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ABOUT THE RACE
The Johannesburg leg of the SPAR Women’s Challenge series is an annual race offering women of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels the opportunity to take part in a 5km or 10km race. The Joburg SPAR Women’s Challenge is constantly growing with thousands of new participants joining in every year. In 2017 the race was moved from Wanderers Stadium, where it has been held since 2014, to Marks Park Sports Club in Emmarentia to accommodate the growing number of entries and the thousands of spectators who attend in support of the event.
The Johannesburg SPAR Women’s Challenge race is a key part of the SPAR Grand Prix series – the only competition of its kind in South African road running. The Grand Prix series allows the country’s most outstanding female runners to score points across six SPAR Women’s Challenge 10km races and be eligible for cash prizes and other rewards.
DROP OFF A PAIR AND SHOW YOU CARE
During the 2015 SPAR Women’s Challenge, Caxton staff noticed that many children from disadvantaged schools in Johannesburg took part in the SPAR Women’s Challenge race, barefoot. This year, Caxton is running a special charity drive for the 2019 SPAR Women’s Challenge – to put shoes on feet – so that the shoes can be used not just to run the race but to keep cold winter chills away from feet as well.