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To Touch a Signpost

What’s a runner to do when you’ve been training for months for two ultra-marathons, and then suddenly the world goes into lockdown and all events gets cancelled? Well, SA-based British athlete and 2018 Comrades Marathon gold medallist Carla Molinaro went looking for a different challenge, and in the process wrote her name into the Guinness Book of Records. – By Sean Falconer

NEW Live Well Section

Not only have we revamped our look and feel in our September edition, we have also included a new ‘Live Well’ section, providing amazing advice from phenomenal trainers, nutritionists and life coaches! This section is all about living your best life, and we have specifically brought in contributors that offer something relatable to all people. (And we still have all the inspirational ‘people stories’ that you love.) Check it out by reading the magazine below!

Huawei Fit Watch

The New HUAWEI WATCH FIT Reviewed

The newest edition to the Huawei smartwatch family, the HUAWEI WATCH FIT, offers a device that really has something for everyone. Our Marketing Director Roxanne Martin, a sporadic 5km runner, cycling lover, mom of a three-year-old, working 10-hour days entrepreneur, put the watch through its paces to see how it faired in her busy lifestyle.

I’ll be totally honest: I love getting something before anyone else. It’s like getting a pass to a secret party that no-one else knows about! So, when the new HUAWEI WATCH FIT landed on my desk a month before it ‘officially’ launched in SA, I was more than excited to put it through its paces.

Unboxing is ‘Almost’ my Favourite Part

I think it’s part of the human psyche to get excited when you get to open something new, and it was no different unboxing this watch. First impressions on any product are important, so here is what stood out immediately for me:

  • The watch design is sleek – it makes an immediate statement – and being rectangle with rounded edges, it gives you the advantage of having a ‘bigger’ screen without taking over your whole wrist. I appreciated how ‘understated and stylish’ it is.
  • The light pink strap is a beautiful colour, while being versatile enough that it literally can be worn with anything – and yes, this is important to women.
  • Taking it out the box, I was surprised just how light the watch is. In fact, it was so light that when you put it on your wrist, the only way you actually know you are wearing anything is when you look down and see it on your wrist.

I immediately started setting it up, which was as simple as downloading the Huawei Health App and syncing it to my phone, and after a simple update, the watch was synced. Having an iPhone, I was worried about the process, as Huawei is android-based, but I had no issues, and the watch was able to sync with no issues. It even gave me a comprehensive list of notifications that I could select to receive if I wanted to, which I appreciated, as you don’t want every app pinging your wrist every five seconds.

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Features and More Features

I love versatility, and this watch offers a lot. In the set-up alone, I did a stress test, measured my SpO2 (blood oxygen saturation) and read more about what my sleep actually meant. I wanted to charge the watch fully, as they claim the battery lasts 10 days and being a little sceptical of such claims, I wanted to test this properly. Good news is that the charging took literally no time at all, just over 30 minutes to get to a full charge.

The sleep monitoring really appealed to me, because with a three-year-old and hectic work schedule, my sleep is not great, and my present watch needs to charge at the end of the day, so no chance of sleep monitoring there! Excited to start, I dutifully went to sleep with my watch on my wrist, which thanks to its lightweight didn’t impact my sleep, as I am a light sleeper (no pun intended). After a week of sleep monitoring, I had amazing new insight into not only how many hours I was sleeping, but also how much REM sleep, light sleep and deep sleep, I was actually getting.

The app is incredibly helpful in explaining how much of each type of sleep you should be getting. My deep sleep is low and thus my sleep point score is low, which explains the fatigue I have been feeling. Also, I am now trying to deal better with my stress and anxiety, which is helping my sleep, and this is also thanks to what the watch told me, which in turn prompted me to investigate this important aspect of sleep-management. I would recommend the watch to everybody just based on this feature alone!

Your Own Personal Coach

Gym and exercise have altered a lot since we went into the Lockdown period, with many of us following online exercise programmes, as our ‘normal’ just wasn’t available. So, when I was told the watch featured a workout guide with actual visuals, I was excited – and I was not disappointed when I used it. Not only are there guided cross-fit workouts, but there are also guided running workouts as well as what feels like a million different workout types, covering literally every sport known to man!

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The fitness courses are anything from three minutes to 18 minutes, and range from a simple reenergise session to neck and shoulder relaxation for us who sit hunched over our desks for too long. The visual is an animation of a man I now call Steve, who gives you a demonstration of how to do the movements, which was a game-changer for me. Sometimes we are excited to get going with exercise, but we perhaps don’t get the fundamentals right of the correct technique, which could lead to injury. Steve changes that in a big way, as the animation shows the movement clearly, and with enough time to really see how you should be doing it.

The guided workouts give you a demo followed by a countdown, and then a vibration counter to let you know how many reps to do. I did everything from a simple desk exercise to a rather hardcore ab workout. Also, having done cross-fit for six years, I was impressed that you can get in a good workout, safely and with correct technique, without the worry that you may pull something or do damage to joints. There is presently a total of 12 courses, giving you enough combos to work with to get two proper workouts in a week, which is generally my goal.

On the running side it was also great. I have been focusing on cycling on the indoor trainer during lockdown, as it’s not always ideal running alone, and so I enjoyed getting back into running by following the training programmes on the watch. This gave me a constructive guide to get going again without pushing me past where I should have been running as yet. I have gone too hard, too soon in the past, and my knees did not thank me. This watch puts the control on your wrist, and by listening, I found I got stronger a lot faster.

Things that I really liked…

When exercising, the activity screen shows you what heart rate zone you are in, which is incredibly helpful when you should be focused on long slow mileage training and keeping that heart rate down between zones two and three.

I used the GPS tracking during a four-hour bike ride out in the Cradle, it didn’t even use 20% of the battery, so when they say the battery can last up to 10 days, they are telling the truth, and that is even with activities and notifications.

What I didn’t like…

The one and only problem – and I really stress that word only – that I had with the watch was the step counter. In comparison with my other watch, there was a considerable difference in steps, with the Huawei coming in lower, but in retrospect, this could simply be down to the watch being more accurate on steps and not an actual fault. I’m giving the watch the benefit of the doubt here because it impressed me in every other way.

Would I buy it?

While this watch offers a similar ‘package’ to other smartwatches in terms of functionality, I believe that the app gives you a lot more insight into important health factors that are helpful in our busy modern lifestyles. And at a suggested retail price of R2999, the HUAWEI WATCH FIT offers a package that is hard to match, let alone beat in terms of what you get for your money. I would therefore buy this watch, as I feel it provides tremendous value for money as well as a host of features that support my lifestyle. It definitely gets my thumbs up for the Christmas List. (That’s a subtle hint for my hubby…)

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Want to win a pair of Huawei Freelace Earphones and a Huawei Bluetooth speaker valued at R2500?

To put yourself in the running is as simple as reading our review on the HUAWEI FIT WATCH and answering the simple question, what name does our Marketing Director Roxanne give to the animation of the man who leads the work-outs?

See entry form below!

Feel the Difference with the ASICS Virtual Run Challenge

Run your way out of Lockdown for a chance to win one of 300 pairs of ASICS running shoes and a trip to the 2021 Paris or Tokyo Marathon, by entering the ASICS x Virtual Run!

Amidst the isolation of lockdown, the world has fallen in love with running – that is, according to the findings of a new, ongoing research study by ASICS. More importantly, the research shows nearly three-quarters of runners around the world plan to stick with their new exercise routine. And out of this study was born an initiative, a series of virtual runs, to help people get moving and guide them in their newfound love for running.

Take note, however, that this Virtual Run is unlike any of those you’ve done before. It’s a six-week programme – see it as your motivation to get back out there and in hot shape for summer – with six levels to unlock as you progress, one each week starting now in September and running into October. And with that comes 300 pairs of ASICS shoes up for grabs, plus a trip to either the Paris or Tokyo Marathon in 2021, plus tons of other gear from our partners, so sign up here to kick your running into high gear!

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The World Loves Running

The study, which ASICS is conducting to better understand and support the changing needs of runners, spoke to 14,000 regular exercisers[i] across 12 countries. It found that:

  • Since the start of lockdown, more than a third (36%) of regular exercisers are more active now than before – despite most sports being brought to a standstill by social distancing measures.
  • 79% of runners say running is currently helping them feel saner and more in control, and 65% of runners say its mental benefits outweigh any other form of physical exercise; and
  • 73% of runners want to keep running as much as they are now after this pandemic ends.

Meanwhile, figures from the fitness-tracking app, Runkeeper™, show that runners of every level are clocking up more strides, more often. During April 2020, the app saw a 252% rise in registrations globally and a 44% increase in monthly active users compared to the same time last year. It also reported a 62% spike globally in people heading out for a weekly run. Put in context, in the days around Global Running Day during our national lockdown, there was a +47.3% (globally) increase in people running compared to last year.

The study also reveals that for the majority of people, this activity surge is down to more than just physical health. Two-thirds (67% globally) say exercise helps them cope mentally when faced by challenging situations like this pandemic, and eight in ten (79% globally) runners insist that being active is making them feel saner and more in control. A similar number (81% globally) say running is playing a key role in helping them clear their mind while two-thirds (65% globally) insist its mental benefits outweigh any other form of physical exercise.

Furthermore, runners across the board are keen to keep their active habits going when this crisis is over. Nearly three-quarters of runners (73% globally) say they want to continue running as much as they are now after the COVID-19 pandemic comes to an end while seven in ten (70% globally) people who exercise regularly are determined to hang on to the important role sport and movement is currently playing in their lives. Perhaps most encouragingly, among those who only took up running after the COVID-19 crisis started, nearly two thirds (62% globally) say they plan on sticking with it in future.

Helping South Africa Run
With all this wonderful, healthy running momentum, ASICS has launched its ASICS x Virtual Run. You can see it as your motivation to get back out there and in hot shape for summer, and a great challenge to add to your lockdown running programme. Six levels to unlock, running challenges to tackle, and amazing prizes to be won, including those 300 pairs of ASICS shoes up for grabs, an overseas marathon experience, plus tons of other gear from our partners. So sign up here to kick things into high gear, get moving and Feel the Difference with ASICS.

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SPAR Spreads A Little Sunshine

SPAR Launches South Africa’s Most Beautiful Virtual Challenge!

SPAR is aiming to put some sunshine back in your life during these challenging times with the SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge.

2020 has been a strange year, as the world struggles to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. In South Africa, large gatherings have been banned until further notice, resulting in the cancellation of the six city SPAR Women’s Challenge races that make up the SPAR Women’s Grand Prix.

However, despite the cancellation of the ever so popular series, on September 26 2020, women who would normally be taking part in the SPAR Challenges are asked to #BeSunshine by taking part in the SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge. Supported by the SPAR Inland region, women from Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Free State, North West and Northern Cape will be able to enter South Africa’s most beautiful SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge with limited entries available for interested women in Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Kwa Zulu Natal.

Bringing the Sunshine Back

Women of all ages can run or walk any distance between 5km and 10km between six in the morning and six in the evening, and then post about their experiences on any platform, using the hashtags #BeSunshine or #SPARVirtualChallenge.

“2020 was meant to be a year of celebration, as we marked 30 years of our involvement in women’s road running,” said SPAR Group Marketing Executive Mike Prentice, adding, “We know that thousands of women look forward to taking part in the SPAR Women’s Challenge races and their associated Fun Runs each year, and so we have decided to run a virtual challenge to give women something to look forward to and a motive to exercise.”

Taking on World Records!

Mike wants to go big, “We also want to try to set a Guinness world record for the biggest women’s virtual challenge. Our target is 30 000 entries,” while also highlighting an important cause he adds, “We will also be giving hope and assisting survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) at the same time. GBV is a scourge in South African society and appears to have worsened during the national lockdown. We at SPAR want to do something to help the survivors, and all the money received from entry fees will be used to help them.”

Race Ambassador Philicity Reeken (Jacaranda FM presenter, actress and GBV survivor) applauded SPAR in their strong stance against gender-based violence. “I’m so happy to see SPAR turn a spotlight on the scourge of GBV in this country and use their platform to support women.”

This Challenge is for Everyone 

Entry to the SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge is R50, and for every entry, SPAR will donate a food parcel to a GBV survivor. Jacaranda FM’s Good Morning Angels will coordinate the distribution of the food parcels. Each entrant will also receive a limited-edition race t-shirt, a lightweight buff, and a race magazine.

Ambassadors Lend Their Support

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Ready for South Africa’s Most Beautiful Virtual Challenge, the 2020 SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge are pictured from left: 2017 SPAR Grand Prix winner, Kesa Molotsane; South African Netball Captain, Bongi Msomi and Olympian athlete, Rene Kalmer. The SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge will take place in September this year. Picture Credit: Reg Caldecott

There will be thirty ambassadors invited to promote the message and goodwill of the challenge. One of these is Rene Kalmer, who has been running in the SPAR Women’s Challenge 10km races for more than half her life and is also the first to win three SPAR Grand Prix titles. “I love the Sunshine theme,” says Rene.

“The SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge colour yellow symbolises happiness, optimism, and positivity. These have been dark days and we all need a little sunshine. It is also time for the athletes to give back to SPAR, who have supported us for the past 30 years. My fellow athletes and I will give the SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge our full support,” says Rene, adding,  “I am pregnant and will be well into my pregnancy by September 26, so I will be shuffling rather than running, but you can bet my family and I will be taking part and spreading some sunshine.”

Captain of the SPAR Proteas netball team, Bongi Msomi, is another ambassador, “I have taken part in SPAR Women’s Challenge series for the vibe and the party feeling, so I am excited to be an ambassador for the virtual challenge,” says Bongi, adding, “GBV is a serious problem in South Africa and it is time we send messages to everyone, not just men, that it is not acceptable. I am happy to help survivors of GBV.” Bongi said the SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge would send a positive message at a time when people needed some sunshine in their lives.

How Do I Enter?

It’s simple, click on this link, www.sparvirtualchallenge.co.za which will take you to the 2020 SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge website where you can enter!

Sanlam CT Marathon

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon cancelled; Virtual Race to go ahead as planned!

Following lengthy discussions, detailed review and careful consideration of all options and alternatives, the organisers and sponsors of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon have confirmed the cancellation of the 2020 event.

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon was scheduled to take place on Sunday, 18 October 2020. The event is one of many major South African mass participation sporting events that had to be removed from the SA racing calendar amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Athletics South Africa President Aleck Skhosana said, “Cancelling this year’s edition of the Cape Town Marathon was a difficult decision to make because it is also home to the ASA Marathon Championships. This is the only World Athletics Gold label marathon in Africa and it’s an influential nation-builder with a massive economic impact. We know that it will come as a great disappointment to thousands of runners who were looking forward to the race. However, the decision had to prioritise the health and safety of all involved, as well as the lives of all South Africans.”

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Chairman, Francois Pienaar, calls the cancellation a sad and disappointing moment. “This decision did not come easy, but was one that had to be made after exhausting all our options. The reality is that we simply cannot risk the health and well-being of our participants, volunteers, supporters and stakeholders. We are grateful for the ongoing support of our sponsors, partners and service providers who share our disappointment but agree that this is the most prudent option in these uncertain times.”

Sydney Mbhele, Chief Executive of Brand at Sanlam, the race’s headline sponsor, commended the organising team for taking the appropriate steps during these challenging times.

“At Sanlam, we fully support this decision. We feel deeply for all those people whose lives are positively impacted by the race each year. We are working alongside our partners to ensure that we are still able to generate as much economic activity as possible from the virtual race to allow us to continue to support our charities this year.

“In particular, we have made a pledge that CANSA, our biggest beneficiary, will continue to benefit from the race this year, no matter its format. We encourage runners to not only support the Virtual Race, but to also add a sense of meaning to their participation this year. Make this the year you Run For Something – whether it is to beat your personal record, celebrate your training journey during a challenging lockdown, or to raise money for a good cause like CANSA.”

The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith, added, “The country, along with the rest of the world, is faced with a serious crisis which has put a stop to mass participation events indefinitely . This is important in safeguarding the health and safety of participants, spectators as well as officials working in the events hosted in our beautiful city.  The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is one of the most important spectacles on the city’s annual events calendar and as the City of Cape Town, we remain committed to supporting Africa’s only Gold-label status marathon and we look forward to hosting the race again in 2021.”

Full Refund

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Race Director Renee Jordaan confirms that entrants will have the option to receive a full refund, or donate their entry fee to charity.

“All donated entry fees will be distributed between the Peninsula School Feeding Association and Community Chest of the Western Cape to support the increased social needs during the pandemic.”

The refund and donations process will be facilitated through entrants’ entry profile on Webtickets.

Affected entrants will receive detailed communications and instructions in this regard in the coming days.

All Systems Go For Virtual Marathon

While the iconic road race may no longer be going ahead this year, the inaugural Sanlam Cape Town Virtual Marathon is set to take the world by storm on 18 October, with the introduction of a Virtual Marathon, Half Marathon and 5km or 10km Peace Run/Walk.

The Sanlam Cape Town Virtual Marathon enables athletes from across the globe to be a part of the iconic city marathon on 18 October 2020, by running their choice of the 42.2km marathon, 21.1km half marathon or the 5km / 10km Peace Run.

Through combining cutting-edge technology, advanced tracking features, and pre-recorded audio and video within the Virtual Marathon App, participants get to enjoy the full Sanlam Cape Town Marathon race experience, no matter where they are in the world – from the start line ceremony, the lighting of the Peace Torch and the promenade sounds of seagulls and crashing ocean waves, to the local crowds and Cape minstrels cheering them on.

Runners’ race experience will be further enhanced by real-time tracking of their own run, while they are also informed of their virtual progress along the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon route. And as the race will be run in athletes’ local time zone, participants will be able to challenge their mates elsewhere in the world while they wait for their own race to start.

This is the new face of virtual racing – a world first, coming from the heart of the Mother City

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon was recently awarded the prestigious World Athletics Gold Label Status for the fourth consecutive year – the only marathon on the African continent and one of only a select group of marathons in the world to have this status. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic that continues to sweep across the globe, and the postponement of the Olympic Games, all Gold Label Status races will retain their status for 2020 and 2021.

Jasure Insurance

Flatten Your Insurance Spend with JaSure

We all know that happiness can’t be bought. But those special things — your smartwatch, smartphone, bike — sure are nice to have, aren’t they? The problem is, insuring them usually doesn’t come cheap, or hassle-free. It’s one of the reasons local insurtech JaSure, underwritten by Santam, was born. It’s insurance done differently: instant, easy, all on an app, and the best part, you only pay when you need cover.

Insurance Only When You Need It

Planning a Saturday morning trail run, with your smartwatch strapped on? Or maybe, as we all strive to flatten the curve, your favourite things like that smartwatch, golf clubs and camera, are stowed safely at home. Why pay for insurance when your valuables are temporarily collecting dust? With the JaSure app, you only pay if you switch on cover.

From tech gadgets to sports and photographic equipment, to camping gear and musical instruments, insurance is as simple and flexible as adding your assets in the app and switching on cover when you need it. And when you’re done, switch off with the tap of a button. If you’re looking to save, JaSure’s on-demand insurance app is for you!

Win Win Win

In the spirit of saving, JaSure has partnered with the Modern Athlete Flatten the Curve Challenge, in an effort to help those less fortunate during this challenging time. By joining the challenge you are supporting FoodForwardSA to feed those who face dire situations brought on by the National Lockdown.

Don’t miss out on your chance to win a R1000 Takealot voucher. To enter, download the JaSure app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, use the code MODERN when you sign up, and add an asset. Double your chances of snagging the prize by liking us and sharing the competition on Instagram. Ready, steady,…go!

Santam Limited is an authorised FSP (3416). JaSure is a juristic representative of Santam.

Cape Town leg of SPAR Women’s Challenge Series Cancelled

SPAR Western Cape has taken the difficult decision to cancel the SPAR Women’s Challenge in Cape Town, one of six road races in the SPAR Grand Prix series, run throughout the country. The race was to be held on Sunday, 5 April in Green Point.

The announcement follows President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent address to the nation in which he laid out drastic measures to contain the spread of the deadly Coronavirus. These include the prohibition of gatherings of more than 100 people, and an embargo placed on large events.

“It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to cancel the event for this year,” commented Elsabe van Zyl – Felix, advertising manager for SPAR Western Cape. “The race has a loyal following and we are mindful of how disappointed the women who have entered will be.

“However, we fully embrace the bold initiatives of Government and all their healthcare partners, who are doing everything in their power to overcome the global threat of this virus.”

Race entry cut off was scheduled for Sunday, 22 March. SPAR has taken the decision to refund the R120 entry fee to all entrants. The race organisers have requested patience in this regard, as they prepare all the reconciliation and administrative needs. They further confirm that entrants will receive official correspondence from the Race Office regarding refunding details and the process thereof. No refunds will be made via any SPAR store, please refer refund queries to: info@topevents.co.za.

The sponsors have also committed to honour the race beneficiaries, and an amount of R100 000 each will be donated to Operation Smile SA and the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children.

“This is a time for all of us to pull together and beat this deadly virus. We need to stay positive and be sensible if we are to flatten the curve.” Van Zyl – Felix said that she would like to thank Western Province Athletics for all their hard work to date. As well as media partners, Heart FM and Die Burger, and all other stakeholders.

Update on the SPAR Grand Prix series

The Port Elizabeth race, which would have been run on Saturday, 28 March has been postponed. The organisers have reserved Saturday October 17, 2020 as a revised date for the race.

SPAR Group Marketing Executive, Mike Prentice, said the sponsors of the Challenge were disappointed but needed to act in the best interests of all South Africans.

“We live in uncertain times,” said Prentice.

“We have to act in accordance with the Government’s directives, and with the best interests of all South Africans in mind.  Our chief concern is the health and safety of everyone.

“We will review the situation in six weeks and make any further announcement then, when we will also announce a decision on the Durban SPAR Women’s Challenge, which is scheduled for the end of June.”

The SPAR Women’s Challenge Series is run annually in Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Durban, Tshwane, Pietermaritzburg and Johannesburg, with top runners earning points towards the SPAR Grand Prix. Despite the cancellation of the Cape Town event, the SPAR Grand Prix will continue but will be calculated over five instead of six races.

The Tshwane and Maritzburg races are scheduled for August and the Joburg SPAR Women’s Challenge for October 5.

Race Status Update by Province

With the South African Government declaring COVID-19 a national disaster and putting strict interventions in place meaning no mass gatherings of more than 100 people till the 15th April a lot of running, triathlons and cycling events have been affected. We are doing our best to keep runners updated with the status of upcoming events status, please see all immediate events listed below with links to race contacts, courtesy  Runners Guide, to guide runners on affected races.

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Zwartkop Nite Race Series 4
Date: 18 March 2020
Venue: Zwartkop Country Club
Organiser: Bout Time Events
Status: Postponed TBC Date
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Adventure Trails Simparica Avianto Run/Walk
Date: 21 March 2020
Venue: Avianto Clubhouse
Organiser: Adventure Run
Status: Cancelled
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Sunnypark Right to Run/Walk
Date: 21 March 2020
Venue: Sunnypark Mall
Organiser: Arcadia Running Club
Status: Cancelled
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Vaal Mall 4 in 1 Challenge
Date: 21 March
Venue: Vaal Mall
Organiser: Arcelo Mittal Athletics Club
Status: Cancelled
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AdventureRun Rockfalls Trail Walk/ Run – Rock Falls Ranch
Date:22 March 2020
Venue: Rockfalls Ranch Conference Centre
Organiser: Adventure Run
Status: Cancelled
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Joburg North City Marathon
Date: 22 March 2020
Venue: Marks Park Sports Club
Organiser: RunZone
Status: Postponed, New Date TBC
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West Rand Marathon
Date: 22 March 2020
Venue: Greenhills Stadium
Organiser:
Status: Postponed, New Date TBC
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Barn Pizza Adventure Night Trail Run
Date: 25 March 2020
Venue: The Big Red Barn
Organiser: AdventureRun
Status: Cancelled
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J.P Morgan Corporate Challenge
Date: 26 March 2020
Venue: Wanderers Athletic Club
Organiser: Wanderers Club
Status: Postponed New Date TBC
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AdventureRun Sunset Trail Run/Walk
Date: 28 March 2020
Venue: Komga Show Grounds
Organiser: AdventureRun
Status: Cancelled
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AdventureTails Barn Walk/Run – Big Red Barn
Date: 28 March 2020
Venue: Big Red Barn
Organiser: Trail Adventure
Status: Cancelled
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Kingskloof 4 Seasons Trail Run-Autumn
Date: 28 March 2020
Venue: Kingskloof at Laurentia Farm
Organiser: Master Event Timing
Status: Cancelled
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Barn Adventure Trail Run/Walk – Big Red Barn
Date: 29 March 2020
Venue: The Big Red Barn
Organiser: AdventureRun
Status: Cancelled
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Jackie Gibson Marathon & Alan Ferguson Half Marathon
Date: 29 March 2020
Venue: Klipriversberg Recreation Centre
Organiser: Johannesburg Harriers Athletic Club
Status: Postponed, New Date TBC
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Kosmosdal 8 & 5km Fun Run/Walk
Date: 29 March 2019
Venue: Kosmosdal Checkers Shopping Centre
Organiser: Kosmosdal Athletic Club
Status: Unknown
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Kimiad Adventure Night Run/Walk
Date: 1 April 2020
Venue: Kimiad Golf Course
Organiser: AdventureRun
Status: Cancelled
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AdventureRun Houghton Golf Course Night
Date: 2 April 2020
Venue: Houghton Golf Club
Organiser: AdventureRun
Status: Cancelled
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AdventureTails Cow Trail Run/Walk
Date: 4 April 2020
Venue: Hazledean Valley Trails
Organiser: Trail Adventure
Status: Cancelled
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Cool Ideas Cradle Mountain Trophy Trail Run
Date: 4 April 2020
Venue: Maropeng Amphitheatre
Organiser: The Leverage Corporation
Status: Unknown
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Ford 3-in1
Date: 4 April 2020
Venue: Ford Motor Company Sports Grounds
Organiser:
Status: Unknown
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Alan Robb 32km & 15km
Date: 5 April 2020
Venue: Germiston Stadium
Organiser: Germiston Callies Harriers
Status: Cancelled
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Fresh @ Wolwespruit Trail Run
Date: 5 April 2020
Venue: Wolwespruit Trail Park
Organiser: Fresh Trails
Status: Postponed to 3 May
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Gandhi 12 & 6km Walk
Date: 5 April 2020
Venue: Gandhi Hall
Organiser: Gandhi Walk Committee
Status: Postponed, New Date TBC
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Ingaadi Spa AdventureRun
Date: 5 April 2020
Venue: Ingaadi Spa
Organiser: Trail Adventure
Status: Cancelled
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JointEze Irene Ultra Marathon
Date: 5 April 2020
Venue: ARC Irene Campus
Organiser: Irene Athletics Club
Status: Cancelled Now Virtual Race
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Smuts Irene River Night AdventureRun
Date: 8 April 2020
Venue: Smuts Irene
Organiser: AdventureRun
Status: Cancelled
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Randburg Harriers Easter 100
Date: 10 April 2020
Venue: Ranbdurg Sports Complex
Organiser: Randburg Harriers
Status: Cancelled
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AdventureTails River Walk/Run – Smuts Irene
Date: 11 April 2020
Venue: Jan Smuts Irene River
Organiser: AdventureRun
Status: Cancelled
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Frenus Zietsman Race Against Drugs 10km
Date: 11 April 2020
Venue: Pilditch Stadium
Organiser: Mamelodi Athletic Club
Status: Postponed, New Date TBC
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Ekurhuleni Chris Hani Half Marathon
Date: 12 April 2020
Venue: Vosloorus Stadium
Organiser: Vosloorus Runners Athletics Club
Status: Cancelled
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Hero Adventure Night Trail Run Series
Date: 18 March 2020
Venue: Spice Route Estate
Organiser: Hero Adventure Trails
Status: Cancelled
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Die Poort Half Marathon & 10km
Date: 21 March 2020
Venue: Uniondale Show Grounds
Organiser: Grasshoppers Outeniqua Harriers
Status: Cancelled
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Paarl Mall Half Marathon & 10km
Date: 21 March 2020
Venue: Paarl Mall
Organiser: Boland Masters
Status: Unknown
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Tyger Half Marathon & 10km Run/Walk
Date: 21 March 2020
Venue: Tyger Valley Centre
Organiser: Top Events, Durbanville Athletic Club
Status: Postponed New Date TBC
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Trail Series Super League 4 of 7 – Paarl Mountain
Date: 22 March 2020
Venue: Oak Valley
Organiser: Wild Runner
Status: Postponed New Date TBC
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VWS Nuweberg Trail Challenge
Date: 22 March 2020
Venue: Cape Canopy Tours
Organiser: Volunteer Wildfire Services
Status: Postponed New Date TBC
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Merrel Autumn Night Run Series powered by Black Diamond
Date: 25 March 2020
Venue: Simon’s at Groot Constantia
Organiser: Mountain Runner Events
Status: Postponed New Date TBC
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Outeniqua Quest 108km Nonstop & Ultra
Date: 26 March 2020
Venue: Millwood Hut
Organiser: CSM Sport & Entertainment
Status: Cancelled
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KKI Volstruiswedloop Half Marathon & 10km
Date: 28 March 2020
Venue: Wesbank Primary School
Organiser: Oudtshoorn Athletic Club
Status: Unknown
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Leapfrog Gordon’s Bay Half Marathon & LabourWise 10km
Date: 28 March 2020
Venue: Gordon’s Bay Primary School
Organiser: Strand Athletic Club
Status: Leapfrog 21.1km will be replaced by the False Bay 50km for 2020 on 10 May
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Tygerberg 30km
Date: 29 March 2020
Venue: Tygerberg Athletic Track
Organiser: Tygerberg NLC Athletic Club
Status: Postponed, New Date TBC
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Merrell Autumn Night Run Series powered by Black Diamond
Date: 1 April 2020
Venue: Groot Constantia Wine Estate
Organiser: Mountain Runner Events
Status: Postponed, New Date TBC
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Kingfisher MTB & Trail Run
Date: 4 April 2020
Venue: Beyond the Moon
Organiser: Chain Gang Events
Status: Postponed, New Date TBC
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Ravensmead 15km
Date: 4 April
Venue: Florida Park
Organiser: Ravensmead Athletic Club
Status: Cancelled
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SPAR Women’s Challenge
Date: 5 April 2020
Venue: Green Point Precinct
Organiser: Western Province Athletics
Status: Cancelled
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Merrel Autumn Night Run Series powered by Black Diamond
Date: 8 April 2020
Venue: Simons at Groot Constantia
Organiser: Mountain Runner Events
Status: Postponed, New Date TBC
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AdventureRun Barn Run/Walk
Date: 10 April 2020
Venue: Big Red Barn
Organiser: AdventureRun
Status: Cancelled
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Two Oceans 24km & 12km Trail Run
Date: 10 April 2020
Venue: UCT Grounds
Organiser: Two Oceans Marathon NPC
Status: Cancelled
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Two Oceans Fun Run
Date: 10 April 2020
Venue: UCT Grounds
Organiser: Two Oceans Marathon NPC
Status: Cancelled
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Legends 10 & 5km
Date: 11 April 2020
Venue: Church Square
Organiser: Worcester Athletics Club
Status: Unknown
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Two Oceans Ultra Marathon
Date: 11 April
Venue: Main Road
Organiser: Two Oceans Marathon NPC
Status: Cancelled
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SPAR Women’s 10km – Port Elizabeth
Date: 21 March 2020
Venue: Pollok Beach
Organiser: Walmer Athletics Club
Status: Postponed to 17 Oct 2020 (Provisional)
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Real Gijimas Ultra Marathon
Date: 22 March 2020
Venue: Masizakhe Children’s Home
Organiser: Real Gijimas
Status: Postponed, New Date TBC
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Cabbage Patch 15km
Date: 28 March 2020
Venue: Komga Show Grounds
Organiser: Border Athletics
Status: Postponed, New Date TBC
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Correctional Services 10km Classic
Date: 4 April 2020
Venue: Farmers Market
Organiser: St Albans Correctional Services
Status: Unknown
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Royal St Andrews Hotel Amanzi Challenge
Date: 10 April 2020
Venue: Royal St. Andrew Golf Course
Organiser: Kowie Striders
Status: Postpone, New Date TBC
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FREESTATE_HEADER-BANNER-600x97 Race Status Update by Province News

Standard Bank Black Mountain Challenge – Two Days
Date: 21 March 2020
Venue: Black Mountain Hotel & Spa
Organiser: Cityrun (Pty) Ltd
Status: Postponed to 22-23 August 2020
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Mwelase Half Marathon, 10 & 5km
Date: 21 March 2020
Venue: HTS School
Organiser: Real Lions Athletic Club
Status: Unknown
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Potato Pride Wilge Marathon, Half & 10km
Date: 4 April 2020
Venue: GJ Humans Sports Ground
Organiser: Goudveld Multisport
Status: Unknown
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Drakensberg Northern Trail Run
Date: 21 March 2020
Venue: Border Post
Organiser: KZN Trail Running
Status: Postponed New Date TBC
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The Solly M Crescent Challenge
Date: 22 March
Venue: Kings Park Stadium
Organiser: Crescent Sporting Club
Status: Postponed New Date TBC
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AdventureRun Port Shepstone Golf Course Run/Walk
Date: 25 March 2020
Venue: Port Shepston Country Club
Organiser: AdevntureRun
Status: Cancelled
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Route Six 2 Two Trails
Date: 28 March 2020
Venue: Oaksprings Farm
Organiser: Six 2 Two Trails
Status: Postponed to November 2020
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Checkout Half Marathon & 10km Run/Walk
Date: 29 March 2020
Venue: King Park Athletic Stadium
Organiser: Checkout Verulam Falcons AC
Status: Postponed, New Date TBC
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Rocky Bay Trail Run
Date: 29 March 2020
Venue: Rocky Bay Resort
Organiser: KZN Trail Running
Status: Postponed, New Date TBC
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Tronox Umhlathuze Marathon & Half
Date: 29 March 2020
Venue: Umhlathuze Athletic Club
Organiser: uMhlathuze Athletic Club
Status: Cancelled
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Umgeni Water Marathon, Half & 14,47km Run/Walk
Date: 29 March 2020
Venue: Baynesfield Recreational Club
Organiser: Collegians Harriers
Status: Postponed, New Date TBC
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Giba Gorge Night Fun Trail Run
Date: 1 April 2020
Venue: Giba Gorge MTB Park
Organiser: Giba Gorge MTB & Adventure Park
Status: Postponed, New Date TBC
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Arthur Creswell Memorial Ultra Marathon & Half Marathon
Date: 4 April 2020
Venue: Oaklahamba Municipality
Organiser: Ladysmith Athletics Club
Status: Postponed, New Date TBC
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Bushman’s Trail Run
Date: 4 April 2020
Venue: Wagendrift Dam Campsite
Organiser: KZN Trail Running
Status: Postponed, New Date TBC
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Durban City Marathon and Half
Date: 5 April 2020
Venue: Kings Park Stadium
Organiser: KwaZulu-Natal Athletics
Status: Postponed, New Date TBC
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Holla Trails Classice
Date: 5 April 2020
Venue: Fairview Estates
Organiser: Holla Trails
Status: Postponed, New Date TBC
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MPUM_HEADER-BANNER-600x97 Race Status Update by Province News

Standerton Goldi 4-in-1
Date: 21 March 2020
Venue: Standerton High School
Organiser: Standerton Marathon Club
Status: Cancelled
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Gert Sibande District Marathon
Date: 28 March 2020
Venue: Gert Sibande District Office
Organiser: Ermelo Marathon Club
Status: Unknown
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Richkim & John Henry Consultants 10km & Fun Run
Date: 1 April 2020
Venue: Kees Taljaard Stadium
Organiser: Midack Athletic Club
Status: Unknown
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Buffalo Gorge Trail Series
Date: 4 April 2020
Venue: Buffalo Gorge Eco Adventure Centre
Organiser: Buffalo Gorge Eco Adventure Centre
Status: Continuing limited to 90 people
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Great East 3 in 1
Date: 11 April 2020
Venue: Great East Sports Club
Organiser: Great East Athletic Club
Status: Cancelled
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York Dusk Till Dawn Race
Date: 12 April
Venue: York Engelhard Park
Organiser: Fresh Trails
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Bushveld 32 & 10km
Date: 21 March 2020
Venue: Hoerskool Brits
Organiser: Amanzi Athletic Club
Status: Postponed to 5 December 2020
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Carletonville Half Marathon
Date: 21 March 2020
Venue: Carletonville Mall
Organiser: Pulsesport
Status: Unknown
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Ale Trail Run
Date: 28 March 2020
Venue:  Black Horse Brewery
Organiser: Wild Africa Experiences
Status: Still Continuing Limit of 90 Runner for two Days, pls monitor website
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NC_HEADER-BANNER-600x97 Race Status Update by Province News

Phakamile Madija Human Rights Half Marathon
Date: 21 March 2020
Venue: Galeshewe Stadium
Organiser:
Status: Postponed New Date TBC
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Konica Minolta Kimberley Road
Date: 28 March
Venue: Bishops Old Boy’s Club
Organiser: Vodacom Kimberley Road Runners
Status: Postponed New Date TBC
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Mall of the North Marathon
Date: 4 April 2020
Venue: Mall of the North
Organiser: Polokwane Athletic Club
Status: Postponed, New Date TBC
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