SPAR South Africa celebrates opening of SPAR Grand Prix series

April 5, 2024 IN THE CATEGORY: Sport sponsorship

Over 14,000 women took part in the opening race of the 2024 SPAR Grand Prix 10km series which was held in Cape Town. Former Grand Prix Champion Glenrose Xaba was victorious on the day, in an event which showcased the exceptional athleticism and determination of the athletes.

Triumph and resilience

Former Grand Prix Champion Glenrose Xaba’s finished the race in top spot. Her victory highlighted her exceptional resilience and determination. She crossed the finish line in 32:17, securing SAR43,000 in prize money and surging ahead in the series standings. Coach Violet Semenya praised her readiness for future challenges, marking a significant milestone in her career.

Rise of South African Talent

The SPAR Grand Prix in Cape Town witnessed a remarkable resurgence of South African talent, with eight women finishing in the top 10. This reflects the country’s growing prominence in athletics and underscores the impact of initiatives like the SPAR Grand Prix series. SPAR South Africa celebrated Glenrose Xaba’s victory and the collective achievements of all participants, fostering a spirit of competition and camaraderie.

Supporting Womens Sports

SPAR South Africa was recently recognised for their outstanding support of women in sport, particularly their long-term running series. As SPAR continues to pioneer women’s athletics through its ongoing programmes, this acknowledgement from Athletics South Africa underscores the profound impact and lasting legacy of SPAR’s commitment to the sport

Source: SPAR South Africa.

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About SPAR South Africa

SPAR South Africa was established in 1963. It operates four retail formats: SPAR neighbourhood, SPAR Express (operated in conjunction with Shell as a petrol forecourt store), KWIKSPAR (which focuses on convenience in city centres and high footfall locations), and SUPERSPAR Supermarkets (similar to EUROSPAR in offer). 

SPAR South Africa grants sub-licences to independent retailers to operate stores under one of the four formats, with almost all the current store portfolio being independently owned.