Celebrating women this August, SPAR KZN is excited to announce that an “in-person” 5km race will now take place in conjunction with the SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge that is being hosted nationally on Saturday 3 September.
The Virtual Challenge was a compromise made due to the uncertainty of COVID regulations earlier in 2022, and as pandemic regulations have been removed, the organisers have added a physical event in KZN to make it a hybrid challenge. There are now three options to run the race: physically in Durban, virtually anywhere on a route selected by the entrant, or with any Park Run, which has partnered with the race.
The race organisers have designed a spectacular 5km route taking in the Durban beachfront and running on the famous promenade with the start and finish close to Suncoast. The run will get underway at 7am.
The usual race registration will take place between 10:00 and 18:00 on Thursday 1 September and Friday 2 September at Suncoast. Participants can collect their race packs and race numbers between 10am and 4pm. Entries combined between the Virtual and In-person events are limited to 10,000 athletes. Participants can still enter to run the Virtual Challenge on their own or with a Park Run, and to collect their race packs at participating stores in KZN.
Race Ambassadors, Raeesa Mahomed, Precious Mthembu, Lisa Bobbert, and Zinhle Ndawonde are training hard and will be out in full force with their family and friends on the day too. Participants can engage with them on the “SPAR KZN Womens 10 and 5km Race” on social media, where there are prizes to be won.
To enter our fun 5km run or find out more info visit https://sparwomensrace.co.za/durban5km
Pictured here: Going up, looking forward to participating in the upcoming SPAR KZN Women’s Race, SPAR KZN race ambassadors, actress and comedian, Lisa Bobbert, former Protea’s Netball star, Baby Proteas coach and teacher, Precious Mthembu, life coach, radio, TV and film personality, Raeesa Mahomed and The Sharks, SA Rugby and firefighting hero, Zinhle Ndawonde gets in some training. With the dawning of Women’s Month, SPAR KZN has announced the option of an ‘in-person’ event as well as a virtual race on Saturday 3 September.
Photo credit: by Val Adamson