Running for PinkDrive


The 2015 Totalsports Women’s Race series saw just under 13 000 runners and walkers join forces in Durban, Johannesburg and Stellenbosch where they ran their city in support of PinkDrive.

As a result of the tremendous support received from entrants, event organisers were able to donate a generous sum of R67 432 to this deserving beneficiary.

PinkDrive is a Non-Profit Company (NPC) that is committed to improving breast cancer awareness, education, and providing and offering breast health services to women across South Africa.

“We love the Totalsports Women’s Race,” says Noelene Kotschan, PinkDrive Founder and CEO.

“The series is a highlight on our events calendar. Runners were treated to superb routes, awesome on route entertainment and an overall fun vibe. Each event offered us a unique platform to reach out to thousands of women (and men), in so doing allowing us to bring home the message that “early detection” really does save lives. All monies raised will go towards keeping our mobile mammography units on the road. We also aim to build more mobile units. The funding received from these events will definitely make a difference in our PINK lives.”

According to Carmen Garzouzie, Head of Totalsports, the Totalsports Women’s Race is a token of recognition to all women.

“Through the Totalsports ‘Women Run This City’ movement we acknowledged that female athletes cannot be ignored. We are committed to inspiring and empowering women, through sport, to take control of their lives and of their health. In staying true to our cause, it was vital that we raised awareness for breast cancer as it affects one out of 26 women in South Africa. We are therefore extremely proud to support PinkDrive and are even more proud to associate our event with the superb work that they do.”

Online entries for the 2016 Totalsports Women’s Race (Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town) will open on Monday, 1 February 2016.