Our new venue – Coetzenburg Stadium, Stellenbosch
Since its inception, African Centurion has continued to grow in international favour and quickly become a firm favourite among both local and international companies and athletes. This endurance race has earned its reputation as a global affair that favours historically significant locations.
When it comes to sporting culture in South Africa, many will attest to the stature, significance and contribution that Coetzenburg stadium has made to international sporting conversations. Coetzenburg has quickly become the preferred stadium for international athletes to train during their offseason’ period prior to world championship events. Coetzenburg’s recent state-of-the-art lighting system upgrade has deemed it the first of its kind in South Africa.
Its track has hosted numerous Olympic Gold Medallists and continues to cater to larger athletic events. As one of the most sought-after stadiums in the country, Coetzenburg sets the scene for aspiring amateur walkers, professional athletes and team-oriented corporate companies to embark on a historic race. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Stellenbosch mountain range, the charming Cape Winelands town sets a seamless tone for personal strength, determination and resilience.
Let’s Walk Together.
Walking 100 miles in 24 hours is not an everyday achievement,
but a challenge that only a few in the world can achieve.
African Centurion, brought to you by Old Mutual, will be hosted at Coetzenburg Stadium in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The event will be taking place on the 26 & 27 October 2019. This year also marks the fourth consecutive year that the event has been on the continent. African Centurion aims to appeal to the broader public by promoting fitness and outdoor activities and bring people together at a historically rich site.
African Centurion continues its expansion and aims to showcase more historical locations in South Africa. This year our new location, Coetzenburg Stadium, is situated in the picturesque mountains of Stellenbosch and is built on one of the oldest Winelands in the country. It is a popular location for professional athletes to train in their off-season period and has hosted many Olympic Gold Medalists.
The Centurion Walk initiative started in Britain in 1911 and has since taken place in several other countries, including Australia, Malaysia, the UK, the USA and the Netherlands, with the aim of bringing people from all walks of life together and use walking as the medium.
Entrants have 24 hours to complete a distance of 100 miles and can enter solo, or as a relay team of two or four, with the South African event being the only one to offer this option. Several support stations will be set up along the route for the walkers and supporters are welcome to join the event.
Our event also offers a unique relay package that allows for an exclusive team-building opportunity for corporate companies, families and friends looking to take on a walking challenge. This sets the event apart from any other Centurion walk taking place around the world. The relay system acts as a bonding tool. The known spirit, emotion and endurance experienced by the various teams have continued to prove transformational.