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The Sunrise Monster is back!

2023 will see the return of the Medihelp Sunrise Monster, Medihelp Medical Aid’s biggest road running event and the ultimate Comrades conditioner, taking place on Saturday, 4 March in Groenkloof, Pretoria.

The 32 km Sunrise Monster provides the perfect challenge for runners. The demanding route passes through the Groenkloof Nature Reserve and the leafy suburbs of Pretoria. With a maximum elevation of 1 554 m, runners can expect some tough climbs and off-road running stages through the Klapperkop Nature Reserve.

Runners can also enter the 21 km Half Monster, 10 km Mini Monster, or 5 km Baby Monster – a fun run/walk for family and friends.

Race information

Date:Saturday, 4 March 2023
Venue:Harlequin Club, Totius Street, Groenkloof, Pretoria
Time:From 06:03
Online entries close: Friday, 3 March at midnight (no late entries will be accepted)
Race number collection: Johannesburg: Running High, Shop 2, Bedford Arcade, 55 Van Buuren Road, Bedfordview. Thursday, 2 March from 11:00 to 17:00
Pretoria: Harlequin Club, Groenkloof. Friday, 3 March from 11:00 to 18:00; Saturday, 4 March from 04:30 to 05:30

Enter here

Peak Timing facilitates entries to the Medihelp Sunrise Monster. All race numbers have a built-in timing chip.


Medihelp members get free entry

Medihelp Medical Aid members registered on Medihelp’s free online wellness programme, HealthPrint, get free entry to all Medihelp-sponsored running and cycling events. Register today to start enjoying your HealthPrint benefits.


Join Medihelp MultiSport

Runners nationwide and cyclists in the Gauteng North area can also join Medihelp MultiSport, a club for runners, walkers, and cyclists, for only R300 per year and receive discounts on running and cycling gear, support at various events throughout the year and more.


Medihelp is dedicated to minimal environmental impact events, and we encourage runners to use their own pre-filled water bottles and hydration packs when participating in the Sunrise Monster.