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Event Information

Date:                              Sunday, 22 October 2017

Venue:                           Marks Park Sports Club, Judith Road, Emmarentia, Johannesburg


Entries open:             Monday, 3  July

Entries Close:            Sportmans Warehouse – 9 October / Online – 14 October

Late Entries:               Entries at the venue. 17 – 21 October 2017. 10:00 to 19:00. No entries on event day.


Children under 2: Free (prams permitted) / Dogs are welcome but must be registered free of charge.

Discovery Vitality

Discovery Vitality members will earn up to 100 points for participating in the Avon Justine iThemba Walkathon. Point will be automatically awarded within a week after the event is complete

Hospitality Packages Available

Marquee Packages and Picnic Sites available. Click Here for more information.

Start Times

Wave Start time Venue: start & finish and race pack collection 

Red (First 12,000): 07:30 Marks Park, Johannesburg First 12,000

Blue (Second 12,000): 08:00 Marks Park, Johannesburg Second 12,000

Green (Third 11,000): 08:30 Marks Park, Johannesburg Third 11,000

Entry Instructions

Entry forms can be obtained and submitted as follows:
• By Hand: Sportsmans Warehouse – below
• Online here
• No Fax Entries.

Hand Delivered Entries:

Complete your entry form and pay at the till then drop it (with the receipt / proof of payment) at the Sportsmans Warehouse stores below.

For EFT / Direct Deposit, please use your first name and surname as it appears on your entry form for individual entries, or your team name as it appears on your entry form for team entries. Ensure proof of payment is attached to your entry form.

  • Fourways Crossing Retail Centre, Fourways
  • Blackheath Pavilion, Cresta
  • East Rand Value Mall, Boksburg
  • Princess Crossing Shopping Centre, Roodepoort
  • Park Meadows Shopping Centre, Kensington
  • Stoneridge Mall, Modderfontein
  • Woodmead Super Value Centre, Waterval Crescent South
  • West Rand Retail Crossing, Roodepoort
  • The Glen Shopping Centre, Oakdene

Note: Make sure you drop off your hand delivered entry form at the above listed stores before 9 October 2017 (17:00) to be sure that you don’t miss out.

For EFT payments please contact our walk office on support@ithembawalkathon.co.za for information and options.

Walker Number Collection Information at Marks Park

• Between Tuesday, 17 and Saturday, 21 October 2017: From 10:00 to 19:00
• Walk Pack Contents: goodie bag, race number and t-shirt [if qualified]


• All entries will receive a special Goodie Bag. Contents may vary from bag to bag but all will include an Avon and a Justine product and a Caxton magazine.
• The first 25 000 entries will receive a commemorative event t-shirt. T-shirts will be available for purchase to those who did not qualify.

A Successful Entry

All entries require an entry form that is fully completed. Your entry will only be deemed complete and successful for processing once we have received the completed entry form AND matching payment, before the closing dates. Please ensure proof of payment is correctly cross-referenced with your TEAM name for team entries or your NAME & SURNAME for individual entries as it appears on your entry form.

If you do not receive confirmation of your entry via email or sms, please contact our event office call centre on 071 274 1613 OR email support@ithembawalkathon.co.za.

Team Entries [Refer to additional entry form]

• Team entries can be done online but please note that all team members have to complete a separate entry form.
• Team payment must be made by one person for all team members at the same time.
• Please use your TEAM NAME as your reference if paying by EFT or Direct Deposit.
• Your team captain must do the collection for the whole team during Walk Pack Collection (registration).

On Event Day

• Start your walk with Avon Justine iThemba Ambassador and Avon Spokesperson, Kaya FM DJ’s and etv Sunrise presenters.
• Live entertainment, with prize giveaways on stage.
• Children’s play area, toddler’s trot and focussed kids entertainment.
• Kaya FM presenters will broadcast live from the event. You can tune into 95.5 FM for live updates regarding traffic and parking on the day from 06:00.
• Food stalls to buy meals, snacks and drinks; and a variety of vendors selling their goods
• The “Check Yourself” Breast Cancer Awareness dance.
• Put on your pinkest Avon pout in the crusade against breast cancer at the 2017 Walkathon and let’s break the Avon world record! #PoutForAPurpose.

Bring Along

• There will be refreshment stations along the route but please also bring your own water provisions.
• Invite everyone you know to register to walk for a purpose and come support the walk and iThemba’s message Early Detection Saves Lives.
• Sunblock, hats sunglasses and comfortable walking shoes.

On Event day

NO entries will be accepted on the day of the event.

• All children are to be supervised and wearing identification wrist bands. Wristbands will be provided (on the day) at the kids area from 07:00.
• Wear your walker number visibly on the front of your chest for the duration of the walk.
• T-shirt size changes will not be permitted at registration as they have been ordered to quantity.
• Obey marshals and traffic officials at all times for your safety.
• Prams and wheelchairs are welcome.
• Park in designated parking only, cars parked illegally will be towed away. Updated parking information will be included in your walkers guide, this site and on our Facebook page.
• No skateboards, bicycles, rollerblades or wheelie shoes are allowed.
• No fires, alcohol, firearms, drugs, illegal substances or reckless and violent behaviour.
• No gazebos or stand umbrellas allowed