There are 3 distances to choose from at the MTN 702 Walk the Talk with 702, one of which is the 5km which starts at 11h00 and meanders through the suburbs of Emmarentia and Greenside. The walk is generally flat with one hill from the 3km mark but once you hit the 3.5km mark, it’s all downhill from there.
The 8km walk starts at 09h00 on Judith Road and walks past the entire length of the Parkview Golf Course on Emmarentia Road. Once you pass the Golf Course, you take a left turn and head uphill through Greenside on Hoylake Road. You have the option of two water points on this walk.
For a more challenging experience you can walk the 15km which starts at 07h00 in the morning. It’s always a chilly start being slap bang in the middle of winter, but within the first 3km you will forget about the cold as you amble over the Emmarentia flyover bridge – a unique experience for every walker.
The walk then takes a right turn into the University of the Witwatersrand, West Campus and heads up towards the Great Hall on the East Campus, then on past the Wits Theatre into trendy Braamfontein. Another first for most residents of Joburg is walking over the iconic Nelson Mandela Bridge! As you head out of Braamfontein you can enjoy a must-do cultural experience as you walk through the Constitution Hill Precinct, parts of which date back to 1892. From Constitution Hill you walk mostly downhill, phew, through the suburbs of Parktown and Westcliff towards the finish line at Marks Park Sports Club. There are 4 water points along the way, but do take a water bottle for extra hydration.