After a short cold snap, warm weather appears to have arrived in Johannesburg to stay, which means it is time to get out there and enjoy our glorious climate.The SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge at the Wanderers Club on Sunday October 12 provides an ideal opportunity to enjoy Johannesburg’s leafy suburbs at their very best. There is also a 5km Fun Run on the same day, and walkers are welcome in both races. In fact, the vast majority of people who enter the Challenge and the Fun Run are walkers, who make most of the opportunity to get some exercise, catch up with old friends and make new friends.Johannesburg is looking lovely after the first rains, and the Sonja Laxton-designed routes give you an opportunity to enjoy peeping at some of the beautiful gardens in the plush suburbs of Melrose, Illovo, Atholl-Oaklands and Killarney.But be warned – with two weeks to go before the race, the closing date for pre-entries is just around the corner. The cut-off date for online entries has been extended to Tuesday September 30 and the cut-off date for entries at SPAR stores is Wednesday October 1.Late entries will be accepted at registration at the Wanderers on Thurdsya October 9, Friday October 10 and Saturday October 11, but only pre-entries are eligible for the free race t-shirt.
So there’s no time to lose – get those entries in as soon as possible. Time is running out . . . tick, tick, tick.