Old Eds Road Race with Discovery Vitality
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 08:00 @ Johannesburg , Gauteng


Old Eds Road Race with Discovery Vitality

Virgin Active Old Eds Sports Club,

Cnr 11th Avenue and 4th Street, Lower Houghton, JHB

21.1km | 10km | 5km

12 August 2018

Get fired up this running season with the Vitality Run Series. Complete four of the most iconic races in Joburg and earn Vitality points PLUS a limited edition medal at each race. This will be the 39th running of the Old Eds Road Race, co-hosted by Morningside Runners and is race 1 of 4 in the Series. Whether you’re a first-timer or an avid runner, you can join in on the action.


DistanceGrandmasterAll other age categories
5km fun runR70R70

Price above excludes entry system service fee.

Free entry for Great Grandmasters and blind runners.

Electronically timed event – all runners will be timed by Time Me (timing chip integrated in race number).


Online (Closing: on 3 August 2018) 


In-store (Closing: 28 July 2018)

The Sweatshop Dunkeld and Old Eds Sports Club

5km Entries will be available from K.E.P.S

No entries will be available on race day


5km – No license necessary

10km – R20

21km – R25


9 August | 12h00 to 18h00

10 August | 12h00 to 18h00

11 August | 09h00 to 18h00

12 August | 06h00 to 07h00

(Number collections close 1hr before start of race)


Substitutions will only be allowed at the Club on 11 August 2018.

R20 substitution fee plus difference in entry cost if increasing the distance only on 11 August 2018.


10km and 21.1km08h00


  •      Secure tog-bag area
  •      Live entertainment
  •      Food and refreshments will be on sale
  •      No braais – catering will be available at the club
  •      Land Rover – Jaguar Exhibition
  •      Kids jumping castle will be available

Get a limited edition Vitality Run Series medal | Make sure you earn all four


Discovery Vitality members receive bonus fitness points for completing the race

Vitality fitness points
5km 800 points
10km 1 100 points
21.1km 2 000 points

Terms, conditions and limits apply


  • Starts at 10h30

21.1km 1 st
2 nd
3 rd
4 th
5 th

Open Men and Women (20-39 years)

 R5 000

R2 500R1000R750R500

Veteran Men and Women  (40-49 years)

 R1 000R750R500

Masters Men and Women (50-59 years)


Grandmaster Men and Women (60+years)


1 st Disabled Runner will receive R750 + the Fred Roos floating trophy

1st Junior Girl and Boy (15-19 years) will receive a R500 voucher

10km 1 st
2 nd
3 rd
4 th
5 th

Open Men and Women (20-39 years)

 R2 000R1 000R500R300R200

Veteran Men and Women (40-49 years)


Masters Men and Women (50-59 years)


Grandmaster Men and Women     (60+ years)


1st Junior Girl and Boy (15-19 years) will receive a R250 voucher


  • Starts at 9h30
  • Prizes to First Boy and First Girl under 13 years of age
  • Lucky draw prizes for all competitors at prize giving, bring your race number!


  • The race is held under the rules of ASA and CGA. 
  • Athletes indemnify the national, provincial and regional bodies, sponsors and organisers of the race against any or all actions of whatsoever nature, whatever the same may arise out of their participation in the race. 
  • All athletes participate at their own risk. Athletes acknowledge that by entering the event they are medically fit to participate.
  •  All athletes must supply the name and contact number of their next of kin on both the race number and entry form. 
  • Licensed athletes must wear club colours and their 2018 license number on the back and front of their vest, with the race number worn on the front of vest. Licensed athletes who do not wear their 2018 license numbers must purchase a temporary license on the day or face disqualification.
  • Temporary licensed athletes must wear plain clothing with the issued temporary license on the back of their vest.
  • Athletes competing for category prizes must wear clearly visible age tags of the appropriate size, on the back and front of their running vest.
  • No seconding allowed.
  • International athletes must provide a clearance letter (from their country of origin) to the organisers and chief referee prior to the start of the event. Prizes will be withheld if this rule is not adhered to.
  • Walkers competing for walkers prizes (if any) must wear walker tags on the front and back of their running vest.
  • No blades, cyclist or mechanically operated devices allowed in the race. 
  • No 2, 3 or 4 wheel carts/prams, which are mechanically or manually operated by participants, or wheelchairs athletes will be permitted to participate without special permission granted by the race organiser. All such participants must start at the back of the field.
  • No animals/pets are allowed to participate.
  • Only South African athletes are eligible for team prizes.
  • The domicilium rule applies.
  • Minimum age for participation: 21.1km | 16 years old and 10km | 15 years old. 
  • Prize winners must present their proof of age to the referees before the prize giving. Prizes will be withheld until all the necessary details of the winners are confirmed.
  • Only those who have completed all the information required in the
    race entry/number are eligible for prizes     
  • No refunds.
  • No earphones, iPods and similar devices are allowed, as they are in contravention of the IAAF rule 144.2b and may lead to disqualification.
  • Athletes may not run with another athlete’s race number unless by prior arrangement has been made with the race organiser.
  • The race organiser retains the right to refuse entry and reject persons under the influence of drugs or alcohol, who are disorderly, or engage in inappropriate behavior, vandalism or evade paying for admission.
  • Athletes who participate without buying a race entry will be disqualified, will not be entitled to any benefits associated with the race and will be liable for a double entry fee charge.
  • Habitual offenders (those who regularly participate without purchasing a race entry) will be called to a CGA disciplinary.
  • Littering is not allowed. Athletes are to dispose of any litter in appropriate bins and can be disqualified if they litter.
  • Cut-off time for all events is 3 hours (11h00).

Electronically timed event – All runners will be timed by TimeMe (timing chip integrated in race number)


By entering the Old Eds Road Race which forms part of the Discovery Vitality Run Series, you agree to share relevant

personal information with Discovery and related third parties.

Discovery Vitality (Pty) Ltd is an authorised financial services provider. Registration number: 1999/007736/07. Limits, terms and conditions apply.

More information: www.oldeds.co.za/AnnualEvents/RoadRace

Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
10km   10 km 08:00 R 126.90
21.1km SOLD OUT   21 km 08:00 R 158.63
5km   5 km 08:15 R 74.03
10km Grand Master SOLD OUT   10 km 08:00 R 74.03
21.1km Grand Master SOLD OUT   21 km 08:00 R 95.18
5km Grand Master SOLD OUT   5 km 08:15 R 74.03
10km Great Grand Master & Blind Runners SOLD OUT   10 km 08:00 R 0.00
21.1km Great Grand Masters & Blind Runners SOLD OUT   21 km 08:00 R 0.00
5km Great Grand Master & Blind Runners SOLD OUT   5 km 08:15 R 0.00

Event location
Old Eds Sports Club, Johannesburg

Route information
Coordinates -26.157965493597, 28.064396520233
Address Virgin Active Old Eds Sports Club, Cnr 11th Avenue and 4th Street, Lower Houghton, JHB
City Johannesburg
Province Gauteng

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