Event Areas Archives: Gauteng

Gauteng Striders 10km & 5km

Mostly flat, with one short hill at Nkomzai Road. A very fast route – definitely PB potential.

T-shirts for the first 500 finishers. There will also be a lucky draw.

Starting time: 10km & 5km: 7am.

Enter on race day, from 5 – 6:45am.

Walkers are welcome.

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10 Day/6 Day/48 Hour/24 Hour and 12 Hour Running Festival Johannesburg

The run will take place on a 471m circuit around a sports field. There will be camping spaces for tents alongside the track, which will be lit up, along with toilets and hot showers. Athletes can set up their seconding area the day before the race.

All runners will receive a medal, a jacket and a unique wooden trophy. The first 50 entries will receive a t-shirt.

Dates: 10 Day: 13-23 December; 6 Day: 16-22 December; 48 Hour: 19-21 December; 24 Hour: 20-21 December; 12 Hour: 20 December; 100 Mile Race: 10-21 December

Entries, limited to 100, are available by e-mail (efwright@global.co.za), or fax (0114526211), and close 30 September 2014.

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Soul City Half Marathon, 10km & 5km Fun Run

Flat and very fast, run in the township. The 21.1km is 2 laps.

All finishers will receive a medal. There are special prizes for the top 5 in the 21.1km and 10km, as well as for the top 3 Veterans, top 2 Masters, and top 1 Grand Masters for men and women.

Starting times (21.1km, 10km & 5km): TBA

Pre-entries, available on www.entrytime.com, close TBA. You can also enter on race morning, from 4:30 – 6:45am.

Walkers are welcome.

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Nedbank (NRCVT) Ou Jaar’s Party 10km

Very flat and fast. The route is a circular route of 4km and one can start halfway to make it a 2km. There is no time keeping, it’s just a fun event.

Medals to all finishers, but no prizes or lucky draws.

Enter on race day, from 4:30pm.

Walkers and wheelchair users are welcome.

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Trinity Sports Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon Sprint Series

Triathlons
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

Duathlons
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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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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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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