ABOUT THE RACE
The Pretoria leg of the SPAR Women’s Challenge has grown from humble beginnings to one of the world’s biggest road races. This challenge is the most popular and inclusive road race in South Africa, attracting the country’s top professional female athletes and thousands of recreational runners. The race began in 1996 with just 600 entrants racing along the University of Pretoria’s Groenkloof campus.
Today, more than 25 000 entrants from around Gauteng run through Centurion’s streets, starting at SuperSport Park Stadium, looping back along a 5km and 10km route. Participants include Olympians, top age-group competitors, and thousands who run for charity and to achieve their own personal goals. An estimated 15 000 spectators turn out in support of the event, along with hundreds of print and broadcast media.
The SPAR Women’s Challenge is the premier event of the Gauteng North road running calendar. The Pretoria race is a key part of the SPAR Grand Prix series – the only competition of its kind in South African road running. The Grand Prix series allows the country's most outstanding female runners to score points across five SPAR Women’s Challenge 10km races and be eligible for cash prizes and other rewards.
The other races that form part of the SPAR Grand Prix series are:
HOW TO ENTER
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PARTICIPATING SPAR STORE
When entering at selected SPAR stores your will receive your race number, one-size-fits-all t-shirt, foam peak cap and a copy of My Race magazine after handing in your entry form in-store. Click on the icon above to download the in-store entry venues. Enter early to avoid disappointment.
Please bring your proof of payment to collect your race number, t-shirt, foam peak cap and My Race magazine at SuperSport Park in Centurion from 31 July 2017 – 4 August 2017 between 10h00 and 18h00 or on race day from 08h00 to 12h00. DO NOT COLLECT FROM SPAR STORES FOR ONLINE ENTRIES. An admin fee will be applicable for online entries.
Limited to 25 000 entries. In-store and Online Pre-entries will close on 23 July 2017 at 20h00.
Pre-entries will still be available at SuperSport Park from 31 July 2017 – 4 August 2017 between 10h00 and 18h00, if available. Goodie bags and medals are handed out on Race Day once you have crossed the finish line.
WIN WITH SPAR
WATCH THIS SPACE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR LUCKY DRAW PRIZESTHAT WILL TAKE PLACE ON RACE DAY!
Check the SPAR Women's Challenge Pretoria Facebook page regularly for competitions with great prizes up for grabs !
MOTIVATION FROM WARRIOR RIC
This year we have well-known sports and fitness motivator, Warrior Ric, as a SPAR Women’s Challenge Brand Ambassador to motivate and encourage you as you train for – and then finish – the 2017 SPAR Women’s Challenge. Like the SPAR Women’s Challenge Facebook Page to see more motivation from Warrior Ric!
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GENERAL RACE ENQUIRY LINE: 011 203 5303
AGN OFFICE: 012 327 4931
RACE INFORMATION ENQUIRY:
011 203 5303 or 074 750 7186
ENTRY FORM ENQUIRY:
083 412 9808
CORPORATE & RUNNING CLUB BOOKINGS:
isiGidi | Gerda van Schalkwyk
083 272 8953
Christien van der Merwe
083 458 0337
TOGBAG AND WHEELCHAIR NEEDS
Anna-Marie de Beer
082 954 9628