5 Things to do this week to get you out of the house
The IIG Cycle for Charity
Friday, 22 April
Location: Higher Ground, St Stithians School
The Insurance Institute of Gauteng is hosting a 24 hour spinathon for charity this Friday. Every hour, 50 cyclists will hop on bikes and spin to raise funds for over 24 charities. There will be food and drink, lucky draws and more.
Old Mutual Joberg2C
Friday, 22 April – Saturday, 30 April
Location: Karan Beef, Heidelberg
From the race directors of Sani2C and Berg and Bush comes the Old Mutual Joberg2C. The 9 day stage race starts this Friday in Johannesburg and ends at Scottsburgh in KwaZulu Natal. It features 900km of proper mountain biking across 5 provinces, and the focus is on the journey, not the destination.
The Discovery Duathlon Cape Town
Saturday, 23 April
Location: Green Point Stadium Athletics Stadium, Cape Town
After a successful inaugural event in Johannesburg, Discovery has taken their Duathlon to Cape Town. This event allows elite and novice athletes to try their hand at multisport. Athletes will run-cycle-run through the scenic Cape Town. There are also events for schoolkids.
4. Chris Hani Freedom Marathon
Saturday, 23 April
Location: Sabalele Community Centre, near Queenstown on the R61, Eatern Cape.
This is a 25km off road marathon; there is also a 10km and 5km option. Whilst the 25km is off road, it is not a trail run. The event is to commemorate Chris Hani and follows the route he walked to and back from school every day. The race is also a free race.
Benoni Northerns Ultra, Marathon and Half
Sunday, 24 April
Location: Benoni Northers Sports Club, Benoni
Runners will recognise this race by its former name as the Slow-Mag marathon. Aside from a change of title sponsor, the race promises to offer the same distances and great fuelling stations. With its lapping route (the marathon laps twice, the ultra, thrice) it is more of a mentally tough route than physically tough. It is however, great training for Comrades.
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