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Since 1977 — For All Runners, be they quick or slow.

Pirates Road Running welcomes all runners and athletes. Founded in 1977 as a section of Pirates Club we are a well-established and social club of runners of all abilities. The club boasts a proud Comrades tradition and a wealth of running experience available to any runner looking to reach their goal; be it their first half marathon, marathon or ultra; with weekly time trials and club runs. We also count an active walkers group, cyclists and avid trail runners among our members. Pirates hosts two races and three event club runs on the annual running calendar
Interested in joining Pirates Running? Members of Pirates Club do not pay any additional fees to join the Running Section. Please complete the Pirates Club membership application at and we will be in touch once your Pirates Club membership is finalised.



WOBBLERS AND WIGGLERS HAT RACE | Saturday 16th December 2017

The 33rd Annual “Wobblers and Wigglers” Hat Race Charity Club Run

Start at 08h00 on Saturday 16th December

Donations of R50 or more • Entries also available on the day  • Children and Dogs welcome! (R20 on the day entries) • Don’t Forget Your Hat! • Famous Beer Table! • Spot Prizes! • Almost 8km…

PIRATES 21K presented by CREDO Wealth| Sunday 18th 2018

Joburg’s toughest 21
More details and entries at

PIRATES 10k | Sunday 5 August 2018

More information and entries will become available closer to the event.

WOBBLERS AND WIGGLERS HAT RACE| Sunday 16th December 2018

More information and entries will become available closer to the event.


An excellent discipline every week where you realise your improving time and fitness. Afterwards, you are welcome to use the showers and join us for a drink in the bar — it’s a sociable time to get to know other runners.

start at 17:45

Start at Bowls Bar Parking
Cruden Bay Road

8km and 5km routes


A team of runners usually who go out at 5:45pm on Thursday evenings and do anything from 10-21km’s. This becomes more formal from end-January when Comrades training begins in earnest. You are welcome to join for a shorter run and turn back when you need to. We recommend that you arrange/coordinate with someone to turn back with you though.

start at 17:45

Start from Clubhouse Parking
25 Braeside Road

Distances from 10km


On Sunday mornings at 7am we have a club run from the main Pirates car park – we all head out together and after approx 2km the group often splits into a longer (often faster) group and a shorter (slightly slower) group. The distances vary but are never shorter than 10km. Closer to Comrades, the longer (faster) group usually runs a 21km route every week.

excluding race days
start at 07:00

Start from Clubhouse Parking
25 Braeside Road

Distances from 10km



Geoff Davies


Hennie Booysen


Greg Cleeve-Edwards


Sandra Case


Anthony Allen

Pam Blackwell

Struan Brown

Brian Malcomess

Bradley Nelson

General Senyadiwa

Matthew Smith

Neil Smith


Upcoming events, race reports and running stories.

Experiencing Life’s firsts through Running

PIRATES ROAD RUNNING Experiencing Life’s firsts through Running Michelle Davis, Pirates Club, Greenside 21 September 2017 “Being on an airplane was scary- especially when it goes up. I felt the fear coming to my mind and then when we were up in the air, I felt free.”...
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NEWSLETTER – 17 November 2016

It's the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge this weekend, good luck to all members taking part and read more below how you can show your support! Remember there will be road closures, particularly along Jan Smuts Drive, click here for live traffic updates. The Bokke continue...
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Running update 27 October

Pirates RR Year End Dinner – Friday 28th This is to be held this Friday in the Bowls Clubhouse. At R125 a head it is a real steal as we are going to get to experience some top food and some great entertainment (even if this is provided by the runners themselves)....
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Pirates 2 Pirates

We have experienced great demand so far for Pirates 2 Pirates and it is already a record size running group.  As the run is for charity we have decided to keep registration open up until this weekend.  We still have a few seats left on the bus if anyone wants to...
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Road Running 8 September

  The Wanderers race on Sunday 29th August was the start of the Old Goats / Young Kids challenge – this is where the exuberance and energy of youth (i.e. those under 40) believe they can...
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Road Running

AUGUST NEWSLETTER Old Eds Water Point + Helpers Runs We are still short of helpers this Sunday (7th Aug) for the Old Eds water point.  If you are in JHB and able to assist please register on the link which allows us to get catering right.  The race starts at 8am so...
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Pirates Road Running Club

Pirates Road Running Club (PRRC ), based in Greenside, takes pride in having the reputation of being the most social Johannesburg-based running club. PRRC caters for all ages and different levels of fitness. From social walkers to short/middle distance runners, to half-marathon, marathon and ultra-marathon runners. Come along and join in: Tuesday Time Trial - 17h45 Pirates Bowls Club (8km or 5km) Thursday Club Run - 17h45 Main Club Parking (10-15km) Sunday Club Run - 07h00 Main Club Parking (10-21km)
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Who managed to get some quality training in this weekend?

T minus 4 weeks until YOU conquer "The Mountain".

Event: Pirates 21km - Joburg's Toughest 21
Date: 18 February 2018
Time: 06h00
Venue: Pirates Club

Online entries:
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Pirates Road Running Club added 2 new photos.4 days ago
Sunday 21 January Club Run: Newlands (21km or 15km) or Two Towers 28km

Depart: 07h00
Venue: Pirates Club main parking

As previously mentioned the Sunday club run is catering for all those that need to do distance but not to the detriment of those that don't. To that end we are doing the Newlands route this Sunday with its 21km and 15km options. For those that need a longer route (such as myself) the option is to turn onto the Two Towers route at the BP in Albertsville to give the full 28km route - warning that it won't be easy as it includes the bulk of Northcliff in addition to Melville hill and the Linden ridge.
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Pirates Road Running Club added 2 new photos.5 days ago
Pirates 21km - Joburg's Toughest 21

We are expecting a record turn out at #JoburgsToughest21. Ticket sales are flying and there is still 1 month until race day!

And to add to this, we are expecting a larger elite field of South Africa's top middle-distance and long-distance runners.

Enter here:
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Pirates Road Running Club5 days ago
Thursday 18 January Club Run: Orange & Valley (12km)

**High visibility clothing required**

Depart: 17h 30 or 17h45
Venue: Pirates Club main parking
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Pirates Road Running Club6 days ago
Pirates 21km - Joburg's Toughest 21

**ENTRIES ARE FLYING. Miss the late entry traffic on the morning of the race by entering online now.

21.1km - R 130,00 (Pre-entries)
21.1km - R 130,00 (On-the-day entries)
21.1km Grand Masters (60+) - R 60,00
Blind Runners - Free
Temporary license - R30

Online entries:
Date: 18 February 2018
Time: 06h00
Venue: Pirates Club, 25 Braeside Road, Greenside, JHB.

Sponsored by Credo Group
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Pirates Road Running Club added 2 new photos.7 days ago
Tuesday Time Trial (8km and 5km)

**High visibility clothing required**

Start: 17h45
Venue: Pirates Bowls Club (Link Road)

To all new members and newcomers, please familiarise yourself with the 8km and 5km routes. There will be PRRC members there to help you along the way.

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