EARLY BIRD ENTRIES FOR 2024 ARE NOW OPEN

Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg

Road 2024

Take me to the City that I love. The City of contrasts. The City built on gold. From shantytown to a cosmopolitan hub of more than five million people with complex urban environments – this is my City.

Prize Money

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The biggest prize purse for a single day event on the continent. R200 000 for the first male and female. 

Rules and Regulations

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More information on conditions of participation, late entries, withdrawals, event batching, rules, regulations and safety.

Indemnity Clause

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Please read carefully through our Indemnity clause. Make sure you understand and consent to all rules and regulations.

#ImRidingJoburgFor...

Why do you ride? Yes, we all enjoy a good challenge and the rush of endorphins that come with a tough workout. But what if we told you there’s more to this race than just physical fitness?
We want to give the event greater significance and meaning by introducing our “#ImRidingJoburgFor…” campaign.
#ImRidingJoburgFor… is about dedicating your Ride Joburg journey to someone or something special. It could be a cause you believe in, a friend or family member you want to honour, or even a personal achievement you want to celebrate. Doing so gives your race greater meaning and purpose, and you’ll find that it will inspire you to push harder and further than ever before.

Learn more on our campaign and how you can dedicate your ride to someone here:

Howzit… Sawubona… Heita… Unjani… Molo… Dumela… Aweh… Thobela… Hoe gaan dit… Sharp fede…

In the spirit of Nelson Mandela’s belief that “Sport can change the world, inspire, and unite like nothing else,” immerse yourself in a city bound together by the shared passion for cycling.

This is a city renowned for its competitive spirit, marked by its unapologetic honesty, vibrant diversity, and unwavering authenticity.  The City of Gold –  the extraordinary realm of Joburg.

Picture a tapestry of diversity and boundless energy weaving through the iconic streets of Joburg, Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg happens once a year! Join is in a celebration of unity on 17 November 2024.

#OwnJoburg #VirginActive947RideJoburg

Event detail

Get rewarded for entering early.

Enter before 29 Feb 2024 to qualify for the Early bird discount at R560 pp
Enter between 1 March and 30 September at the standard rate of R695 pp.
Enter between 1 October and 8 November at R980 pp inclusive of a late penalty fee.

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Event pricing

97km

Full Distance
R695
R 560 Limited to early bird entries until 29 Feb 2024
  • Includes 15% VAT and CSA rider levy
Early bird

Entry categories

Individual

Tandem

E-Bike

Hand Cycle

Recumbent Cycle

Para Cyclist

Only pre-paid pre-entries will be accepted. No late entries or late seeding requests will be accepted at number collection or on race day.

Event pricing

97km

Full Distance
R695
R 560 Limited to early bird entries until 29 Feb 2024
  • Includes 15% VAT and CSA rider levy
Early bird

Entry categories

Individual

Tandem

E-Bike

Hand Cycle

Recumbent Cycle

Para Cyclist

Only pre-paid pre-entries will be accepted. No late entries or late seeding requests will be accepted at number collection or on race day.

Event Value

Full Road Closure

The safest race in the country and the privilege to take part in the only race with full road closures in Gauteng.

Legendary route

A legendary route through the streets of Joburg and past some of the most iconic landmarks in SA, such as Soweto, Nelson Mandela bridge and Kyalami Grand Prix racetrack.

8 Waterpoints

8 of the best water points in the business with tech stations, physios, music, performers and MC's at each point.

Iconic Venue

Iconic venue and infrastucture that offers easy access, safe parking and effortless departure.

Biggest Prize Purse

The biggest prize purse for a single day event on the continent. R200 000 prize money for our Top Male and Female in our Elite category.

Live TV Coverage

Each year this event is covered live on channels where spectators and fans can watch the action as it unfolds.

Finisher Medal

High quality finisher medals for each participant crossing the finish line.

Partner offerings

Many exclusive and great deals through our partners such as Biogen and Garmin

Event format

Join us for Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg Road, hosted by the City of Johannesburg, on Sunday, 19 November.

Starting at FNB Stadium, the iconic route will take you along 97km of thrilling Joburg terrain that you get to own for a day! Cycle past Joburg’s legendary landmarks through streets usually bustling with traffic and enjoy the City’s rich diversity from a radically different vantage point.

The start/finish venue at FNB Stadium ensures easy access and safe parking. This incredible venue lies at the heart of Joburg – the ideal base to explore the sprawling urban and suburban cityscapes.

The Organising Committee will use selected results manually submitted AND selected Road results obtained from events between 1 November 2019 and 30 September 2023 for seeding.

Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg

Short Ride 2024

You can now experience the energy, essence and vibe of the Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg by riding just 35 exhilarating kilometres. Full road closure means you also get to own the streets of Joburg and cycle in safety!