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Distance & Entry Fee

42.2km R91.20
21.1km R57
10km R46
Temporary Licence R36

4.9km R26

10 km Eco - Trail Charity Event R46

Great Grand Masters and Blind Runners – Free entry on 1st May only

1 km Entry Fee: R10 donation to one of our participating Charities which includes a special Kiddies Goody Bag.

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Start Time

42.2km 06:30
21.1km 06:30
10km Eco Trail 06:35
10km 06:50
4.9km 07:00
1km Approx. 07:30

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Hoërskool Zwartkop Mopanie Road, Centurion

GPS Venue Co-Ordinates: Lat-25.84961 S • Long 28.16509 E
GPS Parking Co-Ordinates: Lat-25.840764 S • Long 28.168016 E

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You can collect your race number on 30 April from the race venue from 14:00 to 19:00 , or on race day from 04:15.

Participants in the 42.2km and 21.1km races will receive a race T-Shirt on completion of the event. (Limited to the first 2500 pre-entrants only.)

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Late Entries

At the Venue: Enter at the race venue on 30 April from 14:00 to 19:00 or on the morning of the race from 4:15 until the start of the race. Unfortunately, you will not be considered as a pre-entrant and will not qualify for a race t-shirt

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The Wally Eco Run

Distance: Approximately 10 km. Start Time: 06:35 Limited to the first 250 entrants this is strictly pre-entry and only available through www.enteronline.co.za. No late entries accepted. All proceeds to the Wally Hayward Charity Drive

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• All athletes must be amateurs as defined under Athletics South Africa rules, and not be under the stipulated ages as listed in the table above.
• All entrants will participate under the rules of AGN and ASA and it is the athlete’s responsibility to be familiarised with the rules.
• Marshals and Traffic Officers must be obeyed at all times – failure to comply with their instructions may lead to immediate disqualification.
• No seconding will be allowed – sufficient refreshment stations will be available.
• It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure that he/she is medically fit and healthy to participate in any of the events.
• The race committee reserves the right to accept or reject any entry.
• Proof of age must be produced if requested by the race referee.
• No I-pods allowed.


• All entrants must be in possession of a valid 2012 license number.
• The official race number must be worn on the front of the running vest.
• Athletes competing for category prizes must wear official age category ID tags on the front and back of the running vest.
• Walkers competing for category prizes must wear official Walker ID tags on the front and back of the vest.
• Foreign athletes must comply with IAAF Rule 4 paragraph 2 regarding the handing over of their permits to the Race Organisers.


• All unlicensed athletes participating in the 42.2km, 21.1 km, 10 km and Eco race events must purchase a temporary license number.
• The Temporary License must be worn on the back of the running vest.

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General Information

• No faxed entries will be accepted.
• Walkers may enter for any event – the cut off time stipulated will apply for both runners and walkers.
• Any participant on the 42.2km event, who has not reached the 21.1km/42.2km split (approximately 20 km mark) in 2 hours 40 minutes, will not be permitted to proceed on the 42.2km route.
• Clubs are requested to bring their gazebos and trailers to the venue on 30 April between 14:00 and 19:00 – security will be provided. There will be a drop off zone for trailers available on 1 May and assistance will be provided to push the trailer from the drop off zone to the field – regrettably, no vehicles will be permitted on the field on race day.
• Various spot prizes will be given away throughout the day – to qualify for a spot prize, you must be present at the venue when the draw is made.
• A kids entertainment area will be available – use of the facilities is at own risk.
• Entry fee is not refundable.
• Please do not discard water sachets/ cups in gardens or drains, drop them in the bins provided or directly on the road.
• Toilets will be available at every water point.
• First Aid facilities will be available.
• Race results will be published within 5 working days at www.raceresults.co.za and www.wally.org.za.

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Race Enquiries:

For race enquiries please contact the race office on 012 654 8077 or Mike Summerfield on 0827814357. No SMS messages or Please Call Me’s will be responded to. E-Mail enquires : info@acrw.co.za .

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Race Information
Start Time: 06:30
Cut Off: 5.5hrs
Minimum Age: 20yrs
Prize Giving: 10:30
Start Time: 06:30
Cut Off: 3.5hrs
Minimum Age: 16yrs
Prize Giving: 09:30
10km Eco Trail
Start Time: 06:35
Cut Off: 2hrs
Minimum Age: 15yrs
Prize Giving: 08:30
Start Time: 06:50
Cut Off: 2hrs
Minimum Age: 15yrs
Prize Giving: 08:30
Start Time: 07:00
Cut Off: None
Minimum Age: None
Prize Giving: None
Start Time: Approx 07:30
Cut Off: None
Minimum Age: None
Prize Giving: None
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Tribute to Wally Hayward

Wally Hayward's exceptional running career spanned six decades,and though he represented South Africa at the Olympic Gamesand set numerous ultra-distance world records, he is bestremembered for his remarkable achievements in the ComradesMarathon. His first attempt at the fabled Durban to Pietermaritzburgepic came in 1930, and was a text book example of how not to runan ultra-marathon. He wore cheap canvas takkies stuffed with pagesfrom a telephone directory, only drank every 30km or so, and sawa substantial first half lead dwindle away to just 37 seconds by thetime he crossed the line in first place in 7:27:26.

Exhausted by his efforts, Hayward shunned the race for two decades concentrating instead on shorter distances, and seeing action in North Africa during the second World War. In 1950, two decades after his first Comrades appearance, Hayward returned and again strode to victory. The following year he made it three wins in three appearances, and sliced a massive eight minutes off the record. After finishing tenth in the marathon at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games, Hayward returned to secure his fourth Comrades title in 1953, becoming the first athlete to break six hours as he won the 'down' race in 5:52:30.

That same year saw Hayward embark on an ultra-marathon recordbreaking blitz in the United Kingdom. In September, he won the prestigious London-to-Brighton race in record time, establishing a  world record for 50 miles along the way. The following month, he broke the world record for 100 miles by more than an hour. In 1954, aged 45, Hayward became the oldest Comrades Marathon winner in history, claiming his fifth title in a new 'up' record of 6:12:15. This achievement was only bettered half a century later, when Vladimir Kotov won in 2004 at the age of 46.


In the same year, however, the South African Athletics and Cycling Association declared Hayward a professional for accepting a trifling amount of expense money when traveling in Britain. He was summarily banned for twenty years. In 1988, at the age of 79, Hayward returned to the scene of his greatest triumphs, and ran one of the most incredible races in the long, distinguished history of the Comrades. A full 34 years after his last appearance, he finished in a remarkable 9:44:15, a time good enough to beat half the field. He returned the following year for a final, rousing swansong at the age of 80, completing the race in 10:58:03 in front of a rapturous crowd to become the oldest finisher in Comrades history.

A carpenter and draughtsman for the Johannesburg Municipality most of his working life, Hayward had a road race named in his honour. The inaugural Wally Hayward Marathon was run in 1977 and remains an integral part of the Gauteng running calendar.

He died in April 2006 at the age of 97.

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Prizes & Medals

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Co Sponsor

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The LIFEGAIN WALLY HAYWARD MARATHON will be supporting 6 charities in 2012.

  • 3 for Child Welfare (Child Welfare, Tshwane, Amadea Safe Houses and Reddingsdaad Broodjieprojek),
  • 2 for Cancer (CANSA & PINK  DRIVE )

  • 1 for Animals (Tshwane SPCA).




The charities will be making a special effort to ensure that the 2012 LIFEGAIN Wally Hayward Marathon will be an event that the whole family can enjoy - with a 1KM race for the Kiddies, a supervised Kiddies Entertainment area where you will be able to safely leave your kiddies while you participate in one of the events, and also a Family Entertainment area with fun for the whole family.




Child Welfare, Tshwane will be organising a supervised Children's entertainment area,  for children from 3 years to 10 years of age, with Clowns, including Gerard and RD the clowns with a special kiddies comedy Magic show, Balloon sculptures, Face Painting , stilt walkers, puppet shows  and Jumping Castles.  

Parents will just need to purchase a plastic hospital identity bracelet for each child for only R 26  for the entertainment for your kiddies  between    05h30 and 11h30  on the morning  of 1 May 2012.


You can pay for this  together with your race entry - or you can even only pay for the Kiddies entertainment, without having to enter any of the races.  





There will also be an adjacent entertainment area for older children, teens and parents - including a singer, climbing wall and rides not suitable for young kiddies.  




Donations can be made to the charities - either individually or collectively, to be shared equally amongst all 6 charities, - together with your on-line race entry - or you can even make a donation without entering any event.





12 Tshwane Municipality Councillors will be pushing 12 wheeled rubbish bins (2 per charity) decorated with advertising decals for sponsor's businesses in the 5 KM event and these will be at the charities' area on the rugby field at the venue before and afterwards to collect donations of small change.

So, please start collecting small change to bring to toss into these bins, as donations to these deserving charities that need all the support they can get.


Businesses  that may be interested in sponsoring adverts on any (or all) of the 12 bins can contact the charities directly to arrange to sponsor a decal advertising their business in either A4 or A3 sizes.


A4 Ads cost R 500 and A3 ads cost R 1000.


Vector artwork needs to be received at least 10 working days before the ad can be added to the bins.






Cancer will be conquered through research.  

± 90% of cancers are caused by environmental & lifestyle related factors


See more at www.shavathon.org.za



Antoinette Joubert, 
Relationship Manager/Manager: Corporate Relations 
082 449 9079 & (012) 329 3036 & Fax2Email 086 512 8496
Address: 32 Lys Street, Rietfontein, Pretoria, 0084
Postal Address: PO Box 275, Pretoria, 0001 


About Us

Cause Marketing Fundraisers (CMF) is a non-profit organisation and, through our PinkDrive campaign, we are committed to improving breast cancer awareness, education, and providing and offering services to women across South Africa, particularly to those who do not have access to information on breast health.  We currently have two mobile breast units, an education unit working in approximately 80 community health centers in Gauteng and a mammography unit, which operates at 3 community health centers in the Cape Town area, under the Tygerberg Hospital jurisdiction.

We aim to:

  • provide affordable, convenient mammography services to women in the private and corporate sectors; and
  • provide free scanning and education to disadvantaged communities via local clinics, community health centres and specified hospitals with no oncology facilities.
    Noelene Kotschan - Founder & Director 

Email: noelene@causemarketing.co.za 
Tel: +27 11 998 8022 | Fax: +27 86 723 6922 | Mobile: +27 83 460 6146

or Sharon Smith sharon@causemarketing.co.za

+27 83 440 5080 |   +27 011 998 8022 |  Fax:  +27 86 723 6922
Address: 21 Bond Street, Ferndale, Randburg, 2194


To donate R20 sms the word PINKDRIVE to 40158     






Child Welfare Tshwane is 93 years old! 
Our Vision and Purpose is to provide a safe home environment for every child in Tshwane.

We want to protect children and ensure that they have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Karen Badenhorst


Marketing and Fundraising Manager 

Tel: 012 460 9236


Fax: 012 460 6333

Cell: 083 265 9388

E-Mail: karenb@childwelfare.co.za

77 Nicolson Street, Bailey's Muckleneuk, Pretoria, 0181

"Unlocking the Potential to Vulnerable Children and Families" 
http://www.childwelfare.co.za/  & http://www.childwelfare.co.za/centurion.html




Our Vision

To provide a loving and safe haven for abandoned,abused, neglected and disabled children -of which some are affected or infected by HIV/AIDS and assisting in feeding the underprivileged in the community. To empower women in the area to become self sustaining by teaching them income generating skills.

What do we do?

Our caring is divided into two broad categories:

  • The first is focused on providing a loving and caring home for orphans, abused and HIV/AIDS infected/affected children, which is known as Amadea Safe House, while
  • The second part of Rina's work involves reaching out to destitute rural and local communities though provision of essential needs and people development projects.

Rina Malan 

082 955 9830 & (012) 542 4500 & Fax: 086 524 8630






Providing nutritious lunch packs for more than 150 disadvantaged children in two schools. 

Lenie Pretorius   
083 507 7717 & (012) 386 9981







For the Animals




"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Mahatma Gandhi 

Korky Levanon  
Fundraising & Public Relations 
012 8035219 (tel)   012 8035775 (fax) 
Facebook: Tshwane SPCA 

To sign up for our newsletter email newsletter@spcapta.org.za




The Dog Walk is NOT a race - just an opportunity to have family time with the dogs and your family.  

Starting time  will be  16h00  on  Monday, 30 April 2012  at  Hoërskool Zwartkop, the race venue where late entries will be taken from 14h00 to 19h00 in the school's parking area at the top of Mopani Road (off the Old Jo'burg Road).

“No bitches on heat will be permitted to participate in the dog walk” 


GPS Co-ordinates:


Lat   -25.84961 S  

Long  28.16509 E

Entry  fee will be  R 5 or  a packet/tin of animal food.  


Entries to be paid by 15h50. 



  • This is  NOT a race, so there is no winner. Take your time and be considerate to all people and dogs.
  • Please be courteous to other walkers.
  • Please stay on the footpath at all times when passing other people or dogs.
  • Dogs must be on leads and under constant control at all times throughout the day and on the walk.
  • You  MUST pick up after your dog while on the walk or at this event venue.  (Consider the athletes who will be walking around in the dark early the next morning). This will determine whether this event can be repeated next year, so PLEASE be considerate and remove any "land mines".
  • Water will be available at the Doggy Drinks Station at the finish, when you return.
  • NO  aggressive dogs will be allowed at this event.



Prizes include Shopping Vouchers to the value of R 3 000, 
1000 Spot Prizes consisting of Water Bottles, Visors, Lanyards, etc. and
Product Hampers to the value of R10 000.

LIFEGAIN GREEN SHOELACES can be bought for only R5! 

If you wear these green shoelaces visibly on race day, (needn't be on your shoes - as a bracelet or necklace etc. will still count), your race number will be entered into a lucky draw for a fabulous prize. 

All proceeds will be donated to the race charities - so, you can give a little with a chance of getting a lot! 


You will receive your green shoelaces with your race number - either on 30 April 2012 between 14h00 and 19h00, or on the morning of the race before your event.

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