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18 Jul, 2017

Race Calendar July 2017

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South African runners are incredibly lucky to have the race calendar that they do, with so many great races constantly on the go. Although July does not have the great weather to accompany the great race calendar, there should be no excuses as to why you’re not training! Check out these events for the coming month, including road and trail runs as well as other running disciplines – BY TOM COTTRELL, BRENDON LOWSON & SEAN FALCONER


GAUTENG

CENTRAL GAUTENG
Wednesday 5 July
Kinetic Night Trail Run 8km & 4km
, Houghton Golf Club, Johannesburg, 7:30pm & 7:40pm, Heidi Muller 082 564 6468
7:30pm,
Sunday 9 July
Zoo Trot 10km
, Centenary Lawn, Johannesburg Zoo, Upper Park Drive, 7am, Lebogang Mathope 011 712 6817 (w)
Northgate 10km & 5km, Northgate Shopping Centre, cnr Olievenhout Avenue & Northumberland Road, North Riding, Randburg, 7:30am, Charlie Herselmann 082 770 1143
Thursday 20 July
Jackal Trail Run 10km & 5km
, Jackal Creek Golf Estate, Boundary Road, Northriding, 7pm, Race Organiser 011 053 9153
Sunday 23 July
MTN Walk the Talk with 702 15km, 8km & 5km
, Marks Park, Judith Road, Emmerentia, 7am, 9am & 11am, Race Organiser 011 017 2700 (w)
Thursday 27 July
Brooks Dark Dead Night Trail Run 8km & 4km
, Glenvista Country Club, Vorster Avenue, 7pm, Clive Chowles 011 825 7324 (w)
Friday 28 July
K-Way Serengeti Night Run 15km, 10km & 5km
, Serengeti Golf & Wildlife Estate, Kempton Park, 7pm, Shane Gouldie 082 332 9552

GAUTENG NORTH
Saturday 1 July
Riana van Niekerk Run Walk 4 Bibles Half Marathon, 10km & 5km
, Zwartkops High School, cnr Old Johannesburg & Mopanie Roads, Centurion, 7:30am, Wynand Meiring 082 778 7327 NEW DATE – WAS 24 JUNE
Sunday 2 July
Jolly July Trail Run 21km, 13km & 8km
, Casa-Lee Country Lodge, Pretoria East, 9am, 9:15am & 9:30am, Debbie Agenbag 083 294 5260
Thursday 6 July
Woodhill Night Run 10km & 5km
, Woodhill Golf Estate, Woodhill, Pretoria, 7pm, Shane Gouldie 082 332 9552
Saturday 8 July
Garsfontein Ice Breaker Half Marathon, 10 & 5km
, Garsfontein Primary School, Zita Street, Garsfontein, 6:30am, Unice Maree 082 264 0382
Sunday 9 July
Tornado Trail Run 21km, 15km, 10km, 5km & 3km
, N’Shongalonga Valley Resort, near Centurion, 8am, Shane Gouldie 082 332 9552
Wednesday 12 July
Jackal Night Run 10km & 5km
, Copperleaf Golf Estate, Erenie Els Boulevard, Centurion, 7pm, Shane Gouldie 082 332 9552
Saturday 15 July
AfriForum Springbok Vasbyt 25km, 10km & 5km
, Voortrekker Monument, Eeufees Road, Pretoria, 7:30am, Race Organiser 071 405 5588
Friday 14 July
The Hills Night Run 10km & 5km
, The Hills Eco Golf Estate, near Garsfontein, Pretoria, 7pm, Shane Gouldie 082 332 9552
Wednesday 19 July
Tortoise 5km & Hare 8 km Run/Walk
, The Big Red Barn, Nelson Road, Olifantsfontein, Pretoria North, 7pm, Shane Gouldie, 082 332 9552
Saturday 22 July
A4A Long Walk/Run 4 Freedom Half Marathon, 10km & 5km
, Eco Boulevard Shopping Centre, Ecopark, Centurion, 6:30am, Matome Lehomo 083 627 5326
Sunday 23 July
Nogwaja Trail Run 20km, 13km & 5km
, Rustig Hiking Trail, Hekpoort, 7am, 7:15am & 7:30am, Nina 083 275 2362
Pretoria Zoo Family Day 8km & 4km, Pretoria Zoo, Boom Street, Daspoort, Pretoria, 8am, Shane Gouldie 082 332 9552
Wednesday 26 July
Wild Dog Night Run 10km & 5km
, Pretoria Zoo, Boom Street, Daspoort, Pretoria, 7pm, Shane Gouldie 082 332 9552
Saturday 29 July
Zwartkop Half Marathon, 10 & 5km Fun Run
, Zwartkop Lapa, Wierda Road, Centurion, 7am, Kierie van der Schyff 082 804 4803
Hazeldean Valley Winter Night Trail Series 15km, 10km & 5km, Cowhouse Market, Ridge Road, Pretoria East, 4pm, Evelyn Botha 083 669 8588
Sunday 30 July
Elephant Big Red Barn Family Day 21km, 10km & 5km
, Big Red Barn, Nelson Road, Olifantsfontein, Pretoria North, 8am, Shane Gouldie, 082 332 9552

VAAL TRIANGLE
Saturday 29 July
Hi-Performance Midas Road Runners 10km & 5km
, Old Vaaltonians Sports Ground, Abraham Kriel Street, Vanderbijlpark, 8am, Ken Patrick 083 253 1035


WESTERN CAPE

BOLAND
Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 July
Grootvadersbosch Trail Run
, (30km 7 20km), Honeywood Farm, Grootvadersbosch, near Swellendam/Heidelberg, 8:30am, Quantum Adventures 021 789 0188 (w)
Saturday 8 July
Run The Vines #6 17km, 10km & 5km
, Ridgeback Wines, near Paarl, 7:45am, 8am & 8:15am, Lans Pepler 082 787 2472
Sunday 9 July
Wine Adventure Trail Run 15km, 10km & 5km
, Warwick Wine Estate, on R44 between Stellenbosch & Klapmuts, 9am, 9:15am & 9:30am, Dirtopia 021 884 4752 (w)
Saturday 15 July
Salomon Bastille Day Trail Run 50km, 35km, 24km & 10km
, Bells Lodge, Berg River Dam, Franschhoek, 6am, Caeli Manuel 072 924 2371
Baytown 12 & 6km, Miems Restaurant, Pringle Bay, 8am, Sonja du Toit 084 850 0681
Saturday 22 July
You Go Girl Trail Run 17km, 10km & 5km
, Anura Wine Estate, near Klapmuts, 8am, 8:15am & 8:30am, Lans Pepler 082 787 2472
Sunday 23 July
Spur Cape Winter Trail Series #1 15.6km & 8.8km
, Paul Cluver Estate, Elgin-Grabouw, 9am & 9:21am, Wildrunner 072 438 3242
Gluhwein Trail Run 13km & 8km, Delheim Wine Estate, Knorhoek Road, off R44 between Stellenbosch & Klapmuts, 9:15am & 9:30am, Dirtopia 021 884 4752 (w)
Saturday 29 July
Merrell Whale of Trail 53km in Partnership with Cape Nature
, De Hoop Nature Reserve, near Arniston, 7am, Tatum Prins 083 449 0760

SOUTH WESTERN DISTRICTS
Saturday 8 July
Palm Tyres 10km & 5km
, Palm Tyre Garage, Courtney Street, George, 7am, Sidwell Oktober 078 395 8489
Simola Phantom Night Run 12km & 6km, Simola Golf Estate, Gouna Road, Knysna, 5pm, Christine Collins 044 382 2932 (w)
Sunday 9 July
The Elephant Free Range Run 7km
, SANParks Diepwalle Forestry Station, Any time from 9am to 4pm, Christine Collins 044 382 2932 (w)
Monday 10 July
The Terblans Free Range Run 6.5km
, SANParks Grootdraai Picnic Site, Gouna, Any time from 9am to 4pm, Christine Collins 044 382 2932 (w)
Athletics SWD & Knysna Marathon Club Business Relay 4x4km, Knysna Marathon Club, Loerie Park, George Rex Drive, Knysna, 3pm, Athletics SWD 044 873 0023 (w)
Tuesday 11 July
Salomon Featherbed Trail Run 21km, 15km & 11km
, Cruise Cafe Restaurant, Knysna Waterfront, 6:30am (21), 8am, 11:30am & 3pm (15 & 11), Race Organiser 044 382 2932 (w)
The Bushpig Free Range Run 6.5km, Cape Nature Goukamma Nature Reserve, Any time from 9am to 4pm, Christine Collins 044 382 2932 (w)
Athletics SWD & Knysna Marathon Club Street Mile, Knysna Marathon Club, Loerie Park, George Rex Drive, Knysna, 10am, Athletics SWD 044 873 0023 (w)
Wednesday 12 July
The Elephant Free Range Run 7km
, SANParks Diepwalle Forestry Station, Any time from 9am to 4pm, Christine Collins 044 382 2932 (w)
Thursday 13 July
The Terblans Free Range Run 6.5km
, SANParks Grootdraai Picnic Site, Gouna, Any time from 9am to 4pm, Christine Collins 044 382 2932 (w)
Friday 14 July
The Bushpig Free Range Run 6.5km
, Cape Nature Goukamma Nature Reserve, Any time from 9am to 4pm, Christine Collins 044 382 2932 (w)
Saturday 15 July
Momentum Cape Times Knysna Forest Marathon & Half Marathon
, The Glebe, Knysna Forest, to Festival Grounds, Waterfront Drive, 7am & 8am, Marianne Brown 076 195 4832
Sunday 16 July
Houtkapper Trail Run 27km, 15km & 9km
, Ouinta Da Montanha, Rheenendal, 8:30am, Mihan Roos 082 537 6167

WESTERN PROVINCE
Saturday 1 July
Timbercity Spookhill Challenge 15km & 5km
, Beaumont Primary School, Van der Merwe Street, Somerset West, 8am & 8:15am, Schalk Hoon 082 828 9120
ORAK 12-hour Track Race, Vredendal Sports Grounds, Dam Street, 6am, Gerrie Cilliers 083 650 0642
WPA Winter Cross Country Relay, Venue TBC, 11am, Andy James 082 707 6040
Saturday 8 July
Eersterivier 15km & 5km PLUS 10km Walk
, Stratford Primary School, Wuppertal Street, Clairwood, Eersterivier, 7:15am & 7:45am PLUS 7:30am, Johannes Kamfer 084 462 7431
Sunday 9 July
Lourensford Winter Trail Run 16km, 10km & 5km
, Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West, 8:30am, 8:35am & 8:40am, Race Organiser 021 789 0188 (w)
Tuesday 11 July
Land Rover N1 City Run The Greens Night Run Series #1 7km
, Durbanville Golf Club, Sport Way, Durbanville, 6:30pm, Lans Pepler 082 787 2472
Saturday 15 July
Easterns 15km & 6km
, Protea Heights Academy, cnr Helling & Jacaranda Str, Protea Hoogte, Brackenfell, 7:15am & 7:25am, William Swartbooi 084 247 7170
Saturday 22 July
Cape Town Festival of Running 100km & 50km PLUS 5x5km Relay
, Sea Point Promenade, opposite SABC building, 6am PLUS 12pm, Kanu Sukha 072 210 1127
Sunday 23 July
Cape Town Festival of Running Half Marathon Classic
, Sea Point Promenade, opposite SABC building, 7am, Kanu Sukha 072 210 1127
Saturday 29 July
WPA Cross Country League #7
, Nantes Park, near Vangate Mall, 11am, Vonney Dreyer 082 663 3242
Sunday 30 July
McKenna Scott Pinelands 10km & 5km
, Pinelands Athletic Club, Lower Oval, Pinelands, 7:30am & 7:35am, Dion Stevens 082 730 8320
Spur Cape Winter Trail Series #2 12.1km & 8.1km, Tygerberg Nature Reserve, Parow, 9am & 9:21am, Wildrunner 072 438 3242


KWAZULU-NATAL
Sunday 2 July
Umhlanga Tourism Talisman Hire Winter Trail 18km, 12km & 6km
, Sibaya Casino, Sugar Cane Road, Umhlanga, 6:30am, Buzz Bolton 082 956 1608
Pehr Burry Stander Sardine Festival Trail Runs 12km & 5km, Port Edward Holiday Resort, Owen Ellis Drive, Port Edward, 6:30am, Race Organiser 084 550 4138
Winter Series Aloe Wildlife 20km, 13km & 6km, Aloe Wildlife Estate, Camperdown, 7am (20) & 7:30am (13 & 6), Lauren Booth 082 791 7069
Wednesday 5 July
Giba Gorge Night Fun Trail Run 10km & 5km
, Giba Gorge MTB Park, Stockville Road, Pinetown, 6pm, Fiona Williams 079 508 7268
Friday 7 – Sunday 9 July
iSimangaliso Trail Cahllenge
, (6km, 37km & 38km), iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Sugarloaf Campsite, Lake St Lucia Estuary, Lauren Booth 082 791 7069
Saturday 8 July
Durban West Tourism Eco Trail Run 8km, 5km & 2.5km
, Westville Country Club, 7am, Julia Cullinan 060 926 7694
Sportsmans Trail Series #3 10km & 5km, Cascades MTB Park, McCarthy Drive, Pietermaritzburg, 7:30am, Travis Dalrymple-Kelly 076 424 0694
Sunday 9 July
Waterfall Superspar Forest 10km
, Forest Hills Sports Club, Forest Drive, Kloof, 7am, Dirk Coetzee 071 610 3860
Saturday 15 July
TAFTA Fun 5km & 2km Walk
, North Beach Amphitheatre, Durban, 8am, Ateesha Rampersad 031 332 3721 (w)
Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Trail Run 15km & 7.5km, Drakensburg Gardens Hotel, Underberg, 9am & 9:10am, Dave Ward 082 492 1995
Saturday 15 – Sunday 16 July
Creighton Aloe Festival Trail Run & Race the Train
, Saturday: 20km, 8km & 5km, Sunday: Train Trail 20km, Avebury Farm, Creighton, Saturday: 8am (20 & 8) & 8:10am (5), Sunday: 7am, Heidi Carter-Brown 072 244 6061
Sunday 16 July
Phezulu Trail Run 18km, 10km & 5km
, Phezulu Safari Park, Botha’s Hill, 7am (18) & 7:30am (10 & 5), Lauren Booth 082 791 7069
Totalsports Women’s Race 10km & 5km, Kings Park Athletics Track, Jacko Jackson Drive, Durban, 8am, Stillwater Sports 082 991 0445
Sunday 23 July
Tinman 10km
, Suncoast Casino, Durban, 7am, B-Active 031 764 1885 (w)
Boughton Forest 15km & 5km Trail Run, Linpark High School, Claude Forsyth Road, Boughton, 8am, Contact TBC
Dafco Urban Challenge Trail Run 16km, 8km & 4km, Amanzimtoti Sports Centre, Riverside Road, Hutchison Park, 4pm, Cathy Colley 083 767 9471
Saturday 29 July
Ngoje Trail Run Eshowe 36km, 22km, 10km & 5km
, Brocklee Dam, Eshowe, 6am, Meg Kennedy, 083 286 5768
Sunday 30 July
Howick Highlander Run 20km, 10km & 5km
, WESSA - Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve, Karkloof Road, Howick, 7:40am, Kim Burnie 082 572 5050


FREE STATE
Saturday 8 July
Castle Lite Trail Run 10km & 5km
, Brandkop Conservancy, Houtepoppie Street, Pelissier, Bloemfontein, 8am, More info: http://pureadventures.co.za
Saturday 29 July
Trailrun Series Tempe Urban Trail 10km & 5km
, Tempe Military Base, Furstenburg Road, Tempe, Bloemfontein, 8:30am, Nelio Da Sa 082 777 6770


EASTERN CAPE

BORDER
Saturday 1 July
Katberg Eco Trail Run 21km, 10km & 3km
, Katberg Eco Golf Estate, near Blafour, 9am, Sharon Eldridge 083 284 3781
Friday 7 July
ELB Washie 100 Miler
, Halyards Hotel, Albany Street, Port Alfred, to Buffalo Club, East London, 5pm, Meta Scott 081 487 4984
Saturday 8 July
Trevor Klose 10km & 5km
, East London Athletic Club, French Street, Cambridge, East London, 7am, Graham Reynolds 082 448 0727
Rhodes Trail Run 52km, Rhodes Farmers Hall, 7am, Evie Raubenheimer 041 581 6307 (h)
Sunday 30 July
Gulu Trail Challenge 10km & 4km
, Farm 19, Gulu, on Fort Pato Road, near East London, 9am, Nadia Lucouw 078 091 7200

EASTERN PROVINCE
Wednesday 5 July
Merrell Winter Night Trail Run 8km & 5km
, Norm Huldin Trails, Kragga Kamma Road, Port Elizabeth, 6:30pm, Tatum Prins 083 449 0760
Saturday 22 – Sunday 23 July
JBayX Trail Run 2-day 60km, 10km & 5km
, Saturday: 20km (7am) & 20km (7pm), Sunday: 20km (7am), Lower Point WinterFest Hub, Tecoma Street, Jeffreys Bay, 7am, Rieghard Janse Van Rensburg 071 896 6831
Sunday 23 July
Spur PE Trail Series #1 9.8km & 4.8km
, Sacramento Nature Reserve, Marine Drive, Port Elizabeth, 9am, Wildrunner 072 438 3242
Tuesday 25 July
Town Lodge Business Night Relay 5x3.5km Run & 3x3.5km Walk
, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Fettes Road, Port Elizabeth, 6pm, Michelle de Bruyn 041 484 7860 (w)
Saturday 29 July
Galaxy Bingo Heartbreak Hill Half Marathon & 5km
, Italian Club, Harold Road, Charlo, Port Elizabeth, 6:30am, Eusentha Pillay 084 665 0910
Sunday 30 July
Spur PE Trail Series #2
, Norm-Hudlin Trails, Kragga Kamma Road, Port Elizabeth, 9am, Wildrunner 072 438 3242


FAR NORTH

LIMPOPO
Saturday 8 July
Haenertsburg Iron Crown Trail Run Half Marathon, 10km & 5km
, Haenertsburg Village Market Square, 7:30am, Rod Harman 071 889 0425
Saturday 22 July
Savannah Mall 3-in-1 Half Marathon, 10km & 5km
, Savannah Mall, Polokwane, 7:30am, Corrie Calitz 072 149 2674
Saturday 29 July
Foskor 21 Half Marathon & 10km
, Foskor Community Centre, Calvin Ngobeni Street, Manakgale, Phalaborwa, 11am, Molatelo Rankweteke 084 552 4323

MPUMALANGA
Saturday 1 July
Buffalo Run Half Marathon, 10km & 5km CANCELLED

Saturday 8 July
Hall's Half Marathon & 10km
, Hall's Gateway to the Lowveld, on the N4, 4km from Nelspruit/Mbombela, 7am, Mark Greeff 079 881 3582
Saturday 8 July
Buffalo Gorge Trail Series 18km, 10km, 6.5km & 1.5km
, Buffalo Gorge Eco Adventure Centre, Buffelskloof Farm, Middelburg, 8:30am, Ryk Diepraam 083 528 9586
Saturday 15 July
Mozma's Trading Legogote Villagers Half Marathon, 10km & 5km
, White River Rugby Club, 7am, Ashley Betteridge 081 305 3575
Saturday 29 July
Dullies Altitude Charity Challenge 21km, 10km & 5km
, Dullstroom Dam & Nature Reserve, 8am, Charmane Horn 082 654 6654
Num-Num Trail Challenge 32km & 15km, Pongola Express Camp, near Waterval Boven, 7am & 7:30am, Debbie Agenbag 083 294 5260


NORTH WEST

CENTRAL NORTH WEST
Saturday 15 July
Rassie Smith Memorial 10km & 5km
, Orkney Cricket Club, Victory Park, Orkney, 8:30am, Charles Wade 082 828 4357

NORTH WEST NORTH
Sunday 2 July
Spur Gauteng Winter Trail Series #4 13.8km & 8.7km
, Leeuwenkloof, Broederstroom, 9am, Wildrunner 072 438 3242


NORTHERN CAPE

GRIQUALAND WEST
Saturday 29 July
Run Walk for Life 777 Half Marathon, 14km & 7km
, Flamingo Casino, Transvaal Road, Kimberley, 7:14am, Jenny Uys 082 834 8499

NORTH WEST CAPE
No races scheduled for this period


NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES

NAMIBIA
Saturday 1 July
Rubbish Run Half Marathon, 10km & 5km
, Otjihase Road (At boom near B6), Windhoek, 6:30am, 7am & 7:15am, Susan +264 (0)81 212 4421
Charity Run Half Marathon & 5km, Okahandja, Time and contact person TBC
Saturday 8 July
Victory Series Half Marathon & 5km
, Keetmanshoop, 7am, Old Mutual +264 (0)61 299 3249
Sunday 9 July
XTrail 16km & 7km
, Eagle’s Nest, Avis Dam, Windhoek, Time TBC, Yvonne +264 (0)81 142 9966
Saturday 15 July
Two Dams Country Run 11km
, Elisenheim Picnic Spot, Windhoek, 7am, Joel Talbot +264 (0)61 433 6000
Saturday 22 July
Oshana Region 10km
, Oshakati, Time and contact person TBC
Sunday 23 July
Windhoek Citi Run Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km PLUS 21km & 10km Walk
, Zoo Park, Independence Avenue, Windhoek, 6am (42), 7am (21W), 7:30am (21), 7:45am (10), 8am (5), Charles +264 (0)81 124 9471
Saturday 29 July
Victory Series Half Marathon & 5km
, Swakopmund, 7am, Old Mutual +264 (0)61 299 3249


ORIENTEERING
Sunday 2 July
Gauteng Bush Event #5
, (Middle-distance), Stirrup Glen, Walkerville, Time TBC, RACO: Roger Blane 083 306 9161
Sunday 16 July
Cape Colour-coded Event
, Venue & Time TBC, PENOC: info@penoc.org.za
Sunday 23 July
Gauteng Bush Event #6
, (Long O distance), Hennops Valley, Centurion, Time TBC, RACO: Roger Blane 083 306 9161
Saturday 29 July
Polokwane Sprint Event
, Capricorn TVET College, Seshego Campus, Polokwane, Time TBC, POC:
Saturday 29 – Sunday 30 July
Western Cape Champs
, Saturday: Long Distance & Sunday: Middle Distance, !Khwa ttu, West Coast, Time TBC, PENOC: info@penoc.org.za


OBSTACLE RACING
Friday 7 July
Impi Day-Night Series #6
, 5km with obstacles, Jackal Creek Estate Golf Club, Roodepoort, Gauteng, 4pm, Race Info 087 013 5044
Saturday 15 July
Gajiga Run #11
, 5km with inflatable obstacles, Big Red Barn, Olifantsfontein, Pretoria North, Gauteng North, 9am, www.gajiga.co.za
Saturday 22 July
300 Obstacle Course 2-in-1 Obstacle Time Trial & Fun Event
, 300 Obstacle Course, cnr Blackwood Street & General Hertzog Road, Three Rivers, Vereeniging, 8am (Fun) & 9:30 (TT), info@300oc.co.za
Sunday 30 July
BattleRush Winter Charge
, JoziX, Main Road & Sloane Street, Sandton, 8am, Marco 082 605 1150


MULTISPORT
Sunday 2 July
SA Duathlon & Long Distance Duathlon Champs
, Super Sprint (12-15): 2.5km/10km/1.25km (7am), Sprint (16-19): 5km/20km/2.5km (7:45am), Long Distance: 10km/60km/10km (8am) & Standard: 10km/40km/5km (9:30am), Midmar Dam, Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, More info: http://saduchamps.kzntriathlon.co.za
Sunday 23 July
Tinman Triathlon #2
, Tinman Challenge 1km/30km/10km (7:40am), Tinman Sprint 600m/21km/5km (7:20am) & Tinman Mini (200m/6km/2.5km (7:10am), Suncoast Casino, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, B-Active 031 764 1885
 


ADVENTURE RACING
No fixtures scheduled in this period