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

Entry Fees

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.

IRONMAN/BIATHLON EVENTS

POPE-ELLIS IRONMAN/IRONWOMAN

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.

SCORING

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.
INDIVIDUALS WISHING TO SWIM IN THE TEAM EVENTS MUST GET CLEARANCE FROM THE ORGANISERS. THE PROCEDURE WILL BE TO ENTER IN YOUR CORRECT RACE ON THE SUNDAY AND REQUEST TO BE CHANGED AFTERWARDS. THIS WILL NOT ALWAYS BE GRANTED.

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.
CORRECT DIRECT LINKS INCORRECT
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.

COMPANY TEAMS

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.

 

General

INDEMNITY

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.

WAIVER

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.

ENTRY CRITERIA

Swimmers who cannot swim 1600 meters in a pool in under 50 minutes are advised against entering.

NOTES

  • 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.