Things to do in October 2017 [South Africa]

October 2017 Events South Africa

Get out your diaries, here’s our picks of October 2017 events

 

Looking for things to do in October? We’ve selected our best picks of ways to get outside, move or learn something new. If you’re looking for endurance races, specifically qualifying races for Comrades, Two Oceans and Cycle Tour Click here.

 

Gauteng

 

Kromberg and Schubert Road Race

 

Date: Saturday, 7 October

Location: Brits, Pretoria

There are three distances to choose from – a 25km, 15km and 5km.

Find out more here

 

Bestmed Satellite MTB Championship

 

Date: Sunday, 15 October

Location: TUKS University, Pretoria

The event starts and finishes at the Tuks High Performance Centre (HPC) in the heart of Pretoria and riders can complete either one or two laps of the exciting 20km circuit.

Find out more here

 

Yoga Under the Stars

 

Date: Saturday, 28 October

Location: The Space Yoga and Fitness Studio, Pretoria

A night that starts with yoga under the stars and ends with tapas and drinks.

Find out more here

 

Rietvlei Family Mud Challenge

 

Date: Saturday, 28 October

Location: Alberton

The Rietvlei Family Mud Challenge is a 5km obstacle fun challenge for all fitness levels. Enter solo, family (bring the kids) or friends.

Find out more here

 

King Price Irene Farm Race

 

Date: Saturday, 28 October

Location: ARC-Irene Campus

The King Price Irene Farm Race is the third and final leg of the 2017 Irene Triple Challenge. There’s a 21km, 10km and 5km.

Find out more here

 

Mountain Sanctuary Hike & Braai

 

Date: Sunday, 29 October

Location: Mountain Sanctuary Park, Magaliesburg

This is a 4 hour hike followed by a dip in crystal clear mountain water and a braai.

Find out more here

 

Tembisa Street Mile

 

Date: Sunday, 29 October

Location: Moses Molelekwa Arts Centre

The hardest distance to improve on is the mile, which is unforgiving and requires speed from start to end. Test your speed in this street mile race.

Find out more here

 

Western Cape

 

THUHC Hike 12 Elephant

 

Date: Sunday, 8 October

Location: Silvermine Nature Reserve

One of the most popular hikes, the Elephant’s Eye Cave hike is easy and ends off with a rewarding views over False Bay and the Southern Suburbs

Find out more here

 

 

TedX Youth Cape Town

 

Date: Friday, 13 October

Location: Bergvliet, Cape Town

Eight youths take the stage at the annual TedX Youth Event which celebrates diversity.

Find out more here

 

Walk the Paws

 

Date: Saturday, 14 October

Location: Kuils River, Cape Town

This is a 5km walk with your pups. Entries include a bottle of wine.

Find out more here

 

Create Your Own Sunshine’ Women’s Wellness

 

Date: Saturday, 14 October

Location: Spier Wine Farm, South Africa

The first event in a monthly series, the day starts with a yoga session and talks with wellness experts and image consultants. The day also includes a full picnic lunch and a wine tasting.

Find out more here

 

Eselfontein Festival MTB & Trailrun

 

Date: Saturday, 14 October

Location: Eselfontein Farm, Ceres

This festival includes a 3 day MTB stage race as well as a one day MTB and trail running events.

Find out more here

 

Stellenbosch Craft Beer Festival – Oktoberfest Edition 2017

 

Date: Saturday, 14 October

Location: Jan Marais Nature Reserve, Stellenbosch

This premier beer fest offers entertainment for the whole family.

Find out more here

 

Honest Chocolate Movie Screening Evening: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

 

Date: Tuesday, 17 October

Location: Cape Town City Centre

This movie night features comfort, hot chocolate and freshly popped popcorn.

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Berg & Beach

 

Date: Saturday, 21 October

Location: Fernkloof Nature Reserve, Fir Avenue

Choose between 3 distances – a 30km, 18km and 7km.

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The African Centurion

 

Date: Saturday, 21 October

Location: Robben Island

Join a band of walkers from across the world as they walk 100 miles in 24 hours on the South African Alcatraz of Robben Island. Go the full gruelling distance by yourself and you’ll be awarded a never-to-be-repeated Centurion walker number that’ll stay yours for life.

Find out more here

 

PHS Dirt Road Challenge

 

Date: Saturday, 28 October

Location: South of Piketberg

This event is fundraising initiative which includes a variety of events suited for the whole family. There’s various MTB events, Trail Run events and even kiddie races.

Find out more here

 

Ladismith Cheese 7WEEKSPOORT MTB Challenge

 

Date: Saturday, 30 September  girlfriend its October – remove

Location: Ladysmith, Oudtshoorn

This race has become synonymous with Ladismith and is now already a long standing fixture on the annual things-to-do calendar of this Karoo town. The event consists of 3 events from an easy meander through the foothills of Towerkop mountain to the more challenging ride through the iconic Seweweekspoort.

Find out more here

 

Run the Vines #10

 

Date: Saturday, 28 October

Location: Perdeberg Wines

More than a run, this a day of Fun, Live Music, Wine, Good Food and Kids Entertainment.

Find out more here

 

KwaZulu Natal

 

FNB Durban 10km City Surf Run

 

Date: Sunday, 8 October

Location: Masabalala Yengwa Street, Durban

This is part of the ‘run your city’ series and comes from the organizers of the Cape Town and Joburg FNB10k races. It’s the first event in Durban and features a fast and flat route.

Find out more here

 

Glencairn Trail Run

 

Date: Saturday, 14 October – Sunday, 15 October

Location: Sani Pass Valley

This is a two day fully catered trail run through some of the most beautiful scenery in South Africa. It includes both a longer and shorter distance.

Find out more here

 

Eastern Cape

 

Kowie Striders 27km

Date: Saturday, 14 October

Location: Port Alfred

A 27km run with gold, silver and bronze medals awarded to runners who finish within certain time limits.

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North West

 

#RideInPink Cancer Awareness Campaign

 

Date: Saturday, 21 October

Location: Mahikeng

#RideInPink is a bicycle riding Cancer Awareness Campaign Cancer that aims to teach and support cancer victims, their families and friends.

Find out more here

 

Limpopo

 

The Zombie Challenge

 

Date: Saturday, 28 October

Location: Thirsty Giraffe, Hoedspruit

The Zombie Challenge will make you run for your life from the zombies that want to eat your brains out. On this amazing 5k Zombie challenge route you will be in the bush with mud, obstacles and ZOMBIES!  You are not running against the clock you’re running from the zombie that will take your life lines!

Find out more here

 

Mpumalanga

 

Uitsoek SkyMarathon

 

Date: Saturday, 14 October

Location: Nelspruit

This race forms part of the South African Skyrunning® series as a SkyMarathon® with a total distance of 38km and a total ascent of 2100m. It offers runners the unique opportunity to experience some of the most diverse trail conditions in one race, It is arguably Mpumulanga’s most beautiful and fastest growing trail race.

 

Find out more here

 

Free State

 

Golden Gate Challenge

 

Date: Friday, 20 October – Sunday, 22 October

Location: Glen Reenen Rest Camp, Golden Gate Highlands National Park

The Golden Gate Challenge is a 3-day track and trail run through some of the most rugged yet scenic mountains of the Free State, situated in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. If you’re doing it for the first time, read Chris’s review for a taste of what to expect.

Find out more here

 

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Zissy is the co-founder of Nutreats. She likes to make things, do things and wear things.
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