Event Areas Archives: Gauteng

30th Annual Gandhi Walk

A walk for health and unity. 30 years and still walking!

Trophies to the first three female and male winners in each distance. Commemorative medals and t-shirts for the first 3000 participants. Spot prizes, water bottles and caps and a raffle draw on offer at 3pm.

There will be jumping castles, giant slides, face painting, kiddies activities and rides on offer for the children and a toddler den to keep the little ones safe.

There will also be an eastern ‘Entertainment Extravaganza’ hosted by JYM which will begin at 1pm, as well as dances by students from various dance schools and performances by talented young musicians.

Gandhi Walk Spokesperson, Mahendra Modi encourages the public to bring their families and friends along and enjoy the delicious food on sale at the event, including samoosas, chip rolls, puri patta, biryani etc.
The Purpose of the Gandhi Walk is to raise both awareness and funds for various NGOs, NPOs and charitable organisations. Last year the beneficiaries were Ikageng Home for the Aged, LICO-Lenasia inter-cultural Society, TIBA –blind association and Saaberie Chisty Ambulance services.

Commemorative medals and t-shirts will be handed out to the first 3000 walkers to complete the walk.

Starting times: 12km: 9am; 6km: 9:15am.

Pre-entries, available on www.entrytime.com or from Computicket, are open. You can also enter on race morning, from 7am.

Tickets will be available at all Computicket Outlets, Shoprite Checkers, the Computicket Website and through the Computicket Call Centre.
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Wheelchairs and welcome. No dogs please.

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The Birchwood Cross the Line Half Marathon

Description: Flat and fast route.

Medals to the first 1000 finishers on the 21.1km & 10km and to the first 500 finishers on the 5km.

Prizes to category winners. Beat last year’s 21.1km record and the organisers will double the prize money.

Lucky draw with vouchers at prize giving. The first 1000 pre-entries on the 21.1km & 500 entries on the 10km receive a long sleeve 100% cotton branded t-shirt. 5km entrants receive a short sleeve t-shirt. Children’s entertainment and refreshments will be available after the race.

The first athlete to beat last year’s winning time will win double their prize money!

Starting times: 21.1km & 10km: 6:30am; 5km Fun Run: 6:45am.

Pre-entries, available at local stores (Birchwood Hotel, The Sweat Shop Bedfordview and Dunkeld) and www.enteronline.co.za, will close at midnight on 30 March 2015. 21.1km limited to 2000 entrants and 10km limited to 1000 entrants. You can enter on race morning, from 5am – 6am.

Number collection on Friday 10 April and Saturday 11 April, from 12 – 5pm at Birchwood Main Reception. No number collections on race morning.

Regrettably no wheelchair athletes allowed.

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Adrienne Hersch Challenge

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

Pre-entries, available on www.entrytime.com, close 4 May 2015 at midnight. You can also enter at the venue on race day, from 5 – 7am. Number collection will be at the venue on Friday 9 May, from 11am – 4pm, and Saturday 9 May, from 11am – 4pm.

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Diamond Run 10k & 5k Night Race

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

Pre-entries, available on www.entrytime.com, close 22 March 2015. You can also enter on race day, from 4:30 – 6:30pm.

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Neon Run™ 2015

It’s the most fun you can have in the dark! South Africa’s electric night-time spectacular has gone national with Neon Run™ 2015 taking place with five fun-filled festivals at major city centres.

Join thousands of runners, joggers and walkers decked out in all manner of glow and neon paraphernalia as they complete the course and manoeuvre through glow stations before celebrating at the post-race party with a dazzling laser light show.

Performing will be some of South Africa’s top musicians and DJs.

5FM’s Nick Hamman will serve as master of ceremonies for all five neon events with Cape Town based DJ Chris Taylor – known for playing uplifting progressive house and electro – as resident DJ for Neon Run South Africa™. 5FM DJ Vic Naidoo will appear in all five cities; Roger Goode will take to the stage in Port Elizabeth, Cape Town and Johannesburg and DJ Fresh will appear in Bloemfontein and Durban.

Also on the line-up are explosive electro-swing act Goodluck (Port Elizabeth); Grassy Spark with their unique fusion of ska-blend and other genres (Cape Town); Sama winning house band Mi Casa (Cape Town and Johannesburg);
Afrikaans kwela folk artist Oros in ‘n Lang Glas (Bloemfontein); rock ‘n roll and Indie Kwela pop band Desmond & the Tutus (Bloemfontein and Durban); electro, rock, dance, folk and hip-hop group iScream & the Chocolate Stix (Durban); Rubber Duc (Johannesburg) with their folk-swing-hop sound and The Illustrators (Johannesburg).

The 2015 tour includes more UV, neon paint, graffiti walls and lasers than ever before with participants at each event in line to win amazing prizes including the use of a Mitsubishi car for a year. Those Discovery members taking part also get Discovery points.

Gates open at 15h00 with music throughout the event while the race starts at 18h30. A beer tent and food stalls are available.

Pre-entries, available on www.neonrun.co.za. Early bird entries close 10 April 2015.

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Urban Series 2015

Distances: 3-4km, 2km (novice), 400m (kiddies) – 9am.
Disciplines: trail run, obstacle course

Registration from 8:30 – 9:30am.

Check out http://www.orienteering.co.za/2015/01/urban-series-2015/ for more info.

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Urban Series 2015

Distances: 3-4km, 2km (novice), 400m (kiddies) – 9am.
Disciplines: trail run, obstacle course

Registration from 8:30 – 9:30am.

Check out http://www.orienteering.co.za/2015/01/urban-series-2015/ for more info.

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InneRunner Workshop

InneRunner Workshop is presented by Dr Lawrence van Lingen.

He will be discussing

1. Three simple steps to transform your running.
2. Run injury free and stay injury free.
3. Small focused workshop for all level of running.
4. Release your Innerrunner

Contact leigh@innerrunner.com to sign up and for starting times. For more information visit www.innerrunner.com

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XDirt Trail Dash

Starting times: 18km, 10km & 5km: 7am.

Pre-entries, available on www.entrytime.com, close 19 March 2015.

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70th Jackie Gibson Marathon & 3rd Alan Ferguson Half Marathon

The 2015 route will be the “old route” running through Mondeor. Note that the venue has changed to the Klipriversberg Recreation Centre, Peggy Vera Street, Kibler Park.

Unique Fact: This is the oldest race in Johannesburg. The Johannesburg Harriers Athletics Club will celebrate its 111th anniversary in 2015.

Medals will be awarded to all finishers.

Starting times: 42.2km: 6am; 21.1km: 6:30am; 5km Fun Run: 6:45am.

Pre-entries will be available at www.entrytime.com and at shops, close 15 March at midnight. This race is pre-entry only – no late entries. Marathon runners must have a permanent license. Temporary licenses available for the 21.1km only, on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March. You can enter the 5km on race day.

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