2021 MiWay Virtual Wally Hayward Marathon
To say that the past 12 months have been challenging for runners is probably a huge understatement. We’ve seen, heard and lived it all, and to elaborate on the impact of COVID-19 on our sport is futile. From as early as September 2020 the Wally Committee started preparations for this year’s event and, despite the fact that we explored every possible avenue in the hopes of hosting a successful ‘actual’ event, by now everybody knows that this was wishful thinking.
We do, however, have exciting news; this year the MiWay Wally Hayward Marathon is going VIRTUAL during the month of May! This will enable athletes to run their chosen distance on the road during any one of the five weekends in May 2021. However, it won’t be just a normal virtual event – the organisers and our title sponsor, MiWay, will pull out all the stops to make this a truly memorable experience. Entrants can either choose to run the actual route or do the distance anywhere else. Each finisher will get a real medal and we will have some toilets and dedicated water refill stations along the regular Wally route on each Saturday and Sunday in May.
You can also choose to make use of a fantastic race-experience app, called Active Experience, to make your run even better. Apart from the many functions the app offers, it will also allow you to submit your results directly after your run and list your achievement on the official leader board. You can however submit it later as well. Please note that you don’t have to use the app when you run, it’s just an additional element that can be updated after every run.
You can pick up your medal, and loads of great Wally merchandise, during the weekends of May at the Alpha Centurion Clubhouse (from 6h00 to 11h00), or we can courier (PostNet 2 PostNet) the medal to you at an additional cost.
We sincerely hope that you will support the MiWay Virtual Wally Hayward Marathon and somehow get a taste of what could have been. This marathon has been one of the best-organised events in SA over the last years, and we will strive to keep on delivering the same experience to our athletes, sponsors and partners. Athletic clubs, sporting clubs in general, as well as athletes find themselves in unprecedented times and have to adapt to keep our spirits up. We hope that you will take on the road during May and look forward to seeing you at the Alpha Centurion Clubhouse when you collect your medal.
Enter here. More details regarding the route, possible starting points and so on will be advised closer to the event.
All the details
You will be timing yourself.
You can either use the Active Experience app while running and then submit your time as soon as you are done.
Strict Covid-19 protocols will be adhered to.
No mask, no entry.