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.
  • Please be aware and considerate of fellow walkers when bringing your dogs to participate in the 702 Walk the Talk
  • 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 8km.
  • ENTRIES OPEN

    CREATE A TEAM: (more than 10 walkers)
    This entry process is for groups/teams that consist of more than ten people. There is no limit to the amount of people allowed on a team. Click here to create a Team.

    INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES:
    Click here for an individual entry.

    MULTIPLE ENTRIES: (more than one but less than 10 walkers)
    This entry process is only for members of less than ten people. If you have more than ten people, you will need to create a team. Click here for multiple entries.

    TEAM LEADERS LOG IN: (team leader login for teams created in 2016)
    Click here to log into your team profile. Team leaders only.

    JOIN AN EXISTING TEAM:
    This is for a team member who is looking to join a team.
    Click here if you would like to join an existing team.

    MERCHANDISE STORE:
    If you have successfully entered and paid for the 702 Walk the Talk 2016 and would like to add Merchandise/Park and Ride tickets to your entry please click here.



    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.
  • General Information


    Email: walkthetalk@702.co.za
    Hospitality: Chevaughn at chev@hsp.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.