What Is It?

Ladies and gents, round up your squads because this is an epic competition you don't want to miss! The Soweto Amazing Race will see teams of three race around Soweto to win an ultimate prize worth R8,000. This includes a R3,000 cash prize, a photoshoot with your team, full body massages, manis and pedis and more. Winner takes all, so bring your best to the race.

The Soweto Amazing Race is a fundraising competition for Raising Giants Organisation (RGO). The organisation is a registered non-profit entity that mentors young people from environments with social-economic challenges to rise above their circumstances and work towards becoming successful leaders of their communities.

So, come out for a good cause and the ultimate title of Soweto Amazing Race champions!

When Is It?

Saturday, 05 October 2019 at 07:00.

Where Is It?

Nike Training Centre, M68 Klipspruit, Soweto, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R650 per person. Get yours online via Webtickets.

For more information

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What Is It?

Rietvlei Zoo Farm will be hosting the Creative Kidz School's Freaky Friday the 13th fun run and walk this September. Bring your whole family along to this spooky Freaky Friday event. Both kids and adults are allowed to participate, so get the little ones running shoes on. As a bonus, you can dress up as your favourite ghoul or ghost. Best dressed will receive a prize at the end of the run. There will also be food and drinks for sale to keep you refreshed and ready to go.

When Is It?

Friday, 13 September 2019 at 17:30 - 21:00.

Where Is It?

101 Swartkoppies Road, R554, Alberton, Johannesburg. 

How Much Is It?

Kids under 12 enter for R50. Tickets cost R80 for kids older than 12 and adults.

To get your tickets email [email protected]

For more information

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Contact them on 079 041 1488. 

What Is It?

Runners of all ages and abilities are invited to attend the Cool Ideas 5km and 10km fun run at Pirates Running Club this July. There is a whopping R37,000 total cash prize to be won. Kiddies can participate in the 5km fun run, while chidlren over the age of 14 are welcome to enter the 10km run or walk. Discovery members earn Vitality points. Following the prizegiving for the race winners, there will be a market day for all participants to enjoy. Grab a bite at a food stall, or take the kids over to the play area. See you there!

When Is It?

Sunday, 14 July 2019. 

Start Time:

08:00 (10km and 5km run)

08:05 (10km walk)

10:00 - Prizegiving

Where Is It?

Pirates Club, 25 Braeside Road, Greenside, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance fees:

10km Run R120 per person (R60 over 60's)
10km Walk R120 per person (R60 over 60's)
5km Fun Run R70 per person

Get your tickets here.

For more information

For more information, visit the Pirates Club website or Facebook page.

Contact them on 011 568 0922 \ 011 646 5025 or via email at [email protected]

Spar Women's Race

The Spar Women's Race is one of the big races in the country. This race takes place in multiple cities around South Africa and is aimed at women of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels to take part. The race consists of a 5km and an 8km race, so it's great for women who want to start running road races no matter what their fitness level. The date for the Joburg race has yet to be released, but keep an eye out on their website for details.

2019 races

Pick 'n Pay Women's Walk

The Pick 'n Pay Women's Walk is another well-known and popular race/walk. This walk benefits breast cancer research and isn't only aimed at women, but is a family-friendly walk, so you can even bring the kids along for a day of exercise. The race is only a 5km which makes it ideal for all ages and fitness levels. Oh, and let's not forget the amazing cause behind it. The 2019 date hasn't been announced yet but the walk usually takes place around the end of September or beginning of October.

Muddy Princess Joburg

If you don't mind getting dirty then the Muddy Princess Run may be right up your alley. This run is one of those races that's aimed at women and women only! But beware, you have to be prepared to get really muddy, as the name suggests. And be sure to dress up, it's meant to be loads of fun! This race place a couple of times a year and the next one is taking place on 17 February 2019.

2019 Races

The UV Run - 5km Night Run

This race is different because, well, it take place at night and it has the added element of being a glow race. This race is a 5km that's aimed at people of all fitness levels, too. The race contains five Glow Zones with a twist. The only thing is you will only be made aware of these said twists on the evening of the race. Talk about an element of surprise to add more thrills to the mix. Just make sure you wear clothing that you don’t mind getting a bit of colour “paint” on. The next race is taking place on 30 March 2019.

CMIYC Superwomen Run

As the title suggests, this celebrates the superwoman in every woman. This race is aimed at superwomen of all fitness levels. You can run, walk, crawl, or do whatever you're comfortable with. All finishers get medals, so it's not about how fast you go, but the effort you put in. This race takes place at Rietvlei Zoo Farm, a beautiful farm located in Johannesburg South which features loads of kids activities. You're encouraged to dress up as your favourite superwoman too which adds to the fun! So, invite your mom, sisters, aunts, or girlfriends and take part in this fun day. The next race will take place on 6 April 2019.

2019 Races

Women's Trail Run Joburg 

This race is another one of Catch Me If You Can's (CMIYC) projects and is a race in honour of women. This race is a celebration of Women's Month and will take place on 4 August 2019. This race has three distances - a 5km, 10km and 15km - which allows women of all fitness levels and ages to join in the fun. Walkers are of course welcome, too.

Hopefully these races will give you that extra boost of motivation to get running or walking more this year.

What Is It?

Your four-legged companions deserved a fun day out too! So, make sure you and your fur kid enter the Oneplan Muddy Puppy obstacle course. This 2.4km fun run or walk is the perfect day out for you and your pooch. Get ready to have a blast and get dirty by crawling, climbing, jumping, slipping, sliding, wagging, barking and laughing your way through foam and mud. All dogs must please be on leashes at all times. There will be medals and treats to all finishers. Also, a portion of the Muddy Puppy proceeds will be donated to The 9th Day (NPC 2015/123593/08).

When Is It?

Sunday, 10 February 2019 at 07:00 - 12:00.

Where Is It?

The Big Red Barn, 07 Nelson Road, Sunlawns, Centurion, Pretoria.

How Much Is It?

Entry fees are as follows:

Please note: All dogs have free entry and must be over one year old.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit www.muddypuppy.co.za.

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What Is It?

Soweto Beer Fun Run isn’t about who’s the fastest runner or has the fittest body, it’s actually about good people, good beer, self-love and self-expression. So, it’s a fun 5km run complete with five beer stops, also known as ‘’dehydration stations’’. Each beer stop will be stocked with a variety of beers and will also offer music, entertainment and a chilled area where you can relax before heading on the next point. Complete with a beer float at the final beer stop and a full afternoon of festivities including music, games, beer pong, bucking bronco, giveaways, food stalls and more beer.

When Is It?

Saturday, 29 September 2018 from 08:00 - 17:00.

Where Is It?

Maletsane Sport Complex, 268 Makakola Street, Soweto, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R130 - R250 per person at webtickets.co.za.

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What Is It?

The Muddy Puppy is a 2.1km fun loop (4.2km) obstacle course fun run or walk for you and four-legged companion. You can expect lots of fun and interesting obstacles that include crawling, climbing, jumping, slipping, sliding, wagging, barking and lots and lots of mud. It definitely sounds like an entertaining (and dirty) day out! And to make things even more exciting, they have decided to add in a beer mile for the humans as added extra festivities for the day. Keep in mind that all dogs must please be on leashes at all times. once you and your fur-buddy have crossed the finish line, you'll both be awarded with a Muddy Puppy medal. A portion of the "Muddy Puppy" proceeds will be donated to Yorkie Rescue SA.

When Is It?

Sunday, 08 April 2018 from 07:00 - 12:00.

Where Is It?

Walkhaven Dog Park, Plot 77, Zwartkop, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

There are very limited early bird tickets, so make sure you get yours now on Quicket!

Ticket prices are as follows:

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit Muddy Puppy on Facebook.

What Is It?

Dog lovers, here's a fun obstacle course that you can do with your furry bestie! The Muddy Puppy Rietvlei Challenge in association with One Plan Pet Insurance is a 4km obstacle course fun run or walk for you and your dog. You and your four-legged comrade will have to crawl, climb, jump, slip, slide, wag, bark and maybe even endure a little bit of mud to make it across the finish line. This is the perfect activity if your dog loves the outdoors and being active.

Medals will be awarded to all finishers. This is going to be a fun day out with lots of stalls, music and entertainment. Proceeds from this Muddy Puppy event will be donated to a charity of choice. Please note that when booking for Muddy Puppy, select your batch carefully as there will be no swapping of batches due to safety reasons for all participants.

When Is It?

Sunday, 15 April 2018 from 07:00 to 12:00.

Where Is It?

Rietvlei Zoo Farm, 101 Swartkoppies Road, Alberton, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Muddy Puppy: Tickets cost R150 per pair (you and your pet) and can be bought at Quicket. Ticket sales at the door are R180 per person.

Family Fun Run/Walk: Tickets cost R60 per person (Fun Run only) and R80 per person on the day entries. Get your tickets at Quicket.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit Muddy Puppy on Facebook.

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