National Business Challenge Relay
Sat 28 Sep 2019, 06:00 @ Pretoria, Gauteng



Date:28 September 2019
Venue:Rietondale Park,
Rietondale, Pretoria



The relay will start and finish at Rietondale Park, Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale, Pretoria


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


The same changeover, located at the venue will be used throughout the day.


  • Running teams: Teams consist of six employees/ runners each running a different leg of +/- 7km.
  • Walking teams: Teams consist of three employees/ runners each walking a different leg of +/- 7km.


Only the following pre-entries will be accepted:


  • 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 Club, Cnr. Middle & Dey Streets, Nieuw Muckleneuk

Date: 25 September 2019

Time: 11:00 - 17:00


This will take place between 10:30 and 11:30 at the venue.


Exciting entertainment will be provided during the day


A number of packages are available. Refer to the Hospitality Reservations booking Form for detail.


Official team results available 48 hours after event at the following:


MedalsGold:To all category winners

Silver:First 10 running teams

First 10 Walking teams

Bronze:All other teams finishing race


The entry form and hospitality area reservation form can be downloaded at or contact the National Business Challenge Relay Head Office listed under enquiries.

Entries can be Delivered by Hand to:

Sweat Shop: Dunkeld West Centre, cnr Jan Smuts & Bompass Road011 325 2567
Sweat Shop: South Downs Shopping Centre, Centurion012 665 0048
Run-A-Way Sport: 302 Freesia Street, Lynnwoodridge012 361 3733

Sportmans Warehouse:
Woodmead Value Mart - 011 802 8208
Centuriion Value World -012 665 0768
Kolonade Retail Park - 012 548 5131
Atterbury Value Mart -012 991 4296

Order your t-shirt now!

Order specially designed colour printed T-shirts for only R70.00 each and collect at registration.


All Teams will Receive the following between 18 & 20 September 

  • Confirmation letter of entry
  • Route map
  • Confirmation of hospitality site and site number (if applicable)

Fast food and refreshments on sale

Don't forget you 'after-event function' and branding it...

Hospitality sites are reserved for teams and supporters to relax after the relay.


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 that 20 years.

Women:  All team members must be women and older that 20 years.

Mixed (walking): Any combination of men and women older than 20 years.

Mixed (running): A minimum of two women 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 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, Education is for employees of educational institutions and not for students/scholars.

3. School, University/College categories

3.1 All scholars & students in teams must belong to the same school, university/college and must be between 9 years & 20 years old. All six/three members must enter either as boys/girls or men/women. No mixed category.

4. Open categories

4.1 Open categories are for non-corporate teams such as sports clubs, business clients, churches, family and friends.

4.2 Participants compete in the three basic categories: Men, women and mixed teams. 

Rule 1.1 applies to the composition of these three categories.


1. Race numbers, baton with & sash

All teams will receive a race pack containing race numbers, baton & sash (walkers) at registration (refer to information). Runners and walkers must wear the race number on the front of their vests/t-shirts. The person running/walking the first leg must start with the baton/sash. The baton/sash is the passed on to the next team members after every leg at the changeover. Teams not finishing with the baton/sash and correct coloured race number will be disqualified. NO CHIP NO RESULT

2. Team colours

Teams are encouraged to wear the colours of their organisation.

3. Seconding

Under no circumstances will seconding be allowed. Refreshment station(s) will be available along the route and at the venue.

4. Team changes

The race coordinators must be notified by email (not by telephone) of any team changes before 20 September 2019.

5. Cut-off time

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

6. Organiser's rights

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 weather conditions. In the unlikely event of the race not continuing (due to a natural or other disaster, or for the safety reasons), no refunds will be payable.

7. Own risk

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

8. Medical advice

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. Medical service will be provided for participants.

9. Additional rules

9.1 Members of running teams may walk, BUT members of walking teams MAY NOT run.

9.2 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.


National Business Challenge Relay Head Office

Tel: 087 097 0011 email: [email protected]


More information:

Team information
This event supports team entries for certain classes. Team sizes range from 3 - 6 participants per team.
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Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time 3 person team (pp) 6 person team (pp)
Running 42.2 km 06:00 - R 96.67 + 5.56
Walking 21.1 km 06:00 R 193.33 + 11.12 -

Event location
Rietondale Park, Pretoria

Route information
Coordinates -25.731294195841, 28.220876594162
Address Rietondale Park
City Pretoria
Province Gauteng