Wits parkrun






Join the vibrant community of runners and walkers at the Wits 5km parkrun on Alumni Lane, West Campus, where participants gather for a refreshing morning run in a dynamic university setting, celebrating fitness and togetherness.

The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is at Wits Club, Wits University, Johannesburg. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths and grass. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. Dependent on availability, marshals will be at key sections of the course, or signs will be in place.

Course Description

The course starts near the Wits Club/Alumni Office and begins with an uphill run through the centre of West Campus. You run around the Science Stadium and then back downhill to near the start where you take a left turn past the Barnato Residence. The route takes you up a short, steep hill (nick named Hypotenuse Hill) where you turn right into the Sturrock Park Campus. After looping around the Wits football training grounds you return to West Campus, running down the Hypotenuse Hill, and turning right to run behind the Convocation Dining Hall. Once you have passed the pond, repeat the loop around the Science Stadium, ending with a downhill run to the finish at the Wits Club.
Unfortunately dogs are not allowed at this event.


There are toilet facilities available to parkrunners next to the seven-aside soccer courts. Toilets are also available at Olives & Plates if you are a patron.

When is it?

Every Saturday at 8:00am.

Where is it?

The event takes place at Wits Club, Wits University, Alumni Lane, West Campus, Braamfontein, Johannesburg (GPS coordinates -26.1857140, 28.0254200).



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