The River Mile

Event Information

Bring the family and come and join in the fun and excitement of 96th River Mile - a festival of sporting activities taking place at Sunday's River.

SANParks now manage the Sunday's River and a R30 fee per swimmer is being levied for 2020. This fee is included in the race entry fee. Click ENTER NOW button above for a list of events and entry fees.

PROPOSED Events Program

Saturday 22nd February 2020

  • 07h30   Gates open
  • 09h00   5km Family Fun Run
  • 10h00   Prize giving for the Run
  • 10h30   Local community inter-schools program
  • 14h00   Blu_Smooth Wetsuit Mile
  • 15h00   Oracle Media Family Half-Mile Swim
  • 15h45   Prize Giving for Swim Events

Sunday 23rd February 2020

  • 08h00   Gates open
  • 11h00   Kids Across the River Race (6u)
  • 11h15   Kids Across the River Race (8u)
  • 11h30   Kids Across the River Race (10u)
  • 12h45   Kids Across the River Race (12u)
  • 12h15   Prize-giving for Kids Races
  • 12h30   Oracle Media Disabled Mile
  • 13h30   The Ladies River Mile
  • 14h30   The Men's River Mile
  • 15h45   Prize giving for The Mile events

 Festival Entry fee and Sanparks R30 fee for use of the River is included in your race entry fee if event wrist band worn on arrival.

 PLEASE NOTE: NO OPEN FIRES, NO PETS AND/OR NO ALCOHOL MAY BE BROUGHT INTO THE FESTIVAL AREA

 

EARLY BIRD T-SHIRTS

All those signing up for an event before the 1st Janaury 2020 will receive ONE complimentary River Mile T-shirt.

RESTRICTED to one t-shirt per person (irrespective of the number of events being registered for).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENTRIES CLOSING DATE

Online registration will officially close at 5pm on Friday 21st February - however, please note that the EFT payment option closes at midnight on Wednesday 19th February to ensure payment clears in time.

Space permitting, late entries may be accepted at event from 8am on Sunday 23rd February together with a late entry fee of R50. Late Entries will close 30 minutes before the event in question.

We encourage all participants to pre-register in order to avoid the late entry charges.

 

BRING THE SCHOOL 

Our prize for the High or Junior School with the most entries will be R10,000 paid into the school's bank account post event.

To be eligible, the school must have applied in writing for the terms and conditions and teachers and scholars must register ONLINE and ensure their school name is correctly indicated on the participants website Profile. Bulk Entry uploads are possible by contacting the Zsports office.

Irrespective of the event(s) you register for - each entry will count towards the school total. 

 

SWIMMING EVENTS

All swim events swum with incoming tide - Medal for all finishers (45min time limit for Mile). 

 

RACE TIMING

Being tidal, exact times are deemed irrelevant so time is not taken as you cross the finish line. Whilst times will be provided in results, these are not reflective of when swimmers cross the finish line but when they come past the timing station towards the end of the finish shute.

 

DISABLED PARTICIPANTS (MILE EVENT)

Please advise so that we can assist you on the day with reserved parking. Disabled swimmers may ONLY take part in the Disabled Mile swim and will be ferried to the start of the race by boat.

 

KIDS ACROSS THE RIVER RACES

These races are ONLY for children 12 years and under who are NOT DOING the Mile. A fun swim across the river (50-60m). Kids who aren't able to swim unassisted MUST be assisted by a self-appointed parent/adult. Kids may use floating devices but with such aides may not be placed in the top 3 positions and claim any podium prizes. The Children are ferried across the river to the start by the Sunday's River Ferry (parents / guardians are required to swim across).

 

Festival Sponsors aQuellé (white) Cerebos

Hosted in Nelson Mandela Bay this is Africa's oldest open water swimming event - established in 1924.

Event Sponsors Blu Smooth Oracle Media
Support Sponsors Vodacom Haval Port Elizabeth Dynamic Express Services