38th Pirates 21km Race on Sunday 21st February



Record Prize Money of R35 000

Pirates Road Running will be hosting the 38th annual Pirates Half Marathon (21km) on Sunday, 21st February 2016 at Pirates Club Greenside.  For the 2016 event Pirates are very pleased to be able to welcome Credo Wealth as the new main sponsor.

The Pirates 21km has a long standing history with the first event taking place in 1979.  The route which has changed very little over the years is a challenging one around and over Northcliff Hill.  The route has three (in)famous hills with the final one topping out at 1 760m above sea level, the highest point in any road running race in Gauteng.  It is challenge that should be on any runner’s bucket list, from the novice to the most seasoned athlete.

Prize money has once again been increased to a record level of R35 300, with equal prize money for both men and women.  First prize is a very attractive R4 500, R2 500 for second place, down to R550 for fifth place. There will also be cash prizes for the first male and female over 50 years and 60 years, junior male and female and team prizes of groups of four runners.  The first male and female runners over the highest point receive R750 each as King / Queen of the Mountain.

The race starts and finishes at the Pirates Club Greenside and the post-race facilities are unparalleled.    There are a number of food and drinks stalls that are set up for the race, offering participants and spectators a wide range of fare.  Pirates have play facilities for children and they are encouraging runners to bring their whole family with to the race and take advantage of the opportunity to spend some quality time with the whole family.

The entry fee is R100 and late entries will be taken at the start at Pirates from 04h00 on the Sunday of the event. The race starts at 06h00. Temporary licenses will be on sale at the additional cost of R25. Runners are encouraged to pre-enter via www.entrytime.com before the 17th February 2016.

Pre-entries can also be obtained at:

Pirates Club – Saturday, 20th February 2016 from 10h00 till 14h00

The Sweat Shop, Dunkeld Centre, Jan Smuts Avenue, 011 325 2567/8

The Sweat Shop Fourways, U4A Fourways Crossing, Sunset Boulevard, 011 467 5966

The Sweat Shop Bedford, Bedfordview Arcade, Van Buuren Road, 011 450 2421

Randburg Runner, Manlam Court, 5th Street, Linden, 011 888 9644

Pirates Road Running wishes to make this an event for the community so they are encouraging all local residents, businesses, churches and schools to come out on the day and support the runners in their endeavours.  Nothing is more appreciated by the runners than a kind word and a big smile.


For more information:



Pirates Office 011 646 5025

Additional documentation provided:

  • Pirates 21km Race Flyer
  • Pirates 21km Race route
  • Images of prior events