• Age does count - Small to medium size dogs must be older than 12 months and younger than 10 years. Large to giant-size must be older than 18 months and younger than 7 years. We love dogs that love other dogs and people. For the safety of all the participants, dogs that display aggressive behaviour towards other dogs, people, food or toys will be removed from the route. To discourage aggressive behaviour, we recommend dog owners only bring dogs that are spayed or neutered.
  • Leads on for the walk - Your dog must be lead trained. Leads should be no longer than 2 metres. For safety reasons, no retracting leads are allowed and choke collars are discouraged. Dogs must be under the direct control of their owners at all times. A maximum of 2 dogs per person is allowed.
  • Health and safety of dogs - Breeds predisposed to heat exhaustion (such as bulldogs, boxers, pugs, boerboels and Pekingese) and unfit or overweight dogs are not encouraged to walk the 5km or 8km.
  • Please make sure your dogs are up-to-date with vaccinations and tick and flea control.
  • Please don’t forget to keep your dog/s well hydrated at all times.
  • Remember to take a plastic bag (doggy-doo bag) along with you for cleaning up any mess after your dog. Don’t bring your dogs if they are injured or ill. There will be veterinarians on duty and they reserve the right to remove any dog that is not well, too young or seems to be struggling from the walk.

  • Download the terms and conditions.
    Download the Route map.

    All finishers will receive a commemorative medal on completion of the walk within the specified time limit for the distance.

    A variety of packages are available from the Race Office. Please contact Chevaughn Jacoby on 011 017 2700, or   chev@hsp.co.za for more information or to book your space. 

    Your guests will appreciate an appetizing meal, the opportunity to put their feet up after a long walk, and to soak up the post-walk euphoria and entertainment while giving the traffic a chance to ease up outside the venue.

    The 702 Walk the Talk Community Legacy Project

    The 702 Walk the Talk brings together walkers from diverse backgrounds, in a celebration of our city. The organisers know that without the support of the communities we walk through, the event would not be the success that it is.

    As a means of thanking these communities which are directly affected by the event, the 702 Walk the Talk supports a project based in these areas each year. As these areas offers a green haven to residents from across the province, these projects serve the broader Gauteng community too.

    Since we have instituted this campaign we have enabled the following projects:

  • 2 Outdoor gyms – 1 in Greenside, another in Parkview with a 3rd planned for Emmarentia
  • The refurbishment of a basketball court at Zoo Lake
  • A footbridge across an ecologically sensitive wetland in the Botanical Gardens.

  • As you head out of Braamfontein you can enjoy a must-do cultural experience as you walk through the Constitution Hill Precinct, parts of which date back to 1892. From Constitution Hill you walk mostly downhill, phew, through the suburbs of Parktown and Westcliff towards the finish line at Marks Park Sports Club. There are 4 Hydration Stations along the way, but do take a water bottle for extra hydration.

    Walking Tips:

  • Use sunscreen
  • Wear a cap
  • Take a water bottle with you and fill up with water at the Joburg Water Tanks at the back of the start.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and take care of your belongings.
  • We provide a tog bag area where you can leave your bag while you walk.
  • Dog Walkers please note that only fit dogs are allowed to walk with you on the 5km and 8km walks only.

  • Download the route map with profiles to help you train for the day.

    Xolani Gwala

    Sunday the 24th of July is The 702 Walk the Talk 2016. I’m walking for mentorship again this year. In one way or the other, each of us has benefitted from the advice, support and experience of someone who has walked the road before us.

    Mentoring guarantees a person, young or old, that there is someone who cares about them, and that they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges.

    I certainly wouldn’t be where I am today if not for the professional, moral and social support I got from my mentors. What are you walking for? The 702 Walk The Talk 2016. Enter at walkthetalk.co.za.

    Gug's and Sizwe

    The 702 Walk The Talk 2016 is coming soon. We’re walking in support of the South Africa Depression and Anxiety Group. A shockingly high number of our youth are living with untreated or misdiagnosed mental illness.

    It’s so sad because it’s usually brushed aside as a passing phase and goes largely unnoticed until it’s too late. Counselling and trauma centres at public institutions are struggling to deal with rising numbers of mentally ill patients, which is where organisations like SADAG come in. What are you walking for? The 702 Walk The 2016. Enter now at walkthetalk.co.za.

    Complete own grateful THANKS to Prof. L.J. Grobler and Danie Voster of the University of the North West in Potchefstroom. These gentleman started Complete in 2000 and in 2007 the present owners acquired the business and since then have strived to promote their vision of providing a premium product at a budget prices. 2013 sees Complete as a successful brand that is available throughout the country.

    Complete sound base is product and services. Complete makes use of the services of a renowned pet food nutritionist. Only ingredients of the highest quality are sourced. Our products are therefore trust-worthy and have high absorption rate. Tests show that our food is palatable and we also do not use colourants or flavourants. Complete is good value for money!

    The technology used in the manufacturing process is of the highest standard and was developed by the University of the North West and is manufactured by CFAM which is a part of the university. Every batch food is tested to ensure the higher quality for our appointed distributors, pet shops, co-ops and veterinarians. SA Complete Pet is a member of the pet food industry (PFI) of South Africa which furthers the best interest of pets in South Africa.

    General Information

    Email: walkthetalk@702.co.za
    Residents: Nondwe at residents@hsp.co.za
    Power zones: Nicole at nicole@hsp.co.za

    Team FAQs

    I am a resident outside of South Africa. Can I enter and how do I go about entering?
    Yes, you can enter. You will enter online as normal and provide your Passport number instead of an RSA Id number.

    When do entries close?
    Individual entries close when 50 000 entries are reached. Only the first 50 000 PAID entries will be accepted.

    How do the team entries work?
    The “Team Leader” will need to create a team online. Individuals will then go online to enter themselves and click JOIN AN EXISTING TEAM. Team entries must consist of 10 or more entrants.

    What are the benefits of being in a team?
    A big advantage is that all team members walk packs are packed together and the team leader can collect for everyone in the team at one time. Only teams are packed together.

    When do team entries close?
    Team entries close on Friday, 20 May 2016. ALL payments must be made before this date. Entries without payment are invalid.

    How does the team leader make payment for the team entries? Payment must be made for the entire team, only once the team has been entered completely. There are three methods to make the payment, once your team is complete:
    Credit card: OR Fast EFT: Select all entrants being paid for, and click on PAY FOR SELECTED.
    EFT: Click on PROFORMA invoice, to view the outstanding amount for the team. Make the deposit into the bank account, details provided on invoice, and send a LEGIBLE proof of payment through to www.walkthetalk.co.za or fax to 0866840158. Use the TEAM NAME created online as the reference.

    The Route

    What if I decide during the walk that I cannot continue?
    There will be sweep vehicles patrolling the route. If you find that you cannot continue along the walk, you can flag down a marshal at the closest water point to request a sweep vehicle assist. For medical assistance the walker must call the emergency number on their walk number and medical resources from JOC will be dispatched. Medical support at the 702 Walk the Talk will be supplied by ER24.

    Are there any road closures?
    Yes, the road closure is enforced by Johannesburg Metro Police and Johannesburg Roads Agency. Judith Road will be closed to traffic from Beyers Naude Drive to Barry Hertzog Avenue from 04h00 – 14h00. Please check on www.walkthetalk.co.za for all the road closure and parking information.

    How many water points are there on the route?
    There will be 3 water points on the routes. Water points will be stocked with Coca-Cola/Powerade and water.

    Are there public toilets along the route?
    Yes, there are toilets along all three routes.

    Is the route safe?
    Yes, the route is safe to walk on and is closed off to motorists. Great provision has been taken for the safety of our walkers.