Pink will be the colour of the day on National Women’s Day (Wednesday, 09 August 2023) when thousands of runners and walkers take to the streets of Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban at the much-anticipated Totalsports Women’s Race in support of PinkDrive.
“PinkDrive fulfils a vitally important need in South Africa, and we are proud to continue our support through the Totalsports Women’s Race,” says Nikki Crous, Head of Marketing Totalsports. “We are proud to help share PinkDrive’s message that ‘early detection can help prolong a life’. Runners (and walkers) can also get involved by donating towards the cause when entering the event online. No amount is too small. In addition to this, we’d like to encourage all entrants to wear their pink event tees on event day. Let’s make it a pink Women’s Day to remember.”
A Non-Profit Company (NPC), PinkDrive is committed to improving breast cancer awareness, education, providing and offering free services to the medically uninsured across South Africa.
“The Totalsports Women’s Race is an amazing event,” says Nelius du Preez, PinkDrive National Marketing and Event Co-Ordinator. “Not only does it support Women in South Africa, but it is hosted in three different cities on the same day. This shows unity and that Totalsports and PinkDrive stand together for the health and support of Women. Through this fantastic fundraising opportunity and platform PinkDrive is able to ensure that our service continues benefitting communities across South Africa. The partnership allows us to spread the message that ‘Early detection will help to prolong life’.”
“PinkDrive will be present at the Totalsports Women’s Race in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, offering FREE clinical breast examinations in our Mobile Breast Health Unit, while educating on the importance of self- breast examinations,” confirms du Preez. “Entrants and spectators are invited to visit our Pink ‘Shop4Cancer’ that will be clearly visible in the race venue at all three events. There will be an array of fun pink merchandise on offer including tutus, caps, hats and socks to mention just a few items. All funds raised will go towards funding for our Mobile Mammography units.”
In closing du Preez adds: “We would like to give our sincerest gratitude to the organisers and sponsors of this iconic Women’s Day celebration that we are humbled to be part of. A special word of thanks to all the entrants. Without your support PinkDrive would not be able to do what we do. We can’t wait to celebrate National Women’s Day with thousands of active women at the Totalsports Women’s Race.”
EVENT INFORMATION: 2023 Totalsports Women’s Race
A fun filled Women’s Day celebration, the Totalsports Women’s Race encourages a healthy lifestyle and invites all women (grandmothers, aunts, sisters, mothers and daughters) to run united in support of PinkDrive.
|Date:||Wednesday, 09 August 2023 / National Women’s Day|
Start: Masabalala Yengwa Ave
Finish: Kings Park Athletics Track
Start & Finish: Marks Park, Emmerentia
|· Cape Town:
Start & Finish: Grand Parade, Cape Town
|10km licensed runner||R140.00|
| 10km Cape Town unlicensed
|R45.00 (temporary license included)|
|10km Johannesburg unlicensed runner||R50.00 (temporary license included)|
|10km Durban unlicensed runner||R50.00 (temporary license included)|
|Entries Open:||ONLINE entries open: Wednesday 05 April 2023
ONLINE entries close: Wednesday 26 July 2023
Enter via: www.totalsportswomensrace.co.za
Each entrant will receive a fitted Event T-shirt and finisher’s medal, while getting to enjoy an entertaining route with vibrant refreshment points and a Live Performance at the finish.
image: Totalsports Women’s Race by Mark Sampson