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Joburg North City Marathon Virtual Race

May 1, 2021 @ 05:30 - May 30, 2021 @ 12:00 SAST

Run Zone presents our Joburg North City Marathon virtual race 2021, proudly sponsored by iFloors.

Closing Date of Entries

Entries open Wednesday, 03 March 2021 and close on Monday 25 May 2021 at midnight.

Date and Time of Race

Participants have the option to complete the marathon/distance entered on any Saturday or Sunday in the month of May 2021.
Please note, your distance must be completed in one day.
Participants are not allowed to use multiple days to complete the distance entered for.

Subject to government regulations

Please respect the current COVID-19 restrictions/regulations of your Country and run within its constraints.

Entry Fee

5km  – R 70.00
10km – R 100.00
21.1km – R 180.00
42.2km – R 280.00

Please note a 5.5% transaction fee will be added.

Route & Distance

Option One: Your route, Your Choice! Find the course of your choice and run your selected route. This could be on a public road, treadmill or in the comfort of your own property.

Option Two: “Run the real route” – Run the original 42.2km Joburg North City Marathon route in reverse from Northcliff Country Club. 21.1km, 10km and 5km will be redesigned within the original route from Northcliff Country Club.

These routes will be clearly marked before the 1st and cleaned up after the 30th. Please arrange with your club or your personal support team to supply your nutrition, water and energy drinks on your chosen day.

Race Numbers

Race Numbers will be emailed to every entrant once the registration process has been completed. Participants have the choice to print out their Race Number and attach it to their running kit for Race Day. We encourage participants to take images and videos wearing their race numbers and share across the various social media platforms. #joburgnorthcitymarathon.
SmacPix will be on route to capture pictures on each Saturday and Sunday during May 2021.

Time Limits & Cut-Offs

You must upload your race data by 11:59pm on 30th May 2021 to qualify for the leader board.

Race Cut Off Times

5km – 1.5hrs
10km – 2.5hrs
21.1km – 4hrs
42.2km – 6.5hrs

Race Timing

Timing will be done through Strava.
Should you not have a fitness device, please contact the race office on 076 702 8056 for detail on “special” verification options.


Your time will be updated to the official results service for the event you participate in. All results will also be published on the Joburg North City Marathon website.

Finishers Medal & Goodie Bag

The first 500 42.2km online entries will receive a race t-shirt and medal. Thereafter entrants will receive a medal only.

The first 500 21.1km online entries will receive a commemorative JNCM backpack and medal. Thereafter entrants will receive a medal only.

The 5km and 10km online entries will receive medals only.

Post Race Collections

You can choose to have your Post-Race Pack delivered to your door (at an additional cost).

Alternatively, participants have the option to collect their Post-Race Packs from Northcliff Country Club after their run on either Saturday or Sunday during May 2021. Please bring your race number as verification to collect.


Email: race@joburgnorthcitymarathon.co.za

Running in Groups

Should participants run in groups, please ensure all social distancing and any other restrictions set by national or local governments are adhered to, to ensure the prevention of COVID-19 spreading.

Please respect the current COVID-19 restrictions/regulations of your Country and run within its constraints.

Race Merchandise

Race Merchandise can be purchased at Kitonline.

More Info

Joburg North City Marathon Virtual Race


May 1, 2021 @ 05:30 SAST
May 30, 2021 @ 12:00 SAST


Run Zone AC
076 702 8056


Run Zone Club
1 Fir Drive, Northcliff, Randburg
Randburg, Gauteng South Africa
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076 702 8056