South Africa’s ‘most beautiful race’ is back in Jozi so you had better get your running shoes ready

The race will once again be held at Marks Park Sports Club in Emmarentia on Sunday, 6 October… and if last year’s event is anything to go by, this run will be something you just can’t miss! The family-friendly race coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the main beneficiary of the race is Reach for Recovery.

The international breast cancer support group helps women with breast cancer return to daily life by providing free support, offered by volunteers, who themselves have suffered the effects of breast cancer and its treatment, as well as providing a prosthesis service. It is sure to be a fun-filled morning with excitement, entertainment, food and fabulous prizes.

Enjoy the scenic 5km and 10km routes

As in the past, the race will take runners through some of the city’s most beautiful areas. The scenic 5km route goes past the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam. The race brings together women from all walks of life, of shapes and sizes, and makes for a great family outing. So, if you and your girls want to walk or run this race you can grab your tickets online or at most SPAR stores.

The 10km route goes through the lovely suburbs of Greenside and Parkview, with wide, tree-lined avenues and little traffic.

With so many prizes up for grabs on the day, the vibe is electric, with local celebs and entertainment for the crowds after the race. There are also schools that enter the race and these schools go into a lucky draw for great school prizes. SPAR goes all out to ensure that all participants have an awesome time on the day.

There will be food vendors on hand for a bite to eat and plenty of coffee stands to get you ready for that early morning start.

Donate your running shoes

The Rosebank Killarney Gazette, as part of its Caxton Cares initiative, in association with SPAR, is calling all athletes, joggers and everyday sports enthusiasts to donate their unwanted running shoes that are still in good condition for the Drop a Pair and Show you Care initiative.

These shoes will go to a school based in the greater Jo’burg north region where many underprivileged children will be given the opportunity and motivation to get and remain fit with the right shoes.

You can drop off your shoes and meet the Caxton team on race day, or you can drop off your unwanted shoes at 368 Jan Smuts Avenue, Caxton House or 1187 Cornelius Street, corner JG Strijdom, Weltevreden Park from now till race day.

Don’t forget to sign up for the race at: sparjoburgrace.co.za

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