Event Areas Archives: Gauteng

The Highveld Winter Trail Challenge

Starting times: 17km: 8am; 10km: 8:15am; 5km: 8:30am.

The 450 hectares offer a nature reserve in the middle of the bustling city. You will forget all about the hustle and bustle of the city when you get onto these well marked, well-kept trails. There are quite a few fatigue distractions with Impala, Springbok, Black Wildebeest, Zebra, many small rodents can ben seen… mongoose, dassies, cane rates, jackal, civit cats and event the greater genet.

Pre-entries, available on www.multisportbasement.co.za, close TBA. Late entries will be accepted on race morning until 15 minutes before the relevant race.

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Jumpertrax Pioneer Run

The 14km starts at 7am and the 6km at 7:15am.

The event starts and finishes at Voortrekker monument. New hiking routes have been laid out by single track guru David who also developed Groenkloof, and these will be the routes you’ll be traveling on. Spectacular single track is around every hook and bend. As always trail runners on the short route can expect a moderate to easy route, while the long distance will be challenging with lots of climbing nad rocky underfoot conditions. The event will prove to be a true test of stamina, strength and fitness.

Pre-entries, available on www.verticalhorison.co.za, close 23 August 2013. Late entries are accepted, but won’t receive a medal and will pay an extra R20 penalty, which will be donated to a charity at the last race of the year.

Registration on race day from 5:30am at the race venue.

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Arthro Choice Half Marathon & I Hot 10km Run/Walk

PLEASE NOTE: These details have not been confirmed.

Starting time: 21.1km & 10km: 7am.

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Dawn2Dusk 12-hour Circuit

A demanding, 1km circuit within the school. You can run the race as an individual, or in a team of 2. The winners in each category are encouraged by the longest distance they can run within 12 hours. The record distance for a team entry is 150km.

In 2013 history was made when the dawn2dusk 12 hour circuit race added a challenging 100 mile race for the real tough customers! This was to be the first ever 100 mile race held in Pretoria.

The idea started in 2011 when Allister Gibbons & Tobie Reyneke ran the 12 hour circuit race back2back for the Wolmer project charity.

In 2013 it was won by Pieter Pretorius from Polokwane ac in a time of 19:59:34! It turned out to be a tough and cold race with only 4 finishers!

The question remains….are you tough enough to take the challenge on? Enter now and find out!

Unique Fact: The race is now in its 13th year. Typically, participants camp on the school grounds overnight, before the race.

There will be special trophies for winners.

Starting times: 29 Aug: 100 miler: 4pm; 30 Aug: 12 hour: 6am.

Enter via fax/e-mail by 30 June 2014. If bookings are full your name will be placed on a waiting list. No late entries.

Walkers are welcome. Individual walkers are only required to cover 70km

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Ocean Basket Marcel van’t Slot Memorial Race

Route description: Flat and fast.

T-shirts to the first 1000 entries for the 15km and the first 500 entries for the 5km. Medals to the first 2200 finishers on the 15km and the first 1000 on the 5km. Spot prizes are also on offer (50 x R100 gift vouchers Oceans basket for 15km entrants and 50 X 100 gift vouchers for 5km entrants).

Starting times: 15km Run: 7am; 15km Walk: 6:50am; 5km Fun Run: 7:15am.

Pre-entries, available at Running Inn and the Sweat Shop, or on www.entrytime.co.za, close 11 August 2014. You can also enter on race morning, from 5:30am.

Wheelchair users are welcome. Blind and Great Grand masters free.

Ocean Basket Marcel van’t Slot Memorial Race1

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Castle Walk 10km & 5km

This is roller coaster of a race over the hills of Pretoria, also described as challenging.

Unique Fact: Panoramic views of Menlyn Park and surrounds.

All finishers will receive a medal and there will be prizes for category winners.

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

Pre-entries are available at www.enteronline.co.za, will close on 6 August. You can also enter on race day, from 5am.

Walkers, wheelchair users and dogs are welcome.

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Tshwane Half Marathon & 10km

This is a flat race with only a couple of gradual hills towards the 18km mark.

Unique Fact: This race supports local community development and part of it is run through the Ga Rankua.

Gold medals will be awarded to all finishers and prizes to category winners.

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

Pre-entries, available at local sports stores, will close on 30 June. You can also enter on race morning, from 4am.

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Wanderers Half Marathon & 10km Road Race/Walk

These races have grown over the last 8 years and attracted record entries. All participants in this years events will receive medals & running gloves for their efforts!

The race routes wind their way through the tree-lined suburbs of Melrose, Houghton Estate and the James & Ethel Gray Park. The 5km fun run is proving to be a popular with young parents pushing prams and children aspiring to the road race.

The setting at the finish in the Wanderers Club will be one festivity; with Nike Promotions, spot prizes, beer garden, burgers and a prize giving that will present gold medals to all category winners. In the 21.1km race silver medals will be awarded to all who finish in sub 90 minutes and in the 10km all who finish in sub 40 minutes.

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

Pre-entries, available at www.entrytime.com,and selected sport shops, will close on 20 August 2014. Late entries will be taken at the venue, on 30 August, between 10am and 2pm, and on race day, between 5:30am and 6:45am.

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Sandton To Soweto Marathon

Starting venues and times: 42.2km: Innesfree Park, Sandton, Johannesburg: 6am; 21.1km & 10km: Soweto Rugby Field, Soweto: 7am.

Pre-entries, available on www.entrytime.com, close 6 August 2014. You can also enter at Trisport, Sandton on 4, 5 & 6 August, or at Orlando Community Hall, Soweto on 6, 7, 8 & 9 August, or on race morning.

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Golden Reef 100 Miler (4 runners) relay and 50miler

Route description: Running on and off the race track.

Starting times: 160km & 80km (laps of 7.2km): Sat 2 Aug 6pm.

Unique fact: Camping facilities on the raceway premises. Showers ablution blocks. Restaurant through the night. No open fires, Gas and braai only.

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