Race Info

RACE INFORMATION.

QUALIFYING EVENTS

International and Rest of Africa residents

Any IAAF accredited road race of 21 kilometres or longer (refer to qualifying table) may be used as a Comrades qualifying event.


FIRST AID / EMERGENCY ON ROUTE

There will be a roaming ambulance – if you are having difficulty STOP AND LET A FELLOW RUNNER ADVISE AN ORGANIZER WHERE YOU ARE THEY WILL LET US KNOW, and you will be collected off the route. There also is a sweep-vehicle at the end.

You also have telephone numbers printed on your race numbers that you can phone in case of an Emergency – Security will respond accordingly to your call.


LITTER

PLEASE DO NOT THROW YOUR LITTER INTO THE BUSH.   THROW  IT IN THE BINS PROVIDED, OR ON THE ROAD WHERE WE CAN EASILY FIND IT AND DISPOSE OF IT.


TV CREW

This race will be televised on (TV) and shown in June.  The film crew will be on bikes – so smile, and wave!!


STILLS PHOTOGRAPHERS –  (Some company)

This year we have a company providing photographs of  runners  on the route which will be uploaded to –(Some company) website for free access.  You will be able to search for your images by using your race number on the following site:. All images will be uploaded within 48 hours of the event. If you supplied an e-mail address when registering, you will receive a notification on your various pictures, if not, then please keep an eye on the official facebook page and website for updates.


MEDIA

The whole event is being filmed by a contracted company for inclusion in TV channels after the event. There will also be a huge amount of local media and press covering the event in Tanzania, keep your eyes open for updates/press.

Please keep an eye on our Facebook Page and our website to find out the scheduled slots and times.

SOCIAL MEDIA

We encourage you all to engage with us on our various platforms, via Facebook / Twitter and Instagram and please tag yourselves using the following:


STADIUM

There will be a number of stands and people selling food and drinks at the stadium, plus entertainment.


PARKING & ACCESS

NO VEHICLES other than organisers’ will be allowed into the stadium. You will NOT BE ALLOWED to bring your car into the stadium, or into the area surrounding it – so please don’t try!  Similarly access at certain entrances will be restricted to athletes only.


BOOKING & PAYMENT & COLLECTION OF RACE NUMBERS

  • Race entries only
  • There is an early bird registration discount.  If you have missed it this year, book early for 2020.
  • Payment may be made via the website
  • Tanzanians may pay via Tigo Pesa 

Entries have opened already and this year the entry system is pre-registration only:

Another way:

Should there still be entries available after the closing date, these may be purchased at one of the pick up points. There is no guarantee on availability, once the races are full, entries will be closed.

Closing Date for pre-registered entries is 30 May 2019 or when we reach capacity.


RACE NUMBER COLLECTION DATES

Dar es Salaam

  • Ubungo Plaza First Floor

Arusha

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TRAVEL PACKAGES


VARIATIONS ON THE EVENT

While every effort is made to keep to all published information, we reserve the right to make changes. In some cases, weather or local conditions can necessitate an alteration to the event and this does not constitute any reason for refund. No refund for unused services will be considered. 


HOSPITALITY TENT


SECONDING

No mobile seconding of any description will be allowed on the route. Runners are allowed seconding within a distance of 100 meters either side of the official refreshment stations.

Aid stations will be withdrawing from the route after a relative time calculated on the cut-off.


PARTICIPANT CATEGORIES

OPEN –  21KM – professional athletes and social runners
OPEN –  5KM – Corporates and family
OPEN – 2KM – Kids’ race

CORPORATE SPONSORS’ TEAMS – will be included in general results as well as on a separate result sheet.

FUN RUN – No official results will be produced, ages 10 years and upwards. Younger participants must be accompanied by an adult.

Whilst categories may be noted on the results there may not necessarily be any recognition or prizes on race day for categories indicated above.


FINISH AREA

There will be music at the finish, and sometimes live entertainment will be provided. There are areas selling food and drinks, and limited shaded space. 

Wild Frontiers’ have a private hospitality tent with food/drinks/massage included, but you must pre-book and pay by 30 MAY 2019.


CANCELLATION POLICY

Full amount will be forfeited for the race entry and/or hospitality tent.


INDEMNITY

Entrants and participants (“Participants”) in the John Stephen Akhwari International Marathon (“the event”), acknowledge that although all precautions have been taken by the organizing body to ensure the safety of all participants, there may be dangers inherent in participation in the Event and activities related thereto.  Participants voluntarily assume the risks of attendance at, and participation in, the Event and hereby waive all claims of whatsoever nature and howsoever arising in relation to the Event or otherwise against any parties, including but not limited to the organizing body, the sponsors, the advertisers, any local authority and/or the direct employees, suppliers and assistants of these parties including any individual, official, marshal or agent (“the Parties”).

Participants hereby irrevocably indemnify and hold harmless the Parties against any liability and claims of any nature whatsoever and howsoever arising (whether directly or indirectly caused and whether arising from negligence albeit gross, or from the participation or involvement in or passage to, or from, the Event\s. Force Majeure, Act of God, or otherwise) including but not limited to liability for delay, cancellation, inconvenience, accident, death, injury, illness to their person, or loss or damage to property or costs and expenses sustained, incurred or put to by Participants and/or by any minor children under the care of control of Participants.  Participants hereby confirm that to the best of their knowledge, that they are medically fit and healthy.

Parents or guardians authorizing a minor’s participation in the Event, which shall prima facie be evidenced by their signature on this entry form, hereby consent to such minor being bound to a foregoing and further indemnify the Partiers to the extent, if any, to which such minor is not capable of waiving his/her rights as stipulated above.  I confirm that I am competent and/or authorized to sign this registration form and agree to the terms and conditions hereto. I further give permission for the free use of my name, voice or picture (still or moving) to be used in any broadcast, telecast, advertising, promotion or any other form of advertising of this and future events. I further agree to allow the organisers and sponsors to use my details for future race specific correspondence by email, SMS or phone call.