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The MiWay Wally Hayward Marathon was run for the 40th time in 2016. MiWay Insurance became the title sponsor in 2016 and will remain the title sponsor for the foreseeable future.

Rockets Sports Wear, our previous title sponsor, is the current apparel sponsor.

The Wally Hayward Marathon is a tribute to one of South Africa’s greatest ever athletes that has been a fixture on the road running calendar for the past 40 years - run on Workers Day.
The Wally was first run on 30 June 1977 over 42.2 km, starting & finishing at Hoërskool Verwoerdburg. A 21.1 km, 10 km, 5km fun run and a 1 Km kiddies run were later added. Since 2005, the Wally has started and finished at Hoërskool Zwartkop, in Centurion. For the past few years, the kiddie’s 1 km race has been held to raise funds for SPCA, Tshwane

No member of ACRW may participate in the race, as we need al the help we can get to make this a memorable race for all involved. A workers race is run either before of after the main event.

We had a record year in 2016:

YOU helped to make it such a successful 40th anniversary celebration! The finishers per distance were:

42km – 3201

21km - 2963

10km – 2651

5km - 2000

1km - 170

The MiWay Wally Hayward Marathon organisation committee and Alpha Centurion Runners and Walkers, organising club, continue to make a difference - thanks to YOU, our loyal participants. A total of R137 000 have been distributed to various charities. The following charities benefitted from the race:

Tshwane SPCA, Amdea, RainBows and Smiles, Pink Drive, Reddingsdaad, Hoërskool Zwartkops, Laerskool Wierdapark, Wetnose, C.L.A.W and Moeggesukkel.

Date: June/July 2018

Time: 07h30

Organisers: Alpha Centurion Runners & Walkers (ACRW)

Distance: 21.1; 10; 5;

Province: Gauteng North

Start: Zwartkops High School
cnr Old Johannesburg & Mopanie Roads

Race Changes 27 Oct 2016



Contact 1: Wynand Meiring
(C) 082-7787327

Contact 2: Elize van Eeden
(C) 082-7528839


Entry Details:

Pre-entries are accepted at various sport shops in Pretoria and Centurion, including Run-a-Way Sport, The Sweat Shop and Running Inn. Late entries are accepted at the start from 06h00.
Walkers are Welcome


Route Description:

Difficulty Rating: 0. Route Type: Circular
The half marathon is a single lap of the Wally route. It is a fast and furious race that is arguably the easiest route you can hope for in any half marathon. Beware however of the sting in the tail now named ‘Hakkin Hill’. 

From the gun there is an easy downhill canter turning left into Blackwood and over the Hennops where there is a gentle climb up to Jean Avenue. Turning into Clubview the route goes past the Alpha Centurion Clubhouse, left into Aberdeen and right into Ashwood where you will feel the sun’s presence on the second lap. As you turn right into Wierda Road you become aware of the slow and poisonous climb over the highway, more so on the second lap. Once over this bridge there is welcome relief along shady Kruger Avenue. There are numerous speed bumps along this stretch so watch your footing. 

The route goes onward to Botha Avenue and through shady Doringkloof passing Centurion Mall. You know the end is in sight once under the highway where the route makes its final left-turn into Witstinkhout. Remember to save a little energy for ‘Hakkin Hill’ at the end. 

The shorter 10 kilometre race is a flat and easy route through Bronberrick, Hennopspark and Clubview. To be sure the infamous ‘Hakkin Hill’ has been written into the script of this race as well.

Prizes and Give-Aways:

Walkers and runners enjoy equal prize money for all categories. Medals go to the first 2,500 finishers and the balance may be collected at any Pretoria/Centurion race from the organisers.

Date:  October 2018

Time: 06h00

Organisers: Phobians/Alpha Centurion

Distance: 21.1; 10; 5;

Province: Gauteng North

Start: PHSOB Club, Hofmeyr Park
Queens Crescent



Contact 1: Bert vd Raad
(C) 082-9226817

Contact 2: Gerald Kroukamp
(W) 012-3569500


Entry Details:
Pre-entries are also accepted at Chamberlain Hardware Stores and leading sports shops in Pretoria. Late entries and entry collection from 15h00 on the evening before the race or at the start from 04h30. 
Walkers are Welcome


Route Description:

Difficulty Rating: 3. Route Type: Circular
This is a scenic and challenging route complete with rolling hills and dales. Most of the race takes place through the suburb of Lynnwood and goes through the ultra-modern HUB Techno Park. The race ends with a fast two kilometre downhill sprint where the MacChamberlain Highlanders Pipe Band brings you in to renditions of ‘Scotland the Brave’.

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