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 the Stadium Precinct, through stadiums, pools and other awesome features, 90% of the route is completely closed off to the public. The route is only as challenging as you make it by pushing yourself.
CHALLENGES ON ROUTE : –
Do not be scared or intimidated, you are tougher than you realize, this event is not your standard OCR race. We consider this an adventure course, this is simply because of the places you go and what you get up to on route. The challenges are rather unconventional, here is a list of the challenges on this years route : –
The 2023 course will start out inside the Ellis Park Arena and head into Joburg Stadium, Emirates Airline Park, Ellis Park Swimming Pool and finally back to the Ellis Park Arena. Along the way, you will cover ground inside parts of these stadiums you never knew existed. Discover unchartered territory.
BATCH SIZES : 50 MAX | BATCHES DEPART EVERY 10 MINUTES
SINK OR SWIM – AN OPTION OF 2 30M LONG WAKE BRIDGES AT ELLIS PARK SWIMMING POOL
THE PLUNGE – AN OPTIONAL 5M HIGH BOARD PLUNGE
THE POLECAT – PLANK YOUR WAY AT DIFFERENT ANGLES ACROSS 12M OF POLES 1,2M WIDE
INVERTED MONKEY BARS – YOU WILL NEED TO HANG IN THERE FOR THIS ONE AS IT TAKES YOU UP AN ANGLE AND BACK DOWN THE SAME ANGLE
LEGS DAY – TECHNICALY NOT A CHALLENGE, BUT PERHAPS THE GREATEST ONE IS THE CRAZY AMOUNT OF STAIRS COVERED IN THE COURSE
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 LONG JUMP CRAWL, THE LEADERS WILL NEED TO CLEAR THE WAY BY DIGGING OUT A GAP UNDER THE POLES FOR THE REST OF THE FIELD
TYRE DRAG – PUT ON THE SHOULDER STRAP AND DRAG A TYRE AROUND JOBURG STADIUM TRACK
BLIND MANS BLUFF – FOLLOW A ROPE LINE WITH DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS IN IT ALL THE WHILE BEING BLIND FOLDED WITH OUR SHUT-OUT GOGGLES
HURDLES – A SERIES OF 20 PERMANENT HURDLES ON COURSE AT 1,2M HIGH
BAG CARRY – CARRY 15KG BAGS OR WATER COOLERS UP 2 FLIGHTS OF STAIRS AND BACK
BALANCE BEAMS – A SERIES OF BALANCE BEAMS
SLED PUSH – PUT THOSE ABS AND LEGS TO WORK WITH A 50M NON-WEIGHTED SLED PUSH
SKYWALK – TAKE TO THE SKIES AND RUN THE GRID THAT LURKS OVER A STADIUM WHERE NORMALLY ONLY CAMERA CREW GO
INFLATABLES – WHAT IS A COURSE WITHOUT A LITTLE INFLATABLE OR 2
* LEOPARD SEAL – A 6M LONG CRAWL UNDER A STRUCTURE WHILE YOU ARE 90% SUBMERGED UNDER WATER
QUINTAPLET STEPS – LEAP FROG FROM LEFT TO RIGHT ACROSS A GAUNTLET OF ANGLED STAIRS
ROPE CLIMB – A 4M HIGH ROPE CLIMB, UP AND DOWN
* 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.
AWESOME FEATURES ON ROUTE INCLUDE : –
– RUN OUT OF THE PLAYERS TUNNEL AND ONTO ELLIS PARK FIELD
– START FINISH INSIDE THE GLADIATORS ARENA
& MUCH MORE…
EARLY BIRD ENTRIES & EVENT MERCH.
The 1st 200 entrants to the Stadium Dash will each receive an even t- shirt with their entry valued at R240. There after, the t – shirts will be available when registering for just R80. We only do pre-orders for merchandise, there will be no on the day merchandise available.
EVENT SERIES : –
This event is the second and final event in the series, if you participated in the Gold Reef City event, your results from that leg of the Jump City Challenge will count towards this and be combined to create your overall result in a points format. That means if you did not do the Gold Reef City leg of the event, you can still do this one. You just won’t be able to win overall, but you can still claim the glory for this event.
Entrants can have several options to choose from, it is completely up to how you want to compete. Here at the Stadium Dash, we have no problem with you helping each other out.
Individual entries or Teams of 4
These categories can be further sub divided into, School Teams, Corporate Teams, Gees Teams. For your team results to count as part of the series, you will need to have the same team name. You can find your team name in the results, click here.
ENTRY FEE BREAKDOWN
Individual entry : R310
Team of 4 : R1200 (Normal)
EVENT SERIES MEDALS
Complete your medal by competing in this race, the Gold Reef race medal and the Stadium Dash Medal are designed to fit together.
This is a daytime event
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 : -
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. If you cannot swim, we ask that you please do not jump off the high board.
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.
Right, let’s get you ready for race day. Before you head out there, please take a good read through the information below. Everything you need to know can be found here in the information below, we have 2 very serious rules here at the Stadium Dash 1. Have fun, we are serious about fun and adventure that is exactly what this event is built for. 2. Follow the signs, seriously though our signage competes with every other sign board in the urban environments. We are not hiding them from you, so just understand that each one leads to where the next sign is.
Now that you know the 2 major rules, lets look at what else you need to know : –
Where to park
We have secure parking at the venue, this is the Ellis Park Arena or as some of you may know it as the Standard Bank Arena. There is overflow parking opposite the Ellis Park Swimming Pool.
Start / Finish of the event
The event will be hosted from Ellis Park Arena, the start and finish of the event will be at the arena. This provides ample seating for spectators and athletes during the morning. Please enter through the swimming pool main entrance.
Number collection will take place inside the Ellis Park Arena, this is assigned by surname. This will open at 06:15 am. The batch you chose will be allocated to you. Please note that we can no longer do batch changes.
Substitutions close on the 7th of March 2023 at 16:00. We cannot complete a sub after that. To substitute, please have the person stepping in fill out the entry process and close the page at checkout. Then drop us an email from the person consenting the substitution, please include the name of the person taking your place.
Spectators are more than welcome to the venue, the best viewing points are inside Ellis Park Arena, Ellis Park Swimming Pool and Joburg Stadium. Please try avoid walking in the way of athletes, this is an active urban environment.
The route is well marked with white boards and red arrows, each arrow will lead to the next. We also have blue and white danger tape preventing you from going off course. Please, never cross the bunting. You will then be off route.
There is a secure bag and key drop for you at the venue. This service carries with it a R20 cash fee. You can leave your equipment there and collect it using your wrist band number when you return.
At the venue
There is coffee, soft drinks and food available at Ellis Park Arena.
Results will be posted live on the day of the event through the event website. They remain provisional for the 1st 48 hours.
We do have photographers on route. They will be snapping pics that take around 3 days to edit.
This will happen when 60% of the field has completed the race, we cannot give an estimate of when that would be at this point.
What if it rains?
It could rain, it could even snow but we will go ahead. Spectators will remain warm and dry but athletes will be getting wet anyway. Just enjoy living your best life.
Challenges on route
We have 24 challenges on route, well 24 built challenges. We do not count the stairs the spirals, the tunnels and all that jazz as challenges. The policy is that the Elite batch must complete all challenges, the elites are guided out by a lead bike who helps by supervising. As for everybody else, common, seriously, you are out there just give them your best shot. We are not going to penalize you for not finishing a challenge, we rely on your honesty. Yes, you can help others. But no kicking, biting, scratching or spitting at people trying to overtake you, deal? Good. Remember that we are out there for a good time, not a long time and this race is more about the adventure than anything else, so have fun and don’t be that super serious human. Our challenges our built for all levels of athletes and they will only be as hard as you decide to push yourself. Well mostly, some of them are just hard, good luck!