Event Areas Archives: Gauteng

AR orienteering event (sprint)

Orienteering is a competitive form of land navigation. It is for all ages and degrees of fitness & skill. It provides the suspense and excitement of a treasure hunt. The objective of orienteering is to locate control points by using a map and compass to navigate through the area.

Starting times: Mens/ladies: 2.5km; novice: 1.2km; kiddies: 9 – 10am

Pre-entries, available on www.orienteeringonline.net/CompetitionBasicInfo.aspx?CompetitionID=2229. You can also enter on the day, from 8:30 – 9:30am.

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ROC orienteering event (sprint)

Orienteering is a competitive form of land navigation. It is for all ages and degrees of fitness & skill. It provides the suspense and excitement of a treasure hunt. The objective of orienteering is to locate control points by using a map and compass to navigate through the area.

Pre-entries, available on www.orienteeringonline.net/CompetitionBasicInfo.aspc?CompetitionID=2213. Registration and late entries on race day, from 8:30 – 9:30am.

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Jackal Creek Night Run Series

Starting times: 8km & 4km: 7:20pm.

Pre-entries, available on www.webtickets.co.za, close on Tuesday 7 July 2015. You can also enter on race day, from 6 – 7pm.

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Jackal Creek Night Run Series

Starting times: 8km & 4km: 7:20pm.

Pre-entries, available at Jackal Creek Gym or on www.webtickets.co.za, close on Tuesday 9 June 2015. You can also enter on race day, from 6 – 7pm.

Note: Early bird entry fees close on 3 June!
For more details on the event please visit the facebook page.

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Great Run Africa

Great Run Africa (GRA), GRA is an authorized Pan African sport event organizer for AU, based in South Africa, and operating in seven
African countries. GRA is finalized preparation to conduct a colorful Pan Africa Marathon in Tshwane, right in front of Union Building May 24, 2015, under the slogan of “I AM AFRICAN & We are Africans” to renew our commitment towards peace, development and prosperity in the Africa continent, and to fight all sort of discrimination against humanity.

Starting times: 21.1km: 8am; 10km: 8:15am; 5km Family Walk: 8:20am

Entries are available at: The Runner’s Store The Tramshed, Pretoria CBD 012 320 0055; Running Inn Brooklyn Center Pretoria 012 362 7322; The Sweat shop South downs Dunkeld West 012 665 0048 011 325 2567; Run-A-Way Sport Pretoria 012 361 3733; Pretoria: Atterbury Value Mart 012 911 49; Sportmans warehouse Branches Centurion Value World 012 665 0768; Rockets Sport Shop; The Sweat Shop Centurion and Dunkeld West, Online Entry at www.enterytime.com and or www.greatrunafrica.com. You can also enter on race morning.

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The Love Run Half & 10km

Description: Challenging but fun. A vibrant race with bands and entertainment along the route.

Unique fact: The race name comes from “spreading the love” as the race supports the Berakah Educational Foundation as their charity.

Medals to all finishers, and the first 2000 finishers (across all 3 distances) receive goodie bags.

Starting times: 21.1km & 10km; Walk: 6:45am; Run: 7am; 5km Fun Run: 7:10am.

Pre-entries are available at Running Inn (Duncan Road), Runaway Sports (302 Freesia Street), The Sweat Shop (Southdowns and Dunkeld) and McCarthy VW and Audi Menlyn, and www.enteronline.co.za, and close Wednesday 13 May 2015. Enter on race morning, from 4:30am. T-shirts will only be available at the above stores until stocks last. No t-shirts for 5 km runners and no t-shirts for online entries.

Walkers and dogs are welcome.

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The 35th Commemorative Konika Minolta Jackie Meckler

Description: A relatively flat route with a couple of undulations, through a residential area.

Unique Fact: This race celebrates Jackie Mecklers 83rd year and the 35th commemorative race.

All finishers will receive a medal, category winners will receive prizes and there will be lucky draw prizes. Goodie bags for the 1 000 runners who finish the 25km and 1 000 for the 10km race and 400 for the Fun Run. T-shirts to the first 230 online entries only 25km.

Starting times: 25km & 10km: 6:30am; 5km Fun Run: 6:45am.

Enter online, at www.entrytime.com, or at local sport shops. Pre-entries closed on 3 May 2015. You can also enter at the venue on 8 May, from 4 – 6pm, or on race day, from 4am.

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Wild Joburg Trail Run

Nina & Warren are excited to announce the introduction of the Highveld May Madness Challenge! A first in South African Trail Races, together with kit partner Anatomic, we are awarding any runner who completes any distance race of the WildJoburg Trail Run in JHB on Saturday 9 May 2015 as well as any distance race of the Nogwaja Trail Run near Bronkhorstspruit on Sunday 10 May 2015 with an awesome WildJoburg/Nogwaja Highveld May Madness Challenge long-sleeved technical Anatomic race shirt. Suddenly for all those stage-race-starved Gautengers the weekend of 9/10 May just got interesting! AND with Winter around the corner, the Highveld May Madness Challenge award is not only cool and fun but will be a great addition to any serious runner’s cold weather wardrobe! Please note that the Challenge award is available to pre-entries only.

Route descriptions:
5km This beautiful undulating course gives everyone the chance to really experience and enjoy the Joburg bush. Perfect for novice runners and fast-paced walkers, this non-technical route winds through indigenous grassland and forest, and is sure to include some good wildlife encounters. Easily achievable and no cut-off time, but remember this is still not a treadmill in a gym – put on just a little bit of pace and you will know you’ve been on a trail.

10km Don’t be fooled by what sounds like an easy distance! This will properly challenge anyone who expects the usual weekend suburban road run. The route, almost exclusively single track and quite technical for a large proportion of it, takes runners through beautiful highveld forest and makes the most of the Witwatersrand topography (for anybody who thought Joburg was flat!), testing ankles, legs and lungs. Budget for at least 50% longer than you would run 10km on the road and be prepared to walk some of the climbs, and you will be richly rewarded.

20km El Grande! This course showcases the best of the Highveld: spectacular scenery, wild animals, and a trail that will challenge and invigorate even the most experienced runner. Expect lots of ankle-busting technical sections, some gnarly ascents and fast drops, and lots of awesome running where you will be happy to open up the pace and stretch your stride while taking in the most spectacular natural environment that the City of Johannesburg has to offer. The course has been designated Not For Beginners, but seeing as how trail runners by their nature love to push themselves, we think it is fair to say that if you are fairly fit, have done at least some off-road running in your past, and have the typical South African sense of adventure, the return on effort will be well worth it.

Medals to all finishers. Cash prizes to winners. Spot prizes at prize giving!

Starting times: 20km: 7am; 10km: 7:45am; 5km: 8:30am.

Entries online @ www.wildjoburg.co.za; entries close Wed 6 May 2015 or at capacity in the discretion of the Race Organiser. No late / on-the-day entries.

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Virseker Kolonnade 3 in 1

Medals will be awarded to the first 3000 finishers within the cut-off time. There will be water points every 3 km’s with energy drink on alternate points.

Tog bag facilities are available at own risk. All clubs are welcome to bring their tents (No open fires).

Prize money and gold medal to all category winners- Winners must present their ID or Passport documents when collecting their prizes.

Staring times: 21.1km and 10km: 7am; 5km Fun Run: 7:15am.

Pre-entries available on www.entrytime.co.za, close 20 May 2015. You can also enter on race day, from 5:30am at Entrance 3.

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Rockets CANSA Active Wally Hayward Marathon

A fairly flat race through a tree-lined urban area with only one or two hills. The 21.1km and 42.2km (double-lapper) are mostly flat, but watch out for the nasty climb named “slow poison” at the 6-9km mark. Great water points will include toilets at every stop, and bananas, potatoes and jelly beans will be provided on the second lap for the marathon runners. The fast and flat 10km and fun run travel through Hennopspark and Bronberrick, while the longer routes meander through Centurion. Stick around afterwards as there will be lots of eats, drinks and prizes up for grabs.

Unique Fact: This is the last Comrades qualifier in Gauteng.

We asked the organisers:
WHAT TO EXPECT
The 42.2km is a double lapper of the 21.1km, which is mainly flat, but does include a section referred to as “slow poison” at the 6-9km mark with a nasty climb. Great water points will include toilets at every stop, and bananas, potatoes and jelly beans on the second lap for the marathon runners. Run on tar roads, the 21.1km/42.2km meanders through the suburbs of Centurion, while the fast and flat 10km and fun run travel through Hennopspark and Bronberrick.

FINISHED. NOW WHAT?
Most of the Gauteng clubs pitch their gazebo’s at the finish (clubs, please pitch these on Thursday afternoon) and offer gas braais and snacks and drinks for their club members. There will be plenty of eats and drinks on sale though, as well as a kiddies entertainment area. The various charities also have products on sale. Stick around for prize giving as there are two Garmin GPS worth R5000 up for grabs as well as Rockets compression products and much more.

Medals will be awarded to all finishers and prizes to category winners. Goodie bags to all finishers. Lucky draw prizes.

Starting times: 42.2km & 21.1km: 6:30am; 10km: 6:45am; 4.9km Fun Run: 7am; 1km: 7:30am.

Pre-entries, available at local races around this time, on www.entrytime.com (close 24 April 2015), and at local sports shops (close 28 April 2015). You can also enter at the race venue on 30 April, from 4 – 7pm or on race morning, from 4:15am. No fax or postal entries.

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