A popular women’s day celebration, the Totalsports Women’s Race encourages entrants to #RunForLife in support of PinkDrive.
Christine Kalmer will be one of the runners to look out for in the Johannesburg race. “I love that the race is for women only,” says Kalmer. “I’m looking forward to running through Johannesburg with thousands of women. You can feel the passion on event day. It’s heartwarming to see how the women encourage and support each other throughout the race. I’m looking forward to running over the Nelson Mandela Bridge, a Joburg landmark. My goal is to run a competitive race and a solid time. The R20 000 incentive is great and will definitely be motivation to run extra fast. I’m not sure whether I’ll be able to run a sub 33min on race day though, as my personal best is 33:53.”
In Cape Town Nolene Conrad will be at the front of the field. Conrad also enjoys the fact that this is a women’s only race. “The Totalsports Women’s Races are well organized and the prize purse on offer is really good,” says Conrad. “I love the vibrant, energetic atmosphere of this race. My goal is to run a fast time. I am coming from Europe where I have been competing in a few track races. My fitness level looks good right now so I feel confident that I can go under my PB. It just depends on the variables that I cannot control, like the weather. The R20 000 incentive is absolutely awesome and I commend the race organisers for that. Instead of just winning races, we need to encourage runners to run fast.”