Kickoff October the Right Way


With October looming large and the running calendar in full swing, what better way to kick start your running campaign than with some great events? Here at Modern Athlete we’ve got it all. From road running to trail running, 42km marathons and local 5kmn fun runs, we put it all in the palm of your hand! Take a look at these must do upcoming events.

1. Capegate Clicks 10km & 5km Charity Run
Gather the family and join i9n on the madness and excitement of this event. This year marks the 10th running of the Capegate Clicks 10km & 5km Charity Run. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, 1 October 2016 and is the perfect way to kick start your running in October. Especially if you’re a Cape based athlete. This week is the last week to enter before entries close so be sure to secure your spot. For more, click on the button below.


2. Groot Marico Bosveld Myl
The Groot Marico Bosveld Myl is a family orientated fitness festival which consists of various sporting disciplines such as swimming, cycling and running. If multisport is your forte, this is the event for you! Some of these events are labelled as qualifying races which is great assistance to those athletes that are more serious. Taking place at the beautiful Marico Bosveld-Dam, this beautiful setting just adds to the excitement experienced on race day. Click for more!


3. Bedford Centre Charity Walk
If fundraising gives you the satisfaction you seek, why not give this unique walk a bash? The Bedford Centre Walk for Charity is held with the sole purpose of raising funds and giving back. This casual 5km walk takes you through the beautiful suburb of Bedfordview, giving you a view of some of the most picturesque gardens and houses on the market. All proceeds from the event go towards St. Giles and the Avalon Association, giving back to people with disabilities. For online entries and race information, click here.


4. Impi Challenge Obstacle Trail Run #4
Calling on all Gauteng based trail running junkies. If a basic trail is not enough for you, you NEED to give this race a go! The Impi Challenge is a muddy trail run and caters for all athletic abilities. Whether you’re an avid trail runner or trying it for your first time, Impi has a spot for you. The Impi Challenge is about challenging yourself, challenging your friends and having a great adventure through this obstacle based course. It all goes down on Saturday, 15 and Sunday, 16 October 2016. More details below.


5. Sportsmans Warehouse 15km & 5km Fun Run
Boksburg Athletics Club looks forward to hosting you at their annual event set to take place on Sunday, 23 October 2016. The 23rd annual event will start at the East Rand Value Centre and caters for the whole family. Moms and dads are able to take part in the 15km race while granny and grandpa can look after the kids on a 5km stroll through Boksburg’s surrounding suburbs. Don’t miss it! It is all happening in less than a month! More details hidden in the button below.

If the events we have just mentioned are not enough and you’re looking for a longer, more challenging race or even a race that caters for the whole family, fear not, we are here to help. Simply click on the button below and take a look at the Modern Athlete events calendar and make your running plans today!