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Lighthouse 10km Night Race 2012 in Mouille Point, Cape Town

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 under Running | No Comment

Lighthouse-10km-run-2012I am happy to see that the Lighthouse Ten run is going to happen for the tenth time in 2012, as it was my first road race ever that I participated in in 2010.
The 10km Lighthouse run takes place on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 along the Sea Point promenade at 6:15pm.

Runners are advised that the start and finish point has moved from the lighthouse to the lawns near Rocklands Beach, opposite the SABC studios in Beach Road.

The fast and flat route follows a 10km loop along the Sea Point promenade and is perfect for those wanting to post a personal best, or for those just looking for a fun evening jog or walk next to the ocean.
The event starts at 18h15 and participants can enter on the day from 16h45 onwards.  Entry costs R30 for licensed runners, R45 for unlicensed runners, while juniors will pay R15 if they have a licence and R25 if not.

This year’s medal depicts the lighthouse on Dassen Island and will be handed out to the first 2 000 participants.  There are also some great lucky draw prizes including a 32-inch flat screen TV.  Supporters, spectators and families are encouraged to bring a picnic, watch the sunset and enjoy the race.

Over 2000 runners are expected to complete the popular 10km run and collect this years medal. A refreshment tent and a live DJ will keep the spectators entertained as they cheer their loved ones along as the sun sets on the horizon.

Registration opens at 4:45pm on Wednesday, 7 March.

licensed seniors R30
licensed juniors R15
unlicensed seniors R45
unlicensed juniors R25

RULES AND INFORMATION for the 2012 Lighthouse Ten Run

1. Race starts and finishes at on Sea Point Main Road on Rocklands Beach, opposite the SABC Building.
2. Participants must be 15 years or older on race day.
3. Licensed club members must wear their 2011 licence numbers on the front and back of their vest.
4 Unlicensed participants must purchase a Temporary Licence at registration and wear this on the front of their
upper garment.
5. In addition to overall (open) prizes, participants will only be eligible for an age category prize in the age
category they enter. Corresponding numerical age category (J, 40, 50, 60) tags must be worn on the front and
back of their club vest. Participants may enter the age category corresponding to their chronological age or
any younger category down to senior.
6 Juniors (born 1992 or later) will count towards open team prizes, provided they wear club colours and J tags.
7 Club colours must be worn to qualify for team prizes.
8. Traffic officials and marshals must be obeyed at all times, failing which disqualification may follow.
9. There will be 3 water points on the course and Coke at the finish.
10. Race entry cards to be worn and be visible for the duration of the race.
11. Registration from 16h45 on day of race only.
12. 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.
13. Official cut off is 1 hour 30 minutes.
14. Prize giving will start at 19h45.
15. No personal seconding will be permitted except at official refreshement stations.
16. Each kilometre will be marked.
17. Results will be posted on the WPA website
18. Athletes enter entirely at their own risk. The organisers and sponsors are not responsible for any
loss, damage or injury to participants.
19. Medals will be handed to the first 2000 finishers.
20. Tog bag facilities will be provided. Organisers will take reasonable care but will not be responsible
for any loss. Do not leave valuables in your bag.
21. Social walkers welcome, but due to the nature of the route, we regret no prams or wheelchairs are allowed.
22. Help us ensure that no litter ends up in the sea. Please use the bins provided or carry your empty sachets to
the finish.