The Growler

The Growler is an annual charity club run through Joburg's shoddiest streets.

We raise funds for the Bethany Women and Children's Shelter in Bertrams by collecting bank notes at the start and end of the run, and EFTs. At the event in 2021 we collected just less than R50,000.

Please join us for the 14th annual running of The Growler on Sunday 4 December 2022 at 6h00 am, from 55 St Patrick Road in Upper Houghton.

There is no event registration, just pitch up and run. Secure parking at the start. There are two petrol station stops on route, and a water stop at Bethany. Free drinks and coffee at the end!


Video below by Isao from Morningside. Photos by Alastair Teeling-Smith.

Click on the map below for detail of the route on Strava. It's about 21 km, which takes us just between 2 and 3 hours, with quite a few breaks and walks. The actual moving time is less:

The Growler is a Tyrone Harriers club run. For more information, email Paul Theron at