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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

Kick off your weekend at the Weekend Market JHB as they host the popular and delicious Gin & Craft Beer Festival. You can expect a day filled with all things yummy, fun and family-friendly! The entertainment lineup on the day includes live bands, a scrumptious food market, flea market for a little retail therapy, plenty of kids' activities, and quad bikes, go-karting, carnival vibes and more. Best of all... entrance is FREE!

When Is It?

Saturday, 28 April 2018 from 09:00.

Where Is It?

Weekend Market JHB, 01 Rifle Range Road, Ridgeway, Johannesburg CBD.

How Much Is It?

Entrance is FREE.

For More Information

Visit www.weekendmarketjhb.co.za or check them out on Facebook.

What Is It?

Want to join in on all the fun, fashion and festivities of the Vodacom Durban July but can't get to KZN? Well, don't worry, because the Turffontein Racecourse will be hosting July In Jozi along with all the features of a day at the races. You can expect an afternoon of excitement, interesting and trendy fashion, plenty of fantastic cuisine and mingling. They'll even have the afternoon's big attraction live on the big screen - you'll feel as if you're in KZN attending the real Vodacom Durban July. So, what are you waiting for? Get your tickets, gather your friends and enjoy an awesome day out. Call 011 681 1508 for hospitality options.

When Is It?

Saturday, 01 July 2017 from 09:00.

Where Is It?

Turffontein Race Course, 14 Turf Club Street, Turffontein, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R20 - R505 per person and are available at Webticket.

For More Information

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

What Is It?

This is a day where horse racing and royalty join together for a good cause. The Princess Charlene Race Day at the Turffontein Racecourse, an opulent and elegant event, is filled with all the finer things this sport has to offer. And the highlights of the day will be the running of the Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes (Gr 1), the Diamond Drop raffle and the extravagant fashions on display.

When Is It?

Saturday, 22 April 2017 from 11:00.

Where Is It?

Turffontein Racecourse, 14 Turf Club Street, Turffontein, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R20 and R1 250 and are available at Webtickets.

For More Information

For more information about this event, click here.

What Is It?

Joburg’s fantastic Prawn Festival is back once again, bringing Joburgers plenty of delicious food along with an exciting day at the races! The Prawn Festival coincides with one of the major race days on the horse racing calendar - the third and final leg of the Triple Crown and Wilgerbosdrift Triple Tiara series. There will be plenty of world-class racing, there's no doubt about that. And to make the day even more exciting, there will be even more entertainment between the races, perfect for the whole family. And as for food, of course, there will be prawns for Africa!

Joburg Prawn Festival

Tuck into a portion of 12 succulent queen prawns with a side of chips, rice and a sauce! And if seafood isn’t your thing, don't worry, there'll be plenty of food trucks offering guests an array of other exciting dishes to tantalise their taste buds. Also, don't forget to visit the Beer Garden (open to 18 years and older) to grab an ice-cold one to go along with those little critters, set in a real beer fest style.

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And what is a race day without thrilling prize giveaways! Visitors will need to keep a watchful eye on the various competitions to be held throughout the lead up and on the actual day so that they don’t miss out.

And as for the little visitors to the racecourse, they will be taken care of at the kids-only designated play area, where the they can play to their hearts content in a safe zone. There'll also be some awesome live entertainment on the day. Don't miss out.

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When Is It?

Saturday, 04 April 2020 at 11:00 - 17:00.

Where Is It?

Turffontein Racecourse, 14 Turf Club Street, Turffontein, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance to the racecourse is FREE!

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For More Information

For more information about this exciting event, visit the website at www.itsarush.co.za.

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