Date: 14 April 2019
Gauteng runners and walkers can look forward to the East Rand’s most anticipated race of the year, the 2019 Birchwood Half Marathon.
Starting and finishing on the grounds of the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg, the annual race sees 4,000 participants in total – 2,250 for the 21.1km, 1,500 for the 10km and 250 for the 5km races.
Now in its ninth year, the Birchwood Half Marathon, known for its flat and fast route, caters to various fitness levels and has been a sell-out race for the past three years. It is also a fun day out for the entire family. Focused on ensuring the race is a pleasant experience for all in order to encourage a healthy lifestyle, the race and day’s activities take place on the 52 sprawling hectares of Birchwood Hotel’s beautiful gardens, guaranteeing entertainment for the whole family with live music, activities for the kids, sports massages and spot prizes. The first 2 000 runners or walkers to enter receive a long sleeve moisture management t-shirt.
To enter or for more information, visit www.birchwoodhalfmarathon.co.za.
Author: Pedro van Gaalen
When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.