are you tough enough?

Pit your strength against this monster of a race, which is renowned as one of the best conditioning races for the Comrades Marathon.

Medihelp Sunrise Monster Logo

Medihelp Sunrise Monster T-shirts will be awarded to all official race finishers. (while stocks last, and sizes not guaranteed).

Event date: 4 March 2017

Online entry end date: 1 March 2017

Contact: Geoff Hesse, Piet Ackermann or Tshepo Matlhare

Contact numbers: 082 896 4377, 082 337 6909 or 078 703 6236

Distance and entriesStart time
32 km Medihelp Sunrise Monster06:03
10 km Medihelp Mini Monster06:30
5 km Medihelp Baby Monster (fun run)06:40

Pre-entries close on 1 March 2017

Download an entry form
Click here to register online

Click on the tabs below to read more:

HealthPrint members enter for free

Being fit and healthy is at the core of HealthPrint’s values and therefore we are very excited to announce that HealthPrint members can enter the Medihelp Sunrise Monster for free!

To enter, log on to your HealthPrint profile, click on the Medihelp Sunrise Monster tab and book your entry. Then collect your race number at the Medihelp MultiSport gazebo on race day, 4 March, from 04:30 at the race venue.

MultiSport members enter for free

Being fit and healthy is at the core of the Medihelp MultiSport’s values and therefore we are very excited to announce that members can enter the Medihelp Sunrise Monster for free!

To enter, log on to your MultiSport profile, click on the Medihelp Sunrise Monster tab and book entry. Then collect your race number at the Medihelp MultiSport gazebo on race day, 4 March, from 04:30 at the race venue.

Entry fee

Sunrise MonsterMini MonsterBaby Monster*Temp License
Pre-entries (until 1 March 2017)R100R70R40R30
Grand MasterR60R40R20R30
Late entries (Race day excluding GM and GGM)R120R80R50R30
G & GG Grand Masters (70+ & 80+)
* Free entry on race-eve or race day only
* Proof of ID may be required
- - - R30

Late entries accepted from 04:30 on race day

* NO TEMPORARY LICENCE REQUIRED FOR BABY MONSTER (5 km fun run).

Please note that an admin fee is applicable to online entries.

Download an entry form
Click here to register online

How to get there

Harlequin Club, Totius Rd, Groenkloof, Pretoria - GPS: S25 46.122’ E28 13.031’

How to get to the Medihelp Sunrise Monster

Enter at these shops

Run-a-way SportTel: 012 361 3733
Running InnTel: 012 460 0051
The Runner's Store, TramshedTel: 012 320 0055
The Sweat Shop
South DownsTel: 012 665 0048

5 km route and elevation

5 km Medihelp Sunrise Monster

10 km route and elevation

10 km Medihelp Sunrise Monster

32 km route and elevation

32 km Medihelp Sunrise Monster

Entry information at these events

MonthRace dateRace
JanuarySat, 28Akasia 3 in 1, Wonderpark Shopping Mall
FebruarySat, 4McCarthy Toyota Half Marathon & 10 km
FebruarySat, 11Bronkhorstspruit
FebruaryWed, 15Spar Lantern Race
FebruarySat, 18Tuks Half Marathon & 10 km
FebruarySun, 26Deloitte Pretoria Marathon, Half Marathon & 10 km

Late entries

Race eve and race day entries, temporary licence entries and pre-entry collection will only be available at the Harlequin Club fields on Friday, 3 March 2017 from 15:00 to 18:00 and on the morning of the race from 4:30.

General race information and enquiries

Download an entry form
Click here to register online 

Geoff Hesse on 082 896 4377, Piet Ackermann on 082 337 6909 or Tshepo Matlhare on 078 703 6236

  • Limited free parking at the Harlequin Club with security. Tog bag area will be available at own risk. Please note that, although all possible security precautions will be taken, tog bags are kept at the owner’s risk. All participants must comply with security arrangements. Instructions will be displayed at the tog bag area.
  • Netcare 911 will provide medical support en route as well as at the finish.
  • Hot and cold refreshments will be on sale.
  • Water points will be available approximately every 3 km along the route.
  • Toilet and shower facilities will be available.

Prizes and prize giving

Gold medals are awarded to each category winner. Silver medals are awarded to men who finish under 02:08 and women who finish under 02:30 in the 32 km. There are 50 silver medals available for the 10 km race. All other finishers receive bronze medals, including the 5 km fun run.


Prize giving

10 km at 08:30

32 km at 09:30

Prizes: Men and ladies1st2nd3rd
32 km athletes
OpenR1000R600R300
Veterans (40+)R400
Master (50+)R400
Grand master (60+)R300
Great grand master (70+)R200
 GG Grand master (80+)R200  
10 km athletes
OpenR600R400R200
Veterans (40+)R300
Master (50+)R300
Grand master (60+)R200
Great grand master (70+)R200
GG Grand master (80+)R200  
JuniorsR200
10 km walkers
Open men and womenR400R300R200

Race rules

  • The race is held under the rules of ASA and AGN.
  • Athletes participate at their own risk.
  • All athletes must wear their Medihelp race numbers on the front of their running vests, taking care not to obscure the ASA/main sponsor logo on the valid licence beneath it. Registered athletes must wear their valid licence numbers on the front and the back. Non-registered athletes must purchase a temporary licence in addition to the race entry fee and this must be worn on the back. No licence numbers are required for the 5 km fun run (Baby Monster).
  • No age restriction applies for the Baby Monster, but parents entering children take full responsibility for the safety of their children.
  • No athletes under the age of 19 years on the day will be allowed to enter the 32 km race.
  • No athletes under the age of 15 years will be allowed to run the 10 km race.
  • An athlete will not be eligible for any age category prizes unless he/she is wearing an official age category tag for the category he/she is competing in, prominently displayed on the front and back of his/her running vest. An athlete may only compete in the age category displayed on his/her vest. Thus, a master athlete will not qualify for any veteran prizes, and a grand master will not qualify for any veteran or master prizes. An athlete may however decide to enter for a younger age category by wearing the specific age category tag for a specific event. In all races with pre-entries or where different age categories are taken, these athletes must enter for the age category corresponding to the age category tag displayed on his/her running vest. Any athlete who cannot produce upon demand any acceptable proof of age documents will be afforded three days in which to comply, failing which he/she will be ineligible for any age group prizes.
  • Walkers competing for prizes should have their “W” ID tags prominently displayed on the front and back of their running vests.
  • No iPods, Walkmans, or similar devices are allowed whilst participating.
  • No seconding or bicycles are allowed along the route. Ample refreshment stations are provided.
  • Athletes indemnify the national, provincial and regional bodies, sponsors and organisers of the race against all and any actions of whatever nature that may occur during the race.
  • Proof of age to be produced on race day if requested by a referee.
  • No refunds will be made.
  • In the event of non-participation an entrant may not allow another athlete to use his/her number without prior permission from the race organiser, which permission must be obtained at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Foreign athletes must observe IAAF Rule 4.2.
  • Cut-off time:
    32 km – 4 hours 30 minutes (athletes and walkers)
    10 km – 2 hours (athletes and walkers)
  • Routes not suitable for wheelchairs.

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