Insingizi Halloween Night Run


Calling only very brave runners and walkers for a spooky Halloween night run on Saturday, 12 October through the forests at iNsingizi Lodge and Spa in Mid-Illovo.

Runners are challenged to wear their most creative Halloween costumes and brave the dark for either the 5km or 10km trail run through the indigenous bush surrounding iNsingizi. Afterwards hearty appetites can look forward to a mouth-watering two-course dinner as well as exciting best-dressed and spot prizes.

Get friends and family together for an evening of fun and exercise at iNsingizi Lodge and Spa on 12 October. Tickets for the night run and dinner are R150 per person. For more information or to book, contact (083) 414 1932 or email

Merrell Tsitsikamma MTB & Trail Run


Date: 2nd November 2019
Distance: 11km
Venue: Tsitsikamma Falls Adventure
Entry Fee: R150 (on the day entries available with a late entry fee of R50). Snapscan facility available
Registration opens from: 8h00am
Online entries:
START TIME: 11km – 09h30

The Merrell Tsitsikamma Trail Run race is a trail run event running in conjunction with the Merrell Tsitsikamma Mountain Bike event. It is perfectly situated to draw riders and runners from both the Eastern and Southern Cape. Offering runners an opportunity to run through beautiful forestry roads and single track if they are less inclined to want to peddle around. This is also a family orientated event where not only mom and dad can participate, but also the little ones who are small in size but big in heart.
There will be hearty food and refreshments on sale.

Merrell Summer Day Run

DATE: Sunday, 10th November 2019
Merrell Summer Run
Where: Johannesburg
Start & Finish: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Roodepoort, Johannesburg
Distance: 6, 12, 20km & 2km kiddies run
Discipline: Trail Running
Start time: 07h00
Enter online:
Entry Fee: R130 / R160 / R200
Description: “The one with that hill.” A proper set of trail runs in Jozi that winds though the lush Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens – voted the best place to get back to nature in Gauteng for 9 years in a row – and climbs the relentless ridges of the adjoining Muldersdrift Hobby Park. The 12km and 20km routes which head into the open rocky Highland grassland and include more technical running sections, together with the 6km loop, are all a great challenge to tackle on a Sunday morning. Fiercely competed or enjoyed at a more leisurely pace, both pass by the cascading waterfall and cliffs home to a breeding pair of majestic Verreaux’s Eagles. Bring a picnic and come and enjoy the gardens with us. There will be food and drinks on sale and a jumping castle for the kids.

Merrell Summer Night Run powered by Black Diamond

DATE: Thursday, 7th November 2019
Merrell Summer Night Run powered by Black Diamond
Where: Johannesburg
Start & Finish: Delta Café, Craighall Park
Distance: 5 & 8km
Discipline: Night Trail Running
Start time: 18h30
Entry Fee: R100 / R110
Enter online:
Description: There is nothing better than a mid week break. Running with just a headlamp is an experience you should all try at least once. Bring a friend or the whole family and join us for some night time fun under the stars. Dress BRIGHT and LUMINOUS for the “Come as CRAZY and COLOURFUL as you CAN competition.” Loads of lucky draw prizes to be won and fantastic burgers and beers at Cafe Delta afterwards.

Greater Tygerberg Partnership’s Urban Family Fun Run

The Spring edition of the Greater Tygerberg Partnership’s popular Family Run is back on Saturday, 5 October 2019. Runners of all ages and fitness are welcome to participate and even the family dog can come along. The cost to enter is R50 with tickets available via Quicket (GTP Urban Family Run).

There will be a slight change in format for this edition of the run with participants being challenged to run a 1km lap around Tielman Marais Park as many times as they can over six hours. For every 1 kilometre they run on the day, R10 will be donated to Bellville City Outreach, an organisation that provides support and active interventions in the community.

The GTP Urban Family Run is open to everyone, encouraging them to explore the Bellville CBD, its parks and green spaces. In the long-term, the project aims to establish a fixed route for local runners and walkers to use for their daily exercise and leisure. Water tables and food vendors will be present on the day.

Kilimanjaro Stage Run

The Kilimanjaro Stage Run combines authentic off-the-beaten-path travel and exploration with organized supported running, and the goal of a complete circumnavigation of Mount Kilimanjaro in beautiful Tanzania, East Africa.

Ultrarunner Simon Mtuy and his team at Summit Expeditions & Nomadic Experience created this fully catered running adventure vacation to immerse you in the local cultures in this remote and scenic location while safely experiencing the footpaths of lower Kilimanjaro on a physically challenging activity.

More than just another run, the Kilimanjaro Stage Run is a multi-day adventure run (not a race) open to all runners willing to test their endurance covering 260 kilometers over 8 days at a moderate pace, while challenging their strength with more than 10,000 meters total elevation gain.

The terrain is technical and all running is done between 1500 and 2200 meters elevation, and only during the day. Runners are divided into groups by pace and always run with a Tanzanian running guide.

Discovery 947 Ride Joburg



Discovery and 947 are excited to announce a revitalized 23rd edition of Joburg’s most iconic cycling event, encouraging cyclists to move through the city’s streets like never before in the Discovery 947 Ride Joburg on Sunday, 17 November at Riversands Commercial Park.


As part of Discovery’s global commitment to make 100-million people 20% more active by 2025, the event will be staged with an invigorated vision to get more people moving by taking the promotion and growth of cycling in South Africa to the next level.


“We’re thrilled to join 947 and set the pace in our home city by hosting the Discovery 947 Ride Joburg.” says Discovery’s Chief Marketing Officer, Firoze Bhorat. “For many years, this signature Joburg event has created an opportunity for people to improve their health outcomes by participating in an iconic city race and to make lasting memories along the way. We’re excited to be partnering with Primedia to grow this brilliant annual event and boost the sport of cycling in South Africa.”


“Last year, over 40% of 947 cycle race finishers were Vitality members – that’s nearly 10,000 adults out of a field of 25 000. We’re not only looking to build on the number of Vitality members we can get cycling, but how many others we can encourage to be active,” adds Bhorat. “Vitality has a global commitment to make 100 million people more physically active by 2025, and with that vision in mind, we’re expanding the race this year with a brand new 40 km route to make it accessible to those new to the sport cycling.”


Back by popular demand, the event returns with 2018’s flipped route that spans approximately 94.7km of thrilling Joburg terrain that cyclists get to own for a day. The challenge remains, but the spin on the ‘traditional’ route ensures that cyclists get the tough climbs out of the way while their legs are still fresh. Supported and hosted by the City of Joburg, cyclists get to enjoy a safe ride with full road closures on the route.


The Discovery 947 Ride Joburg will be bigger and more inclusive than ever with the introduction of a shorter 40km route aimed at novice riders with the appetite to conquer the streets of Joburg at a distance that matches their fitness level.


The Discovery 947 Ride Joburg is the world’s second-largest timed cycling race that attracts thousands of cyclists, ranging from beginners to elite, every year. The popularity of the sport is further bolstered by the massive participation in the Discovery 947 Mountain Bike Ride and the Discovery 947 Kiddies Ride that are held the weekend before the main race at Steyn City that has come on board as the host partner for the respective rides.


Discovery Vitality members will be delighted to learn that they will earn 1100 Vitality points for the 94.7km Ride Joburg and 800 Vitality points for the new 40km Vitality route.


“We are thrilled to partner with Discovery on evolving this important cycling event. Their vision of getting more people to become healthier and more active is a great fit as we encourage cycling among people of all ages and walks of life,” said Primedia’s Group Head of Events, Alexia Poulos.


“Whether you are returning to the race or it’s your first time, you can expect the same world-class event, but with exciting new twists you don’t want to miss out on. This race is without a doubt the most unique way to get moving and experience the diverse and vibrant landscape of Joburg,” Poulos added.


Don’t delay – make 2019 the year you push those limits and move more – Enter Discovery 947 Ride Joburg . Entries close 4 October.


For more information and to enter visit or follow #RideJoburg on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

BAIC Paarlberg Challenge

Event Details

Date:                         Saturday 5th October 2019

Venue:                      Le Bac Estate |Paarl

Route:                       Start at Le Bac Estate, through the historic town of Paarl, through the Paarlberg Nature Reserve and finish at Le Bac Estate.

Events:                      Half Marathon                                7:00am

10km Run | 10km Walk               7:15am

5km Fun Run                                   7:30am

Entries:             – entries close 29 September 2019

Entry Fees:              Half Marathon licensed                R110

Half Marathon unlicensed           R150

10km licensed                                 R80

10km unlicensed                            R120

5km Fun Run                                   R50

Medals & Coke:     To all finishers

Vendors:                  Various food vendors and Pop-up Stores

Social Media:          FaceBook – #PaarlbergChallenge


Spot Prizes:             5 HUAWEI Cell Phones

Grand Prize:                        BAIC D20 (T&C’s apply)


Johnson Crane 2020

Entries are now open for the 38th Johnson Crane Hire Marathon hosted by Benoni Harriers. This popular event presents the ideal setting for the first marathon of the year. The route is a double lapper and relatively flat.

For those still easing into the year, there is a 21km as well as a 10km and 5km fun run. The 42km, 21km & 10km events will be timed by ChampionChip. All 42km results will automatically be sent to Comrades as a potential qualifying race based on mat-to-mat timing.