About the SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge

What began as a way to get women of all ages, shapes and sizes together to enjoy a run, the SPAR Women’s Challenge brand has become one of the world’s biggest road races.

The SPAR Women’s Challenge is the most popular and inclusive road race in South Africa, attracting the country’s top professional female athletes and thousands of recreational runners.

Over the years, the SPAR Women’s Challenge has brought women from all walks of life together, to make a difference in our communities and once again, despite being digital, this year will be NO DIFFERENT!

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity, and there is a plethora of opportunity for creativity amidst the current challenges that we face. Due to the global climate, the SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge 2021 is unable to proceed as usual with a traditional Challenge, and therefore we have redefined our limitations and once again host an incredible online event – the SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge!

HOW IT WORKS

Over the years, the SPAR Women’s Challenge has brought women from all walks of life together, to make a difference
in our communities and this year will be NO DIFFERENT!

Join us on Saturday, the 4th of September 2021, anytime between 06h00 and 18h00*
You can run, jog, or walk your own virtual challenge, at your own pace, from any location you choose.

*Subject to government lockdown regulations.

YOUR OWN
ROUTE & Distance
SEPTEMBER
2021

06h00 to
18h00

LIMITED to
75 000 ENTRIES

2021 THEME

“Limitations live only in our minds; but if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.”

We have all been faced with challenges and obstacles in our lives and more especially over the last year. However, the SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge is breaking boundaries and pushing limits. This year let’s crash through our obstacles and shoot for the stars. Let’s live limitless lives!

2021 CHARITY BENEFICIARies

At SPAR we pride ourselves on living our values of family, entrepreneurship and passion. We feel strongly that each girl has a right to an education. This year your entry fee will be used to help SPAR’s Petals project donate packs of sanitary pads that will help keep girls in school, giving underprivileged girls an equal chance to compete and lead a full life. Your contribution will help to remove the limitations that girls feel during menstruation and show them that there is no area in their life where they cannot #LiveLimitless.

Virtual Challenge Pack

Limited to 75 000 Entries! T-shirt sizes are limited to specific regions and to inventory availability.
Due to posting restrictions and courier costs, entrants residing outside of South Africa will unfortunately not receive a virtual challenge pack.

Create your own Virtual
Challenge number

  1. Download the challenge number PDF.
  2. Insert your own challenge number or just your name.
  3. Pin to your t-shirt when you do your virtual challenge.

Note: This is not an official road running race number.

Generate your
Certificate

Good news! This year you will once again be able to generate a certificate to show that you have participated in the 2021 SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge.

A link will be made available on the 4th of September, so that you can generate your certificate once you have completed the SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge.

Information

Location: Your own route, any location

Distance: Choose your own distance

Date: 4 September 2021

Time: Anytime between 06h00 and 18h00*
(*Subject to government lockdown regulations)

Entry Fee: R60,00

(Virtual Challenge pack delivery costs may apply depending on your location)

Remember to post your virtual run on social media platforms using the hashtags #LiveLimitless #SPARVirtualChallenge.

  • The SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge is open to all aged 18 and over.
  • Online entries close on 15 August 2021
  • Manual entries will not be facilitated.
  • Strictly no refunds.
  • Participants to strictly adhere to government lockdown regulations.
  • The SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge cares for the environment and we want you to commit to running a clean virtual challenge by not littering.
  • Please read the Virtual Challenge Rules

You can collect your Virtual Challenge pack from your chosen collection point, from 27 August 2021 to 3 September 2021.

For any queries about the Virtual Challenge packs please contact the relevant person in your area:

General Enquiry Line:
011 203 5303 / 074 750 7186
(Weekdays 08h00 – 17h00)

General Email Enquiry:
virtualchallenge@spar.co.za
(Weekdays 08h00 – 17h00)

South Rand
(Greater Johannesburg, Vaal Triangle, North West, Free State and Northern Cape):
Cornel Steyn
Tel: +27 (0) 11 821 4238
cornel.steyn@spar.co.za

North Rand
(Tshwane and Limpopo):
Sophia Matlou
Tel: +27 (0) 11 203 5303
Sophia.Matlou@spar.co.za

Western Cape:
Melanie Jooste:
melanie.jooste@spar.co.za
Mazeeda Kamish: Mazeeda.kamish@spar.co.za
Renee de Vincenzo: renee.devincenzo@spar.co.za
Tel: +27 (0)21 690 0228

Eastern Cape:
Laura Dorothy
Tel: +27 (0) 41 404 5387
laura.dorothy@spar.co.za

 

 


Kwa-Zulu Natal:
Mary Martens
Tel: +27 (0) 71 392 4214
kzn@spar.run

Lowveld:
Bella Mogane
Tel: +27 (0)13 753 6930
Bella.Mogane@spar.co.za

 

Location: Your own route, any location

Distance: Choose your own distance

Date: 4 September 2021

Time: Anytime between 06h00 and 18h00*
(*Subject to government lockdown regulations)

Entry Fee: R60,00

(Virtual Challenge pack delivery costs may apply depending on your location)

Remember to post your virtual run on social media platforms using the hashtags #LiveLimitless #SPARVirtualChallenge.

  • The SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge is open to all aged 18 and over.
  • Online entries close on 15 August 2021
  • Manual entries will not be facilitated.
  • Strictly no refunds.
  • Participants to strictly adhere to government lockdown regulations.
  • The SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge cares for the environment and we want you to commit to running a clean virtual challenge by not littering.
  • Please read the Virtual Challenge Rules

You can collect your Virtual Challenge pack from your chosen collection point, from 27 August 2021 to 3 September 2021.

For any queries about the Virtual Challenge packs please contact the relevant person in your area:

Gauteng:
Sophia Matlou
Tel: +27 (0) 11 203 5303
Sophia.Matlou@spar.co.za

Cornel Steyn
Tel: +27 (0) 11 821 4238
cornel.steyn@spar.co.za

Eastern Cape:
Lorna Dorothy
Tel: +27 (0) 41 404 5387
laura.dorothy@spar.co.za

Western Cape:
Melanie Jooste
Tel: +27 (0) 21 690 0228
melanie.jooste@spar.co.za

Mazeeda Kamish
Tel: +27 (0) 21 690 0228
Mazeeda.kamish@spar.co.za

Renee de Vincenzo
Tel: +27 (0) 21 690 0228
renee.devincenzo@spar.co.za

KZN:
Mary Martens
Tel: +27 (0) 71 392 4214
kzn@spar.run
(Weekdays 08h00 – 17h00)

Lowveld:
Bella Mogane
Tel: +27 (0)13 753 6930
Bella.Mogane@spar.co.za

 

HEALTHY EATING TIPS AND RECIPES

Keep an eye out for healthy eating tips and recipes from our featured lifestyle chef Izelle Hoffman on social media and in our Virtual Challenge Magazine. 

MY VIRTUAL CHALLENGE MAGAZINE

OUR SPONSORS

CONTACT US

General Enquiry Line:
011 203 5303 / 074 750 7186
(Weekdays 08h00 – 17h00)

General Email Enquiry:
virtualchallenge@spar.co.za
(Weekdays 08h00 – 17h00)

South Rand
(Greater Johannesburg, Vaal Triangle, North West, Free State and Northern Cape):
Cornel Steyn
Tel: +27 (0) 11 821 4238
cornel.steyn@spar.co.za

North Rand
(Tshwane and Limpopo):
Sophia Matlou
Tel: +27 (0) 11 203 5303
Sophia.Matlou@spar.co.za

 

Western Cape:
Melanie Jooste:
melanie.jooste@spar.co.za
Mazeeda Kamish: Mazeeda.kamish@spar.co.za
Renee de Vincenzo: renee.devincenzo@spar.co.za
Tel: +27 (0)21 690 0228

Eastern Cape:
Laura Dorothy
Tel: +27 (0) 41 404 5387
laura.dorothy@spar.co.za

Kwa-Zulu Natal:
Mary Martens
Tel: +27 (0) 71 392 4214
kzn@spar.run

Lowveld:
Bella Mogane
Tel: +27 (0)13 753 6930
Bella.Mogane@spar.co.za

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