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Dis-Chem Half Marathon: Enter Now!


Online as well as in-store entries opened at the beginning of November and are now in full swing. Make sure you get yours in as soon as possible, as entries will be capped at 6 000. Also, if you enter in December, you qualify for a special entry prize! You can enter online at or, or at participating Dis-Chem stores and entries close on 6 January 2012.

This month we bring you the final part of our training programme for half marathon novices. Download it here.

All entrants must register and collect their race number and goodie bags before the event. Only those who collect their numbers before race day will receive goodie bags and T-shirts. Entries for the 5km fun run and temporary licences can also be purchased online and at all registration venues.

Registration will take place at:
• Dis-Chem Fourways Mall: Thursday 12 January (09:30-17:00)
• Dis-Chem Park Meadows (opposite Eastgate): Friday 13 January (09:30-17:00)
• Virgin Active Bedfordview: Saturday 14 January (09:30-15:30) & Sunday 15 January (before the event from 05:00)

The race will start at 6am and you will be able to tune into Dischem2012 FM (90.3fm) on the day for up-to-the-minute news and important race day information.

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, but Riley Road will be closed, so make sure you arrive early to avoid any parking problems.

Modern Athlete pacesetters will be on the road to help you reach your goal time and you might even bump into Bruce Fordyce, Zola Pieterse or a few other local celebrities on the route.

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The Dis-Chem Half Marathon is on Facebook and Twitter. Like it at or follow it on Twitter @dischem21 and you will qualify for a Modern Athlete Hot Spot Award at the 12km mark.