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Choose your adventure

Details

Date : Friday 31 May 2024

Early Bird Entry Fee : R315 (includes merch.)

Team Entry : R1180 team of 4 / R600 team of 2

Distance : 5,5km

Challenges : 28 Challenges (click here to see more)

Start : uShaka Marine World from 18:00

Finish : uShaka Marine World

Number collection : uShaka reception from 16:30

More details

Number Collection : uShaka Marine World

Medals : Medals to all finishers

Timing : Live electronic timing

Batching : Batched event from 17:30

Bag drop : Secure bag drop available @ R20 pp

Secure parking : uShaka Parkade A & B

Swimming : You will get wet, but you don't have to swim

Lifeguarding : Brought to you by NSRI

Batches : Batches leave every 10 minutes from

Single day

Awesome spot prizes up for grabs

Prize money, this is a fun race with no official prize money

Early Bird Entries ltd. to 1st 200 include merch @ R315

Phase Two Entry Fees discounted entry @ R300 no free merch.

Phase Three Entry Fees full price @ R315 no merch.

Categories : Individual | Corporate Team | Schools Team

Batch slots are limited, enter early to secure your batch

Event partners

It's all fun & Games

Durban’s most entertaining night race is back with all the fun, games and adventure you could wish for.

A 5,5km adrenaline packed adventure course through uShaka Marine World and it’s surrounds in the Point Development Area. The course features over 22 challenges along the route and is built with the express goal of enjoying exercise. Dress up, team up and show up for a challege like no other in SA and finish in fine style through the slides and rides of uShaka’s wet & wild!

Let’s light up the beaches, let’s light up the trails and let’s live our best lives.

The event will take place on the 31st of May 2024 at uShaka Marine World at night, the perfect time to shine. The new route will be 5,5km and feature 22 challenges along the way.

 

The essential details

Head lights : This is a night time event and headlights do go a long way in helping you find your way along the course. The course is well marked with reflective signs, but we have to compete with other city signage on route. We highly recommend the use of a headlamp.

About the route : The course changes every year to accommodate urban development and new exciting features. This years course meanders along a 5,5km route in and around uShaka Marine World. The route is only as challenging as you make it by pushing yourself.

Route features : Get ready to get wet and wild with us, the course takes you through heart of uShaka Marine World, the aquarium and Wet & Wild. The race features 5 of the main slides of Wet & Wild. Life guards are provided by the fantastic team at NSRI

Phased entries - book early to take advantage of discounts and of merch.

Phase One - Early bird entries : R315 pp incl. merch / R1180 per team of 4 incl. merch. / R600 per team of 2 incl. merch.

The 1st 200 registrants will be able to choose their merchandise, these consist of branded branded event t shirts. These will be available for collection after your run. They are finishers shirts, so you must earn it by competing. Once the early birds are all claimed, entrants will be able to purchase t - shirts until the 30th of April 2024.

Phase Two - R300 pp / R1120 per team of 4 / R560 per team of 2 (merch. available to pre-order)

Phase Three - R315 pp / R1180 per team of 4 / R600 per team of 2 (merch. closed for production)

team entries

This is not new, but it is the 1st time that we will be racing as many categories. Here are the race categories : -

- Individual
- Corporate team of 4
- School team of 4
- Gees Team of 4 (mates who dig doing things together)
- Team of 2

* Teams must race and finish together. If you want to enter in a group bigger than 4, simply enter into the individual categories as a group.

* School teams need to be 12 years and older to compete in the event.

* The top 3 results from the team will count and teams will be timed on a combined result of their finishers.

RACE MEDALS

Race medals are provided to all finishers.

Merchandise

Rad event merch. available to the first 200 entries with your entry at no cost. Then available at R95 when ordering online. Merchandise will be available for you to collect at the event.

Some of the challenges on route

The 2024 adventure course features more built challenges than ever before, designed for teams and individuals. They are not out there to hurt you, it is after all about the adventure. Do not be afraid to ask for a little help from your team mates or fellow athletes on course. 

BATCH SIZING : 80 PAX PER BATCH LEAVING EVERY 10 – 12 MINUTES

THE POLECAT – PLANK YOUR WAY AT DIFFERENT ANGLES ACROSS 12M OF POLES 1,2M WIDE

HELL ON THE HARBOUR – A COMBINATION OF 4 BUILT OBSTACLES ON DURBAN BEACH, JUST A TIP TO THE LEADERS, YOU WILL NEED TO CLEAR THE WAY FOR THE REST OF THE ATHLETES

WEIGHTED PULL BY ROPE – WE SWITCHED OUT THE CARS FOR WEIGHTS TO ALLEVIATE BOTTLE NECKS

SPIDER WEB – DON’T GET CAUGHT UP AS WE TAKE YOU THROUGH THE A NIGHTMARE MAZE OF ROPES 10M LONG

THE GRIND – PUT THOSE ARMS TO WORK AS YOUR TWIST A POLE ATTACHED TO A ROPE THAT PULLS A TYRE BACK TO YOU

DERAILED – OUR FAVOURITE DOUBLE SET OF HAND RAILS ARE BACK. CLIMB UP ON YOUR ARMS, TAKE YOUR FEET OFF THE GROUND AND SHUFFLE ACROSS 12M OF POLES USING JUST YOUR ARMS

UP AND OVERS – CLIMB UP OVER A 1,8M TALL BEAM, UNDER A 40CM AND BACK OVER A HIGH BEAM AND LOW BEAM AGAIN

DIG IT –  BEFORE YOU MAKE IT UNDER THE NETTED CRAWL, THE LEADERS WILL NEED TO CLEAR THE WAY BY DIGGING OUT A GAP UNDER THE POLES FOR THE REST OF THE FIELD

BAG CARRY – CARRY A FULL BAG OF SAND OVER A SET DISTANCE TO CONE

BLIND MANS BLUFF – FOLLOW A ROPE LINE WITH DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS IN IT ALL THE WHILE BEING BLIND FOLDED WITH OUR SHUT-OUT GOGGLES

BALANCE BEAMS – A SERIES OF BALANCE BEAMS

SEASAW BALANCE BEAMS – BALANCE ACROSS A NARROW SEASAW X 2 OF 3M LONG

SLED PUSH – PUT THOSE ABS AND LEGS TO WORK WITH A 50M NON-WEIGHTED SLED PUSH

INFLATABLES – WHAT IS A COURSE WITHOUT A LITTLE INFLATABLE OR 2

ROPE CLIMB – A 4M HIGH ROPE CLIMB, UP AND DOWN

TUNNEL VISION – A SERIES OF TUNNELS

THE ABYSS – A SMOKE-FILLED TUNNEL WITH LAZERS THROUGH A NARROW ABYSS

uSHAKA MARINE WORLD – A COMBINATION OF 6 SLIDES AND RIDES NEAR THE END OF THE RACE

* Please note that there are additional route challenges included, these are provided by the landscape on route or as we prefer to call it, urban obstacles.

some of the awesome features on the ushaka route

HELL ON THE HARBOUR | DURBAN POINT DEVELOPMENT | NSRI | ROBSONS BREWING CO. | SILVERBACK GYM | USHAKA MARINE WORLD | WET & WILD | USHAKA AQUARIUM


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I need a headlamp for the night races?

It is very highly recommended, preferably something that is waterproof and hardy and can light up around 100 lumens or more. 

Our signs are all reflective, so a headlamp will make them easier to see.

How old do I have to be?

We recommend a minimum age of 12 and that any minors are accompanied by an adult.

The routes are between 5km and 6km long. The distances are manageable for minors, but the challenges are not always.

How fit do I have to be?

You do not have to be the fittest or the fastest, you just need to have a keen sense of adventure. 

If you can manage a 5km – 8km run, you should not have a problem. 

Do I have to complete every challenge?

It is kind of why you signed up right? To challenge yourself? 

We are not slave drivers and we are not going to enforce that you complete every challenge, but at least give it a try.

Can this event be cancelled?

If for any reason beyond our control the event is forced to cancel due to severe weather conditions, pandemic, act of God or insurrection or fires that puts athletes safety at risk, the athletes will not have any claim against the organisers or any of their sponsors of whatsoever nature in these circumstances. Jump City Challenge reserves the right to change the route for inter alia, safety and security reasons without notice. If the Jump City Challenge is cancelled in total as a last resort due to events beyond our control (force majeure) – relating to, inter alia, political turmoil, natural disasters, strikes, protest action or any other major disturbance beyond our control, athletes will have no claim whatsoever including but not limited to a refund against the organisers or any of their sponsors. This will include entry fees and or flights and other expenses. We will do everything in our power to reroute and to run the event in a safe and secure manner should any event of force majeure arise.

Refund policy

I have to pull out for some reason. What is the refund policy? 

Please see our refund tiers and periods below : –

  • Outside of 45 days from the event. 50% refund
  • 45 – 21 days from the event. 25% refund
  • Within 21 days of the event. No refund

You can however sell your entry to somebody wishing to substitute in. You will need to follow our online substitution process. 

Do I need to be able to swim?

No, you do not. You will be able to stand in all the pools on route, we also have the amazing team at NSRI on standby for you at each point you are in the water.

Can I substitute?

We can do online substitutions up until 4 days before the event. To substitute, please follow the online process as we do not handle substitutions manually.

*Please note that we do not substitute within 4 days of the event for safety and legal reasons. All runners who enter with us are protected and indemnified.

Can I change my batch?

All our batches are limited, due to this we cannot allow for any batch changes. 

How hard are the challenges?

We design the challenges so that everybody can complete them. 

The event is actually an adventure course, the challenges we put in are not always conventional OCR challenges. 

I've entered but I am not receiving mails

The internet is not always our friend and we do not have control over where our emails go in your inbox. 

Please check your spam, the mails are most likely there. If this is the case, remember to unflag the emails as not being spam.

How big is a team?

Teams must consist of 4 athletes when entering. If you wish to run as a group of any other number, simply enter an individual batch for you and your crew. 

Timing of the team is based on the collective time of the top 3 runners across the line.

What do we mean when we say series?

If the event is listed as a series, then this means that results from the entire series will count. ie. 2 events. 

If you choose to do just one event, your results will only count for that event. You will not qualify for prizes.

Series prizes are awarded at the end of the series.

Do we go into the ocean?

That is a negative, we do not go into the ocean. 


rACE INFO

Let’s do this thing!

Lace up those shoes, get your dress up on and live your best life this Friday. We cannot wait to see you, but before we do, please take a moment to read through the race information below. If you are the principal registrant, ie. the person who did the registration, please be sure to forward this email to your crew.

1. Viewing your registration
2. Number & T-Shirt Collection
3. Start times and batches
4. Substitutions
5. What to wear and bag drop
6. Where to park
7. Covid – 19 measures
8. Race photos
9. Route & obstacles
10. Route directions & signage
11. Finishers medals
12. Team timing
13. Slides rides and swimming

1. Viewing your registration
If you want to view yours and your teams registration, simply click on the button on the website saying “View my registration”. Substitutions have closed, but more on that later.

2. Number & T-Shirt collection
Number & merch. collection will happen at uShaka Marine World reception area adjacent to Parkade A. You do not need to bring anything with you, just your name and you can collect on behalf of a friend. Teams of 4 can send one member to collect for the full team.

If you ordered a t shirt you will be able to collect it before and after your race from the collection point next to the bag drop and number collection. We unfortunately cannot assist with size swaps.

Please do not print anything, save the trees as we have all your details already. Spectators are welcome to join, but none are permitted into uShaka Marine World. 

Yes, you can collect a friends number for them

No, you do not need to print your proof of registration

You will not be permitted into the start batch without a wrist band

Arrive 45 minutes prior to your start. Please, stick to this to avoid bottle necks at registration. Ie. If you are going off at 7, only collect your number at 18:15

Registration opens from 16:30, we advise that you arrive 45 minutes prior to your start time.

3. Start times and batches
Your start batch is the same as the one you provided to us, please note that you cannot change your batch once you have registered and you will not be permitted to swap batches on the night.

4. Substitutions
Substitutions will close 21st of April 2023

PLEASE KNOW THIS ABOUT SUBSTITUTIONS
Why can somebody not run under your name? When you register for the race, you fall into our race liability and we can take care of you if medical assistance is needed. If you run under alias, by law no assistance can be provided. It is not a risk we and our partners are willing to take.

5. What to wear, bag drop
You will be getting wet, please do not wear any electronic devices (barring a headlamp, most are splash proof these days). No inner ear music devices will be permitted.
Wear something you are comfortable crawling and climbing in. We do have a secure bag drop available for you at R20 per bag, cash only.
We do strongly advise that you wear headlamps as it is dark out there and all our signage is reflective. We have literally stood right next to athletes asking where to go when the sign is right next them. Remember that we have to compete with all venue signage, road signage and other. Headlamps go a very long way in helping you
Bring something warm and dry for after the run, you can always leave it at the bag drop.

6. Where to park

Parkade A at uShaka Marine World, it is a secure guarded parking. uShaka have supplied additional staff to assist in speeding up the exit and entrance on the night.

7. Race photos
This year all proceeds from race images are going towards NSRI. You will be able to buy your race images for R38 on a link we send you. Please support NSRI and purchase your pic if you like it, R38 is not a big amount. We always have athletes emailing us within half a day of the race wanting to see images, being a night race it takes a little longer to edit. Please allow the photographers up to 10 working days to edit the images. We will email all runners the moment the pics are available. Featured images will be posted with partner branding on facebook.

8. Route and Obstacles
This route will be the most exhilarating of all the uShaka events to date, we have new challenges and more slides than ever before. You will be briefed on everything else in your start pen. 

The action on route will really pick up from about half way once we know the batch is well spread out. For your reference on route, that will be around the water point at Durban Brewing Company. If you are looking for the win, save yourself until then.

9. What if you cannot get through a challenge?
1st of all, every critical obstacle has a marshal stationed at. Critical obstacles also come with forfeits if you cannot do them. Very often the forfeit is tougher than the obstacle itself. Please consider other athletes, if you cannot finish a challenge on the 1st attempt kindly step back for others to use it. The very nature of obstacle racing carries with it certain risks. Use the obstacles in the correct manner and you will be fine.

10. Water point
There is a Crampeze Water Point on route. If you decide to stop, please pick up a cup and walk away. DO NOT PLACE YOUR CUP BACK ON THE TABLE AND DO NOT HOVER OVER THE WATER POINT. 

11. Route directions and signage
The route is marked with over 130 signs on it. They are white boards with red arrows, they reflect when a light hits them. That is why we strongly advise the use of a headlamp. Each arrow will point towards where the next is, if you follow this concept you will not get lost. Do not run in the road, stick to the pavement at all times and only cross where there is an official crossing. Do not play follow the leader, the leader could miss a sign and take you off route. Never cross the danger tape, it is there as a barrier not the finish line (seriously, this happens at every single race).

12. Finishers medals
These medals are a very different to what we have done in the past. They are significantly bigger and very very pretty, you even voted for them. These medals also form part of the series medals, there is another piece to them. They will be put over your neck at the finish line. Every finisher will receive a medal. 

This is a fun event and by no means serious. For this event, we have arranged over R8000 in prizes to be randomly handed out by the event MC throughout the night.

13. Team timing
Our team timing is a little different this year, teams consist of 4 members and 2 members. The slowest member of your team with dictate your finish time.

14. Slides rides and swimming
NSRI have your back, rest assured good people. The amazing crew at NSRI will be at every point involving water.

Best of luck with the run, it is going to be a blast