The organisers of the Boxer Super Run are thrilled to reveal an unprecedented R142K prize purse for the inaugural event that is set to create a stir within Durban’s running community on Sunday, 15 October 2023.
“We are excited to present a prize purse of R142K for the Elite Race at the first-ever Boxer Super Run,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “A prize pool of this magnitude sets a new standard for 5km events, showcasing that the Boxer Super Run is far from the ordinary. 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+.”
“The 5km distance requires a blend of speed, endurance, and strategy, making it a compelling challenge for elites looking to showcase their athletic prowess,” continues Meyer. “When you couple this with an unparalleled prize purse that’s truly worth contending for, you can look forward to witnessing a road running showdown that demands attention and is guaranteed to be a spectator highlight. We can’t wait to see the best of the best in action at the Boxer Super Run.”
“The path to becoming an elite athlete is anything but swift or effortless,” says Lee-Ann Pillay, Boxer Superstores Head of Department: Marketing. “It involves commitment, dedication, and countless setbacks before ascending to the pinnacle. We are proud to be able to reward the Boxer Super Run Elite Race entrants for their hard work and look forward to witnessing elite racing of the highest standard in Durban. The excitement is mounting as we prepare to crown the initial 5K King and Queen of the Boxer Super Run.”
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EVENT INFORMATION: 2023 Boxer Super Run
|Date:||Sunday 15 October 2023|
|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
|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
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 www.boxer.co.za
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.