- 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
- To qualify as an African Centurion, you must reach or pass 100 miles within 24 hours.
- 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!
- The race will be judged throughout the 24 hours by Race Walk Judges.
- 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.
- 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.
- No walker will be allowed hands-on assistance during the race.
- Poles, canes or walking sticks are not allowed.
- 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.