Xaba, Jones set for Totalsports Women’s Race Durban debut

Seen here:  Glenrose Xaba Photo Credit:  David Tarpey /  Tish Jones  Photo Credit:  Mark Sampson

Durban will be a hive of activity on Sunday, 22 July 2018 when thousands of runners, including the likes of Glenrose Xaba and Tish Jones, toe the line at the Totalsports Women’s Race in support of PinkDrive.

Xaba will make her Totalsports Women’s Race Durban debut on the day (having previously competed at the Totalsports Women’s Race in Johannesburg), while Jones will make her Totalsports Women’s Race debut in Durban.

“I love running in Durban,” says Xaba.  “I love running, meeting new people and competing with the best.  I really enjoy running cross-country (XC), but 10km is my best distance.  It is great to have a ‘women only’ race that supports PinkDrive, a cause that is doing really good work for women.”

“My goal is always to go for the win,” continues Xaba.  “That is what I will aim for on race day.  I am looking forward to Durban’s warm weather, and of course the race.  My personal best time for a 10km race is 32.22 set in April this year.  I will definitely try to better this time at the Totalsports Women’s Race in Durban.”

According to Jones, she enjoys the sport because it’s a great test of pace and endurance.  “Road running is accessible to so many people and it unites people of all shapes, sizes and abilities.  I’ve always wanted to take part in the Totalsports Women’s Race.  It’s a great initiative that encourages women from all over South Africa to come together and discover a higher awareness of an important subject, while celebrating Womanhood.”

“I am looking forward to being part of the atmosphere, joining in on the celebrations and running alongside some super strong ladies,” continues Jones.  “I must admit, 10km isn’t my favourite distance to race, however I do enjoy how challenging it is for such a short journey.  I feel more anxious at the shorter races because of the fierce pace from the gun.  The longer the race, the less anxious I become.  This will be my first race back after recovering from injury.  I am keen to see where my fitness level is currently at, but I do not anticipate bettering my personal best time of 32.56 set in 2017.”

Event Information2018 Totalsports Women’s Race

The Totalsports Women’s Race is an annual celebration that encourages athletes to ‘Run United’ in three major cities (Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town) in support of PinkDrive.  With two fun events to choose from, a 5km run/fun walk and a 10km run/fun walk, the Totalsports Women’s Race is ideal for family and friends.

Dates: Sunday, 22 July 2018
Venue: Kings Park Athletics Track
Entry Fee: 10km licensed runner / R120,00
  5km / R80,00
10km unlicensed runner / R140,00 (temporary license included)

The following ROAD CLOSURES will apply on event day (between 06:30 – 11:00):

  • Masabalala Yengwa (NMR Ave) between Goble and Walter Gilbert (both sides)
  • Athlone Drive West bound
  • Snell Parade North bound
  • Battery Beach East bound
  • Y. south bound between Battery Beach and Walter Gilbert.

PRIZE PURSEThe 2018 Totalsports Women’s Race Durban (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 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 in Durban offering FREE clinical breast examinations and educating on the importance of self- breast examinations.

CLICK HERE to watch the 2017 Event Highlights Video.

Enter online at www.totalsportswomensrace.com

Instore Entries (at selected Totalsports stores) will close on Tuesday, 10 July 2018.  Online Entries will close on Friday, 13 July 2018.

Each entrant will receive a fitted Event T-shirt, a finisher’s bracelet, a Totalsports head scarf and can look forward to an exhilarating live performance by Dladla Mshunqisi.

Facebook page:  Dladla Mshunqisi / Women’s Race / The PinkDrive

Twitter:  @DladlaMshunqisi / @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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