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.
Cape Town Cycle Tour -(Garmin Official Technical Training Partner)
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.
Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon (Garmin Official Technical Product Sponsor)
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.
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.
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)".
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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!
Meeting de Atletismo, Madrid
SA Championships Durban
Spar Ladies' 10km Challenge, Durban
Bupa Great North Run
.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
South African Youth Championships, Belville
South African Youth Championships, Belville
New Balance Armory Invite, New York, USA
South African Championship, Paarl
South African Championship, Cape Town
Valencia Marathon, Spain
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
- 2nd in 2007
- 3rd in 2016
- 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