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PUBLIC ALERTED TO TEMPORARY ROAD RESTRICTIONS FOR J.P. MORGAN CORPORATE CHALLENGE® JOHANNESBURG on 14 MARCH

 Road users and the public are alerted to temporary road restrictions for the upcoming J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® Johannesburg taking place on Thursday, 14 March at 18h30 through the suburbs of Melrose and Birdhaven.  The restrictions have been approved by the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department to ensure the safety of the participants as well as creating minimal traffic disruptions in the areas.

The 19th running of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® – the world’s largest corporate running event will take place in Johannesburg between 18h30 – 20h00, with temporary road restrictions commencing from as early as 08h00 until 20h00 on the day within the Rosebank, Melrose and Birdhaven precinct. Trained red and green bib race traffic marshals will be in place to manage all key intersections along the race route.

The entry field comprising of employees from various companies, including some influential ambassadors of the race beneficiary, the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, are expected at The Wanderers Cricket Club from 15h00 onward.

The temporary road restrictions are put in place to prevent participants parking and obscuring the running route and inconveniencing residents, and to prevent the participants from driving through Melrose, Birdhaven, Melrose North, Melrose Estate and Melrose Arch to The Wanderers Club.

Temporary road restrictions will also safeguard the runners during the race between 18h30 and 20h00, and residents will only momentarily be restricted access to their residences while runners are on the route or if emergency vehicles require priority road use.

A detailed race route with highlighted road restrictions map can be viewed on the event website at https://www.jpmorganchasecc.com/en/johannesburg/

Here are some helpful tips for avoiding personal delays on the day:

  1. No access is permitted on the listed Road Closure Times except for emergencies.
  2. Residents are allowed access at the Red Closures between 15h00 and 17h00.
  3. Residents are advised to use the roads nearest to Oxford Road and Glenhove Road for access.
  4. It is recommended to avoid North Street during this time.
  5. Traffic can be extremely congested on event day. Arrive early, make use of official parking venues, pre-book parking vouchers, avoid single driving cars and try to carpool, book a private bus for your team or make use of Uber.
  6. If you are using Uber, please utilize our designated drop-off and pick-up locations. For drop-offs, please use the intersection of Oxford Road and North Street or Melrose Arch. For pick-ups, please head to the Planet Fitness parking lot and only request your Uber once you’ve arrived at the designated pick-up point.

We kindly request that on this day, that residents of the area plan to be home before 17h00 or return after 20h30.

Residents will be allowed access to roads, please notify the marshal, traffic official, or security  guard at the barricaded entrance for road access.

  • Residents will be allowed access to roads, please notify the marshal, traffic official, or security  guard at the barricaded entrance for road access.
  • An emergency evacuation procedure is in place for medical emergencies with the event medical team on standby.
  • Contact the ER24 National Call Centre on 084 124 or the Temporary Road Restrictions Hotline at 063 142 0785 for emergency assistance.  

For any other queries, residents and commuters using the race route can contact the race hotline for which details are as follows: Hotline Number – 063 142 0785

This number will be operational from: 09h00-16h00 on 11-15  March 2024

On race day 14 March, the hotline will be operational from 09h00-22h00.

Queries can be directed to: JPMCC – Johannesburg PR johannesburg.pr@corpchallenge.jpmorgan.com

DID YOU KNOW?

J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® Johannesburg, will donate to the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation for the 11th consecutive year. This means a company’s participation in the 5.6 km team road race on Thursday, March 14 will have an impact long after its employees cross the finish line.  Laureus Sport for Good is a charitable organisation that supports various sport for development programmes around the world, who use the power of sport to bring about social change.

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