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

Events

Cape Town Cycle Tour -(Garmin Official Technical Training Partner)
Cape Town Cycle Tour

Garmin Southern Africa are the Official Technical Training Partner to the Cape Town Cycle Tour for the second year running. This partnership further entrenches Garmin’s commitment to this sport and demonstrates Garmin’s strong and growing position in the on and off road cycling market.

The Cape Cycle Tour is the largest, timed cycling event in the world. The event is owned and staged by the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust. It will be celebrating its 40th year in 2017. On the morning of 12 March, 35 000 cyclists will line up to ride the 109 km route through some of the world’s most spectacular scenery that includes the iconic Table Mountain as a backdrop.

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Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon (Garmin Official Technical Product Sponsor)
 
Jake Van Zyl - Jet Ski Fishing

 
Garmin Southern Africa are the Official Technical Product Sponsor to the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon for the second year running. This partnership further entrenches Garmin’s commitment to this sport and sets out our ambitions in the running market.

The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, deemed the world’s most beautiful marathon, will take place on 15 April 2017. The event attracts over 30 000 local and international running enthusiasts who participate in a range of distances. Participants are provided with a mixture of breath-taking scenery, an unrivalled atmosphere and a gruelling test of personal fitness for both elite and recreational runners.

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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


Team Garmin MTB - Mountian Biking
Team Garmin MTB

Name: Team Garmin MTB - Yolandi du Toit and Ben Melt
Philosophy/Motto: Never regret! If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s an experience.

About the team:
Garmin Southern Africa are proud to announce that they have signed Team Garmin MTB, professional mountain bikers, Yolandi du Toit and Ben Melt Swanepoel, for the second consecutive year. This partnership further entrenches Garmin's commitment to this sport and demonstrates Garmin's strong and growing position in the cycling market.

Team Highlights:
   - 2nd Mixed Team Overall PEPlett, Eastern Cape
   - 4th Mixed Team Overall Joberg2C

Individual Results: Yolandi:
   - 8th Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge
   - 4th Ladies Team Tankwa Trek Stage Race
   - 11th Overall Ladies Absa Cape Epic
   - 5th Overall, 3rd Sub Vet National MTB Series #3,
     Clarens.

 

Individual Results: Ben Melt:
   - 6th Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge
   - 1st Master Team Tankwa Trek Stage Race
   - 10th Master Team Absa Cape Epic
   - 16th Overall, 1st Veteran National MTB Series #3, Clarens.

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Multisport

Jade Nicole - Multisport
Jade Nicole

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.


Jaryd Browne
Jaryd Browne

Birthdate : 14 July 1994 
Height : 185cm
Discipline : Triathlon 
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


Annah Watkinson
Annah Watkinson

Name: Annah Watkinson 
Discipline: Triathlon
Hometown: Johannesburg
Philosophy/Motto: "It always seems impossible until it’s done"- Nelson Mandela (so true in sport and life)
Career Highlights:
Age Group highlights:
   - 1st AG Challenge Roth 2014 and first sub 10hr ironman distance
   - 1st AG Ironman Austria 2015 (SA Ironman record 9hrs 31mins and 8th overall woman)
   - 3rd AG Ironman World Championship

Professional highlights:
   - 3rd Ironman 70.3 South Africa 2016
   - 1st Ironman 70.3 Durban 2016
   - 1st SA Long Distance Champion 2016 & 2017
   - 2nd Ironman Lake Placid 2016
   - 3rd Ironman Barcelona 2016

 

 

 

Garmin Products Used:
   - Edge 1000 (previously the Edge 500)
   - Edge 520
   - Garmin Fenix 3 (previously the 920XT and then 910XT)
   - Varia Smart Bike Lights



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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Christiaan Greyling
Christiaan Greyling

 
Name:
Christiaan Greyling
Discipline: Trail Running
Hometown: Stellenbosch
Philosophy/Motto: "Live everyday like it is your last day. One life, Live It!"
Career Highlights:
   - Winner of 100km Skyrun 2016
   - Winner of 100km Ultra trail Cape Town 2015
   - Winner of Wartrail Multi-sport event 2017
   - Winner of 62km Ultra trail Drakensberg 2017

Garmin Products Used:fenix 3 Sapphire HR

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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Rufus Photo
Rufus Photo

Name: Rufus Photo
Discipline: Ultra Running
Hometown: Polokwane
Philosophy/Motto: "Hardwork beats talent when talent does not work hard."
Career Highlights:
I represented South Africa in:
   - 9th place Comrades 2013
   - 5th place Comrades 2014
   - 5th place Comrades 2016
   - Part of South-African 100km team – Gold medal at World Championships 2016

Garmin Products Used: Forerunner 630 HRM-Run Bundle

 


Irvette van Zyl
Irvette van Zyl

Name: Irvette van Zyl
Discipline: Long Distance Runner (10km/Half marathon/Marathon)
Hometown: Pretoria
Philosophy/Motto: "Don't take your running as a given it's a gift from God."
Career Highlights:
   - World Junior Cross Country Champs
     2012 Olympic Marathon in London
   - Previous SA Junior Champion Track and Field
     1500m/3000m/5000m
   - Previous SA Senior Track and Field Champion
     5000m/10 000m
   - Previous SA 10km/Half marathon Senior Champion
   - Spar Grand Prix Winner 2010, 2011, 2016
   - Two Oceans Half marathon winner 2016
   - London Marathon 2013 10th
   - New York Half 2011 10th

Best Performances:
   - 800m: 2:10
   - 1500m: 4:17
   - 3000m: 9:11
   - 5000m: 16:02
   - 10km: 32:20
   - 15km: 51:06 (SA Junior Record)
   - Half marathon: 70:56
   - Marathon: 2:31

Garmin Products Used: Forerunner 630

Social Responsibility Programme

Garmin and Qhubeka
Adventure Boot Camp (ABC)

 

 

 

 

 

Imagine you, or someone you love, never had the chance to live beyond the world within walking distance from home. Imagine never having the chance to discover opportunities or reach your potential simply because of a lack of transport. Now, imagine the difference a bicycle can make to people in this situation.

The partnership between Qhubeka and South Africa helps to show how bicycles change lives.

Using GPS-enabled Garmin wearable devices, and the Walkability app, developed by the UCT Civil Engineering Department, researchers can track people's movements before and after receiving a Qhubeka Bicycle. This not only allows them to measure how much faster and further they can travel on wheels, compared to walking – it also helps to assess the impact of bicycles, and the uptake of bicycle culture.

Through a series of academic studies by the UCT Bicycle Cities Research Group, researchers hope to demonstrate the value of the bicycle as a form of transport in overcoming challenges and alleviating poverty.

The studies will focus on specific geographical areas for data collection within Qhubeka's programmes and areas of operations.

Project Team

Researchers:
Assoc. Prof. Marianne Vanderschuren (Civil Engineering, UCT);
Dr Jeroen Swart (ESSM, UCT / SSISA)
Andrew Wheeldon MSc (Qhubeka; Bicycle Cities)

Students:
Nabeel Dyason
Jacobien Wolf
Andrew Erlangsen (Undergraduate civil engineering)

About Qhubeka
Qhubeka is a charity that moves people forward with bicycles. People earn bicycles through our programmes, improving access to schools, clinics and jobs.

Qhubeka is an Nguni word that means "to progress", "to move forward". Bicycles help people move forward. With a bicycle, a person can travel faster and further, and carry more.

People earn bicycles through Qhubeka's different programmes, which are based throughout South Africa and are implemented in communities by Qhubeka's partners. We offer five main types of programmes: learn-to-earn, work-to-earn, disaster relief, health and sports programmes.

For more info visit: www.qhubeka.org