Phindi Gule-Burley Counts Down to Totalsports Women’s Race Durban

Seen here (from left to right): Phindi Gule-Burley with road running legend Blanche Moila at the 2018 Totalsports Women’s Race. Photo Credit:  Rogan Ward

For the seventh consecutive year well-known SA radio personality and business woman, Phindi Gule-Burley will celebrate Women’s Day (Friday 09 August 2019) by motivating runners and walkers at the Totalsports Women’s Race in Durban.

“The Totalsports Women’s Race was the very first 10km race that I ran back in 2011,” admits Gule-Burley.  “So this race will always be close to my heart.  It made me fall in love with running and I have grown so much over the years as an athlete and broadcaster. 

“I love that the event supports PinkDrive as this highlights the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.  In all the running around and taking care of everyone, we (women) often forget to take care of ourselves – something that is vital.  PinkDrive emphasizes the importance of breast cancer awareness and even conducts tests after the race.  I am delighted that the organization gets to be the beneficiary.”

“I cannot wait to salute every woman for being on the start line on 09 August.” – Phindi Gule-Burley.

“My goal is to encourage and motivate every single entrant.  I really enjoy uncovering those heart-warming stories.  I also look forward to building the suspense as we wait to see which elite runner will cross the finish line first.  My advice to women is to finish what you started.  You made it this far, keep moving forward (in every sphere of your life).  Don’t quit – simply run your own race!”


Event Information:  2019 Totalsports Women’s Race  
An annual Women’s Day celebration, the Totalsports Women’s Race encourages athletes to run united in support of PinkDrive because they are #StrongerTogether.  For the first time since the event’s inception in 2001, South Africa’s largest Women’s Day Celebration will be hosted on one day across three major cities. 

Date:  Friday, 09 August 2019 / National Women’s Day

· Durban:  Kings Park Athletics Track
· Johannesburg:  Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown
· Cape Town:  Grand Parade, Cape Town CBD

Start Time: 10km / 08:00   5km / 08:15

PRIZE PURSE:  The 2019 Totalsports Women’s Race boasts a whopping combined Prize Purse of R123 600, that’s a total of R 41 200 per city (Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town). CLICK HERE to view the entire Prize Purse breakdown. Each entrant will receive a fitted Event T-shirt, a Totalsports Head Scarf and a finisher’s bracelet while being treated to an entertaining route experience with refreshment points. 

Charity Support:  The Totalsports Women’s Race proudly supports PinkDrive, a Non-Profit Company (NPC) that is committed to improving breast cancer awareness, education, and providing and offering free services to the medically uninsured across South Africa. PinkDrive will be present at the Totalsports Women’s Race (Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town) offering FREE clinical breast examinations and educating on the importance of self- breast examinations.

Facebook page:  Women’s Race / The PinkDrive
Follow us on Twitter:  @womensrace / @TotalsportsSA / @thepinkdrive
Follow us on Instagram:  Totalsports_SA

For more information on PinkDrive visit  For further information or to enter the Totalsports Women’s Race visit


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