19 May 2019
10 Dec 2018

Runner Info

  • The timing chip is on the front of your race number
  • Your race number must be worn on your chest

We encourage you to dress up or wear your event T-shirt. If you belong to a club, we can’t force you to wear the event T-shirt, but be sure to check with your club first. We are sure they won’t mind if you dress up!

  • Stay away from high fibre meals, curries and exotic food.
  • Lay your running kit or costume and race goodies out the night before so that you don’t forget anything.
  • Pin race number to the front of your race day shirt with provided safety pins.
  • Set 2 alarm clocks. Even though the race starts at 09h00, you’ve got an early bus to catch!
  • Get a good night’s sleep.
  • NO number collection on Race Day!
  • Did we mention that you have to get there early? The buses leave from the GRAND PARADE from 05h30 onwards. The last bus leaves the City for Milnerton at 08h15. If you miss this you won’t make the start.
  • Click HERE to view the Race Map.

1. The FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN is run and organized in accordance with the rules of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), Athletics South Africa (ASA) and Western Province Athletics (WPA).

2. The FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN is open to all licensed and non-licensed runners.

3. One race number (bib) will be issued. Licensed participants must wear their ASA licenses number on the front and back of their vest. The official race number must be worn on the front of the participants race vest, partially covering the ASA license number. Temporary licensed participants must wear the temporary license on the back of their running vest. The official race numbers must be worn on the front of the participants running vest.

4. Temporary licenses are available at R35.

5. Temporary licensed participants are eligible for age category prizes provided they enter the relevant age group, wear the appropriate age tags and provide proof of age.

6. Personal seconding is not permitted. Private vehicles are not to follow the athletes on the route, this can result in the disqualification of the participant.

7. In addition to overall (Open) prizes, participants will only be eligible for an age category prize in the age category they enter. Participants may enter the age category corresponding to their chronological age or any younger category down to senior.

8. The swopping of race numbers or chips is strictly forbidden for safety and medical reasons as these are linked to your names, and medical information etc. This will result in

9. Juniors wearing a senior or junior license must display category tags “J”, to qualify for age group prizes.

10. Minimum age for participation is 14 years of age on race day.

11. All traffic officers, marshals & race officials must be obeyed.

12. The race organisers reserve the right to accept or reject any entry.

13. I understand that by entering the event I will be added to the event communication database to receive communication about the event and other events.

14. Foreign athletes must comply with IAAF rule 4.2 and all relevant race and domestic rules. The athletes must be able to
produce the letter from his/her federation permitting participation on race day.

15. Kilometre markers will be placed at each kilometre mark.

16. Refreshments stations will be provided at not greater than 3km intervals (please note: due to water restrictions in Cape town it has been agreed with WP that only two tables
will be provided at roughly 4km

17. All finishers will receive a medal.

18. Results will be available on www.thecapetown12.com. The results of the top 200 entrants will be posted at 10:15am. Any objections must be made to the TIC (Technical Information Centre) office within 30 minutes of the posting time as covered under IAAF Rule 146.2

19. Detailed rules will be available on www.wpa.org.za and at the WPA offices.

20. Prize giving will take place at the finish. Prize giving will be held at 11h00.

21. Toilets will be available at the start and at the finish of the event.

22. No ambush marketing is allowed.

23. There will be a tog bag facility for use at participants own risk. Cell phones, money & jewelry are not to be left in tog bags. If there is no bag tag attached to the bag, the bag will not be taken in.

24. Baby Joggers and Prams are allowed on route.

25. No bicycles are allowed on route, apart from the lead cyclists and officials.

26. Wheelchair participants are encouraged to take part. Once entered, participants are encouraged to contact entries@thecapetown12.com to secure race day access.

27. The use of music players with headphones is not allowed and may result in disqualification.

28. Do not litter. Dispose of sachets and cups responsibly by using the boxes provided or carrying them to the finish. Report offenders to the referees. #RunClean.

29. The time limit to finish the race is 12h30.Cut off points needs to be added. There will be intermitted cut off times and more info will be available at each registration.

30. There will be seeding for all runners who have performances that indicate they are in contention for the open or/and age group prizes.

1. It is the responsibility of the runner to apply for this seeding by contacting entries@thecapetown12.com and submitting proof of a performance better than the relevant one in the table below:

Men   women
Cape 12k (10Km Time) JHB 10k Durban 10k Age Group Cape 12k (10k time) JHB 10k Durban 10k
37:00 (31:00) 32:00 31:00 open 45:00 (37:30) 41:00 40:00
43:00 (36:00) 37:00 37:00 junior 59:00 (49:00) 42:00 44:00
43:00 (36:00) 39:00 36:00 40-49 52:00 (43:30) 47:00 44:00
45:00 (37:30) 44:00 39:00 50-59 53:00 (44:00) 54:00 52:00
54:00 (45:00) 53:00 49:00 60-69 1:03:00(52:30) 64:00 1:01:00
1:15:00(1:02:30) 1:10:00 1:14:00 70+ 1:30:00(1:15:00) 1:30:00 1:20:0

2. Seeded / elite runners will be required to collect their numbers from a separate booth at the registration, and will be given additional information on how they will be
seeded and started.

3. Please note: This is an international event and as such there are restrictions on advertising on clothing for seeded and elite runners. It is important that runners adhere to these rules as covered in IAAF Advertising regulations.

It’s a point-to-point race so dress warmly and take a tog bag with you on the bus or to the start so that you can keep warm and then have something to change into when you get to the finish.

The tog bag trucks will be at the start close to your start pens so you can drop off your bags. You will find your tog bag sticker in your race envelope. Your race number will serve as the corresponding number when you retrieve your tog bag.

09H00  Race Starts
Batch A 100 invited athletes & elite only
Batch B
Batch C GP (Gold Package) and Sponsors
Batch D  Seeding
Wheel chair athletes start
 09H15 Batch E  Open – not seeded
 09H15 Batch F  Open – not seeded

There will be a mat at the start so you will receive 2 times – a start gun to finish mat time and a mat-to-mat finish time so that you don’t have to worry about crossing the start line a few minutes after the gun has gone off.  The winners can only come from batches A to D, as per the IAAF and WPA race rules but your 10k time will make sure you are in the correct start pen.

Tee Graded Spec
Ladies Tee
Measuring Point Sizes: Small Medium Large Xlarge
1/2 Bust 2cm below armhole 42.5 46 49.5 53
1/2 Waist 18cm below armhole 38.5 42 45.5 49
1/2 Hem straight across 46.5 50 53.5 57
Mens Tee
Measuring Point Sizes: Small Medium Large Xlarge XXLarge
1/2 Bust 2cm below armhole 49 53 57 61 65
1/2 Waist 18cm below armhole 49.5 53.5 57.5 61.5 65.5
1/2 Hem straight across 70 72 74 76 79


The FNB CAPE TOWN 12 ONERUN Events team are actively trying to make a difference to conserve water through our water management plan. We are currently working with the city, Western Cape Tourism and our disaster management team to put the appropriate water provisions and solutions in place.

In all plans, we will always adhere to the Western Province Athletics Domestic Rules, with regards to athlete hydration.

The majority of our entrants come from the Western Cape Region, and are aware of the dire situation the province and specifically the City of Cape Town are in with regards to water and restrictions.

In 2017 the geographical estimation of our entrants was: 0,1% of our entrants were international, 15% were national and 84.7% were from the Western Cape region.

We will have the following in place at the FNB CAPE TOWN 12 ONERUN 2018

  1. We encourage runners to run with a hydration pack/water bottle and be self-supportive.
  2. Staff working on the event will be issued with a reusable bottle to refill water at pre-determined water stations.
  3. All suppliers will be signing a service agreement specifying their usage and where that water comes from, and are required to show a commitment to our water management plan.
  4. Cement blocks will be used for weighing down structures.
  5. Our sachet water supply is provided by K3 Water, who will not be using City of Cape town water.
  6. Any water sachets that are not utilized at the FNB CAPE TOWN 12 ONERUN will be kept and donated to our charity the SPCA to use for the animals.
  7. Coke is a sponsor and will be bringing in product from up country.
  8. All bottled water used will come from outside of the city of Cape Town.
  9. There will be no showers available.
  10. All ice water from the water points will be collected and used as grey water.
  11. There will be no mist sprayers.
  12. We will be hiring portable toilets from Sales Hire. They are chemical based. The water used in them is grey.
  13. Waterless soap solutions are being provided in VIP toilets.

Finally, we would like to encourage runners and supporters to use our top 5 water savings tips to support water saving in the City of Cape Town.

  • After running, take a revitalising 2 minute shower, and make sure you put a bucket in the shower to catch those extra drops, then use them to water your plants or to flush your toilet.
  • If you are using sachet water on your run, don’t  throw the a half empty sachet on the road, rather squeeze it onto the grass or flower bed nearby. Then recycle the plastic sachet in out dustbins on route.
  • Install flow restrictors on your taps and shower heads.
  • After exercising, don’t run the tap to drink water, rather fill up bottles of water, switch the tap off and then drink.
  • The weather is very hot at the moment, be clever, use quick drying, breathable kit.

Download CT12 Water management plan

Major letter of endorsement for event

  • Coming in 2019

The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport’s core focus is to tackle doping in sport in order to ensure a culture of ethics and fair play within South Africa. We’re passionate about sport. And we’re passionate about our nation’s sporting heroes setting a good example for the younger generation. Not only would we like our athletes to compete drug-free, but we also want them to be proud to say no to doping. The Drug-Free Sport Act* gives the Institute authority and jurisdiction to carry out drug testing across all sports codes. By doing so we’re inspiring a drug-free sports culture all South Africans can be proud of.

Do you believe in playing fair? Are you a supporter of drug-free sport? Take the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport’s “I Play Fair” pledge now to show your commitment to competing clean. All you need to do is go to http://www.drugfreesport.org.za/, click on the I Play Fair tag and fill in the details as requested. By doing so you will say no to doping.

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