We’ve reached the end of a tough year, and to celebrate we are putting together a new and innovative first-of-its-kind event that is sure to be one to remember.  This is an exclusive, invitation-only event designed for Off the Mark (OTM) athletes, and their friends (if spaces allow). We have a capacity for only 32 runners (8 teams of 4) between the ages of 7-18. Strict social distancing protocols will be in place.

The Event:

  • Date: Saturday 5th December

  • Time: 9am-10am

  • Venue: Rustenburg Girls High School

  • Cost: FREE to all OTM athletes (Athletes currently engaging in any OTM service), R200 to all participating guest athletes.

 

Event Format:

  • Prologue: 500m Team Time Trial – Teams start together with their team mates, and run together. Time is taken on the 4th runner of each team crossing the finish line.

  • 10min Break

  • Main Race: 4x 1,6km relay

  • All races take place on a cross country-type course

 

Team Composition:

  • All teams will consist of 4 runners between the ages of 7-18yrs.

  • Each team MUST contain a minimum of two OTM athletes (each OTM athlete could invite one single guest if space allows).

  • Teams will be limited to a maximum of 48 ‘age points’.

  • 1 age point is awarded for every year of age from 7-14, and all athletes 15-18 carry 15 age points. (e.g. 8yrs = 8pts, 12yrs = 12pts, 17yrs = 15pts)

  • We are completely happy to consider athletes conspiring to create their own teams among themselves and friends, provided that they satisfy the aforementioned age point limit, and that this is done early before we begin with our team allocations.

  • Otherwise we will allocate all athletes to respective teams.

  • If your selected guest (friend) receives an invite from us they will automatically be placed on your team.

 

Entering the Event:

  • As this unique event is designed first and foremost for OTM athletes, all OTM athletes will be given until Wednesday 11th November to confirm their own participation by each filling out the very simple entry form below. This ensures that our current pool of athletes get first dibs on the places.

  • Following this date, and provided that there are spaces available, we will reach out to those who indicated that they would like to have a guest join their team, and officially invite them to join our event. 

  • Preference for inviting guests will be based on the order of the incoming forms, so if you get your child’s form in early you stand the best chance to be offered a guest entry for your child's friend. 

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