RACE WALKING GRAND PRIX 1
February 7, 2019  

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WESTERN PROVINCE ATHLETICS

RACE WALKING GRAND PRIX 1

SATURDAY, 16 February 2019

Green Point Athletics Stadium

RACES

 

START TIME

COST

20km

Open Men & Women

06:30

R40

10km

Open Men

07:00

R30

 

Junior Men (Under 20)

07:00

R30

 

Youth Boys (Under 18)

07:00

R30

10km

Open Women

07:15

R30

 

Junior Women (Under 20)

07:15

R30

 

Youth Women (Under 18)

07:15

R30

5km

Family Walk/ Novice Walkers (16 years and older)

07:45

R10

 

Boys & Girls (Under 16 years)

07:45

R10

3km & 1km

Boys & Girls (14 years & younger)

08:00

R5

 

First Time Walkers Welcome – Novice Walk

  • There will be 5km novice walk (16 years and older) for athletes wanting to experience race walking for the first time.
  • Relaxed judging rules will apply.
  • No running allowed.
  • No strollers allowed.
  • Results will be separated according to the events.
  • Novice rules apply.
  • Knees must be "uncovered" in order that a judge can actually see the "straight” knee in operation.

Route:

  • Around Green Point Athletics track.

Registration:

Saturday, 16 February 2019 at Green Point Athletics Stadium from 06:00 (1 hour before each event).

Medals:

A new medal system will be implemented. At each Grand Prix all finishers will receive a medal in the form of an alphabetical letter that makes up the word “WALK”.

  • Grand Prix 1 – W
  • Grand Prix 2 – A
  • Grand Prix 3 – L
  • Grand Prix 4 – K

These series of medals will also educate athletes about the sport of Race Walking as the ribbon will be a source of information.

 

 

General:

  • Safe and secure venue. No traffic. Enjoyable environment and atmosphere.
  • Easy access to venue, parking and excellent viewing points for spectators.
  • Refreshments: Coca Cola at the finish.
  • Lap counters, officials and judges will be present.
  • If not in possession of a valid 2019 ASA license, a temp license must be bought @ R25 each.
  • According to IAAF & ASA rules.

New Rule - Pit Lane:

The new rule will be applied for all events.

 

For Race Walking events on track or road, a Pit Lane shall be used for all athletes irrespective of the age category.  In such cases, an  athlete  will  be  required  to  enter  the  Pit  Lane, once they have received three Red Cards and are so advised by the Chief Judge or someone delegated by him.

 

The applicable period in the Pit Lane will be the following for races up to and including Time:

 

  • 5000m/5km - 0.5min
  • 10,000m/10km - 1min
  • 20,000m/20km - 2min
  • 30,000m/30km - 3min
  • 40,000m/40km - 4min
  • 50,000/50km - 5min

 

Contact:
WPA Race Walking Commission

wpracewalking@gmail.com

Stefano Aracena– 076 948 8483 / Fundiswa Sandi – 073 526 1120