The deadline for online pre-entries for the SPAR Women’s Challenge in Joburg has extended two days to September 26.
The sixth event in this year’s SPAR Grand Prix will be held at Marks Park Sports Club, Emmarentia, on October 6. There is a 10km run and 5km fun run.
Proceeds from the run are given to Reach for Recovery, a breast cancer support group.
The Drop Off a Pair and Show You Care campaign also sees hundreds of running shoes given to children in need each year.
Entry forms are available at all SPAR stores, and you can actually register for the race at many of these stores until October 1.
Online entries can be made at www.sparjoburgrace.co.za and this site also lists all the stores where one can register in-store. These entry forms can be found all over Joburg and Tshwane and even as far away as Potchefstroom, Rustenburg, Secunda, Vereeniging and Sebokeng.
This means you can collect your race T-shirt, race number (with timing chip) and temporary licence, if applicable, somewhere close to you. That saves you having to go to Marks Park in the days before the race to register.
However, late entries will be taken at Marks Park from October 2 to 5.
Drop a pair
The Drop Off a Pair and Show You Care campaign is also in effect, and has been since Caxton Local Media noticed many children running the race barefoot in 2015.
Community members are encouraged to donate a pair of running shoes that are in good condition at Marks Park Sports Club or at one of the two Caxton branches in Joburg north.
These are at 368 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall, and 1187 Cornelius Street, near the corner of JG Strijdom Road, Weltevreden Park.