Temporary Road Restrictions for J.P Morgan This Week


The streets of Illovo, Melrose and Birdhaven will once again come to life with the 12th annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Challenge® taking place at the Wanderers Club on Thursday, March 26.

A highlight on the Johannesburg calendar, 13,000 runners, joggers and walkers from 227 companies will gather for corporate camaraderie and world-class entertainment – all for a good cause. J.P. Morgan will be donating race proceeds to the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation for the second consecutive year as part of its corporate responsibility.

To ensure the safety of all participants, the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department has approved temporary road restrictions during the race between 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

We would like to reassure residents that we will make every effort to ensure as little as possible disruptions during this time.

Race route description and detail:
From the runners and joggers start line:
Start in Venus Street, close to corner of (c/o) Greenacres Drive, run down Venus Street (north to south), away from The Wanderers Club, and turn left into Tyrwhitt Avenue, right into Melrose Street.

From the walkers start line:
Start in Wingfield Avenue corner of (c/o) Greenacres Drive, turn left into Greenacres Avenue, right around park, continue with Greenacres Drive and turn right into Melrose Street. The two starting groups merge 200m before the 1km mark. From here the route is the same for all.

Merged race route:
Runners and walkers make their way up Melrose Street, right into Cecil Avenue, left into Tyrwhitt Avenue, right into Tottenham Avenue, right into Jameson Avenue, left into Tyrwhitt Avenue, left into Reform Avenue, left into Jellicoe Avenue, right into Jameson Avenue, right into St Andrew Street, right into Bute Avenue and left into Venus Street and onto Finish line in The Wanderers Club.

Residents are kindly requested to make use of the following three access streets into the Melrose and Birdhaven areas during the Temporary Road Restriction periods.
• Into North Street from Oxford Road (avoid Rudd Road)
• Into Greenacres Drive from Edgewood Avenue and Melrose Street
• Into Cecil Avenue from Glenhove Road