Dis-Chem 2012: Happy New Running Year!


Remember that no entries will be available on race day and you have to register and pick up your race number at registration venues beforehand. The main 21.1km event will start at 6am and the 5km Dash at 6:30am. The race is seeded, so make sure you are in the correct batch when the starter’s gun goes.

Because the race is so popular, parking can be hard to find, so make sure you get to the venue early and rather park a little further away to avoid congestion. Parking will be available at the Italian Club, only 200m from the start and at the Bedfordview Country Club. The Linksfield Road off-ramp will be open for traffic and you’ll be able to reach the Italian Club from there, but Riley Road will be closed, so keep this in mind when driving to the start.

Tune into DisChem2012 FM at 90.3FM on race morning to find out which roads to avoid, where the best parking spots are, and live race updates.

Remember, Modern Athlete pacesetters will be on the road on race day to help you reach your goal and several celebrities like Bruce Fordyce, Zola Pieterse and Brad Brown have confirmed they’ll be running, so if you think you can keep up with one of them, this is your chance.

The first of the early bird prize winners have been chosen. Jose da Silva, race number 806, entered before the end of November and his number was selected at random to receive a pair of Saucony running shoes. Hopefully they will have been broken in by the time race day arrives!

Hot spot prizes will be up for grabs on race day for all DisChem21 Facebook and Twitter followers. Make sure you join the online conversation to stand in line for one of these prizes and get breaking news as we approach race day.