Waterfall City Athletics Club (WCAC) promotes healthy lifestyle living within the community by providing organised access to the athletics club to all the residents of Waterfall and surroundings.
Our Value Proposition
WCAC hosts events, in particular running events within the Waterfall City and surrounding areas. Such events help drive excitement around our community and our members, leading to a healthy lifestyle.
We collaborate with other running clubs and by requesting them to participate in our events. This gives positive exposure to our brand and enhances and promotes the sport of athletics in our community.
Our members participate in most races in the country and in some of the international races. These races include Comrades Marathon, Two Oceans Marathon, Soweto Marathon, Mandela Marathon and Cape Town Marathon.
WCAC has a Social Responsibility program which assits in developing and building our community. We also have a development program that assits in nurturing the talent of our younger althlets.
BENEFITS OF BEING A MEMBER OF THE CLUB
2023 license affiliated with Athletics South Africa (ASA)
Structured membership packages (discounted)
Refreshments at selected popular races, club training runs, and selected club events.
Structured club training programs that are designed to assist members to achieve their goals
Coaching advice including (Ask-A-Coach Sessions on the club WhatsApp group)
Running Friendship and camaraderie
The club is run by professionals and it’s aligned with their experience and education
The club has a development program for young and aspiring athletes
An opportunity to get involved in CSI initiatives
WCAC promotes a positive spirit of the club the residents of Waterfall City and surrounding areas by encouraging friendship amongst members and other athletes.
The club is managed by suitably qualified professionals. This is what differentiates WCAC from other athletics clubs. This ensures that the club is managed responsibly, including keeping an updated record of the books of accounts and procuring that the books of account are reviewed annually in accordance with accepted accounting practice.
The club’s weekly training program are planned by a certified coach.
Waterfall City Athletics club (WCAC) is a non-profit making social running club that was founded in 2018 by a group of runners that were training in the Waterfall (Midrand area). These runners had been running together for some time and later decided to form a club to cater for all runners in the area. Waterfall City Athletics Club promotes healthy living mainly in the Waterfall City and the surrounding areas. We currently have over 600 members and most of them are professionals.
- To promote a healthy lifestyle, which is inline with overall concept behind Waterfall City (A City where people can live, work and play)
- To provide access to state of the art facilities within the Waterfall City e.g. Waterfall Park for track and time trials
- To provide organised access to athletics, inclusive of registration and participation
- Coaching and mentoring through access to our reputable coaching team
- Development of up and coming athletes through development programmes for aspiring athletes
- Promote comradery amongst a community of athletes; and
- To provide a recreational and social networking platform
How different is WCAC
The team has participated in some big races with some team members running their Personal Best times. These races include:
Deloitte Marathon in Pretoria.
PWC Cosmos 3 in 1 in Secunda.
Old Mutual On Die Dam Ultra
Marathon in Hartbeespoort.
Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town.
Cape Town Marathon
15km Trail Running 2nd Place -Pule Tjaoana
4km Trail Running 3rd Place –Simphiwe Thombela
10km Walking Race 3rd Place –Tinyiko Maluleka
10km Walking Race 3rd Place –Thuto Mokoena
2ndPlace -Elvis Tau
Frequently asked questions
There is a ‘Join Now’ tab on the menu, select a membership level and complete the form.
Once, completed, click on the submit button. Remember, you will have to pay the membership level amount before your for account to become active.
We welcome all runners of all abilities and have had many beginning runners over the years. You will definitely find someone to run with at your pace.
WCAC has a certified coach and there is a wealth of knowledge among the active members in the club about training. Many members have run multiple marathons and freely share information on their training. Members exchange ideas while running, on WhatsApp and also through the club’s social media platforms.
The club has a daily training program that is available for all to view on the website.
Training starts at 5 am in the morning and at 5:30 pm in the evening on weekdays and the meeting point is Virgin Active Waterfall. On weekends training starts at 5 am at Waterfall Corner Shopping Centre.
Races that are ran under the rules and regulations of the ASA (10km+) requires you to have a running license. You can either buy a temporary license for the particular race or you can join a running club and purchase a permanent license number for the year.