How Do I enter?
Online Entries: Tickets can be bought online with a valid credit card or debit card displaying a Master Card or Visa symbol. simply use the booking system below. If it doesn’t display (it can take a couple of seconds to load) then you can use the direct link here.
EFT Transfer: Don’t want to use a credit / debit card to purchase online? You can also use our InstantEFT system in the checkout section of our online booking system. For all ticketing issues and problems please contact our ticketing partner, TixSA, on email@example.com or online here: http://tixsa.co.za/index.php/contact
Instore Entries: Opening at selected Sportmans Warehouse locations end of July. Please see the next FAQ ‘Where can I get my entry form?’ for more information.
Cash Deposits / Manual EFT: please use the form on our contact page or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In person: Enter at the 2019 iThemba Walkathon venue, Marks Park, Emmarentia. Collections of entry packs and late entries will be available 15 – 19 October from 10am to 7pm each day. There will be no entries available on the day of the event.
Where can I get my entry form?
You’ll be able to enter in person at selected Sportsmans Warehouse locations from the end of July. Please keep an eye on our website and on Facebook for all the information as soon as we release it.
Complete your entry form and pay at the till then drop it off (with the receipt / proof of payment) at one of these Sportsmans Warehouse stores:
• 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.
• Mall of Africa, Waterfall City.
Note: Make sure you drop off your hand delivered entry form at the above listed stores before close of business Monday, 7 October 2019 (17:00) to be sure that you don’t miss out.
Will I automatically receive a Goodie Bag if I take part in the walk?
Walk pack contents: goodie bag and walk number – first 19,000 to receive a commemorative event t-shirt.
• All entries will receive a special goodie bag. Contents may vary from bag to bag but will all include an Avon and a Justine product and a Caxton magazine.
• First 19,000 participants will receive a commemorative event t-shirt. T-shirts will be available to purchase if not qualified.
What should I expect in my Goodie Bag?
Contents may vary from bag to bag but will all include an Avon and a Justine Product and a Caxton magazine. The first 19,000 entries receive a commemorative event t-shirt. T-shirts will be available for purchase to those who did not qualify.
I would like to bring my child, how much will it cost?
Children under 12 will cost R115 an entry, children under 2 walk for free (prams are welcome). All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Late entries will cost R125. No entries on the day of the walk.
My friends are registering as a team. Do we all have to go to registration?
Only the captain of the team would need to collect walk numbers and goodie bags. Please ensure you have all the reference numbers on hand to avoid any problems. Teams must consist of 10 or more members. Each team member must complete an individual entry form. Only the team captain needs to complete both the individual and the team entry form.
When do I collect my walker number?
Walk packs and numbers can be collected at the venue between 15 October and 19 October 2019 from 10:00 to 19:00.
Walk Pack contents included: goodie bag and walk number – first 19,000 to receive a commemorative event t-shirt.
How much does late registration cost?
Late entries are available at the venue between 15 and 19 October 2019 and costs are R185 per adult and R125 per child under 12 years. Children under 2 can still register for free. Please note that entries will be limited to the first 30,000 entries.
Where is the event taking place this year?
This year the event will only take place in Johannesburg. It will be at Marks Park Sports Complex, Judith Road, Emmarentia.
What about the 8km / 5km routes and the road closures?
How do I get to Marks Park?
Click here to get directions from Google maps.
What else will be happening besides the walk?
There will be loads of entertainment including, children’s play area, toddler’s trot, live performances, food stalls, hospitality sites, prize giveaways and more.
Will there be enough refreshments at the vendors or should I bring extras for myself?
There will be 1 refreshment station along the route but please also bring your own water provisions.
Is there somewhere safe I can park my car while I walk?
There are designated parking areas for the walkers which will be added to the website closer to the event, posted on Facebook and included in your Walkers Handbook. Should you wish to make use of Park and Ride, please purchase a ticket. Ride venues include Royal Elephant Hotel Centurion, East Rand Mall, Silverstar Casino and Fairlands Walk.
What time will the walkathon start and if I arrive late will I still be able to take part?
All participants will receive a colour coded walk number indicating his/her start time.
The first 10,000 walkers (Red walk number) will start at 07:30. The second 10,000 walkers (Blue walk number) will start walking at 08:00. The last 10,000 walkers ( Green walk number ) will start at 08:30. Any walkers not in the starting chute by 09:00 will not be allowed to walk as traffic regulations only allow walkers on the route for a certain time.
Will there be any facilities for looking after my kids while I walk?
No, have your child walk with you and then they can enjoy the kids entertainment at the finish. All children are to be supervised on the route and wear identification wrist bands. Wristbands will be provided upon collection of your goodie bag.
How do I register my dog?
Click here to register your dog for free.
Do I need to pre-register my dog?
Yes, all dogs need to be pre-registered. This can be done online here or at registration when you collect your walker number and goodie bag. When manual entries open you will be able to download a dog walk entry form from this website, fill it in and bring it along to registration.
What does it cost to bring my dog?
Dogs walk for free with registered 5km or 8km walkers.
What do I need to bring along for my dog?
Please be sure to bring a leash for your dog and although we will provide refreshments for your dog along the route we do suggest you bring food and extra water with you.
My dog is not too friendly. May I still bring him along?
We like to put the walker’s safety first so we only recommend friendly dogs be brought along for the dog walk