Entrants can walk in the 5km, 8km and 15km routes to fundraise for a charity, or raise awareness of an issue, or to take a stand for a principle they believe in. Bring the entire family, including the dogs, and walk for your cause, belief or charity.


NIGHTWING COURIER SERVICE

The 702 Walk the Talk will be utilising NightwinG courier services. The service will need to be pre-booked on their website, www.nightwing.co.za, and payment for the service be done directly with NightwinG.

This service IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR TEAMS! The courier will collect the team’s race packs from Marks Park Sports Club during Race Number Collection days and deliver them to the team leader’s office.

Walk packs include:
- Pre-Ordered Merchandise (if pre-ordered)
- Park and Ride ticket (if pre-ordered)
- Beeno doggie entry (if pre-ordered)

If you wish to utilise your own courier service, please advise the Race Office of the arrangements.



Where do I park my car if I wish to catch the Park and Ride facility?
Park and Ride tickets include parking at the following venues ONLY
1. Expo Centre, Nasrec – Parking outside gates 1 & 2
2. Cedar Square, Fourways – in the shopping centre parking
3. Cresta Shopping Centre, Randburg – in the shopping centre parking
4. Melrose Arch, Melrose – in the shopping centre parking
5. Sandton, on West Street outside Gautrain Station – in the Sandton City parking only OR catch the Gautrain from Rosebank, Park Station, Rhodesfield, Centurion or Pretoria!
6. Bezhuidenhout Valley Park, Bezhuidenhout Valley – Park inside the park at Main Entrance
7. University of Johannesburg - Park at the UJ Kingsway campus, first years parking on Kingsway Rd and catch a shuttle to the venue!



Nondwe Maqubela
Email: residents@hsp.co.za

Residents Flyer

Click here to download the Residents Flyer with map.

Hospitality Packages

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

Your guests will appreciate 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!

Beeno is the proud sponsor of the 2015 Walk the Talk Dog Walk



In order to keep their tails wagging, please consider the following points carefully before deciding to participate with your canine companions:

  • To participate in the 5km or 8km walks, dogs must be medically fit to walk, socialised to be with other dogs and people and be on a leash. Your dog must be able to handle the stress of large crowds and strange noises.
  • 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.
  • Residents

    Nondwe Maqubela
    Email: residents@hsp.co.za

    General Information


    Email: walkthetalk@702.co.za

    Team FAQs

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

    When do team entries close?
    Team entries close on 20 May 2015. All payments for the teams are due on or before this day.

    How does the team leader make payment for the team entries?
    Payment must be made for the entire team, all at once – only once the team has been entered completely. There are three methods to make payment – once your team is complete:

    Credit card: Select all entrants being paid for, and click on PAY FOR SELECTED
    Fast EFT: Select all entrants being paid for, and click on PAY FOR SELECTED, and follow the instructions
    EFT: Click on PAY FOR SELECTED or PROFORMA INVOICE, to view the outstanding amount for the team. Make the deposit into our bank account, and send a LEGIBLE proof of payment to www.walkthetalk.co.za or fax to 086 684 0158 – use the TEAM NAME as created on the online entry system as the reference. Banking details: are on the pro-forma invoice

    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 to assist.
    The walker must call the emergency number on their race number and medical resources from the 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 for traffic from Beyers Naude Drive to Barry Hertzog Avenue from 04h00 – 14h00.
    Please go to 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 will be over 150 public toilets along the route.

    Is the route completely closed off to motorists?
    Yes, the route will be closed off to motorists for the safety of the walkers.

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

    Hospitality/Venue

    How can I book a hospitality site at the venue?
    Contact Chevaughn Jacoby at chev@hsp.co.za or on 011 017 2700 to book your hospitality or picnic site.

    Will there be entertainment after the walk?
    There will be DJ’s at the Finish.

    Can I bring a picnic basket for after the Walk?
    Yes, you can bring your own picnic basket to enjoy after you finish the walk, however, no alcohol is permitted. There is a beer garden within the public catering area. Only soft drinks and water from ABI will be permitted. NO open fires will be permitted. Legislation prevents the public from braaing on open fires.