DATE: 6th MARCH 2022
The 2022 Cape Gate Vaal Marathon is taking place on Sunday 6th March 2022.
It will be the 47th running of this ever growing and well organised event and will again start and finish at the Dick Fourie Stadium, Klipriver Drive, Three Rivers, Vereeniging.
This is only a 2 race event, a 42.2 km Marathon and a 21.1 km Half Marathon. There is no 10km and 5km this year.
Ideal Route For A PB - Fast & Flat!
An Ideal Event That Offers The Elite, Active & Recreational Runner and Walker A Unique Race Format!
42.2 km Marathon
A highlight on the road running calendar! This two-lapper gently meanders through four suburbs of Vereeniging and has a section along the banks of the Vaal River. While it is fair to say that the route is flat, it is by no means the easiest marathon; you will have to work the whole way. This race also serves as a qualifier for the Comrades Marathon and Two Oceans Marathon.
21.1 km Half Marathon
Fast, flat, single lap of the marathon route.
COVID 19 SCENARIO
It is Vaal Athletic Club's intention to host a safe and as close to normal race as
possible. Please see the scenarios below as prescribed by the Government
Regulations and Protocols for the time of the race.
SCENARIO 1 - Current Level 1
An all inclusive start at 06h00 with mat-to-mat finish.
SCENARIO 2 - Increase in Level with additional restrictions an open start between 05h30 and 06h30 with a race cut-off at 11h30, with mat-to-mat finish.
SCENARIO 3 - Additional restrictions with lockdown virtual race with no refund.
·Scenario 1, please wear your mask whilst waiting in the group for the start gun, you
can take off your mask when you have crossed the start mat. Also wear your mask
when you have finished your race within the stadium.
·Scenarios 1 & 2, both count towards your number of Cape Gate Vaal Marathons
completed. The above rule of wearing your masked when finished will apply.
·Whilst there will be water stations along the route, these will be mostly self help
stations with water and sports drink sachets only – no stand-and-hand rule will be
·There will be marshals along the route, please adhere to all marshal instructions and
be safe at all times.
·We also request that you leave the stadium as soon as you have finished your race,
PLEASE do not linger around in the stadium to prevent crowds hanging around.
·NO club tents / club gatherings or braai's will be allowed on the grounds.
·NO SPECTATORS, ONLY ATHLETES PLEASE
·NO tog bag area.