The Hottest Fitness Events To Attend This Valentine’s Day Whether You’re Taken Or Not

by | Feb 9, 2018 | Fitness

In the mood for a hot, sweaty Valentine’s Day? (Not in the way you’re thinking…) We’ve rounded up the best Valentine’s Day events for 2020, so grab your better half and let’s get physical! Self-partnered this V-Day? Not a problem. There’s something here for everyone…


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1. Versus Summer Run Party

Date: 15 February 2020

Distance: 6km/12km

Location: Mont Marie Wine Farm, Stellenbosch

The Details: Grab your running shoes and your significant other, lace up and spend Valentine’s Day on the trails. Versus, the super-vibey sock brand, are bringing the gees to Mont Marie in Stellies. You’ll get to enjoy the beautiful trails on the farm, plus every single entrant gets a pair of Versus socks with their entry! It’s a party, so definitely expect some sweet tunes and breakfast beers. Get your tix quickly – they’re already 70% sold out. Click here to enter (plus free socks!).


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2. SUP Yoga Experience

Date: 15 February 2020

Duration: 90 minutes

Location: V&A Waterfront

The Details: Join Lee-Ann Elliot for a SUP yoga experience. The event will begin with 20 mins of playing around on the SUP, finding your balance and comfort on the board. After that, enjoy a 50-minute gentle vinyasa yoga sequence. The workout will be followed by a delicious Culture Lab kombucha and a snack bomb by Wazoogles Superfood. Make sure you pack your swimsuit, hat and sunscreen. Book your spot on a board by DMing Lee-Ann or WhatsApping 071 443 1701.

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3. Women’s Health Fit Night Out 

Date: 15 February 2020

Location: Grandwest Casino, Cape Town

The Details: All my single ladies, this one is for you. Grab all your girlfriends and have the time of your life with like-minded women. Sweat out any bad vibes you might be feeling and replace them with feel-good endorphins. This event kicks off at 5pm and ends at 8pm. There’s a killer line-up, plenty of pop-up experiences with chances to win prizes and you’re guaranteed a goodie bag by simply buying your ticket! Expect banging tunes and one epic time. Get your tix here

4. Nissan Trailseeker MTB series

Date: 15 February 2020

Distance: 10km, 20km, 40km, or 70km

Location: Kylemore High School, Banhoek

The Details: Stellenbosch has got to be one of the most beautiful areas in the Western Cape and it definitely has some of the most superb cycling trails in South Africa. If you’re looking for a really good day out on your bike (with or without your partner in crime), then this is it. With a variety of distances, it caters for all levels of riders. Expect flowing singletracks and breathtaking views. Sound like your vibe? Enter here.

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5. HOT 91.9 Valentine’s Night Race 

Date: 14 February 2020

Distance: 10km

Location: Randburg Sports Complex, Randburg

The Details: This epic road race is back for the 32nd year in a row. Capped at 7 000 runners, this event promises to be a massive jol. Runners are instructed to dress to impress, so don’t let the crowds down! Plus, this fun 10km is followed by an after-party so it’s literally the best way to get your weekend started. And if you’re not yet convinced, how’s this: Discovery Vitality members earn up to 600 points with this event. Do it for the points! Live music, a candle-lit mile, what more could you want? Get involved, click here.   

6. TinMan #1 Event 

Date: 16 February 2020

Distance: Mini, Sprint and Challenge Tri distances

Location: Suncoast Beach, Durban

The Details: You’ve heard of Ironman, now say hello to TinMan. Same same, but different. Okay, a lot different, a whole lot more relaxed and orientated towards a good time. Choose from a variety of distances: mini tri (200m swim, 6km cycle and 2.5km run), sprint distance (600m swim, 21km cycle and 5km run) and the challenge (1km swim, 30km cycle and 10km run). Compete as a solo athlete or in a team. Maybe even challenge bae. It’s definitely a beautiful spot to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Click here to enter.

7. Glencairn Swim Run Event

Date: 14-16 February 2020

Distance: The Toad (long distance: +/- 20km run with 1.5km of swimming) and the Tadpole (shorter distance: +/- 10km run with 600m of swimming)

Location: Glencairn Farm, Southern Drakensberg

The Details: The Glencairn Farm is based at the bottom of the Sani Pass and it’s a pretty famous location for weddings and events, like the Sani2c. The Swim Run is a recent addition and will make full use of the exquisite farm. In fact, so much so that the event takes place over a whole weekend. Swim and run your way around the farm. Return to the race village for a yoga sesh, live music and a general good time. You don’t want to miss this – book your spot now.

8. Obstacle Wars Valentine’s Race

Date: 16 February 2020

Distance: Special Forces (10km with 45 obstacles), Cadets (4km with 21 obstacles), Platoons (beginners) and Troopers (kids’ race)

Location: Winston Park, KZN

The Details: Everyone can get involved in this Valentine’s weekend event. There’s a race distance for every level and a market to keep supporters entertained. Your race entry includes a boerie roll and a drink to keep you fuelled. Stick around for those lekker post-race vibes. Get your tickets here.

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