1 August 2021 to 31 August 2021

The Waterfall City Half Marathon is an inclusive, sociable, and socially conscious run.

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Important Information

Race Theme 

Your Club colours if applicable  and a touch of colour

E.g. Tutus, socks, buffs etc. in the colours of your supported and/or favourite charity beneficiary of WCAC.

 

  • 1 August (All beneficiaries – Orange, White, Blue and Pink)
  • 7 August (GBV InHerHonour – Orange)
  • 14 August (Development Team – White)
  • 21 August (Elite Team – Blue)
  • 28 August (Botshabelo – Pink)

Race distance and Entry Fees

21km safe and pleasant route for good times, with 10km and 5km option. 1 route for the whole month

  • 21km – R130
  • 10km – R100
  • 5km – R50

Race Timing and Results

Runners will have to time themselves using their watches, phones etc. and submit/upload their results on the Finishtime website.

View Finishtime Results

This is a CGA approved race. No running licence required when running the hybrid event.

Race Support and Facilities

There will be water refill stations and refreshment stations along the route on Sunday 1 August 2021 and all Saturdays in August between 6am and 10am

Please Note: The physical run and race support will only happen provided the lockdown regulations allow and it is safe to do so.

Race Rules

Familiarise yourself with the race rules

Start Venue and Time

The Waterfall City Half Marathon is Hybrid Race which means it can be run both virtually any day during August 2021 or from Waterfall Park at Mall of Africa  on specific set dates in August 2021 provided the lockdown regulations allow and it is site to do so. 

Start Venue: Run from anywhere within lockdown regulations or join us at Waterfall Park  Mall of Africa on Sunday 1 August 2021 and /or Saturday 07, 14, 21 and 28 August 2021.

Start Time: 

Virtual: Run anytime within lockdown regulations.

Physical: Between 6am and 11am, if starting at Waterfall Park Mall of Africa on Sunday 1 August 2021 and Saturday 07, 14, 21 and 28 August 2021 provided the lockdown regulations allow and it is safe to do.

 

For race related queries please contact:

Thabiso Mavuso or Batsi Manzi on
communications@waterfallcity.co.za

There will be prizes during the month of August for the following categories:

  • Best Dressed Runner
  • WCAC Spirit Award
  • Most represented Running Club
  • Random selection prizes to be given away to participants (all entries are eligible)

 

Medals to all pre-entries.

Limited edition free T-shirts for the first 200 entries (21km only), and on a paid for basis thereafter.

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Panamor Gel goodie bags for the first 200 entries.

Medals and T-Shirts can be collected at the following venues:

  • Waterfall Park at Mall of Africa on Sunday 1 August 2021 and Saturday 07, 14, 21 and 28 August 2021 between 5:30am and 10am.
  • ASICS Shop Canal Walk, between 11th and 25th September 2021.
  • Promenade South Beach, Durban, on Saturday 11th and 18th September 2021 between 10am and 12pm.

 

WCAC adheres to strict Covid-19 safety protocols at all its events.

Participants will be scanned for temperature and sanitised at the start of the race and will be required to wear a buff or facemask at the start and finish of the race.

There will be sanitisers at the water and refreshments stations.

 

Waterfall City Half Marathon – Charity Beneficiaries

In recognising its responsibility to create economic, social and environmental value for its sponsors and communities around it, the club continues to uphold its social investment tradition through raising funds for its charities, development and elite teams. To this effect, the club is in the process of establishing the WCAC Foundation in order to propel the club’s work in this regard.

 

The club subsidises all expenditures relating to assisting the elite and development teams in the form of training, nutritional requirements, race registration fees, transportation costs, training and competition apparel etc. The costs of running the elite and development teams are currently funded by the membership fees collected from the members, sponsorships and donations.

Botshabelo Children’s Home
Botshabelo Children’s Home: Botshabelo is a multi-faceted charity organization based in Midrand, which helps orphaned and abandoned children. The club has collaborated up with Botshabelo Children’s home and the partnership has yielded tremendous support for the children’s home. The previous two collaborations raised R21 200 for the home, which greatly assisted them in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The WCAC Development Team
The WCAC Development Team: This initiative is an incubation hub for a group of 20  young men and women from Kwa Thema township. These youngsters have exceptional running potential. WCAC is extremely passionate about giving back to the community and views the development team as an essential part of the club – providing the squad with kit, coaching and lifestyle support, as well as facilitating their participation in various events and competitions. The development team athletes have represented the club at various CGA events in multiple disciplines such as cross-country, track and field etc.
The WCAC Elite Team
The WCAC Elite Team: Whilst WCAC is predominantly a social club, which caters for the general health and fitness needs of runners of all fitness levels, the club is passionate about helping all its members reach their full potential.  This extends to talented elite runners and aspiring elite runners who are in need of support and opportunities to showcase their talent and realise their dreams of participating at prestigious running events. This team comprises 12 athletes who meet the club’s set and well-defined criteria and who individually have achieved great success in their own right. Amongst the elite athletes of the club is the South African 50km record holder, Jonas Makhele, and Givemore Mudzinganyama who also represented the club at the Nedbank Runified 50km event at Gqeberha in May 2021, alongside Jonas Makhele.
The Fight against GBV
The Fight against Gender Based Violence: In recognizing its responsibility as a community, the club took a decision not to be complicit and adopted a “Zero Tolerance for GBV” policy. To this effect, the club developed a gender based violence policy which aims to: ensure the safety of female runners; provide a safe environment free from harassment and violence for all its members; and create awareness and educate on matters of gender based violence in the broader running community. The club is in the process of identifying local charity organisations – that are involved in the fight against and support for victims of gender based violence – with a view to collaborating with such organisations.

Race Ambassadors

Sam Hlonyana

Sam Hlonyana

Bio

Sam Hlonyana who is known as Sam The Challenger on Social Media has a Tech background and his passion is fuelling people’s growth. This passion has led him to creating the #90DaysWithoutSugar and #FetchYourBody Movements. His main aim is to help people lose weight, build healthy habits and remain consistent in making health a lifestyle. The movement has impacted more than 10k to change their eating habits and get more active through walking, running and home workouts.  He has also published his “The Life After Dieting” Book in 2019. Sam’s ultimate vision is to help 1 million people defeat sugar addictions and build healthy habits one live at a time.

Thabile Mathe

Thabile Mathe

Bio

Comrades Mama received this title after motivating and mentoring hundreds of runners to complete the gruelling Comrades Marathon. She holds a Comrades green number, has represented South Africa at various international events Berlin and London marathon where she proudly displays her South African and Comrades credentials. She is a well-known bus driver for finishers on some of the toughest and longest runs and was invited again to be an international bus driver for the 2020 London and Berlin Marathon, with a potential to also pace the Chicago Marathon for the first time, which unfortunately did not proceed due to Covid. She started the Couch to Marathon group which has nurtured many new runners to achieve their dream of running their first marathons. You will often hear Comrades Mama before you see her. Don’t be misled by her small size, she is strong, knows all about how to train, and how to strategise for the race and will pull no punches in telling you exactly how it can be done. She is a proud new member of the Waterfall City Athletics Club and an advocate for women’s safety and full recognition.

Jonas Makhele

Jonas Makhele

Bio

Jonas Makhele joined the WCAC Elite Team in 2021, and immediately made a name for himself and the club when he went on to become South Africa’s 50km record holder in a time of 2.42.13, making him the second fastest person over this distance in world history. Rumour (from his manager and former club chair Kenneth Lethole) has it, that Jonas’ incredible accomplishment would not have been possible, had it not been for the mandatory pre-race pap – which they fortunately managed to secure from Nando’s who specially prepared four side portions for him the night before the race. Despite Jonas’ remarkable achievements – he boasts a 2.16.22 marathon time, and an incredible 1.06 21km time – he is an incredibly humble person, who works relentlessly at his training. Prior to his 50km record-setting event, he had not competed in any of the major long distances races and was an unknown factor. This has certainly changed, and Jonas Makhele will not be a name easily ignored in the future.

Bruce Fordyce

Bruce Fordyce

Bio

Bruce Fordyce is probably best known for having won South Africa’s Comrades marathon 9 times. During that winning streak he set 5 new Comrades marathon course records. He has run 30 Comrades marathons to date. In addition, Bruce has won numerous other marathons including the famous London to Brighton 3 times. In the 1983 London to Brighton he set a World 50 mile/80 kilometres record of 4 hours, 50 minutes and 21 seconds. That record stood for over 36 years. He won the World 100 kilometres challenge race in Stellenbosch in 1989 where he set a new World record of 6 hours and 25 minutes. In 1997 he was awarded a State President’s gold award for sport from Nelson Mandela. Bruce has written several books for runners and particularly for Comrades marathon runners but “Winged Messenger’ is his first guide written specifically for Comrades novices.

Bruce lives at home in Parktown Johannesburg at high altitude with his family. He still runs regularly though now with a dodgy knee. He estimates he has run well over 200000 kilometres.

Most recently Bruce launched the parkrun concept in Southern Africa which has grown to nearly 200 Saturday morning 5km free timed runs and over 1 million registered members.

Givemore Mudzinganyama

Givemore Mudzinganyama

Bio

Givemore Mudzinganyama boasts a 29.26 10km, 1.05 half marathon and 2.18.47 marathon time. This humble man hails from Zimbabwe, but has lived and trained in South Africa since 2009. He now regards Johannesburg as his home. His running success can be attributed to pure talent, consistency in his training (he clocks a weekly mileage of 150km – 160km), and most importantly his desire to provide a good life for his family. He is a father of two and shares his passion for running with his wife, Nobukhosi Tshuma, a top class runner in her own right. Givemore trains as part of the Ramala Zoo Lake group, and despite his preference for the marathon distance, he achieved a remarkable 2:50:03 at the recent world record 50km attempt. This is no small feat, considering he was not training for the ultra marathon distance! He works for Asics and moved to Waterfall City Athletics Club in 2021 not only as a result of some persistent efforts by club members to entice him over, but also out of a desire to meet and run with others in the area.

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