Event Areas Archives: Gauteng

Bestmed Tuks Race 21.1km, 10km & 5km Fun Run

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. Bestmed t-shirts to all finishers.

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

Pre-entries, available at local sports stores and www.entrytime.com, will open on 1 December, and will close on 17 February 2015 for online entries and 19 February 2015 for store entries. You can still enter on 19 and 20 February at the high performance centre, between 5pm and 7pm. No on the day entries available for the 21.1km. You can enter 10km, 5km & 1km on race day from 4:30 to 5:50am.

Walkers are welcome.

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St Stithians Night Trail Run

Food and drinks on sale. Prize giving at 9pm.

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

Pre-entries, available on www.kineticgear.co.za, closed Sunday 15 February 2015. You can also enter at registration on race day, from 6 – 7:30pm. Please bring the correct amount in cash (R120).

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Choc Pretoria ICCD Fun Walk 6 & 4km

Starting times: 6km: 8am; 4km: 8:30am.

Pre-entries, available on www.entrytime.com, close 11 February 2015.

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KFC Randburg Harriers Valentine’s 10 km Night Race

Hearts are racing! This is the ‘love’ theme party of the year!

This is a fairly demanding route through several of the hilly suburbs of Randburg. The start in Republic Road is downhill, but after that there is a gradual 3 km climb to the first water station. Between there and the next water station at 7 km, it is mostly downhill, with one or two climbs in-between. The next kilometre comprises a long steep climb up Maria Road, but this section of the route is lit up on both sides with candles, in keeping with the Valentine’s Day theme. At the summit, the bagpiper signals the end of the long slog up the hill. After the 8 km mark, the route flattens out, and the run back to the floodlit Sports Complex is pleasant running.

This race attracts close to 5,000 entrants every year. With the Valentine’s Day theme, and being held on a Friday night, it appeals to runners and non-runners alike, with around two-thirds of the field purchasing a temporary licence. This is a fun event for the whole family. There are spot prizes for the best fancy dress outfits on the night, and hundreds of runners dress up to celebrate St Valentine’s Day. The event’s headline sponsor, KFC, is on site with a mobile kitchen to feed the masses. A marquee is set up, there is an extensive bar facility, and a live band plays until late into the night.

All finishers will receive a branded mug. There is equal prize money for the top men and women and lots of spot prizes and giveaways on the night. A portion of the entry fee goes to Ann Harding Cheshire Home and Wiggles & Squiggles.

Starting time: 10km: 7pm.

Pre-entries, available on www.enteronline.co.za, close 10 February 2015. The first 500 online entries will receive a free KFC t-shirt. You can also enter or collect your entry at Randburg Harriers Clubhouse on 12 February, from 3:30 – 7:30pm, or on the night, from 4pm onwards.

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Spar Lantern 10km

Organisers go to great lengths to ensure the route is lined with lanterns. The race follows a moderate course, which starts with an uphill pull, followed by an even steeper incline and smaller hills.

Unique Fact: This is a very well sponsored race with lucrative incentives from the sponsors, such as grocery vouchers. This race is rated amongst the top 10 races in SA and is the first leg of the 2015 Irene Triple Challenge.

The first 10 men, 10 women and all category winners receive gold medals. The next 100 finishers win silver and all others who finish bronze medals. There are also loads of spot prizes up for grabs.

Starting time: 10km & 5km: 6:30pm.

Pre-entries, available at local sports shops and www.enteronline.co.za, will close on 8 February. You can also enter on race day, from 4:15pm. Numbers can be collected at the Irene Athletics Club House on 9 and 10 February, from 4 – 7pm.

Walkers are welcome on all distances and wheelchair users on the 10km only.

Spar Lantern 10km

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Pick n Pay Marathon & Half Marathon

An undulating and moderate route through the urban suburbs of Bedford View, Edenvale and Senderwood.

Start times:42.2km & 21.1km: 6am; 8km & 4km Fun Run: 6:15am; 420m Mini Marathon: 9:30am

Now in its 29th year, this race has been voted the second best marathon in SA and attracts 4 000 runners.

Enter online and stand a chance of winning R2000 worth of Pick n Pay shopping vouchers.

Starting times: 42.2km & 21.1km: 6am; 8km & 4km Fun Run: 6:15am; 420m Mini Marathon: 8am.

Pre-entries will available at www.pnpmarathon.co.za (are closed) and at local sports stores (The Sweat Shop, Randburg Runner, Run-A-Way Sport and Orlando Community Hall; closed 26 January 2015). 42.2km & 21.1km limited to 6000 runners. 8km & 4km limited to 2500 runners. No late entries for the 42.2km or 21.1km. You can pre-enter the Fun Runs as above, or enter them at registration or on race day, from 5am.

Registration: Friday 6 February, at Jeppe Quondam Athletics Club, 79 Boein Road East, Bedfordview, from 10am – 6pm, or Saturday 7 February, at Saheti School cnr Civin Drive and Linksfield Road, Senderwood, from 9am – 5pm.

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Hollard DareDevil Run 5km

Starting time: 5km: 3pm.

Pre-entries, available on www.entrytime.com, are closed.

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Scrub Hare

Medals will be awarded to finishers and there will be spot prizes.

Starting times: 20km & 8km: 7am.

You can pre-enter at www.myroadlesstravelled.co.za. Limited on the day entries. On the day entries, and registration, opens at 5:30am.

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Captain Carrot

Medals will be awarded to finishers and there will be spot prizes.

Starting times: 20km & 8km: 7am.

You can pre-enter at www.myroadlesstravelled.co.za and online entries close on 16 July 2015. Limited on the day entries. On the day entries, and registration, opens at 5:30am.

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Nogwaja Trail Run

Set on the beautiful Ezemvelo Nature reserve this promises to be a run among the game. Accommodation options are available.

Medals to all finishers and there will be spot prizes.

Starting times: 20km & 8km: 7am.

You can pre-enter at www.myroadlesstravelled.co.za and online entries close on 6 May 2015. Limited on the day entries. On the day entries, and registration, opens at 5:30am.

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