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Zone Challenge | 2020

27th Sep 2020 – 4th Oct 2020 all-day Africa/Johannesburg Timezone
Run Zone Athletics Club
076 702 8056

Zone Challenge

100km | 50km | 30km | 20km | 10km | 5km

Closing Date of Entries

Entries for the virtual race open on Thursday 27 August 2020, close date Sunday, 4 October 2020.

Date & Time of Race

Participants have the option to complete the distance entered for between 28 September 2020 and 4 October 2020.

Please note:

The 50km and 100km distances can be split and run over the 7-day period (28 September 2020 and 4 October 2020).

The 30km/20km/10km and 5km distances must be completed within one day (on your chosen date between 28 September 2020 and 4 October 2020).

Route & Distance

Your route, Your Choice! Find the course of your choice and run your selected route. This could be on a public road, trail route or treadmill,

The following are the different race distance options:

5km – must be run within 1 day/same day

10km – must be run within 1 day/same day

20km – must be run within 1 day/same day

30km – must be run within 1 day/same day

50km – can be split and run over 1 to 7 days

100km – can be split and run over 1 to 7 days

Please ensure you supply yourself with enough nutrition, water, and energy drinks for your chosen route.

Race Numbers

Race Numbers will be emailed to every entrant once the registration process has been completed. Participants can choose 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 social media platforms with the hashtag #ZoneChallenge2020

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.

Race Timing

Participants are required to make use of their smart phone, smart watch, fitness watch or activity tracker as a personal “virtual timing chip”. Start the session and run your selected distance. Once completed, link your session detail to your online runner profile.

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 distance you participate in. All results will also be published on the Run Zone website.

Finishers Medal & Commemorative Buff

All participants who complete the virtual race will receive a finishers medal and buff.

Post-Race Delivery or Collection

To have your Medal and Race Buff delivered to your door, please edit your entry and select to have your merchandise couriered (at an additional cost).
Alternatively, participants have the option to collect their Medal and Race Buff from any of the Post Race Venues, at the stipulated times below. You will be given the option to select your Post Race Venue closer to race day.

Boskruin Shopping Centre | Saturday 10 October 2020 & Sunday 11 October 2020; 09:00 to 13:00
Address: Cnr. President Fouche & Hawken Road,
Bromhof, Randburg, 2188

iFloors | Saturday, 17 October; 09:00 to 13:00
Address: Shop 32B Hillfox Value Centre, cnr Albert Street & Hendrik Potgieter Road, Weltevredenpark, Roodepoort, 1709

The Sweat Shop – Southdowns | Saturday, 24 October: 09:00 to 13:00
Address: 50, South Downs Shopping Centre, Karee St, Irene, Pretoria, 0062

The Sweat Shop – Bedfordview | Sunday, 25 October: 09:00 to 13:00
Address: Shop 2, Bedford Arcade, 55/59 Van Buuren Rd, Bedfordview, Johannesburg, 2007

The Sweat Shop – Dunkeld Saturday, 31 October: 09:00 to 13:00
Address: Shop No. 34, Dunkeld West Centre, Jan Smuts Ave, Rosebank Johannesburg, 2196

Randburg Runner | Sunday, 1 November: 09:00 to 13:00
Address: 5th Street &, 4th Ave, Linden, Randburg, 2104

Route & Distance


  1. Astrid THOLE

    Hi there… I have entered the Run Zone 100km challenge. It’s been paid for but I did not see an option to buy the Tshirt… I have looked on yr website but can’t find the option to buy it..

    Please assist me as I would like to buy a small short sleeve t-shirt. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

  2. John Nkosi

    After entering, I thought I was going to see the link to your shop to purchase some merchandise. One other thing i noticed is that courier to towns outside Gauteng is way expensive, as I am in Witbank, I don’t pay more than R100 on courier and yours is R160. How about using Postnet at 99.00

  3. Ilhaam

    Does it matter whether you walk for run the 100km?
    I would like to try and complete the 100km challenge proving that it can be done by anyone, run/walk/treadmill running.

  4. Katinka Pretorius

    Hi Estelle, we’re participating in the 50km challenge, using Suunto. We will log all our time and it will be updated onto Suunto, but how do we submit our final times to Runzone?

    Thank you

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