Sports Commissioner Events Approval Status, 13 Dec 2017

Sports Commissioner Events Approval Status, 13 Dec 2017


Yay, the current Sports Commissioner Approval List Is Up by order of the Sports Minister !!

Nay, only the Illumi Run (taking place on 13 Jan 2018) has been approved by Sports Commissioner for December 2017 ~ January 2018 period !!

What About Those Hundreds Of Other Running Events – Road, Trail & Ultra Races – which have OPENED FOR REGISTRATION & scheduled from now until 2018 ???!!

Obviously, now Event Organisers are worried and confused because ;

  • they have not submitted any SC application
  • even if Organisers submit application now, there is no guarantee that their event will be approved
  • what happens if Approval Applications by events which have already started collecting registration fees are REJECTED by Sports Commissioner?
  • Will Organisers cancel their running events if their approvals are rejected?
  • If running events are cancelled by Organisers due to lack of SC Approval will the registration fees be REFUNDED?


The spotlight will be on Sports Commissioner in the coming days, weeks and months as the thousands of Registrants & Event Organisers /Sponsors seek answers to many questions relating to the hundreds of upcoming running events.



This is the beginning of the beginning to level the playing field among sports events companies competing for their market share. There will be NO SHORTCUT & NO COMPROMISE when it comes to ensuring Public Safety. Hopefully, by trial and error, the Sports Commissioner will start streamlining and speeding-up their application review process to neutralise the inevitable public outcry which will surely come like a deadly tsunami.


Why not also publish the fees paid for each approved event for better transparency?


MAF shoots a stern warning

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Hi:) My name is Gus and I am a Fitness Coach who enjoys outdoor adventures. In particular, I like to run marathons & ultra marathons, and compete in triathlons and century rides for fitness, fun & friendship. My passion is to motivate my friends to exercise more so that they can live life to the fullest. The purpose of this blog is five-fold:- 1) I find writing very therapeutic & beats paying for a psychiatrist to keep sane 2) I like to share & inspire others into engaging in any healthy pursuits 3) This is a great way to keep track of my progress in all my sporting endeavours 4) This also keeps me honest & spurs me on to do more 5) Even if you are a couch potatoe, I hope you will find my entries entertaining and/or informative. In summary, this blog is helping me help others help myself...get it?
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