Totalsports Women’s Race 2019 Prize Purse Announced

Seen here:  The elite field at the start of the 2018 Totalsports Women’s Race. Photo Credit:  Rogan Ward

Taking place on one day (Friday, 09 August / National Women’s Day) across three major cities (Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban) the Totalsports Women’s Race will boast a combined prize purse of R123 600 in 2019.

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.

“We can’t wait to welcome runners and walkers to the Totalsports Women’s Race start line,” says Agne du Plessis, Stillwater Sports:  General Manager Road Running. 

“For the first time since the event’s inception three cities will unite on one day, donning the colour pink in support of PinkDrive.  Although a mass participation road run, the Totalsports Women’s Race also attracts SA’s leading ladies and up-and-coming stars.  As motivation to continue pushing the boundaries, we are excited to offer a combined prize purse of R123 600 in 2019, that’s a total of R 41 200 per city.”

“Prize money will be allocated to the top 8 finishers in the Open Category with the winner taking home a whopping R10 000,” continues du Plessis. 

“We are proud to announce that the top 8 runners in the Junior Category will also be awarded for their efforts.  The top 3 finishers in the age categories 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+ will also not go home empty-handed.  There is never a shortage of excitement at the Totalsports Women’s Race.  We invite runners and walkers to celebrate National Women’s Day amongst thousands of like-minded individuals.  Be sure to visit the PinkDrive #Shop4Cancer to #PimpYourselfPink and help us spread the message that early detection can save lives.”

CLICK HERE to view the entire Prize Purse breakdown.

Event Information:  2019 Totalsports Women’s Race  
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 Times:
10km / 08:00  
5km / 08:15

Entry Fee:  
10km licensed runner R130.00
5km R100.00 10km Durban unlicensed runner R160.00 (temporary license included) 10km Johannesburg  unlicensed runner R165.00 (temporary license included)       10km Cape Town unlicensed       runner R170.00 (temporary license included)       Entries Open: ONLINE entries close:  Friday, 26 July 2019 Enter via:    
IN-STORE entries close:  Monday, 15 July 2019  
Selected Totalsports Stores:
KZN:  Westville Pavillion, Gateway, Musgrave, The Bluff and West Street
Gauteng:  Sandton, Menlyn, Maponya Mall, Carlton Centre, Pritchard, Newtown and Eastgate.
Western Cape:  Canal Walk, Tygervalley, Waterfront and – Cavendish Women.

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.

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