Garmin Sponsorship Policy

Garmin regularly receives many sponsorship, branding and support requests from numerous worthy causes and challenges throughout the year. We currently sponsor a number of local and national charities as well as world-class athletes and teams who use Garmin products to improve their performance.

Unfortunately we cannot take on any additional sponsorship whether financial or product-based.

Thank you for taking an interest in Garmin Southern Africa, we wish you every success in your chosen endeavour.

Garmin Sponsorships

Fitness Partners

Adventure Boot Camp (ABC)
Adventure Boot Camp (ABC)

Adventure Boot Camp (ABC) is every woman's answer to getting fit and losing weight the fun way. This exciting four week programme offers women of all ages, shapes, sizes and fitness levels the chance to surround themselves with other likeminded women and experience the exhilaration of exercising outdoors in beautiful, natural surroundings. While each camp encourages ladies to advance at their own pace, they are taught how to perform the exercises correctly to achieve the best possible results.

Ladies can choose to attend camp 3 or 5 days/week, for one hour a day, in the morning or late afternoon. ABC is differentiated from your regular gym because we make use of the natural obstacles found in the immediate environment to ensure you get a diverse, full body workout. All routines are performed under the watchful eye of a qualified personal trainer who provides a stimulating variation in every session to alleviate the monotony of doing the same workout every day. The regular workout rotation also serves to target and strengthen muscles, which are often missed in a “regular gym” workout.

Exercises are specifically designed to target the areas women want to improve on most and these activities include short distance running, rope skipping, abs and core training, Pilates, obstacle courses, circuit training, weights, mat work, games and hiking.

Join us and enjoy the great outdoors, network with other women and make new friends. Progress can be tracked and free personalized eating plans can be downloaded to help you start your journey to health and wellness.

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Cycling / Biking

Yolandi du Toit - Mountain Biking
Yolandi du Toit - Mountain Biking

Name: Yolandi du Toit
Birth Place: Virginia, Free State
Height: 176cm
Favourite Food: home cooking
Favourite TV program: David Attenborough's Wild Life Documentaries.
Favourite holiday destination: Anywhere in the mountains, the more majestic the mountains the more enjoyable the holiday.

More about me:
My Dad was the first one in the family to take up cycling. He heard of the famous 'Argus' and dragged my mom along on training rides, but he soon got too strong for her. She needed a new training partner and asked me to join her on a ride one day. I can't remember much about that specific day, only that I was 12 years old and that I enjoyed it so much that I went out the following day, and the following day…

I was offered my first professional cycling contract at the tender age of 18 in 2004. That year and the following year I formed part of the Liberty Ladies cycling team whilst studying Bsc Dietician at Potchefstroom University.

In 2006 I went to Europe in order to pursue my cycling dream, which at that stage in my life was to race onboard a top professional woman's team. I rode for the Konica Minolta team during the South African season (Jan to March and Oct to Dec) and for team FBUK (a British UCI trade team) in Europe.

In 2007 I continued with team Konica Minolta during the South African season. In Europe I was offered a contract with the best team in Belgium, Team Lotto Belisol. While riding on the team I took part in the Ladies Tour de France for two consecutive years.

After achieving what I set out to achieve in Europe I decided to switch over the mountain biking in 2009 in search of a new challenge. Konica Minolta (bizhub) supported my decision and I continued racing in their colors until the team's demise in August 2013.

Being passionate about my sport I was resolute to continue my cycling career and began the 2014 season in search of a new sponsor. Through very fortuitous circumstance my path crossed with that of Garmin and a solid partnership was formed. Isn't it ironic that their slogan is "You'll be lost without it (Garmin)".

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Downhill MTB

Stefan Garlicki - Garmin VIRB ambassador
Photo: © Johannes Herden
Stefan Garlicki

Name: Stefan Garlicki
Hometown: Paarl
Philosophy/Motto: "Anything is possible through self-belief, hard work and never giving up!"
Career Highlights:
2 x SA National Champion
3 x SA National Cup wins
3 x WP Series champion
2015 WP Enduro champion
40th - World Championships, 2013
2nd - German Cup Ilmneau, 2011
4th - European Cup, Schladming, 2016
Garmin Products Used: VIRB XE and Edge 520

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Multisport

Mikaela Jonsson - Multisport
André Bekker


Name: Mikaela Jonsson
Discipline: Triathlon
Hometown: Durban
Philosophy/Motto: “Life's uncertain, eat dessert first.”
Career Highlights: Representing South Africa at the 2014 World Cross Triathlon Championships in Germany and placing fourth in the Junior Elite Category.
Garmin Products Used: Forerunner 735XT Tri-Bundle

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André Bekker - Multisport
André Bekker


Name: André Bekker
Discipline: Triathlon
Hometown: Johannesburg
Philosophy/Motto: “I preach efficiency and sell confidence.”
Career Highlights:
2014 Ranked 1st in the world age group rankings for Ironman 70.3
2015 First in age category in Buffalo City SA Ironman 70.3
2015 SA Vaal Marathon: 2h56
Garmin Products Used: Vector Pedals, Edge 510 and Forerunner 920 XT

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Jade Nicole - Multisport
André Bekker

I was a professional cyclist at the age of 16 and have always had a passion for sport and the Health/fitness industry. It's been an amazing journey so far with triathlon. I am currently working at Alice Lane Virgin Active Classic as a Personal Trainer, where I began triathlon with my client at the beginning of the year when I moved from Cape Town. He entered me for my first Ultra in February and the rest is history. I am obsessed and have such a love for swimming, cycling and running.

I decided to take things a bit more seriously and see what I could achieve. I have been having a blast so far in the sport. Loving the interaction with other athletes at the events and promoting the sport within my working environment. My passion goes beyond just the racing. I live the lifestyle.


I want to spread my knowledge, share my passion and achieve the goals that I have set out for myself. It's a great honor and privilege to be associated with Garmin as a brand ambassador. To be using the best technical equipment in my training and racing is a dream come true.


Terri-Lynn Penney
Terri-Lynn Penney

Name: Terri-Lynn Penney
Discipline: Triathlon
Hometown: Grahamstown
Philosophy/Motto: “Quitters never win and winners never quit.”
Career Highlights:
Racing world's triathlon 2010 and 2014
3rd Ironman in 2006 and doing my 10th 70.3 in 2017
Garmin Products Used: Forerunner 920XT, Forerunner 225, Varia Radar Bundle and Varia Headlight



Jaryd Browne
Terri-Lynn Penney


Birthdate : 14 July 1994 

Height : 185cm
Weight : 69kg 
Nationality : South African 
Residence : Johannesburg, South African

I'm a 21 year old up and coming triathlete, set on creating the Jaryd Browne brand, a valuable platform for myself and my sponsors. I take pride in the way I look and respect the fact that you don't get anywhere without believing in yourself.

 

With a passion for the sport of triathlon, I also enjoy the diversity of all 3 disciplines involved and often take part in cycling, running or swimming activities by themselves.

Sport has become a networking tool and active landscape for brands to expose themselves to a wide range of people and potential customers. Add to this the fact that multiple brands can co-exist in ways to save each of them money while ensuring maximum return.

With me, what you see is what you get, and I'm a straight forward kinda guy. Well brought up by my loving parents and fortunate in the opportunities I have been presented with in my life.

I look forward to be on the Garmin testing team and will be bringing you the most up to date product reviews of the newest products on the market.

www.jarydbrowne.com




Swimming

Jared Pike
Jared Pike

Jared Pike is an Exercise Science Graduate (BSc (Ex.Sc.)) from Florida State University in the USA. He is a professional swimmer, coach, a member of Team SA, and has been ranked in the top 5 senior Breaststroke swimmers in South Africa for the past 7 years.

Some of Jared’s other achievements include:

  • SA, Africa Age group and SA National Champion and medalist (Long course and Short Course)
  • Junior Africa, SA and Provincial Age Group Record holder
  • 13 times All American swimmer and recipient of the National Strength and Conditioning Association All American athlete of the year award in 2014
  • He was part of FSU's highest performing relay team in the school's history at the NCAA championships in 2014, a national championship meet held every year in March for the top swimming universities in the United States
  • He has won numerous awards in recognition of excellence in swimming and leadership, (including featuring on the Dean's List at FSU) throughout a career that has spanned over 15 years.

Jared is currently training hard, and preparing with a view to winning a spot on the SA Olympic team to compete in Rio in 2016.


Fishing

Sampie Britz
René and Christine Kalmer

Name: Sampie Britz
Discipline: Artlure and Deep Sea Fishing
Hometown: Pretoria
Philosophy/Motto: "When you win say nothing, when you lose, say less."
Career Highlights:
Becoming the manager of the Protea team and competing against professional anglers worldwide.
Garmin Products Used: Echomap 92SV, Striker 7SV, Panoptix PS21 LiveVu Forward Transducer

 

Trail Running

Landie Greyling
Landie Greyling

 
Name:
Landie Greyling
Discipline: Trail Running
Hometown: Stellenbosch
Philosophy/Motto: "Live your dreams, be disciplined, smile and be kind!"
Career Highlights:
3x Winner & Record Holder of the 100km Skyrun (SA)
42km Otter African Trail Run Record Holder (SA)
75km Buffalo Stampede Record Holder (Australia)
50km Dodo Extreme Record Holder (Mauritius)
4 x Winner & Two Oceans Trail Record Holder (SA)
9th at World Trail Champs 2013
Garmin Products Used: fenix 3 Rose Gold & vivofit 2

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Running

Caroline Wostmann
Caroline Wostmann

 
Name:
Caroline Wostmann
Discipline: Ultra Running
Hometown: Pretoria
Philosophy/Motto: "Dream BIG, find your passion and live your dreams."
Career Highlights:
Winner Comrades Marathon 2015
Winner Two Oceans Ultra Marathon 2015
6th place Comrades Marathon 2014
Garmin Products Used:
Forerunner 630 HRM-Run Bundle

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Power Sisters - René and Christine Kalmer
René and Christine Kalmer

Sisters on the run!
"She's your best friend, because she believes in you when you don't believe in yourself"

I am extremely blessed that I am able to share my passion for running with my sister Christine. Christine pretty much grew up, thinking that is what we do in this family.... RUN!

We have been very fortunate to represent South Africa on several occasions together.
2001 was the first time we travelled abroad together to compete in the World Cross Country Championship in Oostende, Belgium. Christine had an amazing race and finished 12th in the junior race, while I finished 29th in the senior race.

In 2012 we had the opportunity again to represent South Africa together at the World Half marathon Championship in Kavarna, Bulgaria.

We have been running with Garmin watches since 2009 and for us Garmin is our first and only choice!

Best Records:
DISTANCE RECORD YEAR EVENT
 1500m 4:06.71 2008 Meeting de Atletismo, Madrid
 3000m 8:47.17 2010 Montreuil-sous-Bois Meeting
 5000m 15:35.0 2007 SA Championships Durban
 10km 32:27 2009 Spar Ladies' 10km Challenge, Durban
 21,1km 1:10:13 2012 Bupa Great North Run
 Marathon 2:29:27 2014 Berlin Marathon

.Christine's Career Highlights::

* Qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Valencia, 2:33:43 placing tenth

*Qualify for 2015 World Championships in debut marathon in Vienna

* Represented South Africa 15 times in cross country, track and field , and road running

* Studies B.Sc Civil Engineering in the USA, while on an athletic scholarship

Best Records:
DISTANCE RECORD YEAR EVENT
 1500m 4:20 2001 South African Youth Championships, Belville
 3000m 9:20 2001 South African Youth Championships, Belville
 3000m indoor 9:10 2006 New Balance Armory Invite, New York, USA
 10km 33:55 2010 South African Championship, Paarl
 21,1km 75:23 2012 South African Championship, Cape Town
 42.2km 2:33:43 2015 Valencia Marathon, Spain



Tanith Maxwell
Caroline Wostmann

 
Name:
Tanith Maxwell
Discipline: Athletics - Road and Track Running
Hometown: Kloof
Philosophy/Motto: "Have a dream, and believe in your dream."
Career Highlights:
I represented South Africa in:
   - 2012 Olympic Marathon in London
   - IAAF World Marathon Championships 2007, 2009, 2011(DNS), 2013 and 2015
   - Commonwealth Games 2006
   - All Africa Games 2007

SA Half Marathon:
   - I won SA Half Marathon Championship in 2005
   - 3rd in 2010
   - 4th in 2012

 SA Marathon:
   - 2nd in  2007
   - 3rd in 2016

Two Oceans:
   - 3rd (Debut) in 2015
   - 2nd in 2016

 

 I had the privilege to have done:
   - Vienna(Austria) City Marathon 2005 - (7th)
   - Frankfurt(Germany) City Marathon 2005 -(9th)
   - Frankfurt(Germany) City Marathon 2006 -(11th)
   - Rome(Italy) City Marathon 2008 - (9th)
   - Warsaw(Poland) City Marathon 2008 - (4th)
   - Virgin London(UK) Marathon in 2010 (13th), 2013 - (29th)
   - Real Berlin(Germany) Marathon 2010 - (8th)
   - Rotterdam(Netherlands) 2012 – (13th)
   - Gran Canaries(Spain) Marathon 2015 - (2nd)

My personal best times are:
   - Marathon(42.2km) -2.32.00
  - Half Marathon(21.1km) – 1.13.20
  - 15km – 51.22
  - 10km – 33.58

Garmin Products Used: Forerunner 630 and Forerunner 235

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