Spar Women’s Virtual Challenge goes physical with Parkrun SA

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The SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge is making the circle bigger in 2022, partnering with ParkrunSouth African to allow participants to attend physical events.

The Virtual Challenge was launched in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic allowing South Africans of all walks of life to participate in the event in solidarity during a time of uncertainty and strife.

The popular event will return for a third instalment, albeit with fewer restrictions, allowing entrants to come together wherever they are to run, jog, walk, skip or even dance the challenge at their own pace, choosing their route and completing their challenge at any time between 06:00 and 18:00.

The partnership with Parkrun South Africa provides SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge participants with a safe space to come together as a community on 3 September at any of the 176 venues around the country.

Parkrun registration is once off, while participants should remember to bring their Parkrun barcode to the venue to ensure their results are registered. Most Parkruns in South Africa start at 08:00, but each venue may be different, so it is worth checking the website of the specific event for their starting time. For more information on the Parkrun partnership click here.

Online entries are open for the SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge 2022. Entry to the SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge is R120, and as part of the entry fee, every participant will receive a virtual challenge pack. The pack includes an official virtual challenge t-shirt, access to the My Virtual Challenge digital magazine, a face buff and a medal.

This year there are even more ways to join in the fun online. Participants can visit the official race website, to generate their race number and finish line certificate – perfect for pre and post-race selfies! Use #IRise and #SPARVirtualChallenge when posting to join the challenge community online!

For more information and to find out how to enter, visit Entries are limited to 60 000 participants – enter now to avoid disappointment.



Date: 3 September 2022

Time: 6AM to 6PM (subject to lockdown restrictions)

Location: Virtual Event (participants can select own route and distance)


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