Join us on the 28th of October 2023, for the fourth JACARANDA RUN™ hosted by Linden Runner and experience the wonder of running the ‘purple covered streets’ of Linden. Our 10 & 21km routes offer runners and walkers a chance to experience our Jacarandas trees in full bloom, through the most picturesque streets, as voted for by the Linden community. This year we will once again include our popular JACARANDA RUN™ Sox as entry gift. Kindly note this is not timed event and NOT a race, therefore no licenses required. The ethos of this event is to host runners from our area and afar for a morning or running, camaraderie and to take loads of active selfies amongst our legendary Jacaranda trees. The Linden Bowling Club will once again be our start and finish location, and will have cold drinks and food on sale after the run. We regret no u/16’s runners or canine running companions allowed. Read more..


Linden Runner is a road running, trail running and athletic club based in Linden, Johannesburg, South Africa

We realised a need amongst fellow runners in our community for a central and safe point to run from in our neighbourhood and heeded that call after consulting Linden Bowling Club on 3rd Street.

We are based at the Linden Bowling Club Sports grounds, and have access to safe parking, shower and bathroom facilities after a run, as well as their famous bar and outside patio area where you can watch the majestic sunset and have a clear view of Northcliff tower.

We have been a fully operational and registered athletic club since 2018.  Our members have access to the clubhouse and safe parking, ASA license if required, Club Kit which can be purchased with your membership and access to our hospitality gazebo at the finish line of all major road running races.

 View our 2023 membership rates and sign up.

We are an intimate, goal-focused and friendly family-orientated running club. Our weekly programmes include stairs, hills, fartlek, tempo, track and time trial, endurance and slow runs. We do not believe that running in masses on the same routes is the best way to improve your running. Instead, we constantly change our routes, we send out weekly training programmes, carve new paths through our surrounding trails and align our training with the goals of our members.
We host early morning club training runs for our members on Tuesday – Friday mornings, and our formal Club Time Trial of 3/5/8km take place every Wednesday evening from 17:45 pm in summer and 17:30 pm in winter.

We also offer weekend-long trials and road runs avg. 15-21km from the club or designated points in our area on Saturdays and Sundays.
As a dedicated youth development running club, we offer invaluable guidance to students, scholars and novice runners in the sport of road, trail, track and cross-country running. Family running is the foundation and inspiration behind our Club’s existence. Our free weekly Time Trials are a family affair and we encourage all kids to run our 3km with their parents. Linden Runner boasts a membership base well mixed with top Ironman, triathlon, trail running, Comrades and long-distance, shorth distance and podium high school and masters track athletes. We welcome runners who wish to better themselves and train with a focused group for better results.
We urge our road running club members to set 2 goal races for the year (summer & winter) and train, with our assistance and group support, to achieve these specific goals. In the last year, our athletes safely participated in the Comrades Marathon, Two Oceans, Magoebas Trail, Otter, and SkyRun with various smaller races added to our list throughout South Africa.

Linden Runner hosts and owns the very popular JACARANDA RUN ™ since 2020 and will continue to run this community event in 2023 as soon as the first purple flowers fall in Linden. We have also initiated and hosted over 20 #koppiestrailruns. Our focus for 2023 will be to get our runners back and fit for a full road racing calendar and expand our trail running team with a focus on endurance and challenging runs throughout our beautiful country.

Please email us if you have any questions.

Long, slow running will NOT enhance you!

What is your running goal? Linder Runner offers a weekly training programme for members, to suit runners of all abilities on both trail and road. Chat with one of our Captains and find out how we can help you achieve your fitness goals in 2023.



We are very proud of our luminous green club vests and we are easy to spot at races. Our kit has been custom manufactured from high quality fabric and a cut which would fit the average runner comfortably. Our ladies vests are cut differently than our mens vests. We also offer extra length vests for some of our taller gentlemen. This year we added a Trail Tech shirt in a universal sizing for all our trail runners. Make sure you fit your shirt when you collect your kit.


Estie Van Heerden
Estie Van HeerdenChairlady & Club Coach
Morning Captain for Tuesday’s speed, track and style correction. Estie has over 35 years of running experience, Multiple Ironman finisher and triathlon expert, an Ultramarathon runner on both trail and road, a Master swimmer and an MTB enthusiast. As founder of Linden Runner AC, her focus will always be to grow the love for running at grassroot level amongst the youngest members of our club.
Anli Grobler
Anli GroblerVice Chairlady
Captain of Weekend Trails and Cross Country. Anli has also been running since the age of 8. She’s an accomplished Comrades finisher, Ultra distance runner, and expert in all aspects of running, training and racing on trails and road. With her wealth of knowledge and soft approach to new members, she forms the backbone of Linden Runner AC.
Thewie van Heerden
Thewie van HeerdenDirector - Operations
Every ship needs a route planner and a voice of reason. Thewie is also a multiple Ironman finisher, Comrades runner, Ultra distance athlete in both road and trail, and a force in the MTB scene. His knowledge of strength training and belief in training balance ensure that we keep our runners balanced throughout the year.
Harry Gardner
Harry Gardner Morning Captain: Thursday Hill sessions
Harry is our club’s most consistent runner and chief whip at Thursday Hill sessions. He is a multiple ultra-distance runner on both trails and road. He plays a vital part within the club, assisting with the planning of our running calendar and guiding new members on their running journey to goal races and achievements.
Irma Swart
Irma Swart Morning Captain: Chatty Runs and weekend social runs
As one of the founding members of the initial Linden run group, Comrades runner and ultra distance finisher, Irma ensures we keep the running fun and light within the club. Her focus for the group is to maintain overall fitness through running but to remind us to make it enjoyable for all and remain a family club where anyone can come and run.


Tinfish Creative Solutions is a Digital Marketing Agency in Linden. Tinfish handles all our marketing, event collateral, printed signage and flags, web management and digital content for the club. 

MoiFin Financial Services is powerful financial auditing firm in Honeydew. They sponsor their services to Linden Runner for the second year running and ensure that our NPO status are kept in tact, and our taxes and audits are up to date. 


Since Linden Runners is a community running club, we support local. As members we support our partners, most of whom are club members and fellow running enthusiasts. All you have to do to quality for partnership discount, is to produce your Linden Runner membership card when you ask for the bill or do final payment. 

Christine Myburg is a Registered Biokineticist practicing in Parktown North. She has worked with numerous sports teams including the Surrey Cricket Team, the Scotland, Fiji and South African Sevens teams. Whilst living in the UK she worked for the Ministry of Defence Rehabilitation hospital where all she assisted injured soldiers with recovery and rehabilitation. She is a multiple full Ironman and marathon finisher, and a morning captain at Linden Runner.

Christine Myburg Biokinetics will offer all Linden Runners a  10% discount on your consultation fee when you show the 2021 member tag. 

Dr. Michelle Weyers is a healthcare practitioner, specialising as a General and Sports Medicine Practitioner. She has multiple Ironman, cycling, road running and trail running titles behind her name. She is an experienced athlete and team condition advisor to all Linden Runners ahead of our largest races. Her practice is located at Jan Cilliers Laerskool in Parkwood.

To book and appointment simply click here, schedule a time, and receive 10% discount on your consultation fee when you show the 2021 member tag. 

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