The Boxer Super Run will create an unforgettable experience for all participants on Sunday 15 October 2023 when it floods the streets of Durban with waves of 5km excitement.
“The 5km distance is a global favourite for various reasons,” says Lee-Ann Pillay, Boxer Superstores Head of Department: Marketing. “The popularity can be attributed to its accessibility, health benefits, social aspects, and its ability to cater to a diverse range of participants, from elite runners to casual joggers and those looking for a starting point in the world of running. Adding to the appeal of the 5km distance, the Boxer Super Run lets participants select their optimal starting wave based on their running background. Runners can choose to enter one of two waves: the Open Wave or the Super Social Wave. The 5km action will close off with a super-fast Elite Men’s Wave and an Elite Women’s Wave.”
“Catering for the more serious runner, the Open Wave will start a little earlier at 07:00,” confirms Pillay. “This wave is perfect for club runners, schools and anyone that is looking to test themselves and possibly improve on their PB. Runners that are, however attracted to the social side of the sport, will enjoy the later start of the Super Social Wave. Time is not of the essence when you enter this wave, look forward to enjoying an exciting day out with family, friends and/or co-workers. Instead of PBs show us your flair for fashion by dressing up and bringing the vibe.
Irrespective of the wave that you choose, there is no cut off time, you just need to finish with a smile.”
Pillay further comments: “Anticipation is soaring as the Elite Men’s and Elite Women’s Waves prepare for an exhilarating showdown, where South Africa’s foremost athletes will vie for the prestigious titles of King and Queen at the debut of the Boxer Super Run. Adding an extra layer of intrigue, the question lingers: ‘Could this event be the stage for a new South African 5km record?’ We extend a warm invitation to all runners in the Open and Super Social Waves to remain at the event post-race to support the Elites. You just might get to witness history in the making. We invite all runners to enter today to be part of the unique experience that is set to redefine the running scene in Durban.”
EVENT INFORMATION: 2023 Boxer Super Run
Date: Sunday 15 October 2023
Start Venue: Snell Parade via Lagoon Drive, Durban
Finish Venue: Blue Lagoon Park, Durban
Event Waves & Start Times:
• 07:00 / OPEN WAVE (Anyone and everyone, club runners, serious runners, schools, runners who prefer an early start, masses)
• 08:00 – 09:30 / SUPER SOCIAL WAVE (Dress up, groups, company groups, charities, runners who prefer a slightly later start)
• 09:45 / ELITE WOMEN
• 10:00 / ELITE MEN
Entry Fee: R100.00
Minimum Age of Entrant: 9 years old
Entries Open: Friday, 04 August 2023
Entries Close: Monday, 09 October 2023
• Boxer Super Run T-shirt
• Boxer Super Run Drawstring Bag
• Race Number
• Bonaqua Water Bottle
• Boxer Super Run Medal
Enter Via: www.stillwatersports.com
Facebook: Boxer Superstores / Boxer Super Run 5K
Instagram: @boxer_superstores / @boxer_superun5k
About Boxer Superstores:
Boxer is one of the fastest growing discount supermarkets in Southern Africa. With a cemented set of ‘people-centred’ goals and values, Boxer has positioned itself as ‘Africa’s Favourite Discount Supermarket’. Since its humble beginnings 46 years ago in Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, the Boxer brand, (comprised of Boxer Superstores, Boxer Liquors and Boxer Build) has grown far and wide and offers services to shoppers in 450 stores spread across every province of South Africa, as well as in the Kingdom of Eswatini.
For further information about Boxer Superstores, please visit www.boxer.co.za
About the Boxer Super Run:
A world class 5km road run, the Boxer Super Run is set to captivate entrants, young and old, social, and elite, in the scenic city of Durban. With 5km being the most popular distance globally, the event attracts a diverse range of participants, from seasoned athletes seeking to challenge their limits to newcomers venturing into the world of road running. This run is for everyone! A highlight on race day will be the Boxer Super Run ELITE RACE where SA’s Elite athletes will go head-to-head in a men’s and women’s race for the coveted title of King and Queen of the Boxer Super Run 5K! For the rest of the field, we’re not aiming for first place, we’re aiming for PB’s but most importantly we’re heading for fun! Choose your wave for your 5km loop along the Durban promenade. Dress up or dress down, whatever you do make sure you follow the event on social media and share your experience.