Event Areas Archives: Gauteng

Dis-Chem Half Marathon & 5KM REHIDRAT DASH

One of the first half marathons in this region for the year, this race has an undulating route with some great views of Joburg. Entries are limited to 6000 and the earlier you enter, the less you pay. This year the Dis-Chem Foundation has pledged to match all voluntary donations from runners to the two charities supported by the race: Lambano Sanctuary and the Namaqua Dog & Donkey Foundation.

An undulating race through the suburbs of Bedfordview and Morning Hill, with a challenging second half. As runners come out through Primrose, they are rewarded with a great view of Johannesburg.

Unique Fact: All entrants will receive a goodie bag including a T-shirt and a Collectors 13th Edition medal for all finishers.

Also take note that Peak Timing offers a courier service through Lynx Couriers to have your race pack and goody bag delivered to your front door, so you don’t have to queue to register. Simply select this option when registering online.

New Technical T! Following requests last year, every entrant for the half marathon will receive a technical T-shirt thanks to Dis-Chem.

A seeded start, so the faster runners can line up near the front and more social runners can take it easy nearer the back.

Start times: 21.1km: 6am: 5km: 6:30am.

Pre-entries, available on www.dischem21.co.za or www.championchip.co.za, are closed.

Thursday 8 January: Dis-chem Fourways Mall, 9:30am – 5pm
Friday 9 January: Dis-chem Park Meadows (opposite Eastgate), 9:30am – 5pm
Saturday 10 January: Virgin Active Bedfordview, 9:30am – 3pm
Sunday 11 January: at the race venue, from 5am.

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Tuks Half Marathon & 10km

Description: A fast route, run partly through the university campus in Pretoria and the Lynwood residential area.

Unique Fact: The 21.1km race has the highest prize money in the area and there is also prize money for category winners of the wheelchair race.

There will be a family theme at this year’s event.

Medals and T-shirts will be awarded to all finishers, and prizes to category winners.

Starting times: 10km wheelchair race: 6:20am; 21.1km: 6am; 10km: 6:30am; 5km: 6:40am; 1km: 8am.

Pre-entries, available at local sports stores, will open on 1 December, and will close on 19 February. You can still enter the 21.1km on 20 February at the high performance centre, between 5pm and 7pm. You can enter 10km, 5km & 1km on race day from 4:30 to 5:50am.

Walkers are welcome.

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The 20th Gift of the Givers Township Marathon

Description: A flat and easy township marathon, which passes some historic landmarks including Freedom Park and Walter Sisulu Square.

The half marathon follows the same route as the 42.2km, apart from the final 3km, which is a gradual pull to the finish. The 10km follows part of the marathon route, a slow pull until the 4km mark, before it turns back along the same route, a gradual downward slope towards the finish.

Starting times: 42.2km, 21.1km & 10km: 6am; 10km Walk: 6:10am; 4km Fun Run: 7am.

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The 32nd McCarthy Toyota Half Marathon, 10km & 5km Fun Run

Description: There is a new, one lap course, with long, straight, fairly flat stretches, relaxing down hills and short, challenging hills through the suburbs of Villeria, Waverley and Rietfontein. The 10km route also follows a one-lap circuit.

Free t-shirt to the first 2000 pre-entries for the 21.1km & 10km.

Starting times: 21.1km: 6am; 10km: 6:20am; 5km Fun Run: 6:25am.

Pre-entries, available at all Pretoria McCarthy Toyota dealerships (close 2 February) or on www.entrytime.com (close 1 February). You can also enter at registration, at the race venue on 6 February, from 1 – 5pm, or on 7 February, from 4:30 – 6am.

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McCarthy Volkswagen Roodepoort 15km Nite Race & 5 km Fun Run

Description: Noordheuwel is an area notorious for its hills, so expect to work hard through this scenic suburb of Krugersdorp.

Unique Fact: The race is both scenic and hilly.

The first five men and women home win gold medals, and all other finishers receive bronze. Category winners receive cash prizes. There will also be a lucky draw.

Starting times: 15km: 7pm; 5km Fun Run: 7:15pm.

Enter on race day only, from 5pm.

Walkers are welcome.

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Garbie 32km & 15km, organised by Striders

Description: The route is a fast and flat double-lapper.

Garbie hand-outs to all finishers. Medals will be awarded to the first 2 000 finishers – the balance to be collected at CGA races until end of February 2015.

Starting times: 32km & 15km; 6am; 4km marafun: 6:15am; 50m Tiny Tots Race: 7am.

Pre-entries, available at www.enteronline.co.za and at local sports stores (The Sweat Shop, New Balance Shop), will close on 25 January 2015. You can also enter at the Springs Rugby Club Area from 26 – 31 January 2015, or on race day (at an additional fee). Enter the 4km Walk/Run and the 50m Tiny Tots on race day only.

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Great 10K Run & 6K Smart Fun Run

Starting time: 10km & 6km: 7am.

Pre-entries, available on www.entrytime.com, close 1 January 2015. You can also enter on race day, from 4:30 – 7am.

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The Pirates Wobblers & Wigglers Hat Run

The race is now in its 30th year and awards prizes for the best male, female and team headwear. Proceeds will go to the United Cerebral Palsy Association of SA (UCPA), currently home to close on 50 children and young adults whose ages range from three to 40 years.
Pirates also urges participants to please bring books to donate to Marang House, the home that provides care for children in need of extensive medical care.

Hats of all sorts are compulsory. Many have been seen with mining hats that have propellers and play music or beer hats with drinking straws are mandatory. Failure to wear an outlandish hat will result in instant disqualification from this wacky race. Peculiar drinks are served at the water tables, and the winner may kiss the Queen Wiggler..

There are also special, one-of-a-kind, giveaways to the first 1 250 finishers and a floating trophy for the Most Social Team

Proceeds will be donated to charity.

Starting time: almost 8km: 8am.

Pre-entries, available on www.entrytime.com, close 12 December 2014. You can also enter on race day, from 6:30am.

Come and join in this wacky celebration. Outlandish, over-the-top and creative hats are compulsory – you’ll even be disqualified without one! Peculiar drinks are served at the water tables, and the winner may kiss the Queen Wiggler. Proceeds are donated to charity, so it’s all for a good cause. Everyone is welcome – walkers, wheelchair users, prams and dogs on leads.

The Pirates Wigglers & Wobblers Hat Race 1

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TriRock Cradle of Humankind

Ultra: 1.9km swim, 90km cycle, 21.1km run (7am)

For more info, visit www.trirock-cradleofhumankind.com.

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Kinetic Adventure

Distance: 25km: 8am
Disciplines: MTB, running, kayaking, obstacle course
Team Format: 2’s

Pre-entries, available on www.kineticgear.co.za, close Thursday 12 February 2015. No late entries.

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