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. Our challenges are not built to destroy you, but rather to challenge you in a way no other race does. To this point, we prefer to refer to this event as an adventure course. The challenges are rather unconventional, below is a list of all of the challenges on this years course in no particular order. Kindly note that there is one very big change, because we cannot physically setup challenges inside the stadiums themselves, we have set challenge zone along the route which will condense challenges across 5 different zone. This means you will encounter several challenges at each zone.
SINK OR SWIM – A 30M LONG FLOATING WAKE BRIDGE
THE PLUNGE – A CHOICE BETWEEN A 7M OR 5M HIGH DIVING BOARD
THE POLECAT – IT’S KIND OF LIKE PLANKING, BUT YOU END UP INVERTED
THE BEAR CRAWL – A 6M LONG PUSH UP STYLE CRAWL ALONG POLES (NEW)
INCLINED MONKEY BARS – 6M OF MONKEY BARS WHERE YOU CLIMB TO AN APEX AND BACK DOWN
THE GRIND – DRAG A TYRE 10M BY ROLLING UP A ROPE AROUND A BAR, THIS USES EVERYTHING YOUR ARMS HAVE
UP & OVERS – 2M HIGH HURDLES THAT YOU NEED TO CLIMB OVER BEFORE GOING UNDER THE 0,5M HIGH POLES
SLED PUSH – A 50M SLED PUSH ON THE GROUND, JUST TO GET YOUR ABS AND LEGS WARMED UP
CAR PULL – THE MARSHAL SECURITY CAR PULL, HERE YOU WILL NEED TO PULL A POLO 15M, BUT YOU CANNOT MOVE YOUR FEET
THE RAT RACE – A GIANT FENCE MAZE DESIGNED TO GET YOU LOST
HANDRAILS – SHUFFLE ALONG 6M OF POLES ON JUST YOUR HANDS WHILE YOUR FEET HANG BELOW YOU
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN – KINGS PARK NOSEBLEED STAIRS, THEY ARE STEEP AND THERE ARE MANY OF THEM
OCEAN ATRIUM – AN ICONIC SECTION INSIDE MOSES MABHIDA
PRIME BOOT CAMP – A BOOTCAMP OF EPIC PROPORTIONS
ROPE CLIMB – YOU KNOW, A REGULAR OLD ROPE CLIMB UP 5M. TOUCH THE TOP AND COME BACK DOWN
LUNG BUSTER CRAWLS – AN OLD FAVOURITE, 10 FENCE DROPS RIGHT OFF THE START THAT FORCE YOU TO STANDUP AND CRAWL AND STAND UP AND CRAWL AND REPEAT 10 TIMES
LONG JUMP CRAWL – PRETTY MUCH AS IT SOUNDS, A CRAWL UNDER A NET ON THE LONG JUMP PIT
BEAR CRAWL UP STAIRS – BEAR CRAWL YOUR WAY UP A FLIGHT OF STAIRS WITH A NET ABOVE YOUR HEAD
GET KNOTTED – A ENTANGLING ROPE MAZE
SANDBAG CARRY – JUST AS IT SOUNDS, BUT UP A SLOPE AND BACK
BALANCE BEAMS – NAVIGATE OUR 1-INCH-THICK BALANCE BEAMS ALONG A 9M COURSE WITH TWISTS AND TURNS
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, your results from the uShaka 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 uShaka leg of the event, you can still do this one. You just wont be able to win overall, but you can still claim the glory for the 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 uShaka 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 signage, 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 the next.
Now that you know the 2 major rules, lets look at what else you need to know : –
Where to park
There are several options which are all very close to the event, you can choose which will work for you. 1. Moses Mabhida Stadium, outside PRIME. 2. Kings Park Swimming Pool. 3. Mustering fields opposite Moses Mabhida Stadium. The number collection will take place at Kings Park Athletics Stadium, everything is within 500m of the next.
Start / Finish of the event
Start – Kings Park Athletics Stadium | Finish Kings Park Swimming Pool
Number Collection Kings Park Athletics Stadium | Merch. collection Kings Park Athletics Stadium
Please plan to arrive 45 minutes before your start, number collection will only open at 06:00am. Please do not arrive earlier.
Substitutions for this event have closed! NO FURTHER SUBS.
Spectators are more than welcome to the venue, but unfortunately no spectators can go into the Stadiums. We do not own or operate the Stadiums, we have agreements that allow us to run through, but unfortunately we have no control over other public access. The only venues with access is Kings Park Athletics Stadiums and Kings Park Swimming Pool. KZN Aquatics may charge a cover fee there to each spectator, this is beyond our control.
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 and lost.
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.
What must I wear?
You will be getting soaking wet, please do not take any electronics on route with you. Please wear comfortable running attire, it may be getting a little dirty so not your Sunday best.
I entered as a team, do I have to run with them?
Thats what teams do… They stick together. Teams are given a combined time of the top two runners per team.
At the venue
There is food, beverage and coffee all available in shops adjacent to Prime Gym at Moses Mabhida. Due to licensing rights of venues, we cannot place food or drinks vendors inside them.
Results will be posted live on the day of the event through the event website. They remain provisional for the 1st 48 hours. The final combined results will be presented on the day of the event with prize money being paid out to winners within 10 days of the event. Winners will be contacted by the race office, winners must be present to qualify for prizes.
We do have photographers on route. They will be snapping pics that take around 3 days to edit, once the editing is complete we will send you a link.
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!
Challenge placements : –
We have tried something new this year. In the past, we would spread challenges out across as much of the course as possible. This years route does not allow for that unfortunately and this presented us with an opportunity to try something new. We now have challenge zones. We cannot really place challenges in the middle of the Stadiums or up the ramps in Stadiums. The new challenge zones will see us put 3 – 4 challenges together in each zone. This means there may be a little more running distance between them, but bang for your buck at the challenges. Rest assured that we finish strong, you will encounter a large bulk of the challenges between Moses Mabhida and Kings Park Swimming Pool. Good luck!