West Coast Athletic Club – Cape Town based running club – Road, Trail, Track, Walking & Cross Country – All welcome!

Club Rules & Guidelines

As a member of West Coast Athletic Club, you will be required to abide by the following rules. It is essential that all members adhere to these rules, for members’ own safety and to uphold the proud reputation of the club.

You MUST wear full club kit (official club vest or t-shirt with ROYAL BLUE shorts/tights) to all ASA affiliated road races throughout the country. (Plain white or black sleeved top under the club  vest in cooler weather will be allowed).

You MUST wear your ASA licence on the front and back of your club vest at all ASA affiliated road races throughout the country.

Please treat all runners (both members and non-members of the club), race officials, marshals, event volunteers, referees and spectators with courtesy and respect.

Please abide by the instructions given to you by race officials, marshals, event volunteers and referees at all races.

DO NOT EVER LITTER!!! Please carry your rubbish (used water sachets, used gel packets, empty bottles, empty wrappers etc) to a rubbish bin at a race. Do not throw your rubbish in a drain, bush, tree, or any other place where it will be lost or difficult to retrieve.

NO headphones or earphones to be worn at any ASA affiliated road race, as it is not allowed.

If you are training in the dark please ensure you wear bright visible clothing with a light if necessary and adhere to safety suggestions, eg. run in groups and beware of traffic.

Please ensure that our club secretary has your correct contact details at all times.

You may not bring the name and reputation of the club, its sponsors, committee or affiliates into disrepute by conducting yourself in a vulgar, unsportsmanlike, disrespectful or dishonest manner.

If you have been disqualified from an ASA affiliated road race, alternatively, if you are notified by a referee that you will be the subject of disciplinary proceedings, you must immediately notify your club chairman or club captain.

If you believe that you have been the victim of unfair discrimination, alternatively, if you feel that a referee or race official has treated you in an unfair manner, you must immediately notify your club chairman or club captain.

Where you are competing for an age-category prize, you must wear the appropriate age-tag on the front and back of your vest. Arrange for one through our club kit manager.

Please note that any member’s failure to abide by these rules may result in the club taking disciplinary action.

License numbers:

Licence numbers as provided by Athletics South Africa through Western Province Athletics must be worn in all races/events run under the jurisdiction of ASA. Failure to do so will automatically disqualify the runner .

Every athlete must  display two numbers during all competitions (front and back.)

These numbers will be the official licence number. If the race/event organisers require a special number to be worn, this must be worn on the front of the vest and the ASA licence number on the back.

Race and Licence numbers are not transferable under any circumstances.

Your RACE number must be worn below the official sponsor on the ASA Licence number on your vest. Failure to do this will lead to disqualification by the race referees.