Date : Friday 29 July 2022

Entry Fee : R300 pp individual (limited entries)

Team Entry : R270 pp in a team of 4 (limited entries)

Distance : 5,5km

Challenges : 24 Challenges (click here to see more)

Start : uShaka Marine World

Finish : uShaka Marine World

Number collection : uShaka reception from  16:30

Batches : Batches leave every 10 minutes from 18:30


Number Collection : uShaka Marine World

Medals : Medals to all finishers

Timing : Live electronic timing

Batching : Batched event from 18:00

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 18:30


Over R20 000 in prizes up for grabs

Series medals – complete the medal by completing the series

Series event : – 

Jump City uShaka + Stadium Dash Kings Park

Jump City uShaka 29 July 2022

Stadium Dash – Coming October 2022

Categories : Individual | Corporate Team | Schools Team

Find out more, click here

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durbans favourite night race is back

We are back and it's time to glow hard Durban, this years leg of the Jump City Challenge is fully themed in neon.

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 29th of July 2022 at uShaka Marine World at night, the perfect time to shine. The new route will be 5,5km and feature 26 challenges along the way. These challenges are built by Extreme Events and BattleRush (the team that brought you Spartan Challenge).

an event like no other

Starting and finishing at uShaka Marine World, the challenge will now cover 5,5km of action packed racing. The route has been updated to challenge and reward you with bucket loads of fun. Over and above the neon glow theme of the event, this race will be changing the way we have competed in Durban.

Runners can expect to take to the new water based challenges in uShaka Marine World along with "hell on the harbour" 1st, this is a 1 mile beach course before going straight into the depths of uShaka. Here, you will run through the Seaworld Aquarium before taking your 1st splash of the day. The route will then leave uShaka and take you out towards Point Development for a little PT and we will be trying our best to get you lost in our giant maze. It won't be long before we have you venturing back into uShaka for the last 1,8km of slides and rides that are all designed to thrill you just before the finish.

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

Early bird entries : The 1st 200 registrants will be able to choose their merchandise, these consist of branded trucker caps - OR - 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 or trucker caps when entering until the 8th of July 2022.


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

- Individual
- Corporate team of 4
- School team of 4
- Team of 4

There is over R20 000 in prize money to be claimed across the series. To win, entrants will need to compete in both events in the series. The Jump City uShaka in July and the Stadium Dash in October (date coming soon). Entrants will receive their position based on a series standing.

* Teams must be the same and so must the individuals to qualify

* 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 are 2 part, You will need to compete in both events in the series to complete your medal.

some of the challenges on route...

Challenges not featured in the images include : –


some of the awesome features on the ushaka route



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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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


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 after your race from the collection point next to the bag drop and number collection. We have done this to move number collection long faster. How will you know if you ordered a t shirt in case you forgot? The wrist band we give you on the night will say so, it has your size on it too. 

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 on the 21st of July 2022.

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. Covid 19 measures
This is an outdoor event, masks do not need to be worn. It is each athletes responsibility to manage their own space and social distancing.

8. 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.

9. 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.

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. We have Hype Energy Drink available to all finishers on the finish line.

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. 

Prize money will be awarded at the end of the series, the last event in the series is the Stadium Dash which is still to come. Winners on the night do receive a special medal for their efforts, you will need to achieve the same result or better at the next event to get the next medal that fits.

13. Team timing
Our team timing is a little different this year, teams consist of 4 members. The 3 best out of 4 of those members times will count, we combine that and the best combined time wins. This means it is best not to get separated on route. In case you forgot, your wrist band will also have your team status on it.

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.