The River Mile

Prize Template for 2020

The provision prize template for 2020 is as follows.

Men's & Ladies Mile

Gold medals for top 5 in the Men's and Ladies Mile
Silver medals for positions 6-10
Bronze medals for all finishers in under 45min

1st place - R2,000
2nd place - R1,500
3rd place - R1,000
4th place - R   750
5th place - R   500

Hamper prizes* for the following category winners in both the Men's & Ladies Mile events:
Youngest, oldest, 14 and under, 30-35, 35-39, 40 - 44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+

Age as on Race Day.


Blu_Smooth Wetsuit Mile

Men and Ladies Category
1st place - R1,000
2nd place - R 500
3rd place - R  250

Medals for all finishers in under 45 minutes


Oracle Media Disabled Mile

Men and Ladies Category
1st place - Prize Hamper/voucher
2nd place - Prize Hamper/voucher 
3rd place - Prize Hamper/voucher

Medals for all finishers.


Nitro Park - Across the River Kids Races

(Boys and Girls)

  6u 8u 10u 12u Special Needs
1 hamper hamper hamper hamper hamper
2 hamper hamper hamper hamper hamper
3 hamper hamper hamper hamper hamper


Gold medals for all finishers


5km Family Fun Run

Gold, Silver, Bronze for top 3 Men and top 3 Ladies in each of the below categories.

  Men Ladies Jnr Boys (18u) Jnr Girls (18u)
1 hamper hamper hamper hamper
2 hamper hamper hamper hamper
3 hamper hamper hamper hamper



Club & School team award for the first 5 swimmers from a club/school. Late entries don't qualify for this category and all swimmers to ensure their profile has the correct information BEFORE race day.

u/14 Club team for the first 3 swimmers from a club - same rules as above with regards to eligibility.

* All prizes by attendance only and will not be kept or to be collected by a third party at the prize giving.

Template last updated on 20/02/2019

Festival Sponsors aQuellé (white)

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

Event Sponsors Blu Smooth Gravity Indoor Trampoline Park Oracle Media
Support Sponsors Vodacom Haval Port Elizabeth Dynamic Express Services