EVENT

What is the Discovery 947 Rhythm Run?
The Discovery 947 Rhythm Run is Jozi’s most enjoyable race, where you can test your endurance, have a blast with friends and light up the night at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit.
Enter a team with colleagues, friends, family, gym buddies or running groups, and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to test your pace over a 4.7km* lap or a double lap of 9km* of the Kyalami racetrack.
An epic after-party awaits once you’ve crossed over the finish line, as you celebrate with 947 DJ’s and other local personalities.

*Distances may vary

When is the Rhythm Run?
The Discovery 947 Rhythm Run 2020 has been postponed. More details to follow.

ENTRIES

Rhythm Run

How much is the entry fee and what will I receive in my race pack?
Entry fee for the Rhythm Run: R295 per person incl. VAT
  • Wrist band - to gain access to the venue
  • Temporary timing chip
  • Complimentary Rhythm Run T-shirt
  • Delivery of your race pack
  • Access to the event after-party
How can I enter the Rhythm Run and do I have the option to run/walk?
Entries are limited to the first 8 500 people. You have the choice to run or walk but remember that this is a timed event.
Can anyone enter the Rhythm Run?
Anyone over 18 years old can participate in the Rhythm Run. Although the event is wheelchair-friendly, no prams or pets are permitted.
Can I enter a team?
Yes. This is an individual event, however if you have more than 10 entrants, you can order and pay for your team through the voucher system upfront. Individual voucher codes are sent to all participants who must insert their unique code as the form of payment on the entry system.
When do entries close?
Entries close once we reach maximum capacity of 8 500 participants, or on 15 May 2020, whichever occurs first.
Do I have to qualify for the Rhythm Run and do I need a licence?
No qualifying race or licence is required to participate in the Rhythm Run.
Is the Rhythm Run a timed event?
Yes, there is a timing chip provided in your race pack – at no extra fee to you – which you need to attach to your running shoe.
Are there water points along the route?
There will be two water points on the route – one situated roughly halfway, and a second water point just after the finish split for runners doing two laps. Toilets are also available at the first water point.
When will I receive my race pack?
We distribute race packs to participants by courier within the two weeks leading up to the event.

Speed Lap

What is the Speed Lap?
The Speed Lap is an exclusive double lap for 1 000 competitive runners only, allowing them to really test their pace along the pristine track. There are cash prizes up for grabs for the top six fastest runners (first three male and first three female runners). Speed Lap participants run two laps (9km*) of the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, and must complete the first lap within 35 minutes or less.

*Distances may vary

How much is the entry fee and what will I receive in my race pack?
Entry fee for the Rhythm Run: R295 per person incl. VAT
  • Wrist band - to gain access to the venue
  • Temporary Timing chip
  • Complimentary Rhythm Run T-shirt
  • Delivery of your race pack to your door
  • Access to the Event after-party
Can anyone enter the Speed Lap?
Anyone over 18 years old can participate in the Speed Lap. Speed Lap participants have to run two laps (9km*) of the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit.

*Distances may vary

Do I have to qualify for the Speed Lap and do I need a licence?
No qualifying race or licence is required to participate in the Speed Lap.
Is the Speed Lap a timed event?
Yes, the timing chip provided in your race pack – at no extra fee to you – which you need to attach to your running shoe.
What is the cut-off time for the Speed Lap?
Participants must complete the first lap within 35 minutes to start the second lap.
Start time
The Speed Lap is a group start, beginning at 16:00.
Participants need to be on time because they can only access the starting line for the Speed Lap until 16:05. Participants that arrive later than 16:05, will not be able to take part in the Speed Lap. However, they may take part in the fun run starting at 17:30.

Important notes:
  • Speed Lap runners must complete the first lap within 35 minutes. If the second lap is not completed by 17:10, you will be taken to the finish area.
  • Prize winners need to wear an official race number and have the timing chip attached to their shoe on the podium in order to qualify for the prize.
  • The first three men and first three women to complete two laps of the run will receive prize money. To qualify for prizes, participants must cross all timing mats on route and the official referees must verify you as a winner.
  • The Speed Lap prize money is as follows:
  • PositionMenWomen
    1stR10 000.00R10 000.00
    2ndR5 000.00R5 000.00
    3rdR2 500.00R2 500.00
Are there water points along the route?
There will be two water points on the route – one situated roughly halfway, and a second water point just after the finish split for runners doing two laps. Toilets are also available at the first water point.
When will I receive my race pack?
Race packs will be distributed by courier within the two weeks leading up to the event.
Do Team Vitality members qualify for 50% cash back on Rhythm Run or Speed Lap entries?
Yes they do! Entrants will get up to 50% back on the entry fee only (the reward does not apply to supporter tickets, merchandise, donations etc.). Anyone 18 years and older can register for Team Vitality and you must be a Team Vitality member at the time that you completed the race and when the cash back is awarded. Participants can join Team Vitality up to event day in order to still qualify. Cash backs will be awarded automatically once Vitality have received the verified results from the timing company. For more information, visit https://www.discovery.co.za/portal/individual/vitality-team-vitality.

MERCHANDISE

All event merchandise ordered online from the merchandise store needs to be collected from the activation area close to the start on race day as merchandise will not be couriered with race packs. Details for collection will be emailed closer to event day.

VENUE

Is there a bag drop-off area?
Yes, there is a holding area for personal possessions. Please refer to the venue map.
Will there be safe parking?
Secure parking is available within the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit grounds and is free for all entrants.
The gates to Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit are open to the public from 14:00 on Saturday, 30 May 2020.
No spectators or guests may enter the route or venue unless they are in possession of a supporter’s ticket. This is a wheelchair friendly venue and event.
Is there a pick-up and drop-off zone?
Yes, this will be located within the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. Please refer to the venue map.

AFTER-PARTY

What is the Rhythm Run after-party?
An exclusive after-party powered by 947, including 947 presenters and DJs.
Do I have to buy tickets for the after-party?
Participants gain automatic entry into the after party, with race numbers serving as ticket entry.
What time does the after-party finish?
The after-party finishes at 22:00 and gates close at 22:30.
Can my friends who are not running, attend the after-party?
Yes, supporter tickets are on sale at a cost of R170 per person and are limited to three tickets per entrant.
These tickets do not include a Rhythm Run t-shirt.
Supporters must be 18 years old or older on the day of the race. Race organisers have the right to request and verify ID documents of supporters at any time.
Supporter tickets are non-refundable.
Supporters with valid supporter wristbands will have access to the venue, start and waiting area, and after-party during set times only. Supporters will not have access to the track or routes.
Supporters need to follow the instructions of the race marshals, security and race organisers or their appointed representatives at all times.
Will we be able to freshen up before the after-party?
Yes, there will be an area for race participants to freshen up, however no showers are available. Please refer to the venue map.
What must I wear to the Rhythm Run?
Participants must wear their complimentary Rhythm Run t-shirt and active wear and are encouraged to wear something fit to party in!
Will there be food stalls?
Yes, food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be on sale. There are ATM facilities, as well as debit and credit card facilities.