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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Let's start with yoga, shall we? The most relaxing and spiritual form of workout one could ever try out. This year we are trying out everything that requires commitment and of course leading to amazing body and health results. Okay now that we are done being Kanye West and ranting, here are some Yoga sessions to check out around the city:
Are you ready to visit The Nest? Then, we suggest you do that soon. For healing, growth, transformation, self-discovery, inspiration, and collaboration take place at The Nest. They have created a space that can be your escape, giving you space and time to slow down, connect and heal yourself in every way from the inside out. Make sure you pop by for a visit.
If you are around Illovo check out Go Yoga, it is a fantastic Bikram yoga studio, Bikram simply means you repeat the same 26 postures in every class. As you regularly visit them you will start noticing that some improvements in your posture, flexibility, and strength.
Our personal favourite, check them out, they are a company behind many large-scale yoga events that take place throughout Joburg. We totally love them because they have a bit of everything for everyone. From total beginners and yoga pros, so come try it out. They have the following events coming up, so make sure you pop by on one of these:
It's fitness time all year round, get ready with us and join in on this Fiks2018 National Saturday Sessions to get the fitness going. This is a fitness initiative presented by VIA Tv and Adventure Boot Camp for Women. They are hosting boot camp sessions for women across South Africa. Every week you'll see them at 14 venues, ready to work out every Saturday morning. Make this year your healthiest and fittest year yet. Do not forget to come in your running shoes, an exercise mat or a large towel to exercise on, and some water to stay hydrated. Visit here to get tickets and for more information on all the sessions near you.
Date: Sunday, 03 February 2019 at 06:00 - 13:00.
Come fight cancer by joining The Breast Health Foundation together with Cancer Alliance for the 2nd annual One Step. With fellow survivors of all cancers in aid of cancer awareness and support. The walk is 4km long, so be there! You can expect to enjoy the wellness village, food trucks and prize draws. Each R10 donated equals 1 entry into the prize draws after the walk in the wellness village. Click here for more information.
Date: Saturday, 06 April 2019 at 07:00 - 10:00.
It's time to get those running shoes ready so lace up real tight because it's about to go down! To celebrate the superwoman in you make sure you join in on this. Be sure to invite your sisters, girlfriends, aunties, moms, and grannies for this exciting event. Dress up as your favourite superwoman on the day, and stand the chance to win great prizes! For more information on this event visit this Facebook page.
Date: Saturday, 30 March 2019 at 16:00 - 22:00.
Are you ready to be absorbed into a 5km Night Run like no other in South Africa? Well, join in because we are all champions and this UV Run 5km Night Run is just what we all need. Glow4Events is proud to bring you this event. It is said to have a unique twist and challenge that will have your body invigorated, your mind blown away, your soul rejuvenated and your spirit overwhelmed. Visit here for more information.
Date: Sunday, 04 August 2019 at 07:30 - 10:30.
Ladies are you ready? Let's do this! Celebrate Women's Month with them for their exclusive Women's Trail Run. It will be held at the beautiful Reitvlei Zoo Farm for a fun 5km, 10km, and 15km route. Get your girl squad ready and also please note that this event is only for women. For more information click here!
We did say this year is for fitness right and we are starting early, giving ourselves a headstart earlier on in the year will improve our fitness goals because we still have a full year to keep up good peeps, so to check out and know where to get your fitness game on check out this list of Boot Camps: Getting Fit Without Heading To The Gym. We told you we've got you!
Comment down below any recommendations and your fitness journey for this year!