As one of the oldest and most established running clubs in South Africa, we offer a great forum and support for runners to do what they love – running. We also welcome walkers and have designated walks and time trials. We are centrally based at The Zoo Lake Sports Club Cnr of Lower Park Drive and Westwold Way in Parkwood.
We have a 5km time trial every Saturday morning at 7.30am from the Zoo Lake Moyo restaurant parking lot. This time trial has been going for 25 years, and is timed by Val and Richard Wilkinson, who are well known on the running scene.
The Zoo Trot takes place at the Johannesburg Zoo once a month – usually on the second Sunday of the month. The Trot is a 5km (or 10km) run through the zoo on a Sunday morning. It is an opportunity to support the zoo, get exercise and see the animals at an early hour of the day. The run is well attended with between 300 and 500 runners each month. Runners are mix between the regular club runners who want something a bit different, entry level runners who enjoy a shorter distance, to those that enjoy a walk in the zoo on a Sunday morning. Rockies has been assisting the Zoo for over 6 years with organising the route for the Trot and leading the run.