The race was organised by Shift Sport and Marketing (apparently they do a lot of these sorts of events…so good idea to get onto their mailing list asap) and was the first of it’s kind in Jozi.
Basically it was almost like an amazing race in the city. The route was a 10km run through the streets of Jo’burg with lots of obstacles to tackle along the way.
You could enter as an individual or as a team and there were prizes for the best dressed.
They only allowed 1000 entrants… which worked out perfectly as none of the obstacle stations were crammed, there was no pushing or shoving or traffic jams…in fact I was blown away by the amount of teamwork and camaraderie I encountered along the way.
The spirit of the day was fantastic and absolutely every participant had a fat smile on their faces!
My hubby and I entered as a team. Some of the obstacles were more difficult for the teams and you needed to work together in order to complete them.
Being a retired pro-athlete, my hubby is super competitive (yikes) and I was seriously concerned that things might get a bit hairy…..but wow! What a load of fun we had!
We helped and supported each other all the way and were super proud of our results.
It was such a great way to see Jozi and I was amazed by how clean and tidy the streets were. The cops and marshalls did an outstanding job re: stopping the traffic and we were cheered on by everyone from street vendors and taxi drivers to beggars and students! Such a vibe!
The obstacles were challenging (but not impossible) and the route was fairly flat and scenic.
We were all absolutely exhausted afterwards but then indulged in a cracker of a breakfast at 44 Stanley (gotta refuel you know?)
Rumours are that there will be another race towards the end of the year. If this is your thing, don’t miss out…such a great event, am still smiling! J