SPAR Women’s Challenge Jozi entries are now open

Johannesburg, Gauteng – 05 July 2024: Calling all women of Jozi! SPAR is proud to announce the launch of the iconic SPAR Women’s Challenge Jozi, returning to paint the streets of Johannesburg peach on 06 October 2024. This launch event marks the kick-off of the year’s #ChooseYou campaign, celebrating female empowerment and inclusivity in sports. 

“SPAR recognises the transformative power of sport to inspire and empower women,” says Mpudi Maubane, SPAR PR, Communications and Sponsorship Manager. “We believe in creating opportunities for women to participate in physical activity, challenge themselves, and achieve their goals. Our involvement in women’s road running, including the SPAR Grand Prix Series, perfectly aligns with our sponsorship pillars: Nutrition, Education, and Women Empowerment. It celebrates women’s health, fitness, and community spirit.” 

Mama Joy, Marleen Gunter, Elana-Afrika Bredenkamp
Karabo Mabilo, Acting President of General Gauteng Athletics
Elana-Afrika Bredenkamp

This year’s theme, #ChooseYou, embodies the essence of the SPAR Women’s Challenge Jozi. It’s more than just a race; it’s a celebration of what makes every woman unique. Whether you’re a seasoned runner striving for a personal best or a first-timer seeking a fun day out with friends, the SPAR Women’s Challenge welcomes you with open arms. 

Mpudi Maubane, SPAR PR, Communications and Sponsorship Manager

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this annual tradition! Entries are capped at 12,000, so secure your spot online starting today, 04 July. In-store registration opens on 05 August. The entry fee of R160 includes a race T-shirt, foam peak, entry into the event, and a copy of My Jozi Challenge Magazine. Aspiring 10km runners should note an additional R60 license fee (unless you’re part of a running club). 

The launch event featured a captivating panel discussion with renowned athletes, including Olympic athletes Cian Oldknow and Rutendo Nyaro, previous Olympian Rene Kalmer, and Paralympic Gold Medalist Louzanne Coetzee. These inspiring women shared their journeys and insights, motivating aspiring runners to chase their dreams and embrace the #ChooseYou spirit. 

The SPAR Women’s Challenge Jozi goes beyond the finish line. Every stride you take raises awareness and funds for incredible causes. This year, proceeds will benefit Headstart Kids, the Smile Foundation, and Reach for Recovery – all perfectly aligned with SPAR’s commitment to education, nutrition, and women’s empowerment. 

Back LTR: Koketso Lusunyane, Lebogang Phalula, Louzanne Coetzee, Claus Kempen, Frances van Blerk, Li-Mari Dekker, Lebo Phalula, Cian Oldknow, Mpudi Maubane
Front LTR: Mama Joy, Kesa Molotsane, Rene Kalmer, Karabo Mailula, Ronel Thomas, Rutendo Nyahora, Judy Bird, Cacisile Sosibo

This year marks a remarkable milestone: the 33rd edition of the SPAR Women’s Challenge Jozi! It’s not just a celebration of female participation in sports; it’s a chance to run alongside inspiring women, create lasting memories, and foster a supportive community. 

Register today! 

SPAR Women’s Challenge Jozi 

  • Date: 06 October, 2024 
  • Time: 8:00 AM 
  • Location: Marks Park, Emmerentia, Johannesburg 
  • Theme: #ChooseYou 
  • Distances: 5km Fun Run & 10km Walk or Run 
  • Website: 
  • Registration: Opens online today, 04 July (limited entries) 
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