Also look out for locally organised social running clubs like the Thesis running crew who run from the Thesis Lifestyle shop in Mofolo, Soweto and Alex-based running club Alex Run who start their long distance runs around the township from the Altrec Sports Centre.
The Pirates Sports Club
The Tuesday evening time trial (5-8km) leaves from the Pirates bowling club car park opposite the entrance at 17:45.
25 Braeside St, Greenside, tel. +27 11 646 5025, piratesclub.co.za
The Wanderers Club
The Wanderers running club sets off for a 5km or 8km run through the Melrose suburbs every Thursday evening at 17:45. The run starts from outside the Spinners Bar on the grass track (near the Corlett Drive entrance of the club).
21 North St, Illovo, tel. +27 11 788 5010, thewanderersclub.co.za
Morningside Country Club Road Runners
The Morningside Country Club Road Runners set out for a weekly time trial every Wednesday evening at 17:45 (5km or 8km)
1 De La Rey Road, Morningside, morningsiderunners.co.za
Every weekend hundreds of runners head to Joburg's parks to take part in the weekly 5km ParkRun events (usually held every Saturday at 08:00). These events are free and a great opportunity to get out and about early in the morning. No matter your fitness level you'll usually find somebody going at your pace. Many people also choose to walk the Park Run. Joburg parks and nature reserves that host Park Run events include Modderfontein Nature Reserve and Delta Park. See the ParkRun website for the full list.