1. ENTRIESAthletes must enter via their respective provinces.
ASA will allow individual entries to accommodate deserving athletes who are not included in provincial teams for
various reasons under the following conditions:
i) Only South African citizens will be allowed to enter as individuals.
ii) Provinces have first call on an athlete. An Athlete selected for a province must take part for that province and may not enter as an individual.
iii) Athletes who are not selected for their province may enter as individuals, but must enter via their province and compete in their official club attire or neutral colours with no advertising. No sponsored kit which is not their club's registered kit will be permitted.
iv) The athlete must be registered for the competition by his province, must have a 2012 licence and must be in good standing with the province.
v) The province must motivate all individual entries with reasons why the athletes are not included in the provincial team.
Entries for the SA Championships must done by the respective provinces, by no later than the close of business on Monday, 27 August 2012.
2. RESULTSThe results of each event shall be displayed on the notice board at the venue after approval by the Chief Referee (Approximately 30 minutes after the last athlete crosses the finish line).
A full set of results will be e-mailed to each province.
A full set of results will be available on Athletics SA website
3. HYDRATIONWater will be provided on the course at a water point ±100m past the finish line
4. ATHLETE'S CONTROL CENTRE(Call Room) The Call Room will be situated behind the starting area. All athletes must report to the call-room at least 20 minutes before the start of their event
Team Managers are responsible for the clothes and personal belongings of the athletes.
Please make sure that athletes comply with all the requirements needed in the competition. This includes race numbers, age category tags and provincial attire
5. TEAM SCORING All entrants of a Province, according to the age groups, will constitute a team of whom the best four athletes will score. A Province can win only one team prize in an event
The positions of the four athletes are totaled and the team having the lowest aggregate shall be declared the winners. Individual athletes (if any) will be removed from the finishing list when calculating team prizes
In the event of a tie, it shall be resolved in favour of the team whose last scoring member finishes nearer the first position
Team medals will be awarded to the first three teams (4 members) in each event
6. VICTORY CEREMONYThe first three athletes in each individual event and the first three teams must report at the victory ceremony area. The victory ceremony will normally be held 15 minutes after the results of an event is available
Only athletes dressed in their provincial tracksuits will be allowed to receive their medals on the podium
c) Athletes must report to the Victory Ceremony holding area 15-minutes prior to the medal presentation of his/her event
7. TECHNICAL DATATwo race numbers will be issued to each athlete. During the competition, athletes must always wear the numbers in their original shape and size, properly secured on the four corners. Please note IAAF Rule 143.7-9. Any athlete who does not respect these rules will not be allowed to compete
8. ANTI-DOPING CONTROLAnti-Doping Control will be conducted in accordance with the IAAF Procedural Guidelines for Anti-Doping Control under the supervision of an ASA Anti-Doping Control Delegate and the SA Institute for Drug Free Sport
On receiving a written notification for a test, the athlete must report to the Anti-Doping Control station within 60 minutes and will permanently be accompanied by an Anti-Doping Control chaperone
Athletes are entitled to be accompanied to the Anti-Doping Control Centre by one person of their choice. Personal identification must be presented
d) Sample collection will be carried out in compliance with existing guidelines. Professionally qualified personnel, who will explain the procedure to the athletes and let them sign a consent form, will carry out the urine test
9. MEDICAL SERVICEA full medical service will be available with an ambulance at the venue
10. PROTESTSProtests shall be made in accordance with IAAF Rule 146. During the course of an event an athlete or his team official may lodge a verbal protest to the appropriate Referee
If the problem is not satisfactory solved, an appeal must be lodged in writing on the prescribed protest form, which can be obtained from the Technical Information Centre (TIC), and must be signed by a team manager
The protest must be submitted to the TIC accompanied by a deposit of R200, not later than 30 minutes after the official announcement of the results of the event
The decision of the Jury of Appeal shall be published in an official manner. The claimant will receive a copy of the final decision