Three cities set to shine at Totalsports Women’s Race

For the first time since the event’s inception in 2001, the Totalsports Women’s Race will celebrate National Women’s Day across three cities:  Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town on Friday 09 August 2019.

“We are extremely excited to host the Totalsports Women’s Race on one day across three cities,” says Agne du Plessis, Stillwater Sports General Manager:  Road Running.  “In previous years the event would kick off in Durban in July before heading to Johannesburg and Cape Town.  This year we look forward to triple the fun on National Women’s Day with women from all walks of life in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town proving that we are #StrongerTogether when they take on a 5km or 10km road run (or walk) in support of PinkDrive.”

“We will have full access of the event routes from +-07:00 – 13:00 on Women’s Day,” continues du Plessis.  “Although not all the roads will be closed for the full duration of the event, certain roads will be closed while other roads will implement ‘rolling stops’.  Where possible, to avoid frustration, we request that locals make use of alternative routes.  Alternatively, if you are not running, join us on the finish line to welcome runners home.  At 09:50 runners and supporters will be treated to an energetic live performance by Moonchild (Durban), Boity (Johannesburg) and Paxton (Cape Town).”

Event Information2019 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
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

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.

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 complete Prize Purse Breakdown.  

CHARITY SUPPORTThe 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.  

LIVE ENTERTAINMENTThe Totalsports Women’s Race Cape Town will close off on a high note with a live performance by singer-songwriter PaxtonMoonchild’s energetic performance will leave Durbanites wanting more, while Hip Hop sensation Boity will have Joburg residents tapping their feet. 

Roads (and areas) that will be affected on event day:

1.       Durban Athlone Drive, Snel Parade, Battery Beach Road, Masabalala Yengwa, Underpass, Promenade, Estuary Pathway, Kingfisher Club, Stiebel Place, Lagoon Drive, Athlone Drive, Jacko Jackson and Kings Park Athletic Stadium
2.       Johannesburg Henry Nxumalo Street, Jeppe Streets, Main Road, Noria Mabaso, Dolly Rathebe, 8th Street, Church Street, Queens Street, Clifton Street, Bartlett Street, Krause Street, Enoch Sontonga Street, Jorrissen Street, Bertha Street, Ameshof Street, Melle Street, Hoofd Street, Joubert Extension, DeKorte, Mandela Bridge, Ntemi Piliso Street, Helen Joseph, Henry Nxumalo and Bree Street.
3.       Cape Town Darling Street, Parliament Street, Corporation Street, Parade Street, Roeland Street, Hyde/Nelson Street, Tennant Street, Paddock Avenue, Avenue Street, St John’s Street, Hatfield Street, Vrede Street, Barnet Street, Wandel Street, Canterbury Street, Constitution Street, Primrose Street, Mount Street, Adderley Street, Longmarket Street, Bureau Street, Plein Street, Hope Street, Philip Kgosana Service Road, Christiaan Street, Keizersgracht Street, Kuyper Street, Justice Walk, Fawley Terrance, Cauvin Street, Searle Street, Warwick Street, Nelson Mandela Boulevard off ramp (in-bound), Chapel Street, Balfour Street, Francis Street, Basket Lane, Russell Street, Sir Lowry Road, Harrington Street and Buitenkant Street.

For further event day road closure queries please contact: 

  • Durban: 083 708 7783
  • Johannesburg: 082 991 0045
  • Cape Town: 063 447 0081

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