The Safest Running And Jogging Spaces In Joburg


Let’s face it, we don’t live in the safest country in the world. As much as we love Joburg, we need to accept the fact that it’s pretty dangerous out there. But don’t let that stop you from enjoying a good run. We’ve found a few clubs and running tracks that you can enjoy to the full when the treadmill becomes too boring. 

PWC Park

The PWC Bike Park, situated on the outskirts of Bryanston, recently introduced running trails to their already interesting and exciting layout. Now runners can enjoy a safe offroad run while taking in the greenery of the area. As we all know, intense activity takes fuel; this can be replenished at the Fixie Deck, the PWC Park’s very own café which serves everything from healthy snacks to stringy cheese pizzas. At the time of writing, a trail run costs R20 per person.

Details: http://bikepark.co.za

Pirates Sports Club

Stay safe and motivated by joining the popular Pirates Running Club. This collection of passionate runners has been hitting the road since 1977 and there’s no stopping them, along with walkers, trail runners and cycling clubs. As the leading public sports club in mid-Johannesburg, Pirates serves the suburbs of Greenside, Parkhurst, Parkview, Emmarentia, Linden, Northcliff, Craighall Park, Parktown and Blairgowrie.

Details: http://piratesclub.co.za/

Wanderers Club

Complete with top-of-the-line facilities and safe parking, the Wanderers Running Club is as accommodating as the area in which it is situated. Catering to runners in the northern suburbs of Joburg, the Wanderers Club meets every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday to take to the road. Here you can run/walk your way to a better you.

Details: https://www.thewanderersclub.co.za/

Roodepoort Running Club

Similar to Pirates, the Roodepoort Running Club does not seem to run out of breath. The club offers a safe and friendly environment for beginner and avid runners alike. The Roodepoort Running Club also hosts running events throughout the year and urge their members to improve themselves as best they can. This running club is ideal for folks living in the West Rand who are looking for a safer alternative than solo running along Ontdekkers Road.

Details: http://www.roodepoortathleticsclub.co.za/

Mud challenge

Randpark Golf Club

Who said the golf course should be for old dudes who want to waste a good walk? Now the Randpark Golf Club has included a running/jogging/walking track for those who want to increase their fitness level without risking traffic and other safety issues that come with road running. Runners can choose between a 3km, 5km or 8km track. The Randpark Golf Club urges runners to bring headlamps as the tracks are only open in the early morning and early evenings.

Details: https://www.randpark.co.za/running-track/

By Shawn Greyling

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