Thank you to the more than 9500 finishers who paid tribute to the lengendary Wally Hayward by participating in the 2015 ROCKETS Wally Hayward Marathon.
The breakdown of the 2015 ROCKETS Wally Hayward Marathon finishers was:
1 km = 67
5km = 1200
10km = 2453
21km = 2770
42km = 3069
TOTAL = 9559
The Rockets Wally Hayward Marathon organization would like to apologize for the medals that ran out towards the end of the half-marathon and particularly the marathon, caused by the huge increase in entries in both the 21km and the 42km. The 42km alone increased by 33%. Extra medals were ordered and all indications are that they will be delivered by 15 May 2015, (but to be safe let us assume that they will be delivered by 22 May 2015).
We also apologize for the shortage of free T-shirts towards the end of the 42km event. We promised free Rockets moisture management T-shirts for the first 3 000 pre-entrants (combined) in the 21km and 42km events and did receive the full quota from our sponsors, Rockets, but somehow a small amount of T-shirts did not make it into the hands of the runners/walkers who qualified by entering early. ROCKETS has kindly offered to provide a free T-shirt to everyone who deserves one. The first batch of T-shirts has been received at the ROCKETS shop and the final batch will arrive by mid-May 2015.
We have compiled a list of all the runners/walkers who were affected by the unfortunate situations, but if you could please bring your proof of payment, race number, T-shirt tear off slip, etc. then it would help us a great deal to ensure that the correct people get what they were due.
We finally also apologize for the mistake which crept in on Entrytime.com's new online registration system, that resulted in some people who had actually paid for T-shirts, or who had paid for entries, not being on the lists which were provided to the race organization. The team from Entrytime.com is busy contacting such individuals directly and will handle each case on merit. You can also contact Leonard Foley at email@example.com if you are one of these cases.
The team from Rockets is also in possession of a list of runners who reported issues at their stand on race day and will contact the individuals to resolve the issues. Individuals who Pre-ordered and paid for shirts (long sleeve as well as short sleeve) online, and did not get their shirts on race day, will be handled exclusively by Rockets.
We want to make it as easy as possible for you to collect what you deserved for taking part in the 2015 Rockets Wally Hayward Marathon, so you will have a couple of options.
Please bring your proof of payment (compulsory for pre-ordered T-shirts and race entries), or T-shirt tag (where possible), with you so that we can cross check it against our list when you collect your T-shirts (free T-shirts category only, except at the ROCKETS shop) and medals (after 22 May 2015) at:
1. ROCKETS SPORTS SHOP: Shop no. 68 at the Doringkloof Mall in Lupin Avenue (off Botha Avenue in Centurion, near the N1 freeway). GPS Co-ordinates: S -25 51 22.9, E 28 12 59.8 (Tel: (082) 561 2723).
a. Weekdays from 9h00 to 17h00 or Saturdays from 9h00 to 13h00.
2. ACRW CLUBHOUSE at 179 Edinburgh Avenue, Clubview, Centurion. GPS Co-ordinates: S-25 50.245 E28 10.528
a. Every Wednesday afternoon between 17h15 and 18h30.
3. RACES - We will have T-shirts and medals available for collection at the Alpha Centurion Runners and Walkers gazebo at all the major Gauteng North races (after 22 May 2015), until August 2015. A couple of Central Gauteng races will also soon be listed here, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.
4. COMRADES - Our sponsors, ROCKETS, will also have a stand at the Comrades Expo in Durban where you will be able to pop in to collect your T-shirt and/or medal.
We thank you for your patience and understanding.
We hope to see you at the 40th ROCKETS Wally Hayward Marathon in 2016.
Francois (Jorrie) Jordaan
Chairman: Alpha Centurion Runners and Walkers (ACRW)
2015 Rockets Wally Hayward Marathon Results (10 km to 42.2 km)
Results will also be published here shortly.
However, the RESULTS of the 42.2 km race have been available at raceresults.co.za from 3 May 2015 and the 21.1 km and 10 km results followed soon afterwards. Please send any result queries to Margaret Chamberlain at firstname.lastname@example.org