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, t-shirt, foam peak 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 .
Online entrants can collect their race number, My Race magazine, foam peak and t-shirt at SuperSport Park Stadium in Centurion from 24 – 28 August between 10h00 and 18h00 or on Race Day from 08h00 till 12h00. An admin fee will be applicable for online entries.
Entries for 2015 are closed! Thank you for participating in the 2015 Pretoria SPAR Women's Challenge!
We will announce on our Facebook page when entries for the 2016 Pretoria SPAR Women's Challenge will open.
WIN WITH SPAR
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR LUCKY DRAW PRIZESTHAT WILL TAKE PLACE ON RACE DAY!
LOADS MORE PRIZES TO BE WON!.
Check the SPAR Women's Challenge Pretoria Facebook page regularly for competitions with great prizes up for grabs !
SPAR LADIES COACH
POWERED BY NEW BALANCE
Coach Nuno is here to motivate and encourage you as you train for – and then finish – the Pretoria SPAR Women’s Challenge. Like the SPAR Women’s Challenge Facebook Page for regular tips and motivation. He is a qualified running coach with over 20 years of experience in helping both novice and seasoned runners reach their optimum fitness levels. He will have you up off the couch and doing a 5km – and beyond – in no time! Ask Nuno about any running concerns you might have.
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