience soreness and fatigue. We are therefore  conducting further research work on compression garments, specifically compression of the thigh. The organisers of the Winelands Marathon have kindly agreed to assist with our research by alerting runners entering the race of the study so that they may contact the researchers if interested in participating, and have offered to make an area available at the finish to conduct some basic post-race measurements. These measurements will not take much time and are not “invasive”.

Runners who are interested in taking part in the research will be assigned to one of two groups: One who will run the race wearing upper limb compression shorts, and one who will run without compression. However, both groups will be supplied with compression garments. Both male and female runners who are 20 to 45, running the full marathon,  and who have run at least one marathon in the previous 18 months will be invited to contact the researchers with a view to participating.

Please contact Top Events if you would like to participate in this research study.

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