1. Where and when will the Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun 2017 South Africa take place?

Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun South Africa 2016 will be held on 14 October 2017 in Paarl Western Cape South Africa.

The description of the course and the details of the obstacles will be made available on our official website 8 weeks before the race. (www.strongmanrun.co.za)

2. Is this a weekend event?


The main event takes place of Saturday 14 October 2017 with the Kiddies Village, beer tents, food and beverage, and gates open at 08:00:

  • 8km race starts at 10:30

  • 15km race starts at 10:15

  • 21km race starts at 10:00

3. How is the timekeeping done?

Amarider is appointed as our preferred race time management service provider.

The timekeeping will be done by means of a transponder worn on the right wrist; each participant will have the real time and the official time. The official time starts with the start of the race; the real time starts when you cross the start line.

The race timing and competitor administration will be managed by Amarider and Dirtopia our service providers with a Trail Tag issued to all participants. The Trail Tag remains the property of Amarider and must be returned at the finish line or handed to officials after the event.

5. Is the number of entries limited?


The Organizing Committee decided to limit the number of participants to 5000 which is apportioned as follows:

  • 21km 1500 entrants

  • 15km 2000 entrants

  • 8km 1500 entrants

6. What is included in my entry?

The entry registration includes:

  • Your right to show your mettle against global and other SA competitors

  • The starter goody pack with the start number, Trail Tag and partner promotional gifts

  • Refreshments (water and energy drinks from sponsors) on the race route and at the finish line

  • Security to ensure your safety at the stadium and at critical points on the route

  • Medical and first aid assistance on the route if needed

  • Change room and shower service

And of course…an unforgettable race!!!

And, passing the finish, as a gift, a finisher medal and a StrongmanRun South Africa finisher T-shirt!

7. What are the conditions of participation?

  • Submission of the online entry form

  • Signed indemnity form

  • Payment of the relevant fee.

Age restriction – For the 8km race the minimum age is 16 yrs. and for the 15km and 21km race the minimum age is 18 years, provided he/she is of full age upon the event day.

School teams will be able to compete in the 4km race (team of 5 runners)

8. Is it possible to change or to cancel my entry registration?

The entry registration cannot be cancelled. It is possible to transfer your registration to someone else, after payment of a handling fee to Amarider. For transfers Amarider must be contacted 30 days before the event date. Transfers will not be allowed on race day.

It’s not allowed to transfer the entry registration to the next edition of the Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun or to ask for a refund of the registration fee.

9. What are the necessary documents to pick-up at registration?

Race goody pack and the start number

To pick up your start number and race goody pack you must present the sms containing the race number which will be sent a day or two before registration opens and your personal Identification document or passport.

10. When can I pick up my race pack and start number?

You can pick up your race pack and start number at one of the registration points:

  • Sportsman’s Warehouse, Tygervalley – Wednesday 28 September, between 11:00 – 14:00
  • Sportsman’s Warehouse, Rondebosch – Thursday 29 September, between 11:00 – 14:00
  • Faure Stadium Paarl – Friday 30 September, between 12:00  – 19:00
  • Faure Stadium Paarl – Saturday 1 October, between 07:00  – 09:00

11. Can I appoint someone to pick up my race pack and start number?


The participant must send a signed letter of consent with the person collecting to pick up your goody pack and race number at one of the registration points. Remember to give him/her a copy of your ID or passport!

12. Are there start groups?


Dirtopia will assign dedicated groups in the registration. Marshalls will control the starting groups on race day. The race numbers will be assigned automatically based on when you enter. There are no start groups based on time performance except for the elite runner group.

13. How can I sign up a team?

Initially every person’s needs to enter and pay for his/her own entry and 2 months before the event team captains will be able to register ID numbers of his team members with Amarider.

14. Are there change rooms?


There will be adequate services for runners, including change rooms, showers and a bag deposit facility near the start/finish area.

15. Are there refreshment points?


There will be refreshment points with water and sponsored energy drinks at designated points on the route as well as the start/finish line at the stadium.

16. Are there toilets?


Toilets will be present in the start/arrival area and at selected fan hot spots on the route for use by runners.

17. What kind of shoes is recommended?

Run with normal running shoes. Nails and cleats are absolutely forbidden. Do not wear the newest pair of shoes that you have: they will be very dirty and possibly damaged during the run. Consult your dealer and remember that Brooks have the rights shoes to use during the run!

18. What kind of clothes is recommended?

We recommend wearing light clothing. A pair of shorts and a t-shirt is perfect, because you will continue to wear them even when wet (and we promise you that all your clothes will be wet!). In any case, you can buy Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun official merchandise on the Brooks website or at the stadium outlets.

19. When and where can I see my result?

The result list will be posted on our online website link with www.trailtag.co.za

20. What are the prizes?

Fame and glory! Instead of cash prizes, trophies will be awarded to the top finishers. The award ceremony will take place at 16:00 at a podium near the start/finish line.

Regardless of runner status, a professional runner, an amateur, man or woman: anyone who accepts the challenge is welcome!

21. What are the rules that apply to Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun?

  1. If you fail to overcome an obstacle, or if the race cannot be completed due to an injury, your run will be considered “failed”.

  2. Failure can also include unsportsmanlike conduct and misbehavior, the unlawful aid from outside, the cutting of the course, the intentional damage and not crossing the checkpoints along the course. The marshals on the course will communicate the race number of a failed runner by radio to the organizers. The race can be continued, but the result of the disqualified runner will be signed on the rankings as “failed”.

  3. The marshals on the course will direct proper engagement of obstacles and will ensure that bottlenecks do not form. The course has been designed so that the obstacle waiting time is reduced to the minimum. In case of waiting organizers rely on the spirit of good sportsmanship to ensure successful engagement by all participants.
  4. Participants who take more than 5 hours to complete the race will not be included in the rankings and cut of will be at 15:00.
  5. You may not assign your start number to another person, if not done according to the rules specified in paragraph 8.
  6. The Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun will take place under any weather conditions!
  7. Rules can be changed without notice based on practical and safety considerations, and such changes will be publicized on the strongman.co.za website

22. What happens if I get injured during the race?

Ambulances, medical staff and assistants, will be located at designated points along the route to provide you with assistance in case of injury or illness. If you will not be able to walk because of an injury, you will be transported to the nearest first aid station or the field hospital at the stadium where required.

By entering online all participants declare to be physically healthy and that there are no medical indication that preclude participation in a running a race with obstacles.

23. How do I get the locations of the races?

Directions supplied on the website. Go to 

24. Is there the possibility of camping or other types of accommodations?


Several camp sites and school hostel rooms will be available in close proximity to the stadium where the event will be taking place. Bookings can be done online in the link provided on our website. Go to