Exciting running on the cards at Totalsports Women’s Race JHB

Seen here:  Runners in action at the 2017 Totalsports Women’s Race in Johannesburg. 

Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Jozi will be a hub of excitement on Thursday, 09 August 2018 (National Women’s Day) when thousands of runners and walkers dressed in pink toe the line at the much anticipated Totalsports Women’s Race where they’ll #RunUnited in support of PinkDrive.

“The Johannesburg route is fairly fast and flat with a really nice challenge between the 5km – 7km mark,” says Agne du Plessis, Stillwater Sports:  General Manager Road Running and Athletics.  “Iconic landmarks to look out for on route will include:  the Oriental Plaza, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the Johannesburg Theatre and the Nelson Mandela Bridge to mention just a few.  Both the 5km and 10km races will start and finish at the same place.  Runners and walkers can look forward to a memorable Women’s Day celebration.”

Event Information2018 Totalsports Women’s Race Johannesburg

Date:  Thursday, 09 August 2018
Venue: Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown
Entry Fee: 10km licensed runner:  R120.00
5km:  R80.00
10km Johannesburg  unlicensed runner:  R140 (temporary license included)

Each entrant will receive a fitted Event T-shirt, a Totalsports head scarf and a finisher’s bracelet.

The following ROADS will be affected by ROAD CLOSURES on event day (between 05:00 – 13:00):  Henry Nxumalo, Jeppe, Main Road, Noria Mabasa, Dolly Rathebe, Church, Queen, Clifton, Bartlett, Krause, 8th Street, Enoch Sontonga, Jorissen, Bertha, Ameshoff and Melle.

PRIZE PURSEThe 2018 Totalsports Women’s Race Johannesburg (10km race) boasts a R41 200 prize purse.  Prize money has been allocated to the top 8 finishers in the Open Category with the winner taking home a whopping R10 000.  The top 8 runners in the Junior Category will also be awarded for their efforts, while the top 3 finishers in the age categories 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+ will also not go home empty-handed. 

CHARITY SUPPORT: The Totalsports Women’s Race 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 on event day offering FREE clinical breast examinations and educating on the importance of self- breast examinations.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENTThe action of the 2018 Totalsports Women’s Race Johannesburg will close off with a lively performance by South African rapper and poet, Sho Madjozi.

Enter online at www.totalsportswomensrace.com

Facebook page:  Sho Madjozi / Women’s Race / The PinkDrive

Twitter:  @Shomadjozi / @womensrace / @TotalsportsSA / @thepinkdrive

Instagram:  Totalsports_SA

For more information on PinkDrive visit www.pinkdrive.co.za.  For further information or to enter the Totalsports Women’s Race visit www.totalsportswomensrace.com

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