Win big with race

2016-04-12 06:00
 Sonja Laxton has run in 82 Spar Women’s Races so far. PHOTO: City Press

Sonja Laxton has run in 82 Spar Women’s Races so far. PHOTO: City Press

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“South Africa’s most beautiful race” once again promises to be one of the social and sporting events in Cape Town.

The Spar Women’s Race starts and finshes at the Green Point Common Fields on Sunday. Runners in the 10 km race will start at 07:30 with the 10 km walkers starting at 07:45 and the 5 km race at 08:00. Entries cost R80 and the first 24 000 entrants to collect their race numbers will receive a T-shirt and goodie bag and the first 24 000 finishers will receive an achievement bracelet. There is also R24 000 worth of Spar shopping vouchers to be won.

Entrants can collect their race numbers and register on Friday 15 April from 08:00 to 19:00 and Saturday 16 April from 08:00 to 14:00 at the Green Point Common Fields.

The Spar Women’s Races began in 1992 as a way to get women of all ages, shapes and sizes together to enjoy a safe 5 km or 10 km run and enjoy the day. The atmosphere is supportive and everyone is welcome to register and take part, regardless of whether they run regularly or are just starting out. In 2007, a competitive element was added to the race with the introduction of the Spar Grand Prix Series where professional runners were invited to take part in all of the regional races and compete for substantial cash prizes.

Olympic marathon athlete, Rene Kalmer, has won more Spar Women’s Races than any other runner and has competed regularly since 1998. Running veteran, Sonja Laxton, has run in 82 Spar Women’s Races (by end 2015) and is still going strong.

On average, 150 individual runners score Grand Prix points each year.

Entries are open now at selected Spar stores and online at

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