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The SPAR Women’s Challenge Series incorporating the SPAR Grand Prix keeps getting-better-and-better, with some exciting sponsors getting on board.
One lucky participant will win a newly launched Proton car worth R450 000. Every participant over 18 will be entered into a Proton raffle draw at each of the six races, with the winner called onto the stage during prize giving.
Subsequently, the six drawn participants will travel to Gauteng as VIP guests for the SPAR Grand Prix Awards at the end of the year, where the final draw will take place, and the winner of the ultimate prize – a luxury Proton car – will be announced. Meanwhile, the other five will receive runner-up Proton prizes.
2023 SPAR Women’s Challenge headline sponsor
“We at Proton South Africa are thrilled to announce our partnership as a headline sponsor for the 2023 SPAR Women’s Challenge and SPAR Grand Prix Series,” said Sarah Ferrier, Marketing Manager of Proton South Africa. This partnership is a perfect match for us as it allows us to showcase our brand and our values of excellence, determination, and perseverance.”
“We see this as an exciting opportunity to support women in sports and encourage an active lifestyle. We are proud to be associated with such a prestigious event and look forward to a successful partnership with SPAR and all the athletes involved,” said Ferrier.
Other partners and stakeholders
South African-based luxury accessories company Superfine is teaming up with the SPAR Grand Prix series for the second time this year. Superfine specialise in eyewear, premium watches and perfumes.
Each race winner will receive a substantial Superfine voucher, while age-category winners of the overall SPAR Grand Prix will also receive a Superfine voucher, and each participant in the six SPAR Women’s 10km races will also receive a discount on Superfine products.
“We are very happy to join hands with the SPAR Grand Prix again this year. We believe the series is a wonderful way to showcase the skills and talents of women,” said Nigel Smit, Managing Director of Superfine.
Modern Athlete, who has long been partners of the SPAR Women’s 10 km Challenge and the SPAR Grand Prix series, will once again be the official media partner of the SPAR Grand Prix Series.
“Modern Athlete is proud to be involved in the SPAR Grand Prix series once again,” said Roxanne Martin, Director of Modern Athlete. Our goal is to bring inspirational stories to the running community and to tell the stories of amazing women doing amazing things”.
“Empowering women in sport, especially in running, is important to us and as a publication, we achieve this. We look forward to another competitive series with great racing and excitement.”
Kick off date and schedule
The 2023 SPAR Women’s Challenge incorporating the SPAR Grand Prix Series kicked off on 23 April with the first race in Cape Town.
2023 SPAR GRAND PRIX CALENDAR
- Cape Town – Sunday, 23 April 2023 – Green Point Common – Completed
- Gqeberha – Saturday, 27 May 2023 – Pollok Beach, Summerstrand – Completed
- Durban – Sunday, 25 June 2023 – Kings Park Stadium
- Mbombela – Saturday, 15 July 2023 – Mbombela Stadium
- Tshwane – Saturday, 5 August 2023 – SuperSport Park
- Joburg – Sunday, 1 October 2023 – Marks Park Sporting Club
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