Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Human Right Day, 21 March

George Thabe Stadium

15 MARCH 2020

21KM - Entry Fee: R130 | 10KM - Entry Fee: R90 | 5KM - Entry Fee: R40

Starting Time: 6am

Registration: 14 March | 09:00 - 18:00 @ George Thabe Stadium
15 March | 04:00 - 05:30


This event is part of the Human Rights Month Programme which is commemorated annually during the month of March in Sharpeville. This is to remember the 21 March 1960 where people who were peacefully walking in protest against apartheid system, ended up running away and some ended up being killed as a result of police brutality. It is on this basis; that SDM in collaboration with Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation (DSACR), Emfuleni Local Municipality (ELM), Clinix Naledi-Nkanyezi Private Hospital and Emfuleni Athletics Club (EAC) joined hands towards honouring the fallen heroes and heroines through an official road running event.

This programme seeks to promote healthy lifestyle and nurture development of people’s potential through sports and recreation, with the ultimate goal of enhancing social wellbeing of the community and eradicating social ills within our society. Running unlike other forms of sporting activities is regarded as most effective fitness activity, hence; this partnership towards the staging of a half marathon event.

Entry Details

Sedibeng District Municipality and Emfuleni Athletics Club, hereby invites all the runners and community members to the Sharpeville Half Marathon. The event is meant to be a build-up programme for the commemoration of an annual Human Rights Day.

Rules and Information
Marshals and Traffic Officials must be obeyed at all times. Failure to comply with their instructions may lead to immediate disqualification. No seconding or vehicles on route will be allowed.

All entrants will participate under the rules of ASA and AVT and it is the athletes’ responsibility to familiarize themselves with the rules.

The Race
Organizing Committee reserves the right to accept or reject any entry. The judges’ decision is final.
Regrettably for this year’s race, there will be no wheelchair athletes, blade, cyclists, mechanically operated devices allowed due to the nature of the race course. No animals are allowed in the races.
Refreshment stations will provide Coke and Water sachets. Athletes may not run with another athlete’s race number. Littering is forbidden.
Objections must be lodged within 30 minutes before or after prize giving in writing to the Chief Referee accompanied by R500 which is refundable if appeal is upheld.

The Start
The start of the race is at stadium.
The 21km and 10km will start at 6am
and 5km will start at 7h00am.

The Finish
At the above-mentioned venue.

Cut off Time
21km – 3 hours
10km – 2 hours
5km – 1 hour

Parking is available around the vicinity of the stadium and Tsoelopele Primary school.
Entry fees
21km – R130
10km – R90
5km – R40

Unlicensed Athletes
Unlicensed Athletes of 21km and 10km must purchase a temporary license. The number must be worn at the back of the plain clothes and the race number issued by the organizers must be worn on the front. No advertising. Temp License cost: R50
No temporary license is required for the 5km Fun Run.

Minimum Ages
9 years for the fun run (unless the parent/s accompany the child and sign a waiver) 14 years for the 10km
16 years for the 21km.

Entries will be taken on the 15th March 2020 at George Thabe Stadium. On the race day from 5:30am at the stadium.

Prizes: Open (Men and Women)

1st Prize: 21km-R1 200        10km-R600
2nd Prize: 21km-R600          10km-R350
3rd Prize: 21km-R350           10km-R250

Juniors: (Boys and Girls)
1Prize: R600              R350
2nd Prize: R400         R250
3rd Prize: R200          R150

Veterans (21km ONLY): (Male/Female)
1Prize: R400
2nd Prize: R300

Masters (21km ONLY): (Male/Female)
1Prize: R300
2nd Prize: R200

Listening Devices
For safety reasons, participants are not allowed to use earphones, iPods, etc. during the race.

Athletes indemnify the national, provincial and regional bodies as well as sponsors and organizers of the race against all or any actions whatsoever nature, whether same may arise out of their participation in the race or otherwise.