Running

Challenge your captains

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Cape Town, 20 June 2017 – Many of South Africa’s most renowned sports personalities, including Olympic Silver Medalist Elana van Zyl Meyer, World Cup Captains Francois Pienaar and John Smit have challenged the captains of other sporting codes to run the popular Sanlam Cape Town Marathon on 17 September 2017. Having received the prestigious Gold Label recognition from the International ...

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Iconic city marathon asks participants to RunGreen

Awarded IAAF Gold Label status earlier this year, the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is an exhilarating festival of running that brings together runners, elite athletes, social joggers and surrounding communities to enjoy a Spring weekend of running through Africa’s spectacularly beautiful Mother City.

Cape Town, 08 June 2017 – The annual Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is more than just a race. As Africa’s must-run iconic city marathon and a certified carbon-neutral event, it encourages all participants to get involved in its Run4Change legacy programme by taking the pledge to ‘RunGreen’.  This weekend festival of running, which takes place between 14 and 17 September this year, ...

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Monster Mountain to Feature in 2018 Tankwa Trail

Happy trail runners abound at the Tankwa Trail. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Entries to the 2018 Tankwa Trail, three day trail running stage race which takes place from the 15th to the 18th of February next year, open on Wednesday the 7th of June at 12:00. But perhaps more importantly the route for the event has been revealed too, and after two years of shying away from the biggest mountain in the ...

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Durbanites prepare to run for life at the Totalsports Women’s Race

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The streets of Durban will be teaming with runners wearing pink event t-shirts (compliments of Nike) and ‘running for life’ in support of PinkDrive at the annual Totalsports Women’s Race on Sunday, 16 July 2017. “The Totalsports Women’s Race is a fun and healthy way in which to get our message across that early detection saves lives,” says Janice Benecke, ...

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Maxirace is coming to South Africa

Pic Credit – Bruce Viaene – Pic is of Christiaan Greyling at the 2016 SkyRun which he won.

International trail running race brand, MaXiRace, will be coming to the African continent with a week-long festival of trail running that will take place in the iconic Stellenbosch area of the Cape in the first week of May 2018. “We are very excited to announce that we are partnering with MaXiRace World to bring a festival of trail running to ...

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Celebrating the Spirit of the Dryland Traverse

Even the route marshals get into the party spirit at the Dryland Traverse. Photo by Oakpics.com.

The Dryland Traverse trail running stage race may be dubbed an “Adventure Trail Run” and it certainly is, but the true differentiator between the Dryland Traverse and other events is the amazing spirit which prevails in the race village. Starting with registration on Thursday and continuing through until everyone departs after prize giving on Sunday a unique festival atmosphere envelops ...

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BIG5 Challenge attracts BIG name elites

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The 8th Annual BIG5 Challenge is fast approaching and the competition for podium spots is heating up with the likes of Bradley Weiss, Davide Del Fante, Dean Hopf and Theo Blignaut fighting it out over five events during the ten days of the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival between 7 and 16 July. The ladies’ competition also promises to be ...

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Dladla and Don Wauchope triumph at Giant’s Cup

Race winner Thabo Dladla (left) and women's race winner Su Don-Wauchope ring the finishers bell at the end of the final stage of the 2017 Giant's Cup on Saturday 20 May. Greg Labuschagne /
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Underberg – Local wildlife ranger Thabo Dladla realised his dream of winning the Giants Cup trail run as he and seasoned ultra-athlete Su Don-Wauchope wrapped up the men’s and women’s titles on the 30km final stage. Once again running in sublime weather conditions, against a backdrop of the snow-clad Drakensberg mountains, the pair extended the leads they had established on ...

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Gachaga smashes World Best at FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN

Kenya’s 22-year-old Morris Gachaga may be softly spoken, but there is nothing wrong with his legs – and did they do some serious talking at the 2017 FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN on Sunday 21 May, when the diminutive runner smashed the previous World Best on a point to point course by four seconds. Gachaga crossed the line in 33:27 eclipsing the 33:31 of Sammy Kitwara run at the Bay to Breakers in May, 2009.  Seen here:  Morris Gachaga claiming gold on the day.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Cape Town – Kenya’s 22-year-old Morris Gachaga may be softly spoken, but there is nothing wrong with his legs – and did they do some serious talking at the 2017 FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN on Sunday 21 May, when the diminutive runner smashed the previous World Best on a point to point course by four seconds. Gachaga crossed the ...

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FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN welcomes Budget as a partner

The organisers of the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN are excited to welcome Budget Rent a Car as the official car rental partner of the Cape’s premier 12km road run.  Starting at Woodbridge Island (Milnerton) at 09:00, the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN celebrates the brilliance of Cape Town and its beautiful surrounds.  The route will guide runners along the  coastline through the Harbour, past key city landmarks, including Cape Town Harbour, Grand Parade and the V&A waterfront, before finishing at the Portside building in the heart of Cape Town.  Seen here (from left to right):  Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports with Mike Sema, CSI, Events and Sponsorship Manager Budget Rent a Car, South Africa.   Photo Credit:  Luke Walker

Cape Town – The organisers of the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN are excited to welcome Budget Rent a Car as the official car rental partner of the Cape’s premier 12km road run. “It’s an honour to welcome Budget Rent a Car, a global leader in its field, as a partner of the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN,” says Michael ...

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