Race Info

Think you have what it takes to walk 100 miles in 24 hours?

 

Join a band of walkers from across the world as they join forces to walk 100 miles in 24 hours in the fourth edition of the African Centurion Walk.

The African Centurion Walk at the world-renowned Coetzenburg Stadium in Stellenbosch, South Africa happens from 26 to 27 October 2019.

You have the opportunity to join legendary ranks and receive a coveted Centurion number and be listed as a South African Centurion Walker.

You can enter as a solo walker or as a team of two or four walkers, so make it a family affair or get a team-building gang together.

 

 

 

Rules Racewalking

 

  • The Contact Rule: Each walker must have at least one foot in contact with the ground at all times
    and NO walker will get disqualified for bent knees. 
  • The judging criteria are simple: judges expect each walker to walk honestly in such a way that he/she is not gaining an unfair advantage over other competitors through his/her mode of walking. 
  • Walkers will be notified of any infringements  

 

Distance

  • To qualify as an African Centurion, you must reach or pass 100 miles within 24 hours.

Time

  • There is a 24 hours’ time limit for the 100 miles – from the time of the start to the finish. 

You may stop, rest, get a massage etc.…. the clock, however, will not stop! 

Judges

  • The race will be judged throughout the 24 hours by Race Walk Judges. 

Feeding

  • An “official” feeding station is available to all walkers during the race which will provide basic drinks and snacks.
  • Walkers must provide their own food and drinks.
  • Supporters are allowed to hand over drinks and food within the designated support area and should not walk with the athlete to feed/supply food and drink.

Pacers

  • No pacers are allowed during the race. However, two or more walkers who have entered the race may walk together but must not impede other competitors. 

Assistance

  • No walker will be allowed hands-on assistance during the race. 
  • Poles, canes or walking sticks are not allowed.

The Course

  • The course must be certified by an official course measurer and the certificate must be displayed during the event.
  • If you leave the course for any reason you must return to the course at the same point.
  • To be caught cutting the course hence making the route shorter may result in disqualification.