PinkDrive ready for a hat trick of victories at the Totalsports Women’s Race

Seen here:  Runners and walkers show their support of PinkDrive at the 2018 Totalsports Women’s Race in Durban.

Photo Credit:  Rogan Ward

Taking place in three major cities, Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town on Friday, 09 August 2019 (National Women’s Day), 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 (Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town) offering FREE clinical breast examinations and educating on the importance of self- breast examinations.    

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.

“We love this race in Durban,” says Janice Benecke, PinkDrive KZN Administrator.  “Even the men get dressed up (in pink) and join in on the fun.  Being the official charity of this event means the world to us.  Each year the runners always give good feedback on the actual race.  They love it and let us know that they cannot wait for the next year.  It’s always nice to know that all the hard work that goes into arranging this event is appreciated.  It really is special seeing a “sea of pink” take to the streets of our lovely city.  PinkDrive will have a Shop4Cancer at registration and on event day, so runners and walkers can #PimpThemselvesPink.   We will also be doing clinical breast examinations on race day.”

According to Fébé Meyer, PinkDrive Marketing Manager, the Totalsports Women’s Race is a highlight on PinkDrive’s yearly events calendar.  “The significance of hosting this event on Women’s Day adds so much more meaning to this event,” says Meyer.  “This is a day where women (and men) and families can unite and commemorate not only National Women’s Day, but also think of those on their journey with breast cancer.

The funds received enable us to keep our existing fleet on the road, while delivering our free cancer screening services to the medically uninsured people of South Africa. We are very excited that Joburg, Durban and Cape Town will take to the streets on the same day to participate in this phenomenal event.”

“The Totalsports Women’s Race is extremely well organised,” says Tenielle October, PinkDrive Cape Town Administrator.  “It’s the perfect opportunity for women to unite, celebrate the beauty of being a woman and celebrate life.  As a beneficiary we are empowered to reach more women, raise awareness and offer our free cancer screening services to women who are not medically insured.  We are looking forward to the excitement, the atmosphere and the live entertainment.  But more so we are looking forward to meeting new people and hearing their stories.”

Event Information2019 Totalsports Women’s Race  

A fun filled Women’s Day celebration that encourages a healthy lifestyle, the Totalsports Women’s Race invites all women (grandmothers, aunts, sisters, mothers and daughters) to run united in support of PinkDrive as we strive to raise awareness around breast cancer because we are #StrongerTogether. 

Date Friday, 09 August 2019 / National Women’s Day
Venue: ·         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
Entry Fee:  
10km licensed runner R130.00
5km R100.00
10km Durban unlicensed runner R160.00 (temporary license included)
10km Johannesburg  unlicensed runner R165.00 (temporary license included)
      10km Cape Town unlicensed


R170.00 (temporary license included)
      Entries Open: ONLINE entries close:  Friday, 26 July 2019

Enter via:

  IN-STORE entries close:  Monday, 15 July 2019
  Selected Totalsports Stores:

KZNWestville Pavillion, Gateway, Musgrave, The Bluff

and West Street

GautengSandton, Menlyn, Maponya Mall, Carlton Centre, Pritchard, Newtown and Eastgate.

Western CapeCanal Walk, Tygervalley, Waterfront and – Cavendish Women.

Each entrant will receive a fitted Event T-shirt and a finisher’s bracelet and will enjoy an entertaining route with refreshment points.

Like our Facebook page:  Women’s Race / The PinkDrive

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

Follow us on Instagram:  Totalsports_SA

For more information on PinkDrive visit  For further information or to enter the Totalsports Women’s Race visit


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