Pretoria Race Updates

Nb. Take note of cancelled races end may and June !


Dear runner/walker,Please take note that the City of Tshwane Metro Police issued a statement explaining that due to the FIFA Soccer World cup they will not be able to approve and support any road running events for the duration of the soccer tournament.  Many races in Pretoria are therefore cancelled but there are some organisers who are trying to host events in areas where the Metro Police officers are not required such as at the Zwartkop Airforce base etc.  We will keep you updated as we receive news of cancelled and new events. Just over 2400 runners and walkers finished the Jackie Mekler 10/25km on Saturday 8 May and the Colgate 15/32km event in Boksburg saw a field of more than 4000 participants on Sunday 9 May.  This weekend there is still chance for a slow run as we get closer to Comrades and it is expected that the size of the fields will decrease somewhat. 
 Events for May

15 May – Race for Friendship 6/8/16km in Pretoria

15 May – Zio Cash & Carry 5/10km in Sasolburg

16 May – Gauteng Striders 5/21km in JHB

23 May – Tembisa annual 8km run/walk

29 May – Jacaranda Centre 5/10/20km in Pretoria

The following races have been cancelled:

22 May – Spar Tops 5/10 in Pretoria (This is NOT the Spar Ladies race) This date is available to clubs interested in hosting a race on 22 May in Pretoria.

22 May – Muller Potgieter  5/15km in Pretoria (new date: 4 December)

29 May – Brooklyn School – 2/5/11km in Pretoria (replaced by the Jacaranda Centre 5/10/20km)

5 June – Hazeldean 10km in Pretoria (replaced by 5/10km at the Zwartkop Airbase)

12 June – Run 4 Faith 15km in Pretoria

19 June – Fanie Booysen Ice Breaker 10km in Pretoria

 Details of this week’s races

Saturday 15 May – Race for Friendship 6/8/16km in Pretoria


Moreletta Plaza,

Cnr Garsfontein road & Rubenstein drive,

Moreletta Park

Start time:

8/16km – 07h00

6km – 07h10

Entry fee:

6km – R30 (No temp lic required)

8km – R30 (No temp lic required)

16km – R30 (Temp lic – R20)

Pre- entries are available from 28 April to 14 May at:

Bester Cycles it the Moreletta Plaza


Daan – 082 572 4169

Saturday 15 May – Zio Cash & Carry 5/10km in Sasolburg


Flavius Mareka College (Opposite Sasol factory)

Start time:


Entry fee:

5km – R5

10km – R20 (Grandmasters & blind runners – no charge)

Temp lic – R15


Pollie – 083 629 3107

Sunday 16 May – Gauteng Striders 5/21km in Johannesburg


Johannesburg Stadium (Next to Coca Cola Park)

Start time:


Entry fee:

5km – R15

21km – R50 (Grandmasters – R25; Temp lic – R25)


Lebo – 084 740 5033

Nani – 073 163 2094

Lala – 073 166 1188


Visit to view race pamphlets and race results.

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