City of Cape Town proud to host Totalsports Women’s Race

The City of Cape Town is excited to celebrate National Women’s Day (Friday 09 August 2019) amongst thousands of runners (and walkers) at the Totalsports Women’s Race.

“The Totalsports Women’s Race’s partnership with the City of Cape Town is truly valued,” says Dezroy Poole, Director Stillwater Sports. “Hosting a mass participation road run in the heart of a city is no small feat. From logistics to safety and security, the impact that the City of Cape Town has on the event is unparalleled. Together with the City of Cape Town we look forward to hosting a Women’s Day Celebration like no other on 09 August.”

According to Alderman JP Smith, Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, the City of Cape Town is proud to be associated with events that highlight important causes. “The Totalsports Women’s Race perfectly fits our strategic objectives in that it raises awareness about breast cancer, amongst other issues. We believe that the event amplifies the work that the City does in educating residents about the risks associated with breast cancer. In addition to encouraging healthy living, the Totalsports Women’s Race presents a fun day out for athletes, their families and supporters cheering on the sidelines.”

“Women are the driving force in our communities,” continues Alderman JP Smith. “All too often they put the needs of others ahead of their own, and not always with the recognition that they deserve. The 9th of August gives us an opportunity to pause and reflect on the role of women, and to celebrate their hopes, dreams and achievements. This should, however, be a daily occurrence, 365 days a year. We are excited to celebrate National Women’s Day in the magnificent City of Cape Town.”

Event Information: 2019 Totalsports Women’s Race An annual Women’s Day celebration, the Totalsports Women’s Race encourages athletes to run united in support of PinkDrive because they are #StrongerTogether. For the first time since the event’s inception in 2001, South Africa’s largest Women’s Day Celebration will be hosted on one day across three major cities.

Date: Friday, 09 August 2019 / National Women’s Day


• Durban: Kings Park Athletics Track

• Johannesburg: Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown

• Cape Town: Grand Parade, Cape Town CBD

Start Time: 10km / 08:00 5km / 08:15

PRIZE PURSE: The 2019 Totalsports Women’s Race boasts a whopping combined Prize Purse of R123 600, that’s a total of R 41 200 per city (Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town).

CLICK HERE to view the entire Prize Purse breakdown. Each entrant will receive a fitted Event T-shirt, a Totalsports Head Scarf and a finisher’s bracelet while being treated to an entertaining route experience with refreshment points.

Live Entertainment: The Totalsports Women’s Race Cape Town will close off on a high note with a live performance by singer-songwriter Paxton.

Charity Support: The Totalsports Women’s Race proudly supports PinkDrive, a Non-Profit Company (NPC) that is committed to improving breast cancer awareness, education, and providing and offering free services to the medically uninsured across South Africa. PinkDrive will be present at the Totalsports Women’s Race (Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town) offering FREE clinical breast examinations and educating on the importance of self- breast examinations.

Facebook page:  Women’s Race / The PinkDrive

Follow us on Twitter:  @womensrace / @TotalsportsSA / @thepinkdrive

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For more information on PinkDrive visit

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