How to Enter
There are eight possible events that you can enter. You may enter more than one event, but no more than seven.
Entries accepted either online, or on printed entry forms.
Event Schedule & Online Entry
|Saturday 9th February 2019|
|08:15||Event 1 – Disabled / Ironman / Ironwoman / Biathlons / 71 years and older||ENTER NOW|
|09:45||Event 2 – Family Team||ENTER NOW|
|11:00||Event 3 – Company Relay||ENTER NOW|
|12:15||Event 4 – Non-Company Team||ENTER NOW|
|Sunday 10th February 2019|
|08:30||Event 5 – Girls 13 & Under / Women 31 & Over||ENTER NOW|
|09:45||Event 6 – Boys 13 & Under / Men 31 & Over||ENTER NOW|
|11:00||Event 7 – Women 14 to 30||ENTER NOW|
|12:15||Event 8 – Men 14 to 30||ENTER NOW|
Please note: All the entry fees quoted below are per swimmer
|EVENT 1 – IRONMAN/IRONWOMAN/BIATHLONS|
|Received by||Wed 23 Jan 2019||R350 (incl.t/shirt)|
|G.C. Jolliffe Pool Entries||Wed 6 to Fri 8 Feb 2019||R400 (NO t/shirt)|
NOTE – ENTRIES RECEIVED AFTER 23 JAN 2019 ARE NOT GUARANTEED T/SHIRTS OR MEDALS OR BE ELIGIBLE FOR CATEGORY PRIZES.
|EVENT 1 – DISABLED|
|Received by||Wed 23 Jan 2019||R200 (incl t/shirt)|
|G.C. Jolliffe Pool Entries||Wed 6 to Fri 8 Feb 2019||R300 (NO t/shirt)|
|Midmar Dam Entries||Sat 9 & Sun 10 Feb 2019||R350 (NO t/shirt)|
|NOTE – ENTRIES RECEIVED AFTER 23 JAN 2019 ARE NOT GUARANTEED T/SHIRTS OR MEDALS OR BE ELIGIBLE FOR CATEGORY PRIZES.|
EVENT 1 – INDIVIDUAL
Any swimmers slower than 60 minutes from previous swims/converted times! All swimmers 70 years and over without entry times.
Entry fees for individual swimmers in Event 1 are the same as Events 2 to 8.
Incorporates the 2018 Dusi Canoe Marathon, 2018 Comrades, and 2019 aQuellé Midmar Mile
POPE-ELLIS COMRADES BIATHLON
Incorporates the 2018 Comrades Marathon and 2019 aQuellé Midmar Mile.
POPE-ELLIS DUSI BIATHLON
Incorporates the 2018 Dusi Canoe Marathon and the 2019 aQuellé Midmar Mile.
Competitors receive a percentage score per event based on the following formula:
“Cut-off Time”- “Participants Time”/”Cut off time” – “Winners Time”.
Ironman = Comrades + Dusi + Midmar/300
Biathlon = Comrades + Midmar/200 or Dusi + Midmar/200.
Ironman entrants are automatically entered into the Biathlon sections.
|EVENTS 2 TO 8 – ENTRY FEES|
|Received by||31 Oct 2018||R195|
|Received by||1 Nov 2018 – 16 Dec 2018||R225|
|Received by||17 Dec 2018 – 23 Jan 2019||R250|
|G.C. Jolliffe Pool Entries||Wed 6 to Fri 8 Feb 2019||R300|
|Midmar Dam Entries||Sat 9 & Sun 10 Feb 2019||R350|
TEAM EVENTS 2 – 4 (on Saturday 9th February 2019)
Minimum of 3 entrants and maximum of 5 entrants per team.
Top 3 finishers per team will count. Fastest accumulative time will win.
Male and Female swimmers may be included in a team.
All 5 team members qualify for category prizes.
FAMILY TEAMS – This will be strictly enforced for safety reasons!
|All team members must be immediate family. All team members must have a direct link to at least one other member of the team. Examples are below.|
|Father – Son||Sister – Brother||Uncle – Nephew|
|Father – Daughter||Brother – Brother||Uncle – Niece|
|Mother – Son||Husband – Wife||Aunt – Nephew|
|Mother – Daughter||Step Father – Children||Aunt – Niece|
|Sister – Sister||Step Mother – Children||Cousin – Cousin|
CORRECT LINK EXAMPLE
Robert Smith (son) – Mr Bob Smith (Father) – Mrs Mary Smith (Mother nee Brown) – Mrs Jane Green (Mother’s Sister – nee Brown) – Martin Green (Son of Mother’s Sister)
INCORRECT LINK EXAMPLE
Robert Smith (Son) – Mr Bob Smith (Father) – Mrs Mary Smith (Mother nee Brown). Martin Green (Son of Mother’s Sister) – Margie Green (Sister to Martin)
No direct link between Mrs Smith and her nephew and niece.
All team members must be permanent employees of the same Company.
Safe swimmers are compulsory for this event.
Teams are a maximum of 5 people
NON COMPANY TEAMS
No Swimming Club teams will be eligible for prizes in this section.
Safe swimmers are encouraged for this event.
Teams are a maximum of 5 people.
SCHOOL TEAMS – EVENTS 5 TO 8
All swimmers from the same campus of a school will qualify.
The top 5 swimmers with the fastest accumulative time will count. It remains the responsibility of the entrant and school to check their details on the entry list prior to the event.
CLUB TEAMS – EVENTS 7 and 8
All swimmers from the same registered club will qualify. The top 5 swimmers with the fastest accumulative time will count. It remains the responsibility of the entrant and club to check their details on the entry list prior to the event.
EVENTS 7 and 8
To avoid the situation that arose in 2007 due to the extreme weather conditions, the organisers will officially announce a seeded list of elite swimmers for events 7 and 8. In the case of conditions becoming too difficult for weaker swimmers, these elite swimmers will have an opportunity to race with extra supervision.
All swimmers compete at their own risk. By entering the starting pens you acknowledge that you have read and understood the event rules and have completed the event entry form including the release and waiver, in full.
Should it NOT BE POSSIBLE to hold the event, beyond the control of the organising committee, medals will be issued and no entry fees will be refunded.
Swimmers who cannot swim 1600 meters in a pool in under 50 minutes are advised against entering.
- The organisers reserve the right to accept or reject entries.
- Photocopies of the entry form will be accepted.
- Any special consideration must be applied for before 23 January 2019.
- A confirmation of entry will be emailed and sms’d to all entrants who enter before the 23 January 2019.
- The Organisers reserve the right to limit entries in each event.
- The organisers reserve the right to charge an administration fee for changes to a captured entry.
- Entry fees are per person per event.
- Entry fees will not be refunded under any circumstance.
- All entry fees are inclusive of VAT.
Printable Entry Forms
You may also download and print the entry forms if you do not wish to enter online.