A Charity road running race set between the two coal towns of eMalahleni and Middelburg, open to young and old participants with the aim of raising funds for the less fortunate while we’re having fun!
The Rotary GTR started from humble beginnings 33 years ago.
The 10th of October 1987 marks the start of the largest charity event in Mpumalanga.
The 30 year achievement did not come without obstacles, but through hard work and dedication the GTR is stronger than ever.
With every obstacle and every change made over the years, the main focus of the race was always kept in mind – To always put the best interest of our charities at the top of the list in any difficult decision that had
to be made.
Ronald Reagan said “you cannot help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”
The aim of the GTR is to help as many people as possible.
The first train race hosted by the Witbank Coalfields Rotary Club was in aid of Child Welfare and Society for the aged. Over the last 30 odd a number of charities benefited from the Rotary GTR and many more will benefit
in years to come. This is however only possible through the sponsorships we receive from businesses and the entries for the race, be it teams or individuals.
The GTR creates a platform for the community & local businesses to rise up in unity and power to create change and bring relief for those who are in desperate need of upliftment and help.
The aim has always been and will always be to better the lives of the less fortunate and with the local community and businesses on our side, the GTR will keep on giving and helping where possible.
Entries opening and closing dates to be advised, subject to Government lockdown regulations
Saturday, 22 August 2020
All entry fees include a parking permit for 1 vehicle at Steelcrest High School, Middelburg or WH de Klerk School, eMalahleni on the day of the event unless where stated otherwise.
4.9km Team Race:
Choose your teams preferred starting time slot: Staged from 8:20AM-12AM in 20 minute intervals.
R640 per team (5 x adults) – Runners and Walkers Runners/Walkers (Starting from 9:00am timeslots).
R395.00 per school team (5 x scholars) – Runners/Walkers (Primary School starting time 8:20am and High School starting time 8:40am)
Kees Taljaard Stadium, B-Field, Lillian Ngoyi st, Middelburg
15km: R145.00 pp
Starting point: Hillside Station turn off, R555 provincial road, Middelburg
32km: R190 pp
WH De Klerk School, c/o Montagu & Ceres St, eMalahleni
Distance 4.9km: R110.00 pp (all ages)
Starting point: Kees Taljaard Stadium, B-Field, Lillian Ngoyi st, Middelburg
Bus Tickets: R75.00 (Middelburg to 15km/32km start points OR WH De Klerk School to 15km start point)
Timing Chips: All participants entering the 32km event will receive timing chips in their registration packs which should be worn on your shoes. Please return your chip at the finish on race day.
Race capped at:
Closing date for entries:
R40.00 per licence (only needed for unlicensed 15km & 32km individual entrants)
20 000 participants
TO BE ADVISED
Collect your form and/or submit your entry at:
Race numbers must be collected on the following dates ONLY from 09:00 – 16:00
No Race Number tear off = No Medals
Fun Runners - No race sticker = No Medal
1. Bus Transport will be available at R75.00 per ticket to all participants requiring transport to the 15km and 32km start points.
Busses will depart to 15 km and 32 km start points and are available from 5:00 am - 6:00 am ONLY.
The last bus will depart at 6:00 am from the following points:
1. Steelcrest High School, Springbok st, Middelburg (for departure to the 15km and 32km starts). One vehicle parking ticket included in your entry pack.
2. Secure parking at WH De Klerk School, c/o Montagu & Ceres st, eMalahleni (for departure to the 15km start). One vehicle parking ticket included in your entry pack. Busses will return athletes from the finish to WH de Klerk School from 12:00 until 14:00 so keep your ticket!
DO NOT BE LATE!!! Rather come early to avoid the traffic
3. No bus transport will be provided to Team and Fun Run participants from eMalahleni. Please make your way to Steelcrest High School, Middelburg.
Secure paid parking is available to all participants and spectators at Steelcrest High School, Middelburg and WH De Klerk School in eMalahleni at a cost of R20 per vehicle. Please note that individual participants do not need to purchase a ticket, it is already included in your entry fee. Teams have 2 vehicle parking tickets, we encourage that they travel together to reduce congestion.
The R555 (old road) from eMalahleni to Middelburg will be closed to traffic from 06:00 – 13:00 on the morning of Saturday, 22 August 2020.
NO VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE RACE ROUTE WITHOUT A PERMIT (T’s & C’s apply).
32km and 15km
Team Run and Fun Run
PLEASE NOTE! THE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.
Closing date for all entries 31 July 2019 or when the 20 000 cut-off is reached (which ever comes first)
AGE RESTRICTIONS: 15km – no under 15’s, 32km – no under 19’s, Fun Run (4.9km) – all ages
CLOSING DATE FOR PROMOTIONAL ITEM ORDERS 13 JULY 2020.
AGE: Minimun 10 years.
CLOSING DATE FOR PROMOTIONAL ITEM ORDERS 11 JULY 2019.
ROTARY GTR DISCLAIMER:
Participation in the Rotary GTR is done voluntarily and entirely at the risk of each and every participant. The Rotary GTR, the Rotary Clubs of Middelburg, Middelburg Cycad and Witbank, the Middelburg Marathon Club, the Organisers of the event, the Sponsors,
Volunteer Groups/Individuals, medical and/or emergency personnel will not be responsible and/or liable for any loss or damage, however caused from participation in the Rotary GTR, including pre-race and post race activities.
A vast number of community projects have benefited from the race during the past 30 years. The Rotary GTR remains a community investment project driven by the community for the community.
The race committee and Rotary Clubs additionally supports the ‘Run for a Cause’ initiative whereby race entrants can voluntarily sponsor any of 5 organisations from R50. To support any of them, simply select the charity of your choice when completing your online entry.
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Notably one of the largest charity events of its kind in the country, the Rotary GTR annually sets the stage for unlimited sponsorship opportunities and community investment. There are number of varied sponsorship opportunities still available for small
to large businesses as well as private individuals and organisations.
The Race Committee would like to appeal to companies in the surrounding communities to seriously consider becoming partners in this worthwhile community venture. For sponsorship information or general enquiries contact
086 11 TRAIN (87246) [OPTION 1] or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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