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We create a social and family oriented environment where like-minded people from various and different backgrounds can thrive and be encouraged to pursue a healthy lifestyle, while being supported to achieve their individual fitness goals.
More than just a running Club, Driven by our People.


A vibrant, fast-growing and socially driven running club.


The club is anchored by a strong thread of friendship and family. For more than 10 years, the Fats Cats family has brought together people from different backgrounds and professional disciplines over a game of sport.

Club Runs

To keep our members engaged and active, the Fat Cats AC hosts regular club runs. The runs cater for all distances – from the beginner runner to a seasoned runner. Although these club runs are for the purpose of keeping our members active and sharpening their craft, they are also open to the public by invitation. Regular updates of club runs are available on the club’s social media pages and on the events portal of the website.


Volunteerism is at the center of the club’s existence. As a family, Fat Cats AC, believes in being there for each other – whether it be it on the side of the road cheering or offering refreshments and other race related assistance. Fat Cats AC is always available to paint the streets red in support of its peers.


At its core, Fat Cats is founded on principle of giving and ploughing back to previously disadvantaged communities. We believe and emulate the saying “Umuntu ngu muntu nga bantu” which loosely translates as “I am because you are”. Fat Cats AC prides itself in being part of the solution – even in the smallest ways.


“We are not just an ordinary running club, we are a tight knit family that is proud of its African heritage that is plugging into the larger community in a meaningful way”

VONGANI MASHILE – Fat Cats AC Chairperson

“When seeking a healthy lifestyle coupled with fun, Fat Cats is the obvious choice. Fat Cats is absolutely the most dynamic running club. We run, we socialize and we support each other.”

JIKA- Fat Cats AC Member

“Running is fun, but you know what’s more fun? Doing it with family, the Fat Cats family.”

VEERLE – Fat Cats AC Member