With over 50 000 walkers, you need to plan ahead to make sure that you get to the venue as easily as possible. There are a number of options to consider:
Park and Ride:
With departure points around the city, Park & Ride SA takes the hassle out of negotiating road closures around the venue and ensures you can be at the venue with plenty of time ahead of your start.Buses depart from the departure venues below, from 05h00 onwards. Remember where the bus drops you off as that will be where you catch a bus to get back. The buses will be colour coded to help you to find the right one for your chosen venue. Buses will leave the venue from 10h00 until 15h00.Costs are between R75 and R95 and tickets must be bought through the merchandise store that is linked to your entry, login to purchase, here.
There are eight Park and Ride zones:
- Clearwater Mall
- Eastgate Shopping Centre
- Expo Centre Nasrec
- Heathway Shopping Centre
- Melrose Arch
- University of Johannesburg (Auckland Park Campus)
Please note:The buses will depart every 30 minutes or when each bus is full.Please return to the same place where the bus dropped you off, (along Louw Geldenhuys Dr) once the event is over, in order to complete the return journey.Dogs are permitted on the buses.
Uber or other ride hailing or cab service
To avoid having to park, take one of the many cab hailing services or meter taxis that are now operating in Joburg. The road closures will still apply so make sure you’ve checked the maps that will be in your race pack, to find the best route for your cab to take. To bring down costs, fill the cab and split the fare.
There is ample free parking in the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens accessible off Thomas Bowler. Fill the car and leave plenty of time to get to the parking as the roads around this area will be very busy on the day, and a number of roads will be closed from as early as 4am. Please check the maps in your race pack or check the links below to find your best route.
NOTE – Illegal car guards may try to direct you to park on the side of the roads around Marks Park. This parking is not secured by the event.