Prizes galore at women’s race


Runners of the Spar Women’s Race Joburg have the chance to go home with a Suzuki motor vehicle and a R15 000 Spar shopping voucher.

Not only that, but the first 16 000 pre-entries to the race will receive a race T-Shirt and the first 16 000 finishers will receive a medal and goodie bag.

Computer equipment will also be given to the school with the most finishers.

If that is not enough to persuade you to register, the final leg of the Spar Grand Prix series at Marks Park Sports Club, Emmarentia, on 8 October will also play host to Denim, one of South Africa’s top bands.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the main beneficiary of the race is Reach for Recovery. The international breast cancer support group helps women with breast cancer return to daily life through providing free support by volunteers who themselves have suffered the effects of breast cancer, as well as providing a prosthesis service.

An entry fee of R80 (deadline 25 September) and late entry fee of R90 is all that stands in the way of getting fitter for a good cause.

Spar South Rand marketing director, Martin Webber, said since the race was launched 26 years ago, it has all been about the ‘fun element’.

“The run attracts people from all walks of life: girls, moms, aunts and grannies, and men come to support them,” he said.

As in the past, the race will take runners through some of the city’s most beautiful areas. The 10km route goes through the lovely suburbs of Greenside and Parkview, with wide, tree-lined avenues and little traffic. The 5km route goes past the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam.

Spar South Rand marketing director, Martin Webber says at the event launch that he cannot wait to see people running at the Spar Women’s Race Joburg. Photo: Nicholas Zaal

The spacious area at the finish will be available for people to put up club tents and have braais and relax with the whole family. Food vendors will also be on hand for a bite, and so will a children’s area for parents’ peace of mind.

Tickets can be bought online at and at most Spar stores.

Also read: Entries are open for Spar Women’s Race Joburg 

What are you looking forward to most at the Spar Women’s Race Joburg? Let us know on our Facebook page.

Nicholas Zaal

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