Totalsports Women’s Race Prize Purse announced

The Phalula sisters and Irvette Van Zyl in action at the Totalsports Women’s Race in Durban in 2016. Photo Credit: Tobias Ginsberg

 The organisers of the Totalsports Women’s Race are excited to announce that the 2017 events (Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town) will boast an impressive combined prize purse of R123 600.

“The Totalsports Women’s Race is one of South Africa’s largest Women’s Day celebrations,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports.  “The events will see Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town runners and walkers of all ages and walks of life join forces to ‘run for life’ in support of PinkDrive.  We are proud to be able to increase the prize purse for 2017 to a combined total of R123 600, with each event being allocated a total of R41 200.  This was made possible due to the valued and ongoing support of our sponsors.”

“The prize purse will be allocated as follows:  the top eight finishers in the open and junior categories will be awarded prize money, with the open winner taking home R10 000.  Prize money has also been allocated to the top three finishers in the age group categories 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+.  We look forward to welcoming all runners, walkers and supporters to the start line in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town.  Enjoy a day out with likeminded individuals, support SA’s elite runners as they battle it out on route and help us spread PinkDrive’s message that ‘early detection saves lives’.”

One of South Africa’s largest Women’s Day celebrations, the Totalsports Women’s Race encourages entrants to ‘Run For Life’ in support of PinkDrive. Durban runners will be able to play their part on Sunday, 16 July 2017, while Johannesburg and Cape Town runners will be seen in action on Wednesday, 09 August 2017 (National Women’s Day).

Event Information2017 Totalsports Women’s Race

Dates & Venues: Sunday, 16 July 2017 Durban:  Kings Park Athletics Track
  Wednesday, 09 August 2017 Johannesburg:  Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown
    Cape Town:  Grand Parade, Cape Town CBD
Entry Fee: 10km licensed runner R120,00
  5km R80,00
  10km Durban unlicensed runner R130,00 (temporary license included)
  10km Johannesburg & Cape Town unlicensed runner R140.00 (temporary license included)

Each entrant will receive a magnificent fitted Nike t-shirt, an exclusive finisher’s bracelet, on-route entertainment and an exhilarating live performance by a well-known South African artist.

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 Charity SupportThe Totalsports Women’s Race proudly supports PinkDrive, a Non-Profit Company (NPC) that is committed to improving breast cancer awareness, education, and providing and offering free services to the medically uninsured across South Africa. PinkDrive will be present at the Totalsports Women’s Race in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town offering FREE clinical breast examinations and educating on the importance of self- breast examinations.

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For more information on PinkDrive visit  For further information or to enter the Totalsports Women’s Race visit

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