How to enter the SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge

Be part of the SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge.

Entries are now officially open for the SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge.

On September 26, 30 000 women will participate in this virtual challenge aimed at bringing the sunshine back into our lives.

2020 has taken its toll on the psyche of our nation.

To counteract the shadow that has been cast across our collective mood, SPAR decided that something had to be done to bring back the sunshine.

The result was the SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge, a running and walking event without boundaries that invites women to walk or run their own route in a together-apart experience.

Participants can share their experience on the day with 30 000 odd fellow participants by posting photos to social media using the hashtags #BeSunshine and #SPARVirtualChallenge.

Entries opened on July 22 and the response from SPAR’s loyal following has been overwhelming.

Almost 5 000 entries were placed within the first week making the nation’s need for some sunshine evident.

Challenge organisers are urging the public to enter early to avoid disappointment.

Due to the ongoing fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, a lot was cancelled this year but with this event, SPAR has set out to prove that creativity cannot be cancelled, inspiration cannot be cancelled, unity cannot be cancelled  and sunshine cannot be cancelled.

#BeSunshine is the theme for this year’s virtual challenge, and carries with it an underlying message of walking together, walking for a purpose, showing love and kindness and walking on sunshine, by sharing messages that bring joy, happiness and sunshine to those around you.

This theme is a celebration of the boundless positivity and resilience of South African women in the face of adversity.

When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine.How it WorksThe SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge takes place on September 26, anytime between 6am and 6pm (subject to government lockdown regulations).

You can run, jog, or walk your own race, at your own pace, on your own route, at any distance, from any location you choose.

Once you have entered and have your challenge pack, all you need to do is to mark the date on your calendar and pick your route.

On September 26 you can share your virtual experience on social media platforms using the hashtags #BeSunshine #SPARVirtualChallenge.

How to EnterGuidance on entries and how the virtual challenge works can be found at

Online entries are open and are available at African entrants will receive a challenge pack with their entry containing a challenge T-shirt, a buff and a copy of the challenge magazine.

All entry fees will go towards helping SPAR spread a bit of sunshine to those who have experienced gender-based violence (GBV).

For every entry, SPAR will donate a food parcel to the family of someone who has experienced GBV, in collaboration with Jacaranda FM?s Good Morning Angels.

To enter on iTickets, simply select your ticket, choose your t-shirt size, enter your details, and make payment.

You can also help SPAR spread a little extra sunshine by making an additional, optional donation to the Jacaranda FM Good Morning Angels.

Those entering in Gauteng will be able to collect their challenge packs in participating SPAR stores from September 14 to 25.

For more information on the SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge, visit

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