Nearly 2 years later and we are back at it, we could not be more excited to bring you a fully loaded Stadium Dash . Please take a moment to read through this to familiarize yourself with the process for event night. We know it’s long, but please read it.
1. Welcome back
It has been nearly 12 months since we brought you the lite edition in 2020. The gloves are off and this course is now fully loaded with around 24 challenges and 7km of action.
Your safety is our priority. We have waited 19 months to put on a fully loaded event and we are not going to compromise your safety or the future of events by taking unnecessary risks. In light of this, batches are smaller, the start / finish and number collection are all well distributed across the venue. By taking part in this event, you agree that you have not knowingly come into contact with any Covid-19 positive individuals and you are not displaying any of the known symptoms. You will be screened before entering into the batch, should your temperature reflect higher than 37.4, your participation will be reviewed by the Safety Officer on duty. Anybody considered to be risking the safety of others will not be permitted to race and subsequently asked to leave the event.
– The use of face masks is mandatory when you are not racing (all the way into the start pen). We suggest the use of a buff as you can race with one and just pull it back up when your race is completed.
– Water point safety, there is a water point on route and we will be using Covd-19 best practice. To avoid all risk we advise skipping the water point.
– No substitutions in the week of the event. Your details have been submitted to our compliance officer and we cannot change them.
All the above rules are provided to us by safety management and our compliance officer. We realize it is not how we normally operate, but it is the time we are living in and we thank you in advance for your understanding, it is strange for us too. This too shall pass.
3. Number collection
Number collection will open at 05:30 at Ellis Park down near the main entrance, you cannot miss it. You will not need to print anything, just arrive ready for adventure. There is secure undercover parking at Ellis Park, we will send directions ahead of the time. The entire venue is split up to spread the field out. Please only head to number collection 45 minutes prior to your start, then head to the start pen around 5 minutes ahead of your start time which will be displayed on your wrist band. This will be a very different race village to what we ordinarily have.
4. Bag drop
There is a secure key / bag drop available next to the fan park, this will be available for R20 per bag.
Provisional results will be posted within 12 hours of the event to the event website and the winners contacted within the following week.
6. On route
The entire route is well marked out with red arrows on white boards. We do have to compete with every other piece of signage within the venue and the city, so you will notice that we put the signs directly in your path and always pointing to where the next sign is, they are reflective. If you have to cross the danger tape, you will be off route, so please never cross the tape.
7. For Brendan
We run this event in loving memory of a fellow event team member, friend and brother recently lost to us. He was the first man onto the course, the last man off and the reason you do so many stairs at the Stadium Dash events.
Thank you for taking the time to read through this and for your understanding around the changes, we look forward to seeing you on Friday. Keep an eye out on social media regarding a very exciting announcement and addition to the event.
See you out there.
The Stadium Dash Team