March 19, 2019 by DAVE JACK
Club tent site bookings for Comrades 2019 are now open!
CMA Race Director, Rowyn James says, “The Comrades Marathon Up Run finish venue at the Scottsville Racecourse is spacious enough to cater for just about all participating running clubs on race day, so we urge our running clubs to book their spot today.”
So far, 37 sites have been booked since the booking engine opened last Friday.
James set out the details of what is available to clubs and what they are permitted and not permitted to do.
There are 4 options available:
- Tier 1 – Includes a 9m x 5m aluminium framed marquee with 2m x 5m grass area in the front, 20 chairs & 2 trestle tables and 1 x power point – R4990 excl. VAT per site. (There are approximately 25 of these sites available on this option. These sites will have views of the runners coming into the racecourse precinct and will be situated after the racecourse tunnel.)
- Tier 2 – 6m x 5m steel framed marquee with 2m x 5m grass area in the front, 20 chairs and 2 trestle tables and 1 x power point – R3300-00 excl. VAT per site. (There are only 11 sites available on this option and these sites will have views of the runners coming into the racecourse precinct and will be situated before the racecourse tunnel, opposite the rugby field)
- Tier 3 – 9m x 4m grass space only – R1450 excl. VAT per site (Unlimited number of sites with no direct view of the runners coming into the racecourse precinct. There will be a big screen in this area.) These sites will have NO individual power points and will be situated on the grass area near the wetlands.
- Tier 4 – 5m x 4m grass space only – R725 excl. VAT per site (Unlimited number of sites and no direct view of the runners coming into the racecourse precinct. There will be a big screen in this area.) These sites will have NO individual power points and will be situated on the grass area near the Wetlands.
Bookings will only be accepted via the online booking system. Clickthrough to http://comrades.com/marathoncentre/club-tent-site-info for more information.
Availability and costs of television rentals and cabling for Tier 1 and 2 options will be communicated closer to race day. In the meantime, please indicate whether you would require a television when booking.
There will also be an option for catering when you book your site. Food and drink menus will be shared with you if you indicate YES on this option
Comrades asks that all clubs please familiarise themselves with the rules and regulations below:
CLUB TENT SITE RULES:
If clubs bring their own club tents or gazebo, they must not exceed the size of the allocated grass area per site. Just a suggestion – Only a 3m x 3m size gazebo will be allowed on Tier 4 and 2 x 3m x 3m gazebos on Tier 3.
No platforms, scaffolding or sponsors signage may be used at the tent sites.
Although security is provided at the finish, neither the CMA, its sponsors, Ward Events, Tsogo Sun or Gold Circle Racing and their partners will take responsibility for any loss or damage to club property.
No vehicles will be permitted into the racecourse precinct after Friday, 7 June 2019. Trailers may be pushed into the demarcated area by hand and left at the racecourse precinct, near the Golf Club House, to be collected on Monday, 10 June 2019. These trailers will be subject to a search by security to ensure that no alcohol is brought into the licensed venue.
Clubs must ensure that their own tents or gazebos are erected by no later than 16h00 on Saturday, 8 June 2019.
No braai fires or gas cylinders will be allowed into the racecourse precinct. If found, these will be removed by security. Runners may access the Soup Tent at the Finish.
No alcohol may be bought into the licensed racecourse precinct. If found, alcohol will be removed by security. There will be a public bar available in the club tent area over the course of the day.
No advertising or branding maybe be displayed.