Memories made at Spar Women’s Race Joburg

Personal bests were seen not just in running times at the Spar Women’s Race Joburg, but every runner had a blast for charity too.

Marks Park Sports Club saw 13 000 people take to the streets for a 10km challenge and 5km fun run on 8 October, as the last event in the six-part Spar Grand Prix.

The Spar Women’s Race Joburg proves to be a huge hit. Photo: Thabang Kuaho.

More runners have a good time at the Spar Women’s Race Joburg. Photo: Naledi Mokoena.

Families came in their droves for a good day out, and the rain held off just long enough for everyone to enjoy their scenic run, as well as the food at the stalls afterwards, an excellent performance by the band Denim, and spoils of spot prizes and goodie bags.

Read: Joburg’s most beautiful race does not disappoint 

To top it all off, the race raised R60 000 for Reach for Recovery, a breast cancer support group that helps women with breast cancer return to daily life through providing free support by volunteers who themselves have suffered the effects of breast cancer, as well as providing a prosthesis service.

These two highlight the reason behind the run. Photo: Naledi Mokoena.

Caxton Local Media’s Andile Dlodlo, Roxy de Villiers and Ashtyn Mackenzie get in front of the camera for a change. Photo: Naledi Mokoena.

Furthermore, running shoes were donated by many participants through the Drop off a Pair, Show you Care campaign that Spar and Caxton Local Media co-host. The initiative collects running shoes for those in need.

Also see: Shayne Robinson’s daily vlog: Big smiles at Spar Women’s Race 

“It has been a beautiful morning,” said Spar South Rand human resources executive, Nonelela Xababutjie. “At Spar we take seriously the wellness of women. Well done to all the finishers, and especially the first-time entrants. We hope to see you again.”

VIDEO: Irvette van Zyl wins the 10km Spar Women’s Challenge 

Did you participate in the Spar Women’s Race Joburg? Let us know how it went on our Facebook page.

Nicholas Zaal

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