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Hit the ground running this spring, and explore the city's unique outdoor challenges, at the inaugural Hollard Jozi Urban Run Adventure.

The Hollard Jozi Urban Run Adventure

Event organiser BAM is teaming up with Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo once more to bring a whole new urban running experience to Jozi.

The Hollard Jozi Urban Run Adventure (Jura), taking place on Saturday, 5 September, will combine the best of trail running, adventure racing and obstacle courses to give Joburgers a unique opportunity to explore the challenges that the city's outdoor terrain has to offer.

The Jura will take advantage of the infrastructure that will be set up for the Hollard Jozi Urban MTB Adventure (Juma), also being staged in partnership with Joburg City Parks, which takes place on the following day, Sunday 6 September.

The two events will form part of an Urban Adventure weekend festival which aims to attract between 7 500 and 15 000 adventurers, thus becoming one of the largest urban events of its kind in the world.

Marks Park, Emmarentia, where the Jura will start and finish, will be alive with activities for the whole family, with yummy food stalls, a mini obstacle course for kids, and the SAB Gig Rig music truck.

Options for the brave and not so brave

The Jura will have three distance options: 6 kilometres for the fun runner, 12 kilometres for the serious adventurer, and 18 kilometres for the really fit and adventurous.

The 6km run will feature nine custom-built obstacles (not counting natural obstacles and terrain), including two slides, rivers and ravines, "hay bale hell", and a floating bridge.

The 12km run will feature 13 custom-built obstacles, including the above plus a storm water drain crawl. And the 18km run will feature 15 custom-built obstacles, including the above plus a storm water drain crawl and a rock clamber.

Entry costs R249 for the 6km run, R299 for the 12km run, and R330 for the 18km run, and there are some serious (and fun) cash prizes on offer for both competitors and non-competitors.

To enter and for more information, visit www.joziadventure.co.za.