Top 10 'Challenge Yourself' Events in 2018

Staying active is a popular New Year's resolution and that's why we've created a list of 10 "Challenge Yourself" events that will help keep you active and interested while you're getting you fitter, stronger and happier.


  • Spar Women's Race

    Spar Women's Race

    Established in 1992, the popular Spar Women's Race takes place throughout the year in different cities across the country. The event attracts a large field of women from all walks of life who come and enjoy a fun day out running amongst their peers.

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  • Toyota Warrior Race

    Toyota Warrior Race

    The Toyota Warrior Race is South Africa's largest obstacle course race (OCR) series spanning 8 provincial events, and attracting thousands of participants at each event. Warrior OCR is open to athletes of all fitness levels – all you need is a pair of running shoes and a sense of adventure.

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  • Muddy Princess

    Muddy Princess

    This fun and exciting event is for women, no matter shape, size or fitness level. Celebrating women, the 5km event is all about fun - crawling, running, and climbing through obstacles - and lots of mud.

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  • Nissan Trailseeker

    Nissan Trailseeker

    The Nissan Trailseeker series is a regularly sold-out mountain bike event that caters for kids and adults, beginners and pros. With established trails and varying distances, each Nissan Trailseeker promises a fun and thrilling day for any MTB enthusiast.

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  • Amashova Durban Classic

    Amashova Durban Classic

    The Amashova Durban Classic is the oldest road classic cycling race in South Africa. Taking place between Pietermaritzburg and Durban, it is one of the safest cycling events, attracting over 10 000 cyclists every year.

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  • Mandela Day Triathlon

    Mandela Day Triathlon

    The Mandela Day Triathlon is the newest addition to the popular Mandela Day Marathon. The event takes place at Midmar Day on the Saturday before the main marathon and offers three different Triathlon events.

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  • Knysna Cycle Tour

    Knysna Cycle Tour, Western Cape

    The Knysna Cycle Tour is a 2-day celebration of cycling and a highlight of the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival. Now in its 31st year, the tour has grown to be one of the biggest and most popular races in South Africa.

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  • Merrell Hobbit Trail Run

    Merrell Hobbit Trail Runs, Eastern Cape

    From super-fit trail runners to children and everyone in between, the Merrell Hobbit Trail Run offers an exciting outdoor adventure. The event takes place in the picturesque Hogsback region of the Eastern Cape.

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  • Soweto Marathon

    Soweto Marathon

    Fondly known as the "Peoples Race", the Soweto Marathon honours the heritage of Soweto by taking runners past some of its most iconic landmarks. With 3 separate distances, this race is popular and worth doing.

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  • Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge

    Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge

    This popular annual race is a must-do for elite and intermediate road riders and mountain bikers. This event is the perfect way to experience Joburg and offers three categories that every member of the family can enjoy.

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