Frequently asked questions
I ordered a T-shirt, when and where can I collect it?
Pre-ordered T-shirts and other pre-ordered merchandise can be collected from the Alpha Centurion Runners clubhouse. Collections can be done every Saturday and Sunday in May 2021 from 6h30 to 11h00. Please bring proof of entry (your entry confirmation email) which contains the detail of your order.
Do I need to collect anything before I start my Virtual Run?
No, you do not need to collect a race number or anything else for that matter. You can simply start your run when and whenever suits you.
Will I get a free T-shirt?
No, unless you have entered for the Taper Challenge.
I ordered a T-shirt, can I change the size?
Unfortunately not. We only produced exactly what was ordered and therefore we cannot exchage it for another size.
Will there be any facilities at the Alpha Centurion Clubhouse, should I choose to start there over a weekend?
Yes, parking as well as toilets will be available.
Will there be a leader board?
Yes, the leaderboard will be updated continuously.
Is there any prize money on offer?
Unfortunately not. Due to the nature of the event and people running various routes, it will not be possible to award prizes.
Will there be any crowds?
What facilities will be along the route if i choose to run the actual route over weekends?
There will be water refill stations as well as toilets on the route.
Is there any freebies for early entries?
Yes, the first 1000 people who register will receive a free Buff.
Will the routes be marked?
We can't promise it, so rather download the routes from the website and load it onto your device.
10km - R100
Where can I collect my medal?
You can collect your medal at the Alpha Centurion Clubhouse on any Saturday or Sunday in May (from 6h00 to 11h00).
May we run as a group of friends?
Yes, you may. Please ensure all social distancing and any other restrictions set by national or local governments are adhered to, to ensure the prevention of spreading the virus.
How many Water Refill Stations will there be on the route?
There will be one for the 10km, 2 for the 21.1km, 4 for the 32km and 5 for the 42.2km.
Should I run with my club colours?
No, please do NOT run with your club colours and especially NOT with an ASA licence number.
Can I enter on the morning at the venue?
No, unfortunately not. We have to limit the numbers as well as ensure your data is available on the system for results as well as for the Active Experience App usage.
The Taper Challenge
What is The Taper Challenge?
For those of you preparing for a virtual Comrades or other long distance runs, the MiWay Wally Hayward Taper Challenge is for you! The concept is simple; you run a 42.2km, a 32km a 21.1km in a space of 5 weeks. You can run them in any sequence and at any point or on any route.
Do I get a free T-shirt if I enter the Taper Challenge?
Can I run my three races in any sequence?
Yes, you are more than welcome to mix it up and run them in any sequence.
Is the entries for the Taper Challenge still open?
Do I need to wear a facemask when running?
What other COVID-19 measures are in place?
I want to run the original Wally route, where is the start and the finish?
We will provide you with the .gpx file which you can upload to your watch/device.
Can I download the routes?
Yes, absolutely. You will find the .gpx files here.
I selected and paid the Postnet option, when will I get my goodies?
We will start the distribution process on the 4th of May and will do them in batches every week. If you entered before the 25th of April then yours will be in the first batch.
How will I know when my parcel is available for pickup?
You will get an sms from Postnet when your parcel is ready for collection.
How does the timing work?
There are no timing chips.
Run with the Active Experience App. You will then be notified when you reach your race distance. You will be able to submit your times automatically using the app as soon as you are done with your run.
You will need to time yourself using your watch or phone and submit your race number and elapsed time at https://resultscui.active.com/events/MiWayVirtualWallyHaywardMarathon2021
Is there a cut-off time?
If you run your own route, then no.
Where is the venue?
In Edinburg street, Clubview, Centurion:
Is it at the same venue as previous years?
No, it will be at the Alpha Centurion Runners Clubhouse.