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Gun for some fun in the sun at the OUTsurance Gun Run

Green Point Common, opposite the Green Point Cricket Club, will be the location for the finish venue. There will be plenty of space, great food stalls and a kiddies play area, which means fun for the whole family.

In keeping with tradition, the 20lb battlefield gun supplied by the Cape Field Artillery will be fired to signal the end of the race.

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Event Schedule

Saturday 17th September 2022

15km Trail Run – Friends of Van Riebeeck Park @ 07h30

5km Fun Run - Fritz Sonnenberg Road, Green Point @ 08h00

5km Pet Walk – Fritz Sonnenberg Road, Green Point @ 08h30

 

Sunday 18th September 2022

21.1km – Fritz Sonnenberg Road, Green Point @ 06h30

10km – Fritz Sonnenberg Road, Green Point @ 07h30

Road Closures

Atlantic Athletic Club would like to inform motorists, residents and runners in the Sea Point and Green Point areas that certain roads will be closed or busy for the duration of the OUTsurance Gun Run on the 17th and 18th of September 2022.

We kindly ask that motorists drive safely, be on the lookout for runners and walkers, and obey all traffic marshals and police who are there for everyone’s safety.

Parking

There will be no parking from Mouille Point Lighthouse to the Water Club on Beach…

There will be no parking from Mouille Point Lighthouse to the Water Club on Beach Road. Please view our parking page for further information.

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Single lane closures

Main Rd (York Rd–Three Anchor Bay Rd) CBD inbound lane 6:45-9:45 Granger…

Main Rd (York Rd–Three Anchor Bay Rd)

CBD inbound lane

6:45-9:45

Granger Bay Blvd (Beach Road–Fritz Sonnenberg)

North bound carriage way

6:00-9:00

Three Anchor Bay Rd (Main Rd–Beach Rd)

One carriage way closure

6:00-9:00

Beach Rd (Three Anchor Bay Rd–Clarens Rd)

Camps Bay inbound

6:45-8:40

Granger Rd / Dock Rd

West bound carriage way

6:00-8:45

Kloof Rd (The Glen–Clarens Rd)

CBD inbound lane

6:55-9:00

Lower Kloof Rd (Victoria Rd–Kloof Rd)

CBD inbound lane

7:00-9:00

Beach Rd (Seacliffe Rd–Queens Rd)

CBD inbound lane

7:10-9:30

Beach Rd (Clarens Rd–Three Anchor Bay Rd)

CBD inbound lanes

6:45-;8:45

Beach Rd (Queens Rd–Clarens Rd)

CBD inbound lanes

7:10-8:45

Stephen Way (Fritz Sonnenberg Rd–finish)

Inbound lane

7:15-10:00 

 

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Complete road closures

Beach Road (Bill Peters – Granger Bay Blvd) Closed 4:00–10:00 Fritz…

Beach Road (Bill Peters – Granger Bay Blvd)

Closed

4:00–10:00

Fritz Sonnenburg Road (Beach Rd – Granger Bay Blvd)

Closed

5:00–10:30

Vlei Road (Fritz Sonnenberg – Helen Suzman Blvd)

Closed

5:00–10:00

Ebenezer Road (Port Rd – Somerset Rd)

Closed

6:30–7:30

Three Anchor Bay (Beach Rd – Main Rd)

Closed

6:45–8:15

Clarens Road (Beach Rd – Kloof Rd)

Closed

6:55–8:40

Seacliffe Road (Victoria Rd – Beach Rd)

Closed

7:00–9:30

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Gun for greatness in an official OUTsurance Gun Run T-shirt.

Event T-shirts for the road race will be sold online at R250.00

They are lightweight, comfy, made from quick-dry fabric, and can be purchased.

You can order your t-shirt under 'optional extras' before you pay. T-shirts are available to purchase on your entry form and R10 from each sale will be donated to our charity. T-shirts can be collected at number collection.

Entries

Please note this is only an online entry event.

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Entry fees

21.1km (Licensed)               – R230 …

21.1km (Licensed)               – R230             

21.1km (Unlicensed)           – R290 

10km (Licensed)                 – R190   

10km (Unlicensed)             – R230                

10km Junior (Licensed)     – R90            

10km Junior (Unlicensed) – R115 

5km Fun Run/Walk            – R90           

5km Pet Walk                      – R90

15km Trail Run                     – R470

(15km Trail Run fee includes t-shirt, SANParks fee and disposable timing chip)

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Entry Rules

The race is run according to the rules of ASA & WPA. Runners must obey traffic…

  1. The race is run according to the rules of ASA & WPA.
  2. Runners must obey traffic officers, race marshals, race officials and the COVID-19 Officers at all times.
  3. The OUTsurance Gun Run is open to all licenced and non-licenced runners of 16 years and older for the 21.1km and 14 years and older for the 10km.
  4. Supporters are requested not to follow athletes on the route. Refreshment points will be supplied every 3km in both the 21.1km and 10km offering a combination of water and Coca-Cola. This event is plastic sachet free and will have water refill stations. Participants are encouraged to carry their own.
  5. The time limits are 4 hours for the 21.1km and 2 hours for the 10km.
  6. One race number (bib) will be issued. Registered athletes must wear their ASA licences on the front and back of their vest. The race number must be worn on the front of the vest, partially covering the ASA licence, so that the ASA licence sponsor remains visible. Temporary licenced runners must wear the race number on the front of their vest and the temporary licence on the back.
  7. No swopping or exchanging of race numbers as this is linked to your personal details for medical and timing purposes.
  8. Age category tags must be worn (front and back) and visible for the entire race to be eligible for any age category prize.
  9. Temporary licensed runners to wear plain clothing, no advertising.
  10. The use of music players with headphones is not allowed and may result in disqualification.
  11. Do not litter. Dispose of any refuse responsibly by using the boxes provided or carry them to the finish. Report offenders to the referees.
  12. Participants in this event do so at their own risk and release and discharge the organisers, sponsors, provincial and national Athletics bodies, and all persons assisting in staging the event from any responsibility, liability or costs relating to any injury, loss or damage of whatever nature, however caused, arising directly or indirectly from their participation in the event.
  13. Detailed rules are available on www.wpa.org.za or on request from the organisers or the WPA office.
  14. Wheelchair athletes must please contact the organisers at least one month prior to the official race date to discuss arrangements for their participation.
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Entry limits

Entries are limited and the organisers reserve the right to accept or reject any…

Entries are limited and the organisers reserve the right to accept or reject any entry:

21.1km – 5000

10km – 4000

5km Fun Run – 3000

15km Trail Run – 300

 

This event is held under the rules and regulations of ASA and Western Province Athletics.

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Number Collection
Number collection venues

Sportsmans Warehouse Sea Point 021 439 7172 Sportsmans Warehouse Rondebosch 021…

Sportsmans Warehouse Sea Point

021 439 7172

Sportsmans Warehouse Rondebosch

021 689 8171

Sportsmans Warehouse Tygervalley

021 914 1801

Sportsmans Warehouse Paarl

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Sportsmans Warehouse Somerset West

021 851 1318

Sportsmans Warehouse V&A Waterfront

021 180 3597

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What you will need to bring with you

Proof of payment of your entry, email confirmation or SMS confirmation Form of identification You…

  • Proof of payment of your entry, email confirmation or SMS confirmation
  • Form of identification
  • You may collect an entry on someone’s behalf, but make sure you have their confirmation email and permission from them.
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Collection times

Number collection for all distances will take place from 10:00 – 18:00 on Friday…

Number collection for all distances will take place from 10:00 – 18:00 on Friday, 16th September 2022 at the following Sportsmans Warehouse Stores listed below. Entrants for the 21.1km and 10km who have not collected on the Friday can do so on Saturday, 17th September 2022 from 10:00 – 18:00.

There will be NO collection at the start points on race day.

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What you will be collecting

Your race number A temporary licence (if applicable) A Gun Run T-shirt (if ordered) A…

  • Your race number
  • A temporary licence (if applicable)
  • A Gun Run T-shirt (if ordered)
  • A Gun Run embroidered  cap (if ordered)
  • Your Timing chip (located on the front of the race number)
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Prize giving and Prizes

Only category winners will receive their prizes on race day.

In addition to Overall (Open) prizes, participants will only be eligible for an age category prize in the age category they enter. Corresponding numerical age category tags must be worn on the front and back of their Club vest. Participants may enter the age category corresponding to their chronological age or any younger category down to senior.

Temporary licensed participants are eligible for age category prizes provided they enter the relevant age group, wear the appropriate age tags and provide proof of age.

There will be NO team prizes.

Check out each race prize money:

21.1km  |  10km  |  15km Trail run

Are you gunning for the chance to beat these records?

The Gun Run has attracted some top runners over the years!  Take a look at the times they've achieved.

 

Half marathon
Men

Year Name Time 2019 Desmond Mokgobu 1:04:33 2018 David Manja 1:02:58 2017 David…

Year

Name

Time

2019

Desmond Mokgobu

1:04:33

2018

David Manja

1:02:58

2017

David Manja

1:04:36

2016

David Manja

1:02:51

2015

Joel Mmone (GR RECORD)

1:02:31

2014

William Kaptein

1:03:21

2013

David Manja

1:04:09

2012

Xolisa Tyali

1:04:06

2011

Gladwin Mzazi

1:03:41

2010

Xolisa Tyali

1:03:35

2009

Luketz Swartbooi

1:05:06

2008

Nkosinoxola Songqibo

1:05:22

2007

Enoch Skosana

1:04:38

2006

Avukile Ntongana

1:04:26

2005

Lindikhaya Mthangayi

1:05:15

2004

Gert Thys

1:04:02

2003

William Rooi

1:04:13

2002

Elijah Mutandiro

1:05:52

2001

Zacharia Mpolokeng

1:03:48

2000

Zacharia Mpolokeng

1:03:32

1999

Kheledi Molete

1:05:08

1998

Owen MacHelm

1:03:50

1997

Owen MacHelm

1:04:19

1996

Makhosonke Fika

1:04:53

1995

Makhosonke Fika

1:04:10

1994

Makhosonke Fika

1:04:06

1993

Warren Petterson

1:04:10

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Women

Year Name Time 2019 Irvette Van Zyl 1:12:11 2018 Jenet Mbhele 1:15:10 2017 Jenna…

Year

Name

Time

2019

Irvette Van Zyl

1:12:11

2018

Jenet Mbhele

1:15:10

2017

Jenna Challenor

1:17:40

2016

Jenna Challenor

1:16:25

2015

Jenna Challenor

1:16:17

2014

Kim Laxton

1:18:00

2013

Tanith Maxwell

1:17:24

2012

Bulelwa Simae

1:21:28

2011

Nolene Conrad

1:16:25

2010

Charné Bosman

1:20:07

2009

Tanith Maxwell

1:16:29

2008

Charné Bosman

1:19:45

2007

Moleboheng Mafata

1:19:29

2006

Gloria Baeba

1:15:23

2005

Nolene Conrad

1:17:26

2004

Theresa du Toit

1:20:48

2003

Bulelwa Mtshagi

1:17:52

2002

Helene Lipinge

1:20:06

2001

Kathleen Shuttleworth

1:19:46

2000

Theresa du Toit

1:17:36

1999

Elana Meyer (GR RECORD)

1:10:56

1998

Elana Meyer

1:11:37

1997

Melody Marcus

1:18:52

1996

Juliet Prowse

1:15:00

1995

Juliet Prowse

1:17:45

1994

Jenefer Bam

1:16:33

1993

Terri-Lee Bedford

1:18:45

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10km
Men

Year Name Time 2019 Mbuleli Mathanga 0:28:28 2018 Precious…

Year

Name

Time

2019

Mbuleli Mathanga

0:28:28

2018

Precious Mashele

0:29:24

2017

Precious Mashele

0:28:51

2016

Gladwin Mzazi

0:29:32

2015

Thabang Mosiako

0:29:55

2014

Gladwin Mzazi

0:28:22

2013

Sibusiso Madikizela

0:29:32

2012

Gladwin Mzazi

0:29:08

2011

Lindikhaya Mthangayi

0:30:05

2010

Lewis Masumda

0:29:39

2009

Sibusiso Mbingeleli

0:30:25

2008

Joseph Tyali

0:30:31

2007

Zolice Bhitane

0:28:35

2006

Nkosinoxola Songqiba

0:30:01

2005

Nkosinoxola Songqiba

0:31:23

2004

N/A

 

2003

N/A

 

2002

N/A

 

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Women

Year Name Time 2019 Rudo Mhonderwa 0:34:23 2018 Rutendo Nyahora 0:34:01 2017 Zintle…

Year

Name

Time

2019

Rudo Mhonderwa

0:34:23

2018

Rutendo Nyahora

0:34:01

2017

Zintle Xiniwe

0:35:49

2016

Rutendo Nyahora

0:34:02

2015

Liziwe Mabona

0:30:34

2014

Zintle Xiniwe

0:34:34

2013

Nomvuyisi Seti

0:35:38

2012

Thozam April

0:37:01

2011

Nomvuyisi Seti

0:37:56

2010

Mia Pienaar

0:37:51

2009

Elene Lourens

0:37:11

2008

Thozana April

0:36:35

2007

Zintle Xiniwe

0:32:32

2006

Thozana April

0:36:05

2005

Zintle Xiniwe

0:36:56

2004

Zintle Xiniwe

0:38:10

2003

Margaret Curran

0:37:52

2002

Theresa Du Toit

0:35:05

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Frequently asked questions
What are the entry dates?

Online entries close for all races 28 August 2022 or when the limits have been reached. No late entries will be accepted.

What do I do if there’s a query with my entry?

Please add email address: info@topevents.co.za and phone or whatsapp your query to 066 139 4210.

Can I run without a chip?

Both the 21.1km and 10km races are timed with the use of chips. If you participate in either race without a chip, you will not be listed as an official finisher or receive an official time. This means you will not have the race listed in your race history or be eligible for prize money. This will mean that you cannot enter it into any of the online portals like Discovery Vitality. There are no chips for the 5km.

Why is the time on my watch not the same as the official result?

As with most road races in South Africa, the race is a gun-to-gun race. The 21.1km and 10km timing chips are synced to the race clock, which is started at precisely the same time as the gun is fired. The time on the race clock as you cross the finish line is your official time, which will be recorded in the results. Always start your watch as the gun fires, not when you cross the starting line. Get to the start early for the best position to ensure you don’t lose precious seconds.

Why don't you use biodegradable sachets?

We have researched biodegradable sachets and unfortunately, these can not be manufactured more than two days before the event as they begin to break down. We order over 125,000 so we cannot produce the volume that the Gun Run needs in time. As the plastic is not as strong, they also leak from the pressure of the sachets next to them, so if there is no water in them by race day.

Where do I put my race number?

Your race number should be pinned to the front of your vest. Remember the race referees want to be able to see it as you come sprinting past them!

What should I wear?

It’s always best to wear clothing that you have raced in before. Remember it may be cold at the start but you will warm up quickly. Consider buying a race t-shirt when you enter if you don’t run with a club.

When should I arrive for my race?

Early! Aim to line up at the start at least 30 minutes before the race begins if you want to get a good position. Please factor in how long it could take you to park and get to the start of the race.

Are there secure parking areas?

Due to the location of the Gun Run, you will be parking on public roads and car parks at the start of the race. We have security guards that patrol the roads closest to the start and finish areas, but they cannot be everywhere at once. Please do not park on yellow lines, in front of private driveways and abide by all traffic regulations. Runners park at their own risk and the Gun Run will not be held responsible for any traffic offences or stolen valuables.

Every year we receive reports of runners' cars being broken into. A race of this size draws attention, so please don’t advertise your valuables by packing your boot with wallets, handbags, tog bags and clothing in full view of other participants and members of the public when you arrive. We recommend that you put what you need after the race in the boot before leaving your home and drive to the event in what you are racing in.

Are there tog bag facilities?

We offer secure tog bag facilities sponsored by Biddulphs. One of their trucks will be at the car park at the bottom of Fritz Sonnenberg, with two more at the rear of the start. They will transport bags to the finish where they can be collected. Bags are left entirely at the runners' own risk, so use a small padlock to secure your kit bag. Please don’t bring excessive valuables or money, and switch off your phone.

What drinks will be provided on the route?

Water and Coca Cola will be available on the route.

What medical cover is there on race day?

Medics, trained paramedics, an ambulance and a race doctor will be ready at the start, finish areas and various points along the route.

Can I enter on the day?

No entries will be taken on the day.

Where do I collect my number?

We have a range of number collection venues spread throughout the city. Make a note of which venue you selected when you entered so you know where to collect your number. Take a look at our number collection page for more details.

When do I get my results?

We will post links to the official results on the website as soon as they are out. Usually, the results are available within 48 hours.

Why don't you use cups instead of sachets?

This year we are trialling cups at the first water station in the 21km only. There will be Bluewater refill tanks at this station as well as the finish.

Why don't you use biodegradable cups?

Coca-Cola has also been looking at ways they can be greener, one way is to use 100% recyclable (non-wax) cups. Often our tables are set up 4 hours prior to the runners arriving and the (non-wax) cups tend to 'melt' after standing with liquid in them for long periods. We would like our runners to be able to drink from the cups we hand out rather than getting them all over their chests!

Do I need to be a member of a club to run?

No, but runners who have entered and added the name of their club must run in their club colours with their Gun Run race number pinned to the front, and the WPA licence numbers pinned to the back. If you aren’t part of a club then you can wear whatever you like and you will enter with a temporary licence.

Can I listen to music?

No. Listening to music is considered breaking an international rule of the sport, as listed under the General Competition section of the IAAF rule book. Runners with headphones can be disqualified.

Take a look at the race rules.

How does the seeding work?

This year we are seeding the half marathon and 10km races. We will separate runners into pens A to E according to previous qualifying times at races of the same distance. Remember to submit your best time when you enter. Find out more about seeding.

Are the MyCiTi buses free?

Yes. There is a shuttle service running from the Civic Centre to Stadium Stations (a short walk from the start and finish areas) and this is free to all runners and their supporters. Your race number is your ticket. MyCiti page.

How many toilets are there?

We have a combined total of 216 toilets and urinals at the start and the finish of the race. There is also one toilet at each water table. Public toilets on the route will be open. Beware of queues so make sure you arrive early if you know you need to use the facilities.

Where is the best place to meet friends and family at the start and finish?

The start is located on Beach Road (near the Water Club) and the finish will be on the fields at Hamilton's Rugby Club. Many runners arrange to meet at the AAC information tent at the finish (look for the AAC white flag). Please don’t wait for finishers at the end of the race chutes as this causes congestion.