We know how into Healthy Living you are so we thought it would be nice if we helped keep you in the loop on upcoming running events around the country. Perhaps it may spark some interest in running (if you’re yet to get into it) or even push you to try a race (if you need a little motivation to expand on your current exercise regime and go, quite literally, the extra mile).
Here are a couple of the most popular events, brought to you with the help of the very clued up Runner’s World team.
Discovery 702 Walk The Talk – Johannesburg
For something truly unique, and doing it with over 50 000 other people, sign up for the Discovery 702 Walk The Talk. A 5km and 8km wind through some of Joburg’s leafy suburbs, while also taking walkers through some of the city’s most historic and iconic sites, like Constitution Hill. Read more…
Date: Sunday, 27 July 2014
Pick n Pay Women’s Walk – Nationwide
Pick n Pay and PinkDrive host a number of 5km walks around the country each year, in support of breast cancer awareness, education and free screenings for those living in underprivileged communities. Read more…
Next Event: Saturday, 2 August 2014
Totalsports Ladies Race – Johannesburg and Stellenbosch
Totalsports hosts a series of races in honour of National Women’s Day, welcoming both runners and walkers, who have a choice of a casual 5km or a slightly more challenging 10km. The Durban race is happening this weekend so entries have closed, but you can still get a spot if you live in Stellenbosch or Johannesburg. Read more…
Date: Saturday, 9 August 2014
Spar Women’s Race
Spar still has 3 of their popular Women’s Races left in 2014. If you’re in Durban, Pretoria or Johannesburg, you can sign up and tackle a 5km or 10km trot. These are particularly great if you’re a newbie to running or want to get together with a group of friends and do some social exercising. Read more…
Next Event: Sunday, 24 August 2014
The Gun Run – Cape Town
Online entries have just opened for The Gun Run. Whether it’s 5km, 10km or a half marathon of 21km you’re up for, it’s another great race for those getting into running races. It’s incredibly scenic and the mix of people who participate make it a great community event for Capetonians. Read more…
Date: Sunday, 12 October 2014
For a comprehensive list of races happening around the country, visit www.runnersworld.co.za.