The birth of the Fat Cats 10km race, dubbed “A run for the whole family”, took place on 13 October 2019. The race consists of two main timed distances, i.e., 5km and 10km.  The race being centred around the inclusion of every family member from the young to the older member of the family also includes activities for the younger future athletes and hosts a Kitten Miler (1,6km) and a Nappy dash (250m) for toddlers.

The race take place on the first Sunday of October annually and starts and ends at the Mall of Africa, Waterfall City in Johannesburg.  It attracts over 2 500 entrants, 250 volunteers, and 100 officials amongst different stakeholders.

Since the inaugural race in 2019, the race has enjoyed five (5) successful editions of this race, including and two virtual races in 2020 and 2021 following the global outbreak of Covid which resulted in worldwide lockdown and cancellation of mass participation sport events.

The continued success of our race is as a result of the various partnerships forged with various stakeholders and the generous support of corporate through sponsorships and endorsements.  Through the race, we aim to also contribute to our communities and thus drive and promote various CSI initiatives under the Fat Cats CSI brand.

Should you wish to sponsor, partner, and/or collaborate with the Fat Cats 10K, please contact the Race Director, Miss Cindy Nkomo via e-mail on raceoffice@fatcats.africa

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. ENTRIES:

Q: Where can I register for the race?

A: Click here to enter the race.

Q: How much does it cost to enter?

A: Click here for information entry fees.

Q: When do entries close?

A: Click here for information on race entry information.

Q: Can I enter by Fax or Email and deposit the Entry Free into a Bank Account?

A: Only online entries are accepted for all the race distance and payment must be made using the online entry system.  Voucher codes issued by the race organisers can be used to claim an entry online.

Q: Can I do a substitution?

A: Regrettably, no substitution option is available for this race.

Q: Can I upgrade or downgrade after I have entered the race online?

A: Regrettably, no upgrades or downgrades can be made for this race.

Q: Can I enter on the day of the race?

A: We encourage all interested participants to enter the race online before closing date to avoid disappointment as entries may sell out before race day.

Q: Will there be entries available on registration weekend?

A: A limited number of entries may be available at the collection venue on Friday and Saturday; however, these will not include a goodie bag.  No additional entries will be made available once online entries sell out on or before closing date.

Q: Does my entry fee include a Race T-Shirt?

A: The official race T-shirt/s will be available for sale online when purchasing race entry and must be paid for online.  No t-shirts will be available for sale separately.

Q: I no longer want the t-shirt or the entry. Can I get a refund?

A: Regrettably no refunds will be made or either the official race t-shirts or race entry except in the event that the race is cancelled by the race organisers.

Q: What if I do not belong to a Club.  Can I still enter the race?

A: Yes, you may still enter the race, but will you be required to purchase a temporary license to participate in the 10km race.  No temporary license is required for the 5km race, the Kitten Miler, or Nappy Dash.

 

Q: What are the minimum age requirements to the various distances?

A:        5km – Minimum age is 5 years

10km – Minimum age is 14 years

Kitten Miler – Minimum age is 3 years old

Nappy Dash – Minimum age is 1 years old

Please note that, for safety and compliance reasons, no relaxation of the above age limits will be entertained.

 

  1. RACE DAY

Q: What time does the race start?

A:  The race will start at 7am.

Q: What time should I be at the start by?

A: We recommend getting there as early as possible. Runners must be ready and at the start area at least 15 minutes before their designated race start time.

Q: Can I park anywhere?

A: Parking is available at the mall at own cost at a weekend flat rate of R10.  The race organisers will not be held responsible for theft or damage to any vehicle and its contents.  Users are encouraged to ensure that they have locked their cars and ensure that no valuable items are left visible in the car.

Q: Will there be hydration stations?

A: Yes, refreshment stations will be located at approximately every 3 kilometres and will be catered with water and Coca-Cola.

Q: Are there restrooms along the route?

A: Limited mobile toilets will be available at selected points on the route.  Participants are encouraged to use the restroom in the mall before and after the race.

Q: Will I get a medal?

A: Yes, all participants who finish the race within the specified cut-off time will each receive a race medal.

Q: How will the race timing work?

A: The 10km and 5km races are timed by Peak Timing.  Each participant will be issued with a race number with a timing CHIP attached at the back. Participants are reminded not to bend, fold, or temper with the chip as this may damage it.  – No Chip – No Time – No Prizes.

Q: Where can I find my Race results?

A: www.peaktiming.co.za/results

  1. RACE PACK:

Q: I have entered the race; how do I get my race number/pack?

A: Race pack collection information will be communicated directly to registered participants via SMS and/or e-mail at least a week before the race.  Additional information will be communicated on our social media pages and website.

Please bring your race number confirmation message and ID Document when collecting your race pack.

Q: Can someone collect my race pack on my behalf if I am not able to?

A: Yes, if you are collecting a race pack on behalf of someone else, please bring along a copy of the participant’s ID document and/or race number collection message.

Q:  Will t-shirts be available for sale at the registration venue?

A: The official race t-shirts will be available for sale online with the purchase of a race entry. We encourage participants to use the online platform to purchase available t-shirt to avoid disappointment.

Q: Can I buy a goodie bag?

A: No. Only online entries received on or before closing date and in line with information on the official race flyer will be eligible to receive a goodie bag.

Q: I am unable to collect my race pack on race day, can I collect it after the race?

A: Regrettably no race packs, including t-shirts, or goodie bags can be collected after the race has started on Sunday.  All uncollected race packs will be forfeited.

For any further question you may have, please e-mail the race office on raceoffice@fatcats.africa

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