RULES OF THE RACE: MUST BE ACCEPTED BY ALL ENTRANTS

THE SANI STAGGER 2014, hosted by the Sani Athletic Club, will be run on Saturday 29th November 2014 along the Sani Pass, between the Sani Pass Hotel and the Lesotho Border Post.
PLEASE NOTE THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ATHLETES FOR THE MARATHON IS 500 ENTRIES AND THE HALF MARATHON DOWN IS RESTRICTED TO 230 ENTRIES - SO ENTER EARLY- ENTRIES CLOSE WHEN FULL AND NO EXCEPTIONS CAN BE MADE.
Runners do not require passports unless they are staying overnight at the top and they will then need to go through the South African and Lesotho Border passport control.
DURING THE RACE ONLY ATHLETES AND OFFICIALS WILL BE GIVEN ACCESS VIA THE SA POLICE BORDER CONTROL. SHOULD YOU WISH TO VISIT THE SANI TOP CHALET YOU WILL NEED TO CARRY YOUR PASSPORT AND YOU WILL NEED TO GO THROUGH THE SA AND LESOTHO BORDER CONTROL. YOU MAY BE ARRESTED FOR ILLEGAL ENTRY SHOULD YOU CROSS THROUGH THE FIELD AND FENCES.

The Sani Stagger 2014 comprises a 21km Half-Marathon Down Race and a 42,2km Marathon

21,1km DOWN :Start at Lesotho Border Post. Transport to the Lesotho Border Post will be provided and will leave Sani Pass Hotel at 6:00am
Race Start: 08:30 am –
Finish: at Sani Pass Hotel Golf course :
Cut-off 3hrs (11:30am) for Prize categories and 4hrs(12:30am) for medal
Race Entry Fee : R460 (PLUS online fee) (Includes transport to the Lesotho Border post)
Entries via sanistagger2014.myactiveonline.co.za

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42,2km MARATHON: Start at Sani Pass Hotel Golf Course: ( Up and Down the Sani Pass- turnaround is top of the pass)
Race Start: 6:00am
Finish: Sani Pass Hotel Golf Course:
Cut-off 6hrs. (12:00am) for Prize categories and 6hrs 30min (12:30am) for medal.
NOTE: There is a cut off of 3hrs 45mins at the turnaround point. Runners not getting to the top by 9:45am will not be able to continue.
Comrades and Two Oceans qualifier 5:00 hours.
Race Entry Fee: R360 (PLUS online fee)

sanistagger2014.myactiveonline.co.za

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• This event is a run according to the rules as laid down by the ASA and KZNA and all entrants must abide by these rules.
• Only current registered licensed runners may participate and club colours and numbers must be worn.
• Temporary licences are available at an extra cost of R35.00. Please indicate if required on entry.
• The minimum age limit for the 21,1km down race is 16 years. And 20 years and older for the 42,2km. Proof of age and identification will be required.
• All entrants are to PERSONALLY collect their registration numbers; timing chips and final instructions on the day prior to the event i.e. Friday 28th November 2014 from the Underberg Country Club from 9:00am til 9:00pm
• ONLY REGISTERED ENTRANTS WILL RECEIVE THEIR REGISTRATION PACK. WE WILL NOT POST NOR SEND PACKS TO NON-REGISTERED ENTRANTS.
• Entrants must wear the race number on the front of their vest/top and their 2014 licence number on the back – not on shorts. They are to be visible when crossing the finish line
• All entrants will be given a FINISH TIME timing chip which must be handed back to the finish area- irrespective of finishing or not. All timing chips not handed back will be billed to the entrant at a cost of R100 each.
• Category indicators must be visibly worn to qualify for a category prize
• Race entry fees are NOT refundable NOR transferable for any reason whatsoever.
• All entrants participate at their own risk and organisers and sponsors will not be responsible for any loss or injury incurred during or as a result of the race, property lost or damaged on the course or in the changing area. All medical/paramedic costs are for the entrants own account.
The Sani Athletic Club will not pay these nor be responsible for the costs. All entrants will be personally required to sign an indemnity at registration. These may not be signed by a 3rd party.
• Refreshment tables will be provided along the route at approximately 3km intervals. Because of the terrain there may also be unmanned boxes of water on a help yourself basis. NO seconding whatsoever is permitted. Any athlete who has personal seconding or followers on the route will be immediately disqualified and asked to leave the course.
• Entries close when full. No entries will be accepted after 16th November 2014. Total entries will be 230 down half marathon and 500 marathon entries.
• There will be no refund of entry fee nor any other costs should the race have to be cancelled for any reason beyond the organisers control.e.g. severe weather conditions.
• All finishers of the 21,1km down race and 42,2km marathon will receive a medal at the end of the race. We will not hand medals to anyone who has not finished in the allocated time.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
All athletes are to personally collect their race numbers and registration packs at the Underberg Country Club on Friday 28th November 2014 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
All athletes will be required to personally sign an indemnity form.
WE WILL NOT HAND OVER registration packs to any third party. Registration packs are for athletes who have come to registration ONLY. Anyone withdrawing from the race and does NOT intend running will NOT receive the registration pack. We remind you that entries are neither refundable NOR transferable. There will be NO substitutions.
Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the Country Club from 9:00am to 9:00pm on Friday 28th November 2014
Runners doing the 21,1km down and 42,2km marathon, who wish to have a bag with a change of clothes for after their run, must ensure that they hand in a clearly marked bag at the Tog Bag area. This is at the down race and marathon finish area at the hotel golf course. For the 21,1km down runners there will be a vehicle at the top of the Pass to hand in your warm clothes needed while waiting for the start of the down race- again these must be placed in the clearly marked plastic bag that will be available at registration. Please note this is at your own risk and we will endeavour to get them to the finish areas as soon as possible.
Please note: It can be very cold at the top (below zero) before the start of the 21,1km down race, so be prepared.
Blankets at a nominal fee will be on sale at the registration which can be dropped into the charity box at the top before the start.

Transport to Start
Runners doing the 21,1km down run will be transported to the top (cost included in entry fee ) Transport is limited and runners will need to be at the pickup point at the Sani Pass Hotel gates between 6:00am and 6:30am latest. We will not be able to accommodate late starters.

Route
The race takes place along the 21 km gravel road of the Sani Pass, through the magnificent scenic route between the Sani Pass Hotel and the Lesotho border post. The 42,2km marathon starts at the Sani Pass Hotel golf course and is run to the top of the Sani Pass to the Lesotho border and back down again finishing on the golf course. The 21,1km Down race starts at the top of the Sani Pass at the Lesotho Border and finishes at the Sani Pass Hotel golf course. The race route has been measured by an ASA and international registered course measurer taking the shortest route along the course. Please bear in mind that the route is rocky, and uneven in places and you may not be able to take the shortest route. NO VEHICLES WILL BE PERMITTED ON THE ROUTE, UNLESS AUTHORISED TO TRANSPORT RUNNERS. Please adhere to this rule so as to avoid disqualification.
This is a World Heritage site and we urge all runners to keep their water sachets on them until they reach the refuse bins provided throughout the route. This is a very serious matter and littering could cause you to be disqualified from the race
To see the route click here

Accommodation
Is available throughout the district in various B&B’S, Hotels, Lodges and self- catering chalets. Make it a wonderful weekend in the most beautiful mountains of southern Africa. Contact Tourist Information Office in Underberg at 0337011471 Also click on WHERE TO STAY on this website.
Charity:
The Sani Stagger supports the Clouds of Hope Children’s Home which is situated in Underberg. The children, who have all been orphaned or abandoned as a result of HIV/AIDS, assist at the start and finish of the race and also at a table along the route. Please help us to help them by donating to this worthy cause.
 
Prize Giving & Prizes
The Prize giving will be held at the Sani Pass Hotel on the Golf Course at the finish area at 12:30.
Lucky draw prizes, which contain lovely holiday prizes, may only be won by entrants who are at the prize giving.
SANI STAGGER PRIZE MONEY 2013

Please note and appreciate the Sani Stagger is about the event and not the prize money!!!
MARATHON: To be eligible for prize money entrants
must run 42,2km in 6hrs
MEN AND LADIES
NB: Category winners must wear category tags on back and front of vest/top
Runners in first 3 places can also win category prize
42,2km Marathon : Ladies and Men the same:
Prize money and categories to be advised
21,1km down race Ladies and men the same;
Prize money and categories to be advised
21,1KM DOWN RACE: To be eligible for prize money
entrants must run 21,1km in 3hrs.
MEN AND LADIES
NB: Category winners must wear category tags on back and front of vest/top
Runners in first 3 places can also win category prize
PRIZE DETAILS WILL BE POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE 10DAYS BEFORE RACE DAY
ONLY FINISHERS WILL RECEIVE A MEDAL AT THE FINISH OF THE RACE.
Results: Will be posted on the Finish Time and Enter online websites within a few hours of the end of the race.

Refreshments:
All Sani Stagger entrants will be served tea/coffee/hot chocolate at the start of the race.
Tea and biscuits will also be provided at the finish of each race for Sani Stagger entrants.
Light lunches/refreshments at reasonable cost may be purchased at the Hotel. Cooler boxes and food/drinks from outside the Hotel will not be allowed

Accommodation
Is available throughout the district in various B&B’S, Hotels, Lodges and self- catering chalets. Make it a wonderful weekend in the most beautiful mountains of southern Africa. Contact Tourist Information Office in Underberg at info@drakensberg.org or go to our website www.sanistagger.com home page and click on WHERE TO STAY

Queries
Any queries about the race can be dealt with by telephone during office hours: Trish 0337011577 or email info@sanistagger.com
The Sani Stagger assists and supports Tourism in the Southern Drakensberg. The Sani Stagger supports our local charity, Clouds of Hope Children’s Christian Care Centre, who always assist at the race.