The Safest Running & Jogging Spaces In Joburg



Between some Wild West driving, bumpy pavements, and busy roads, we have to admit that running or walking in our city can be pretty dangerous. But don’t let that stop you! We’ve found a few clubs and running tracks that you can enjoy to the full when the treadmill becomes too boring. 

 Please contact the following spaces directly for more information regarding their opening hours. Although these spaces offer a safer environment to jog, please remain aware of your surroundings and stay alert of suspicious activity.

Cycle Lab Bike Park

As the name suggests, the bike park is home to 13 kilometers of trails for mountain biking however, it is also a safe off road place for trail runners to improve their running speed! For athletes looking for a safe environment to train in or for social purposes be sure, to pay them a visit. We hear that the 4 km perimeter road is a good choice for runners! The park is home to a lovely kiosk where you can enjoy a meal or get an ice-cold drink after your run!

Read more about the park here

Taroko Trails

Whether you prefer to run, hike, bike, or go birding, you can enjoy a taste of nature right on your doorstep! Taroko Trails is located in The Modderfontein Reserve and is deemed safe, with many trail running events taking place in the evening. Solo runners and hikers will enjoy the well-marked and well-built trails as the maintenance staff are continually focused on improving current trails and making the outdoor experience a fun and safe one! If you make use of the trails during the weekend, be sure to pop by the Fourways Farmer’s Market for well-deserved treats!

Details: View their website here

Pirates Sports Club

Stay safe and motivated by joining the popular Pirates Running Club. This collection of passionate runners has been hitting the road since 1977 and there’s no stopping them, along with walkers, trail runners and cycling clubs. As the leading public sports club in mid-Johannesburg, Pirates serves the suburbs of Greenside, Parkhurst, Parkview, Emmarentia, Linden, Northcliff, Craighall Park, Parktown and Blairgowrie.

Details: Click here for more information.

Wanderers Club

Complete with top-of-the-line facilities and safe parking, the Wanderers Running Club is as accommodating as the area in which it is situated. Catering to runners in the northern suburbs of Joburg, the Wanderers Club meets every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday to take to the road. Here you can run/walk your way to a better you.

Details: Click here for more information.

Roodepoort Running Club

Similar to Pirates, the Roodepoort Running Club does not seem to run out of breath. The club offers a safe and friendly environment for beginners and avid runners alike. They also host running events throughout the year and urge their members to improve themselves as best they can. This running club is ideal for folks living in the West Rand who are looking for a safer alternative to solo running along Ontdekkers Road.

Details: Click here for more information.

Randpark Golf Club

Who said the golf course should only be for old dudes who want to waste a good walk? The Randpark Golf Club has introduced a running/jogging/walking track for those who want to increase their fitness levels without risking traffic and other safety issues that come with road running. Runners can choose between a 3km, 5km or 8km track. The Randpark Golf Club urges runners to bring headlamps as the tracks are only open in the early mornings and evenings.

Details: Click here for more information.

Run For Coffee

Run For Coffee SA represents a diverse collective of women from various backgrounds who come together for group runs 2-3 times a week. Founded by Danielle van Duyn and Cleo Marcopoulos, the run club began when these two friends decided to team up informally to enhance their running abilities.

Their dedication to fitness and empowering women drives them to foster a supportive sisterhood. Their goal is to provide a safe space for exercise, opportunities for networking, and the chance to forge new friendships—all while enjoying a cup of coffee!

Find out more here.

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