CHOC: The official charity of Pietermaritzburg SPAR Women's Race

CHOC: The official charity of Maritzburg SPAR Women’s Race


The Pietermaritzburg branch of CHOC, the Childhood Cancer Foundation, is once again the official race charity of the Maritzburg SPAR Women’s 10/5km which take place around Alexandra Park on Sunday, August 7.

Two rand from every entry will go to the foundation, which essentially is a support group of parents with children with cancer who support fellow parents and children with cancer.

“We rely heavily on donations and financial support from the public and other sources so we can provide free board and lodge and other invaluable services to children with cancer and their families,” says Agie Govender, Regional Manager for CHOC KZN. “We are really grateful to everyone who participates in this race for the contribution they are making to this service."

‘We are pleased to be able to support CHOC as they provide an incredible support for parents and children,” says Rob Philipson MD of SPAR KZN. “Thank you to all of you involved in providing this support."

The 10km race is open to entrants 14 years and older and the 5km to 9 years and older. 

Entries are limited to 4,000 and the 10km distance is open from age 14 and to the 5km from age 9, the age restrictions being applicable on the day of the competition. Entry fees are R90 for the 10km licensed athletes and for the 5km runners. The entry fee for the Non-licensed athletes is R100; the extra R10 includes a temporary licence for the day. 

EFT entries have now closed and only Credit Card can be taken online until Saturday 30 July. Thereafter participants can enter at the Oval on Friday 5 (10am to 5pm) and Saturday, 6 August (10am to 3pm).

For more info contact the race organisers on or visit the official race on or like the Facebook page.