The first-ever SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge commences on 26 September 2020 and this year, not only are we celebrating the extraordinary women of South Africa, but also aiming to spread the light with our official challenge theme #BeSunshine!

Thank you to all participants who entered the race – entries are officially sold out! Since every entry was sold, SPAR can now donate food parcels to 30 000 survivors of gender-based violence and their families. R170 000 has also been donated to the Jacaranda Good Morning Angels initiative.

“I would like to thank every single participant for stepping up and being involved in this incredible initiative. We are stronger together, as one community, in the fight against gender-based violence. Spreading the sunshine is what we aim to do best at SPAR and we cannot wait to see all the racers spreading their own sunshine on the day,” says Charleen Goschen, SPAR North Rand Marketing Executive.

Do not forget to collect your race pack from your selected SPAR store from 14 September 2020 and remember to tag us on social media using the hashtag #BeSunshine!

For more information on the SPAR Virtual Women’s Challenge, please visit


Date: 26 September 2020
Time: 06h00 – 18h00 (subject to current lockdown restrictions)
Location: Virtual Event (participants can select own route and distance)


Photo 1 Caption: SPAR Proteas netball captain, Bongi Msomi showing off the medals that each of the 30 000 participants of the SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge will receive in their entry packs. Msomi visited the Irene Homes in Centurion, Tshwane to assist in the packing of the entry packs. Photo: Supplied

With editing by gsport