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The Global Diabetes Walk comes to Durban!

The Global Diabetes Walk is an International and National event with walks taking place in all major centres in South Africa, namely Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban.
The aim of the event is to create awareness for Diabetes in South Africa and as a fundraiser for Diabetes South Africa which is a registered Non Profit Organisation. The event will also host a Wellness Expo which will offer educational booths, dietary and healthy lifestyle booths and Diabetic related products.

The Wellness Expo will be offering many forms of entertainment centred around health, fitness and lifestyle

. Former Protea and Dolphins Cricketer Jon Kent is our event ambassador.

Hi, my name is Jon Kent, I am a professional cricketer who has represented South Africa and Dolphins. I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was 10 years old. Leading a healthy and active lifestyle you are limitless!! Diabetes has taught me responsibility and discipline which has stood me in great stead in all facets of my life. I’m very proud to have represented South Africa and the Dolphins team, and being the Sports Ambassador for this event gives me the opportunity to meet fellow diabetics. I’m really excited about this event where we can raise awareness and have a fun-filled day together! Jon Kent

The MC for the event is local wellness celebrity and fitness specialist Lisa Raleigh. Lisa will also be providing demonstrations on Salsa size, Kickboxing and Yoga with her team and educating the public on diet and exercise

. Sunfit will also be providing free Yoga lessons for the day in the Wellness area

. Diabetes SA will be sponsoring Children from the Albert Luthuli Hospital Diabetic Clinic to attend the event.

We expect 3000 people to walk on the day on the 5 Km route, people with disabilities are most welcome


Where: Durban Beachfront, starting at Suncoast Casino Complex Parking Area (old Waterworld site). Parking available in Suncoast Complex

When: 6th November 2011

Time:   Walk start 08h00 and finish at 10h00 (on site registration from 06h00 to 08h00)
. Wellness Expo 08h00 to 15h00


The Route: 
Start in the “old Waterworld site” car park Suncoast parking area. Proceed North and anti-clockwise on perimeter road around the car park. Out of event area but still in Suncoast Parking lot up to employees parking area, left and out of Northern temporary entrance on to promenade proceeding north and then left toward South side of tunnel and U turn at “walking Durban” sign. Proceed back under tunnel on North side of tunnel, left on promenade and follow route into the Country Club Beach car park, around building back onto promenade and then south bound along promenade to Pirates lifesaving building and walk on seaward side of building, continue down to Bay of plenty to the Amphitheatre through the Sunken Gardens and back along promenade to “the Zone” entrance at Suncoast Casino back onto Suncoast property, through the parking lot and down into the Finish area which is at the Wellness Expo.
Start and Finish at same location

Who should enter: The event is open to all. People living with Diabetes, supporters, friends of diabetics, and the general public looking to get a bit of exercise. Entry fee for all is R30 per person and all proceeds go to Diabetes SA. Diabetes SA also promotes healthy lifestyle choices and diets.

How to enter:

 Pre-event registrations will take place at Suncoast Casino in the food court on Sunday the 29th October from 09h00 to 18h00. 
And again on Saturday the 5th November 13h00 to 18h00

The entry form can be downloaded here or you can email and we will send you an entry form


More info: 

For more race information please visit  

Diabetes South Africa is a non-profit organization, founded in 1969 to be a support and an advocate for all people with diabetes in South Africa. For more information on diabetes please visit


 Valued sponsors to the event: Nando’s, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi Aventis
Valued Service providers to the event: ER 24, Lisa Raleigh Clinics, Star Hiring, Pure Photographic Studio, Durban Athletic Club,, Coke Lite, Suncoast Casino and Entertainment Complex
Wellness Exhibitors to the event: Diabion(Merck), SA Podiatry Association, Lifescan, Durban Biokineticists, Nestle Medical, Life, Roche, Weigh-Less, Run Walk for Life, Bokomo
The Event is organised by Nerve Events, contact person Pat Bonini on

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