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Feb 07, 2024

Lace up and run Pretoria’s most loved race

The TuksRace is back and set to breathe life into the streets of Pretoria! Dust off your running shoes, stretch and bring the entire family to run on Saturday, 17 February 2024 at the University of Pretoria’s Hillcrest Sports Campus in Hatfield.

Running enthusiasts of all experience levels are welcome to join this fun-filled family event to kick-start the year. Runners of all fitness levels are invited to enter the 21.1km half-marathon, the 10km or 5km races, or a colourful 1km fun run / walk. Known for its flat, fast and manageable route, the TuksRace presents an excellent opportunity for the running enthusiast to run a personal best.

Trusted partner, Bestmed Medical Scheme joins us again in this year’s instalment to deliver an inclusive race for the running community.

Some race proceeds will go towards supporting students. This will be in the form of two bursaries to the value of R5 000 each.

Distance options, entry fees and start times


Entry fee

Start time

1km fun run/walk







R75 to R150*



R90 to R180*


*Dependent on age category. All athletes 80 years and older, as well as blind athletes run for free.

Physical entries in store

Entries will be available at the stores mentioned below until Thursday, 15 February 2024:

  • Run-A-Way Sport, 302 Freesia Street, Lynnwood Ridge, Tel: (012) 361 3733
  • UPShop on the UP Hatfield campus, Tel: (012) 420 6509

Online entries

You may enter for the distance of your choice online at www.entryninja.com. Online entries are open until 00:00 (midnight) on Tuesday, 13 February 2024.

Online entries can be collected at the High Performance Centre (HPC), at Burnett Street entrance to the UP Sports Campus, on Thursday, 15 and Friday, 16 February 2024 from 17:00 to 19:00, and from 04:30 to 05:50 on race day.


The winners of each distance and age category will receive a cash prize, paid directly into their bank accounts for ensured safety.

Bestmed and TuksSport can’t wait to get back on the road and welcome you to the TuksRace again in 2024.


Race details: Jet Moses, 072 259 4282 jet.moses@up.ac.za

Media enquiries: Angelica van Dou, 071 234 9092 angelica.vandou@up.ac.za

About TuksSport

TuksSport is the premier sporting department of the University of Pretoria that has earned its place as a leader in the field of sport coaching, sport management and sporting excellence. With an offering of 36 sporting codes, a High Performance Centre and the TuksSport High School, the department takes a well-rounded, holistic approach to preparing athletes for the global stage. The department is a catalyst for the development of sport in Southern Africa, with a range of programmes from recreational to elite participation.

TuksSport, through its coaching and performance management division, provides a comprehensive support programme for various sporting codes. This support provides and reinforces an environment where student athletes can thrive. TuksSport continuously engages with partners, such as SEMLI, to facilitate and provide sport science and medical support, along with sharpening coaching thinking, while championing the needs of the athlete, the programme and the coach.

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