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05 Oct, 2016

Race Picks For This Week!

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With the smell of summer filling the October air, why not make these coming months the start of your running career? With a jam packed race calendar offering events all over the country, you surely cannot be the one to sit this period out. Take a look at some of the great events that are on offer in the coming weeks.

1. Bedford Walk for Charity
The Bedford Walk for Charity is held with the sole purpose of raising money. All proceeds from this event will be handed over to St. Giles and the Avalon Association. Both of these homes care for people with disabilities. So, if doing things for a great cause is your cup of tea, make sure you get down to this event. This event will take place this Saturday, 8 October 2016 at Bedford Centre in Bedfordview. Online entries are close but late entries can be done on the day of the event. Click below to find out more.

2. Klipriviersberg Trail Run
Hosted in the heart of the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, this family event is sure to be filled with thrills and spills like no other. With three distances on offer, why not bring the family down to tackle the trails of this beautiful landscape. These trails are well maintained and make for a good day of some of the best trail running that Johannesburg has to offer. Entries can be done on race day, Sunday 9 October from 05h30. We look forward to seeing you there!

3. Penguin Trail Run
As trail running begins to flood the race calendar during the warmer running months, the Eastern Cape brings you a trail run like no other. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Eastern Cape during the 3-Day Penguin Trail Run. With so many options to choose from, anyone can join. If you’re looking for distance in the legs, the ultra-trail is for you. If not, bring the family along for a 10km trail run/walk. Taking place at the Cape St. Francis Resort, the Eastern Cape is waiting for you!

4. Impi Challenge Obstacle Trail Run – Gauteng
The Impi Challenge is a muddy trail run that caters for all athletic abilities. With exhilarating obstacles, live music and amazing festivities, why not join this social event. The Impi Challenge is about challenging yourself, challenging your friends and at the same time having an awesome adventure through an obstacle trail run. Taking place on Saturday, 15 and Sunday, 16 October 2016 at Smuts House in Pretoria, make sure you don’t miss out!

5. The Sportsmans Warehouse 15km & 5km Fun Run
The Boksburg Athletics Club looks forward to hosting you at the annual Sportsmans Warehouse 15km & 5km Fun Run. Whether you’re looking to get a good 15km in the legs or just coming along for a 5km trot, the Boksburg Athletics Club wants you there! This year’s race will take place on Sunday, 23 October 2016 at the East Rand Value Mart in Boksburg. Online entries for this event are still open and will only close on Monday, 17 October 2016. Click below for more information.

6. Tembisa Street Mile and 10km Road Race
This is the 5th Edition of the Tembisa Street Mile and 10km Road Race. The race consists of various mile categories as well as a 10km Road Run/Walk. Pre-entries for the event will close on Sunday, 16 October 2016 with entries limited to 1000 participants. Race pack collection and late registration will take place on Saturday, 29 October 2016 from 09h00 to 18h00 and on race day from 06h00. This is a ChampionChip timed race, therefore, runners are required to wear their ChampionChip timing device on their running shoe for the duration of the race. Click below to find out more.

7. Impi Challenge Obstacle Trail Run – Cape Town
The Impi Challenge is a muddy trail run that caters for all athletic abilities. With exhilarating obstacles, live music and amazing festivities, why not join this social event. The Impi Challenge is about challenging yourself, challenging your friends and at the same time having an awesome adventure through an obstacle trail run. Taking place on Saturday, 19 and Sunday, 20 October 2016 at Lievland Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, make sure you don’t miss out!

For more, click on the button below to view the full Modern Athlete Events Calendar!

Kyle Deeley

Kyle Deeley

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