Totalsports Women’s Race encourages entrants to #RunForLife

Seen here:  Totalsports Women’s Race entrants showing their support for PInkDrive in Durban earlier this year.

Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Celebrating its 16th anniversary on Wednesday, 09 August 2017 (National Women’s Day), the Totalsports Women’s Race has attracted a record number of entries both in Johannesburg and Cape Town that are eager to #RunForLife in support of PinkDrive.

A popular women’s day celebration, the Totalsports Women’s Race encourages entrants to #RunForLife in support of PinkDrive.

Bazisiwe Tabata will take part in the Totalsports Women’s Race in honour of her mother.  “My mother is fighting breast cancer.  She has undergone surgery and is currently recovering before starting radiation.  I love her.  I will take part in the Totalsports Women’s Race in honour of my mother, the bravest person that I know.”

Gloria Jiyane will celebrate nine years of remission at the Totalsports Women’s Race.  “I have beaten cancer.  I am a survivor,” says Jiyane.  “Early detection does save lives.  I was diagnosed in 2008.  Both my parents died from the disease.  I struggled to remain positive, but will admit that counselling helped a lot.  I thank my family and friends for their support and positive attitudes.  They gave me hope and faith, this carried me through.”

Muneebah Patel will also celebrate her victory over cancer.  “I conquered cancer and am two years in remission,” says Patel.  “I entered the Totalsports Women’s Race to show that cancer can be beaten and to inspire other women to be healthy.”

Selina Kwetla, a proud netball player from East Rand will celebrate Women’s Day with her netball team at the Totalsports Women’s Race.  “Our team the ‘Victorious Veterans’ was started four years ago on National Women’s Day,” says Kwetla.  “To us the Totalsports Women’s Race marks the birth of our netball team. We can’t miss it because no one forgets their birthday right?  This will be the fourth year that we participate in the event.  I love the race.  It recognises and celebrates our core-existence in a healthy way and it encourages healthy living.”

Event Information2017 Totalsports Women’s Race Johannesburg and Cape Town

Date: Wednesday, 09 August 2017
Venue: Johannesburg:  Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown
  Cape Town:  Grand Parade, Cape Town CBD
Distances: 10km

Each entrant will receive a magnificent fitted Nike t-shirt, an exclusive finisher’s bracelet, on-route entertainment and an exhilarating live performance by a well-known South African artist.

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 offering FREE clinical breast examinations and educating on the importance of self- breast examinations.  Visit PinkDrive’s “Shop4Cancer”, show support and #RunForLife.

Live EntertainmentAfter completing either the 5km or 10km Totalsports Women’s Race runners and walkers in Johannesburg can look forward to a lively performance from South African hip hop record producer and musician, Anatii.  Capetonians will be treated to a spectacular performance by one of SA’s most prominent music producers and DJs, Sketchy Bongo.

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