Things to do in March 2017 [South Africa]

Things to do in March 2017 [South Africa]

Get out your diaries, here’s our picks of what to do in March

 

Looking for things to do in March? 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 and Two Oceans or seeding events for the Cape Town Cycle Tour Click here.

 

For group workouts, obstacle races, trails, festivals, cycles and more read on…

 

Gauteng

PopUpGym Silverstar

Date: Saturday, 4 March

Location: Muldersdrift, Gauteng

This 5 hour fitness event includes full body assessments, Zumba, Yoga, Dance fitness and smoothies and juices. Letshego and Kethiwe are now joined by Monique Human who will be running the new Kidz Popup which runs at the same time as the main event.

Find out more here

 

Move Nourish Believe Event [FREE]

Date: Saturday, 4 March

Location: Menlyn Maine, Pretoria

Lorna Jane is hosting an event to celebrate their new store opening. The event includes group Zumba, yoga and HIIT classes.

Find out more here

 

CelebSweat

Date: Saturday, 4 March

Location: Soweto, Gauteng

CelebSWEAT™ is a healthy lifestyle roadshow that promotes wellness awareness for township communities through health talks and fitness demonstrations. This event is family friendly with a special kidz zone. It includes group fitness classes, smoothies and body evaluations.

Find out more here

 

Muddy Puppy & Mud Challenge #2

Date: Sunday, 5 March

Location: Alberton, Gauteng

The Muddy Puppy is a 4km obstacle course fun run or walk for you and your dog. You can still participate without a dog. There’s also a kiddies 2km race

Find out more here

 

GOG OCR Plus powerd by WarriorFit

Date: Sunday, 5 March

Location: Lanseria, Gauteng

OCR Plus is an Obstacle Course Race event, which you can compete in as an individual or in a group.  The race includes the obstacle course race as well as a bouldering climbing wall, go-carts and more. There’s also a kids event. .

Find out more here

 

SweatCamp Session

Date: Sunday, 11 March

Location: Emmarentia, Gauteng

SweatCamp is a one hour Full body based workout session that happens once a month .

Find out more here

 

Yoga @ the Monument

Date: Sunday, 12 March

Location: Pretoria, Gauteng

End your weekend with a vinyasa flow session outdoors. Make sure to bring your own mat.

Find out more here

 

Family Nature Adventure Walk

Date: Sunday, 19 March

Location: Roodeport, Gauteng

Enjoy a walking tour through the Kloofendal Nature Reserve where you’ll enjoy being surrounded by the dam, bird hide, rocky ridges with its unique vegetation, wild flowers, goldmine trenches, game and birds

Find out more here

 

Muddy Princess

Date: Sunday, 19 March

Location: Johannesburg South, Gauteng

Muddy princess is a 5km fun and muddy obstacle course for women only.

Find out more here

 

Impi Challenge Day Night Series

Date: Friday, 24 March

Location: Killarney Country Club, Houghton

This is part of the new Day Night Series from Impi which consists of a tough 5km obstacle race. There are 6 events in total and you can compete against the leader board to win the series.

Find out more here

 

Earth Hour Trail Run/Walk

Date: Saturday, 25 March

Location: Roodeport, Gauteng

The first Earthhour run/walk is taking place in the Danielsrust Game Farm. There will be food stalls and refreshments, a live band and exhibitioners.

Find out more here

 

Land Rover Midrand Rover Run

Date: Sunday, 26 March

Location: Modderfontein, Gauteng

Choose between a 30km, 20km, 10km or 5km trail run through hard Pack Single Track, Jeep Track, Savvanah and Grasslands in a beautiful setting.

Find out more here

 

Birchwood Cross the Line Half Marathon and 10km

Date: Sunday, 26 March

Location: Boksburg, Gauteng

This half marathon is a double lap of the 10km. It’s a relatively flat route so you can push yourself to go fast.

Find out more here

 

Western Cape

 

Reset your Life – Yoga and Juice Retreat

Date: Saturday, 4 March – Friday, 10 March.

Location: Tulbugh, Western Cape

This 6 day yoga retreat is designed to completely detoxify, reboot and recharge your mental and physical health. The setting is a private farm and you can expect 6 days of juicing, yoga, Pilates, meditation and hiking.

Find out more here

 

Secret Sunset Rain Dance

Date: Saturday, 4 March

Location: Kommetjie, Western Cape

Secret Sunset hits the Kommetjie area, as always the exact location will be revealed 24 hours before the event.

Find out more here

 

CPT Hike 4 – Newlands Forrest [FREE]

Date: Sunday, 5 March

Location: Newlands Forest, Cape Town

The Hiking Unfit Hiking Club is hosting a 5km hike in the Newlands Forest. It’s a free event, you just need to bring your own food and water.

Find Out more here

 

2017 Signature Century City SUP Challenge

Date: Sunday, 5 March

Location: Half Moon Bay, Western Cape

This Stand Up paddling challenge features pros and amateurs taking on 3km and 10km courses for eye-catching SUP action.

Find out more here

 

Smile Cyclethon

Date: Saturday, 11 March

Location: V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

This 5 hour cyclethon benefits the smile foundation.

Find out more here

 

MAD2Run Bowls Day

Date: Saturday, 11 March

Location: Camps Bay, Cape Town

This event is part of the fundraising initiatives of Mad2Run and benefits the Make a Difference Leadership Foundation. You can participate as an individual or in a team.

Find out more here

 

Kolsvlei 100km MTB Challenge & Trail Run

Date: Tuesday, 21 March

Location: Piketberg, Western Cape

This event consists of a few races. There’s the gruelling 100km MTB ride along with shorter 25km and 10km distances. There’s also a 10km trail run and a 5km run/walk

Find out more here

 

The Grind

Date: Saturday, 25 March

Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape

This is the second Grind Obstacle Race of the year. Distances vary between 10km and 5km. There’s also an elite race, grand master race and kids race.

Find out more here

 

KwaZulu Natal

 

aQuellé Epworth Mudman

Date: Sunday, 5 March

Location: Msinzi, KwaZulu-Natal

This is a multi-sport event with races suitable for all abilities and ages. There are three main events: a full-distance race, a half distance race and the Spur Mudskipper Adventure for children under 11 years.

Find out more here

 

Route Six 2 Two Trails – MTB Stage race & Trail Stage race

Date: Saturday, 11 March – Sunday, 12 March

Location: Mooi Rivier, KwaZulu-Natal

This is a full family weekend. In addition to the 2 day trail running challenge and the MTB challenge, there’s also a load of activities such as volleyball and Clay Pigeon Shooting.

Find out more here

 

Waterra Event #1

Date: Saturday, 18 March

Location: Hillcrest, KZN

Waterra is an obstacle course race. There are 4 different routes, each with a different amount of obstacles, so you select the route based on your age and fitness. There will also be a fully supervised kids zone.

Find out more here

 

The Holla Sugar Rush Classic

Date: Sunday, 26 March

Location: Ballito, KZN

The Sugar Rush Classic offers both trail runs and MTB races, as well as kids entertainment.

Find out more here

 

Eastern Cape

 

Secret Sunset St Paddy’s Jive

Date: Friday, 3 March

Location: Port Elizabeth

This secret sunset workout/dance party celebrates St Paddy’s day. Discounted tickets for kids under 12 available.

Find out more here

 

The Cabbage Patch Cycle, Run & Walk

Date: Saturday, 11 March

Location: Komga, Eastern Cape

Choose between MTB or trail events. There’s also the popular market, food for sale, kiddies fun, live music, and a beer garden.

Find out more here

 

Trails In Motion

Date: Tuesday, 28 March

Location: Port Elizabeth

This is the first screening of the Trail In Motion Film Festival. You’ll get to watch 9 short trail running films showcasing some of the planet’s most breath taking trail running destinations.

Find out more here

 

Mpumalanga

 

Secret Sunrise Kuzuri

Date: Saturday, 11 March

Location: Nelspruit

This is the first secret sunrise event in Nelspruit. Expect the usual music, dancing and good vibes.

Find out more here

 

Free State

 

Clarens Kosmos 2 Day Trail Run

Date: Saturday, 4 March – Sunday, 5 March

Location: Die Bus Stop, Free State

This 2-day trail run involves a 30km run on day 1 and 16km on day 2. Both runs take place in and around the Maluti Mountains.

Find out more here

 

3 Mountains

Date: 18-21 March

Location: Clocolan, Free State

The 3Mountains Challenge is a multi-stage MTB Cycling & Trail Running event. The event will cater for all levels of expertise by providing different routes and distances to select from. The organizers will also provide a category for U/16 and U/18 to compete in their respective age groups over 4 stages. 3Mountains is a race over 4 days with 4 stages. It includes a Night race/prologue and 3 day stages. All stages are compulsory.

Find out more here

 

North West

 

Captain Carrot 2017

Date: Sunday, 5 March

Location: Ingwe Bush camp, North West

This is a 20km, 12km or 5km trail run which climbs all the way to the highest point in the North West.

Find out more here

 

Kgaswane MTB Race

Date: Saturday, 25 March

Location: Rustenberg, North West

Choose between a 55km, 35km and 15km MTB race. There’s also a kids 5km route.

Find out more here

 

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