Boxer Super Run boasts a fast, flat route in its debut year!

Boasting a fast, flat route, the inaugural Boxer Super Run is set to make waves in the streets of Durban on Sunday 15 October 2023.

“The lightning-fast route is set to inject a thrilling dose of excitement into the Men’s and Women’s Elite Races,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “We’re confident the event’s R142K Prize Purse will serve as added motivation, igniting the competitive fire within the elite athletes on race day. Witnessing new South African men’s and/or women’s 5km records being set would be the icing on the cake.”

“But it’s not just our elite runners that we’re cheering for,” adds Meyer. “We’d also like to see the ‘Open Wave’ participants chasing those PBs, as this course makes it entirely attainable. While we encourage all runners to bring their spirited energy, we challenge the ‘Super Social Wave’ runners and walkers to lead the charge in the celebration department. We’re looking for vibrant outfits, splash on some colour, and infuse style into the streets of Durban.”

“The fun will start in Snell Parade via Lagoon Drive, while the finish will be at Blue Lagoon Park,” says Lee-Ann Pillay, Head of Marketing at Boxer Superstores. “Except for one minor hill, the route is flat and fast and can be enjoyed by runners aged 9 and older. Participants, whether running or walking, can look forward to experiencing a captivating route that takes them past some of Durban’s most iconic landmarks, including the renowned Kings Park Swimming Pool and the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium. And let’s not forget the breathtaking views of the Durban Beach Front and Promenade. As a bonus, our event partners and sponsors will be offering fantastic activations along the way, including a refreshing Bonaqua Water Point, the PUMA Zone, and exciting Boxer Vibe Points. Entrants can look forward to a day to remember!”


EVENT INFORMATION:  2023 Boxer Super Run   

Date: Sunday 15 October 2023
Distance: 5km
Start Venue: Snell Parade via Lagoon Drive, Durban
Finish Venue: Blue Lagoon Park, Durban
Event Waves & Start Times: ·         07:00 / OPEN WAVE (Anyone and everyone, club runners, serious runners, schools, runners who prefer an early start, masses)

·         08:00 – 09:30 / SUPER SOCIAL WAVE (Dress up, groups, company groups, charities, runners who prefer a slightly later start)

·         09:45 / ELITE WOMEN

·         10:00 / ELITE MEN

Entry Fee: R100.00
Minimum Age of Entrant: 9 years old
Entries Open: Friday, 04 August 2023
Entries Close: Monday, 09 October 2023
Entry Includes: ·         Boxer Super Run T-shirt

·         Boxer Super Run Drawstring Bag

·         Race Number

·         Bonaqua Water Bottle

·         Boxer Super Run Medal

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PRIZE PURSE: The inaugural Boxer Super Run will boast an unprecedented R142K prize purse in 2023. Prize money will be allocated to the Top 8 male and female finishers in the Open Category, with the winners each taking home a well-deserved R20K. The Top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups will also be rewarded for their efforts: Junior, 40-49,50-59, 60-69 and 70+. To view the Prize Purse Breakdown visit:




Men: SA: Ryan Mphahlele / 13:24 / 29 April 2023 / Herzogenaurach, Germany
Women: SA: Elana Meyer / 15:10 / 16 October 1994 / Providence, United States


On SA soil:

Men: SA: Mbuleleli Mathanga / 13:55 / 21 May 2023 / Durban
Women: Open: Yalemzerf Yehualaw (Ethiopia) / 15:40 / 09 July 2023 / Durban
                          SA: Lebogang Phalula / 16:13 / 28 Aug 2016 / Johannesburg


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About Boxer Superstores:

Boxer is one of the fastest growing discount supermarkets in Southern Africa. With a cemented set of ‘people-centred’ goals and values, Boxer has positioned itself as ‘Africa’s Favourite Discount Supermarket’. Since its humble beginnings 46 years ago in Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, the Boxer brand, (comprised of Boxer Superstores, Boxer Liquors and Boxer Build) has grown far and wide and offers services to shoppers in 450 stores spread across every province of South Africa, as well as in the Kingdom of Eswatini. 

For further information about Boxer Superstores, please visit


About the Boxer Super Run:

A world class 5km road run, the Boxer Super Run is set to captivate entrants, young and old, social, and elite, in the scenic city of Durban. With 5km being the most popular distance globally, the event attracts a diverse range of participants, from seasoned athletes seeking to challenge their limits to newcomers venturing into the world of road running. This run is for everyone! A highlight on race day will be the Boxer Super Run ELITE RACE where SA’s Elite athletes will go head-to-head in a men’s and women’s race for the coveted title of King and Queen of the Boxer Super Run 5K! For the rest of the field, we’re not aiming for first place, we’re aiming for PB’s but most importantly we’re heading for fun! Choose your wave for your 5km loop along the Durban promenade. Dress up or dress down, whatever you do make sure you follow the event on social media and share your experience.

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