Runners and walkers taking part in the Totalsports Ladies Race in Johannesburg on Saturday, 09 August 2014 can look forward to a fun “on route” experience including running alongside a number of Giant Puppets from Giant Match Association.

“The Giant Match Association is a community entertainment company,” says Oupa Bodibe, Director Giant Match Association.  “We had a great time at the Totalsports Ladies Race in Durban and really enjoyed the excitement of the runners.  Some of the entrants actually talked directly to the puppets.  It was really exciting.  The seven characters that will attend the Johannesburg race will include:  Nkyamaba, Father John, Uncle Pitso, Nokukhanya, Mathobile and the twins.  The Totalsports Ladies Race brings communities together, allowing all to share in an experience on National Women’s Day.  We are looking forward to making more lifelong friends”.

Each Giant Puppet weighs less than 5 kilograms.  Most of the material used to make the puppets come from recycled paper mache, 50ml empty water bottles, PVC pipes, aluminium, backpacks and other costumes.


Date: Saturday, 09 August 2014
Venue: Roosevelt High School, Emmarentia
Distances: 5km and 10km
Start: 08:00

Entries are limited to 5000 entries per event.  Entrants will receive an official race t-shirt.

Top runners to look out for in the 10km Totalsports Ladies Race will include:  Rutendo Nyahora and Charne Bosman, both from the Nedbank Running Club.

Number Collection  Thursday, 07 August 2014 between 16:00 – 20:00 at Roosevelt High School, Roosevelt Park (Emmarentia).

Charity Support:  Held in celebration of National Women’s Day, the Totalsports Ladies Race supports PinkDrive, a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) that is committed to improving breast cancer awareness, education, and providing and offering services to women across South Africa.  For more information on PinkDrive visit

Entertainment:  Mi Casa, a unique band with explosive talent, will keep runners on their toes at the Totalsports Ladies Race in Johannesburg.

The African Pride Irene Country Lodge is sponsoring three spectacular prizes:

–            A one night weekend getaway for two: This package includes luxury accommodation, breakfast at the Meadow Green Restaurant, a five Course dinner, a picnic lunch under the oak tree and selected spa treatments. Also included in this package is complimentary use of their day spa aqua.

–            Spa treatments at the Camdeboo Day Spa to the value of R1000.

–            A delicious Sunday Lunch buffet for a family of four at the Barn Restaurant at the Irene Dairy Farm.

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For more information on the Totalsports Ladies Race Johannesburg contact 086 005 1021 or visit


Issued by:                        NEWSPORT MEDIA

On behalf of                   STILLWATER SPORT & ENTERTAINMENT and TOP EVENTS

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