SPAR Celebrates 35 Years of SA Athletics Sponsorship

30 January 2024

SPAR's Mpudi Maubane with the Athletics South Africa sponsorship recognition award. Pic:Tumelo Mabua 

Athletics South Africa (ASA) has acknowledged SPAR's long-standing contribution to athletics. ASA President James Moloi presented SPAR with a recognition award at the ASA 2023 Awards dinner at the weekend.

Accepting the award, SPAR National PR, Communications and Sponsorship Manager, Mpudi Maubane, said SPAR was very appreciative of the recognition by ASA. 

“We value our partnership with ASA,” said Maubane.

“SPAR has sponsored women’s road running for 35 years and is one of ASA’s longest standing sponsors.
“Through our investment we have empowered women, encouraged a healthy lifestyle and provided many talented South African and African women to achieve on the national and international stage,” said Maubane.

SPAR sponsors the annual SPAR Women’s Challenge Series of 10km races and 5km Fun Runs at centres around South Africa. This is the world’s biggest women-only series of races. The sponsorship also includes the SPAR Grand Prix, which serves as a motivational platform for women to compete at a high level. Many of the elite runners competing in the SPAR Grand Prix have gone on to national and international success.