50 km Ultra Marathon

Event Details

  • DateSat 1 Feb
  • Start Time05h00
  • LocationPollok Beach

Entry Fees

  • 50 km Ultra MarathonR180
  • Foreign AthleteR750
  • 65+ licensedR90

50 km Ultra Marathon Info

  • The minimum age requirement is 20 years.
  • Refreshment stations will be provided at about 3 km intervals. Stand and hand rule to apply.
  • Water sachets must be placed in or near demarcated bins provided, failure to do so may result in disqualification.
  • 2020 Licence numbers to be worn on front and back of vest with issued race number on the front of the vest.
  • The race starts at 05h00 on the off- road to Pollok Beach – see the route map for details.
  • The official cut-off time is 6 hours 30 minutes, i.e. 11h30.
  • Times will be taken at the 42.2 km mark for those wishing to qualify at this distance.
  • Gold medals will be awarded to the first 10 men and first 10 ladies.
  • Silver medals will be awarded to the next 150 finishers, thereafter each finisher will receive a bronze medal.
  • All online pre-entrants entering the 50 km race will receive a peak, which is to be collected at registration.

Prize Money (Men & ladies)

CategoryFirst Second Third Fourth Fifth
OpenR5000R3000R1500 R800R400
40 - 49R800R400R200
50 - 59R800R400R200
60 - 69R800R400R200

Route Map

Route Profile

General Race Info

  • ONLINE ENTRIES available at www.easyreg.co.za. Online entries close at midnight on Monday, January 27th 2020. PLEASE NOTE: LIMITED ENTRIES ARE AVAILABLE.
  • The race committee reserves the right to accept or reject any entry.
  • Local entries may be handed in at Brian Bands, Action Sports in Walmer and Summerstrand and UB Sports in Uitenhage.
  • The closing date for pre-entries is Wednesday 29th January 2020 at 14h00.
  • Registration and late entry for all races from 13h00 to 19h00 on Friday 31st January 2020, at the Summerstrand Surf Lifesaving Club (SSLC), Pollok Beach, Summerstrand.
  • For the 50 km Ultra Marathon: Registration and late entry only from 04h00 on race day at the SSLC.
  • For the 21.1 km Half Marathon: Registration and late entry only from 05h00 on race day at the SSLC.
  • For the 5 km Family Road Run: Registration and late entry only from 06h00 on race day at the SSLC.
  • Rules for the 50 km Bay Ultra Marathon and 21.1 km Half Marathon:
    • Licensed runners must run in official club colours
    • Foreign athletes participating in the 50 km Bay Ultra Marathon must strictly observe IAAF Rule 4. In order to participate in the event, they require written approval (a permit) from their National Federations. In a case where a foreign athlete is entered through a South African athletics club, it is the responsibility of the club to assist the athlete in securing the permit, and to hand it over to the race organizers before the event takes place. Event organizers reserve the right to reject the entry of foreign athletes who violate IAAF Rule 4 and ASA Rule 9. This approval should be produced on collection of race entry packs.
    • Athletes participating in the 50 km Bay Ultra Marathon must be licensed members of a club affiliated to ASA
    • Athletes participating in the 21.1 km Half Marathon and who are not licensed members of a Club affiliated to ASA, must purchase a temporary licence
    • Age category tags must be worn on the front and back of the vest to qualify for category prizes (e.g. 35/40/45/50/55/60/65/70). 21.1 km runners using a temporary licence must produce proof of age on race day to qualify for category prizes.
    • The wearing of earphones or headsets is prohibited and will lead to disqualification.
    • Athletes must abide to the anti-littering rules. Refuse bins will be placed up to 500m after the water stations. Please discard all litter (sachets/bottles/cups/other) into the bins provided and not beyond the designated points. Disposing litter outside the demarcated zone may result in disqualification.
  • There will be two prize-givings. The first at 10h00 will involve the winners of the 21.1 km and the second at 11h30 will be for the 50 km winners. There will be lucky draw prizes at both prize-givings. These lucky draw prizes will be available to all entrants on an attendance basis - to be eligible, the tear-off lucky draw slip on the race number must be completed and deposited in the correct designated box in the Body Concept Road Warrior’s gazebo at the finish.
  • Cool drink and food stalls will be available at the finish venue.
  • Registered athletes are covered by a group personal accident insurance scheme. Details may be obtained from your club / province. Temporary athletes are not covered by the ASA insurance scheme and are therefore urged to join an affiliated club.
  • Runners indemnify National, Provincial and Regional Bodies, Sponsors and Organisers against all or any actions of whatever nature arising out of participating in these events.
  • The start and end of all events will be at Pollok Beach – see route map. Unless otherwise instructed, athletes are required to stay on the right hand side of the road, facing traffic.
  • Traffic officials and marshals must be obeyed at all times.