Event Areas Archives: Gauteng

Trinity Sports Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon Sprint Series

Sprint triathlon (ages 16+) – 750m swim / 20km bike / 5km run
Mini triathlon (ages 12+) – 400m swim / 10km bike / 2.5km run
Young kids tryathlon (ages 8-11) – 80m swim / 1.1km bike / 500m run

Sprint duathlon (ages 16+) – 5km run / 20km bike / 2.5km run
Mini duathlon (ages 12+) – 2.5km run / 10km bike / 1.25km run
Young kids duathlon (ages 8-11) – 500m run / 1.1km bike / 500m run

A much needed tri/du-athlon spring series for Central Gauteng! The final of 3 events held at Germiston Lake to crown the series winners. Individual and team entries welcome. A great way to start competing in multisport events or begin your triathlon or duathlon season.

Race yourself and your mates or do it for fun!

Pre-entries, available on www.trinitysports.co.za, close TBA.

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Art of Motion Halloween Trail Run

All runners to receive a FREE head buff. There will be prizes for first male and female to cross the finish line.

This event is a fundraiser for the non-profit organisation, Art of Motion.

Starting times: 8km: 7:30pm; 4km: 7:40pm.

Pre-entries (via credit card only), available on www.sa-active.com, close 27 October 2014.

Regretfully, no pets allowed.

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Men’s Health Urbanathlon presented by Hunter’s

On the 30th November 2014, the Men’s Health Urbanathlon obstacle race, presented by Hunters, will be returning to Johannesburg and will comprise of a 12km route throughout Joburg CBD with a series of challenging obstacles throughout the race.
Celebrating the Men’s Health “work hard, play hard” mentality participants will be pushed mentally and physically, while experiencing unique city landmarks including the Nelson Mandela Bridge and Constitution Hill in Johannesburg .
The Men’s Health Urbanathlon is open to participants of all fitness levels from professional athletes, to those looking for a bit of fun. Participants can enter the race as an individual or in a team relay group and corporate teams and encouraged to book their spots for team building or corporate hospitality.
After the race spectators and participants can look forward to plenty of entertainment as the Men’s Health Urbanathlon Festival kicks off. The festival will comprise of live music from some of Jozi’s top DJs, great food and drink and a chance to share stories after the race.
“The Men’s Health Urbanathlon is a great test of fitness, endurance, strength, mobility and pure toughness”, says Jason Brown, editor at Men’s Health. “We look forward to a day of sporting action and excitement in an urban city that is as beautiful and dynamic as the Joburg CBD”.
Headline sponsor of the event, Hunters, will have plenty of exciting activities to enjoy on the day for athletes and spectators and a selection of refreshments after the race.

For more information or to enter the race visit http://urbanathlon.mh.co.za/. Follow the action on Twitter on @MensHealthZA #MHUrbanathlonsa.

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Diepkloof Half Marathon

This is a tough route with lots of steady inclines; perfect preparation for the Soweto Marathon and a great opportunity to see some city landmarks.

Unique Fact: This year, Diepkloof will celebrate its 20th anniversary.

The race attracts athletes from across the country, in preparation for the Soweto Marathon, and the streets are lined with miniature supporters from Soweto’s local primary schools.

Medals will be awarded to all finishers and category winners will receive a prize.

Starting times: 21.1km: 6am; 10km: 6:10am; 5km: 6:30am.

Pre-entries, available at www.enteronline.com, will open in July. They will close on 22 October. Late entries will be taken on 25 October, from 9am, and on race day.

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Irene Primary School Moonlight Fun Run

Medals, spot prizes and 1,2,3 place cash prize.

Starting times: 3.5km: 5:30pm; 7.3km: 6pm.

Pre-entries, available on www.entrytime.com, close Tuesday 21 October. You can also enter on race day.

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Orlando Half Marathon

A race through the residential areas and historical landmarks. The first 5km is flat, followed by undulating hills. The last hill is steep and is around 400m.

Unique Fact: Last year was the first year the 21.1km was hosted, and organisers managed to attract 800 participants. This year, they expect to attract up to 3 000 participants. There is a lot of support for the event.

You can also register for other races in Soweto at the event.

Starting times: 21.1km & 10km: 7am; 5km: 7:15am.

Pre-entries will be available at races and at Orlando Community Hall and close on 13 November 2014. You can collect your race numbers and also do a late entry at the Orlando Community Hall from 10 to 13 December 2014.

Walkers are welcome on the 10km only.

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T-shirts to the first 100 online entries (for the 10km only). Medals to all finishers. Spot prizes at prize giving (Sportsmans Warehouse gift vouchers).

Starting times: 10km: 7am; 5km: 8am: 2km: 8:05am.

Pre-entries, available on www.entrytime.com, close TBA. You can also enter on race morning, from 6 – 7am.

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Lumo Nite Race

Bring a blanket and have a picnic under the stars. Food and beverages on sale – night market!

Starting time: 7pm

Pre-entries, available on www.beaulieucollege.co.za. Pre-entry only to receive t-shirt and lumo bands.

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Sisters With Blisters Walk 2014

Gain some understanding of an abused person’s painful journey, and make a giant difference at the same time. Join thousands of fellow South Africans at Jacaranda FM’s Sisters with Blisters Walk 2014 – stand tall against women and children abuse – and let the healing begin!

Women and Men Against Child Abuse (WAMACA)

Pre-entries, available on www.sisterswithblisters.co.za, open 6 October and close 12 November. No late entries on event day.

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Ludwig’s Run of the Roses 8km, 4km & 1km Run/Walk

At this time of year, sweet-smelling roses are in full bloom and the open fields are lush. The route is off-road, but it isn’t technical.

Unique Fact: Running on a rose farm in the summer time.

Medals, a rose from Ludwig’s and a goodie bag will be awarded to all finishers and prizes to the top three. There will also be a lucky draw.

Starting times: 8km: 8am; 4km: 8:10am; 1km: 8:20am.

Pre-entries, available on www.francosport.co.za, close TBA. You can also enter on race day from 06:30

Dogs on a leash are welcome.

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