Everything you need to know for the Pirates 21k

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We look forward to making this the best Pirates 21km ever in its 38 year history.

Pre-Entries can be obtained at:

Pirates Club – Saturday 14th February 2015 from 10h30 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

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

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


There is equal prize money for both men and women. First prize has substantially increased to R4500, R2500 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.


All finishers will receive a medal:

Gold – top 5 male and female runner

Silver – sub 90 minutes

Bronze – 90 minutes +

All finishers will also be eligible to win spot prizes plus other giveaways. Prize giving will be at 10h15.


The race follows a circular route, running past the water tower on top of Northcliff Hill and back again. The first half has three challenging hills, the first starting after one km and then undulating with two more climbs, the last peaking at the King of the Mountain point at about 14km. The downhill after that is fast, enabling runners to pick up time. The start and finish are at the Pirates Club, Braeside Road, Greenside. The cut-off is three and a half hours.


The entry fee is R90 and late entries will be taken at the start at Pirates from 04h30 on the Sunday. The race starts 06h00. Temporary licenses will be on sale at the additional cost of R25. Runners are encouraged to pre-enter via www.entrytime.com. Results of the race will be available on the internet at www.raceresults.co.za 15 days after the race.

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