Akasia Athletic Club

We are a small running klub of about 65 members known by our blue running shorts with white and green tops branded with the blue Akasia emblem. 

About Akasia Athletic Club

Akasia athletes found a new home northwest of Pretoria when they changed their name from Onderstepoort Striders to Akasia Atletic Klub.

We are a small running klub of about 65 members known by our blue running shorts with white and green tops branded with the blue Akasia emblem. 

We are all about running and host annually two races:

WONDERPARK AKASIA ROAD RACE

This race is run by young and old from Wonderpark shopping centre in Karenpark, Akasia, Pretoria.

DAWN 2 DUSK CIRCUIT RACE

This circuit race is well known in running circles for its great spirit amongst participants and takes place on the premises of Gerrit Maritz High School in Pretoria North. It also forms part of a charity inititiative for the not so fortunate in the community.

Come join the Akasia family and really start to enjoy running.


Races

We host the following races

WONDERPARK AKASIA ROAD RACE

DAWN 2 DUSK CIRCUIT RACE

Time Trails

Our time trail (4 of 8km) takes place every Tuesday from parking area of Woolworths Ninapark, cnr Rachel de Beer & Grafenheim St, Ninapark, Pretoria. 

Starting Times

January - April @ 17h30
May - Comrades Marathon @ 17h00
Comrades until end August : arranged according to attendance and on request
September @ 17h15
October - November @ 17h30
December : No Time Trials

Socials

Apart from time trials we have regular social events to just get together and relax.

There are designated races during the year where we park the trailer at the finish of an race where you can leave your togbag and aftewards have a drink and n snack.

The annual club weekend is a highlight where we make a group reservation at a resort near a popular road race just to relax and get to know our club members.
Saturday evening we braai together and after communial breakfast on Sunday morning, we head home.

Races with Tent Socials

FEBRUARY
Date Event Responsible Member
3 McCarthy Toyota 21 & 10 km Tent: Isobel Groenewalt
10 Bronkhorstspruit 10 & 32km Tent: Tommy Breedt
17 Tuks Bestmed – FUND RAISING Event – Awareness of MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

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Tent: Altje Conradie
Fund raising: Anri Human
25 De Loitte Pretoria 10; 21.1 & 42.2km Tent: Danie Badenhorst
MARCH
3 Ken-Mekaar Safari dinner & “run” Naomi JvRensburg
10 Pta Bobbies Wonderboom Junction 3-in-1; 10 & 21.1km (L) Tent: Ellie Olivier
17 Om Die Dam 21 & 50km Tent: Gideon vd Berg – will be confirmed
APRIL
7 Ford 3-in-1; 10 & 21.1km Tent: Hanna van Tonder
21 Loskop 21 & 50km / Clubrun Tent: Decided later
MAY
1 The Rockets Wally Hayward 10; 21 & 42km Tent: Pieter Luyt
12 Save the date for Club weekend Naomi Jv Rensburg
26 Pre-Comrades Breakfast Naomi Jv Rensburg & Hanna v Tonder
JUNE
16 Winter Function Naomi Jv Rensburg
AUGUST
25 Dawn 2 Dusk
NOVEMBER
? Club Run To Be Confirmed
3 Kaapse Hoop Tent: Christo JvRensburg

Contact Details

Physical Address

Waterbok St, Theresa Park, Pretoria, 0183, South Africa
Cell Phone: 081 099 0925 & 063 222 8422

Committee
NAME POSITION EMAIL PHONE
Pieter Luyt Chairman p_luyt@mweb.co.za 084 294 8070
Tommy Breedt Vice-Chairman tommy.breedt@gmail.com 082 807 7217
Tommy Breedt Race Organiser 2018 tommy.breedt@gmail.com 082 807 7217
Altje Conradie Race Organiser 2019 altje.conradie@absamail.co.za 082 372 7093
Isobel Groenewald Secretary isobel.groenewald@labour.gov.za 082 579 0721
Anri Human Club Captain, Club Races, Time Trials anri.human@smu.ac.za 074 362 4055
Ellie Olivier Treasurer olivierhome391@gmail.com 087 941 1294
Naomi Janse van Rensburg Social reception@prestigeair.co.za 083 299 0479
Christo Janse van Rensburg Statistics 082 258 4968
Danie Badenhorst Club Colours danie.barend@gmail.com 082 458 8495
Hanna van Tonder Communications hanna.van.tonder@outlook.com 082 570 3037