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Spar Weekend Witness Women 10k

Spar Weekend Witness Women 10k

Spar Weekend Witness Women 10k

The popular Pietermaritzburg SPAR Weekend Witness Women’s 10 and 5km takes place on Sunday, 4 September at the picturesque Oval Cricket Stadium, Alexandra Park.

“We are expecting 3000 women at this year’s race, plus a number of their supportive male family members or friends.” reports race director, Brad Glasspoole. “The event continues to grow in popularity as it has a scenic route around Alexandra Park as well as some challenging hills for the more experienced runners. This event is essentially a celebration of women and the atmopshere is extremely festive and fun. There is a huge emphasis on it being family day as children, husbands, boyfriends, partners, and family and friends all turn out to support these women as they take up the challenge,”

Every year a portion of the entry fee is donated to a particular chairty. This year the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa  (WESSA,) which works to ensure environmental sustainability for current and future South African generations will be receiving donations from the race.

SPAR is giving away R10 000 in lucky draw prizes to the runners and one lucky runner stands a chance to win a two night stay at iNsingizi Lodge, near Eston, including dinner, bed and breakfast and a half day spa treatment.

Entry forms for the Pietermaritzburg SPAR Weekend Witness Women’s 10 / 5km are available at participating SUPERSPAR, SPAR and KWIKSPAR stores or online. Cash/credit card payments can be made at Mr Price stores or online using a credit card. No entries will be taken on race day.

Registration (collection of race numbers and goodie bags) opens on Saturday 3 September from 12:00 to 17:00 and before the race on Sunday from 06:00 to 07:30  at The Oval, Alexandra Park.  The Pietermaritzburg SPAR Weekend Witness Women’s10km starts at 08:00. This will be followed by the 5km race. All runners will receive a complimentary breakast pack on completion of the run.

Prize Money has also been increased for the race with a first prize of R6,000:


Open:                                     1st R 6 000          2nd R 4 000          3rd R 2 000

15 – 19 (Junior):                   1st R 600 2nd R 400 3rd R 200

35 – 39:                                 1st R 600  2nd R 400 3rd R 200

40 – 49:                                 1st R 600 2nd R 400 3rd R 200

50 – 59:                                 1st R 600  2nd R 400 3rd R 200

60+:                                        1st R 600


Age 9 – 12:                          1st R 600

Age 13 -15:                           1st R 600

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