#TuksRoadRunning: Bestmed TuksRace is back – Celebrating Pretoria’s most loved race, 10 years and beyond

Posted on January 16, 2023

Pretoria’s most loved road race, the Bestmed TuksRace, is back. After celebrating its ten-year anniversary on Saturday, 15 February 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic placed this prestigious annual road running event on hold. It’s now time to dust off your running shoes, warm up and start training (if you haven’t already) for the 11th Bestmed TuksRace on Saturday, 18 February 2023, at the Hillcrest Sports Campus, University of Pretoria.

Running enthusiasts of all experience levels are welcome to join this fun-filled family event. Athletes can enter the 21.1km half-marathon, the 10km or 5km races, or the 1km fun run/walk. Though the 2023  Bestmed TuksRace does not include the 42.2km marathon, the 21.1km race incorporates the Athletics Gauteng North (AGN) Championships.

Distance options, entry fees and start times


Entry fee

Start time

1km fun run/walk







R50 to R100*


21.1km (incorporating the AGN Championships)

R75 to R150*


*Dependent on age category

All athletes 80 years and older, as well as blind athletes, run for free.

Pre-entries in store:

Pre-entries will be available at all the stores mentioned below until Thursday, 16 February 2023:

  • Run-a-way Sports, 302 Freesia Street, Lynnwood Ridge, Tel: (012) 361 3733
  • The Sweat Shop, Dunkeld, Tel: (011) 325 2567
  • Tshwane Running Shop Tel: 076 929 7384
  • UP shop on the UP Hatfield Campus

Online entries

You may enter for the distance of your choice online at www.entryninja.com. Online entries are open until 00:00 (midnight) on Sunday, 12 February 2023.

Online entries can be collected at the High Performance Centre (HPC), at the Burnett Street entrance to the UP Sports Campus, on Thursday, 16 February 2023, and Friday, 17 February 2023, from 17:00 to 19:00, and from 04:30 to 05:50 on race day.


The winners of each distance and age category will receive a cash prize, paid directly into their bank accounts for ensured safety.

Bestmed and TuksSport can’t wait to get back on the road and welcome you to the Bestmed TuksRace again in 2023.


About Bestmed

Bestmed Medical Scheme is the largest self-administered medical scheme in South Africa.

The Scheme’s continuous delivery of its Personally Yours brand promise secured Bestmed the following accolades and achievements during 2022:

  • Titanium Award for Service to Membership: Open, Closed & Self-administered Medical Schemes, Administrators and Managed Care Organisations
  • Titanium Award for Excellence in Creating Access to Quality Healthcare
  • Financial Intermediaries Association of Southern Africa (FIA) Intermediary Experience Award 2022 for Product Supplier of the Year: Healthcare
  • Ranked first in customer experience in the Ask Afrika Orange Index®: Medical Aid Companies category.
  • Ranked first in the South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SA-csi) in customer satisfaction, treating customers fairly, customer expectations, perceived quality, perceived value, and customer loyalty.

Bestmed’s membership offerings include 13 unique plans, designed to suit the needs of members at each phase of their life. Our beneficiaries have access to a network of healthcare professionals countrywide. Our “Personally Yours” philosophy leads the way in the medical aid industry.

The Scheme’s head office is based in Tshwane (Gauteng). Bestmed has satellite offices in Nelspruit, Durban, Cape Town, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) and Polokwane.

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