Do you have a passion for fitness? Do you love running and/or walking? COME ON! Come and join the Run/Walk For Life family

The Brand

Run Walk For Life is a South African founded organisation, with its Head Office located in Johannesburg, South Africa. Run Walk For Life was founded in 1983, and has been in continuous operation since. Run/Walk For Life is represented in Africa, the United Kingdom, Australia and the USA.

Our Mission Statement:

We believe in respect, honesty and integrity. We are committed to continual improvement in everything that we do.
We believe in giving our members an exceptional experience. We are passionate about what we do and have fun doing it!


Run Walk For Life is an exercise based program, integrated with a nutrition program. Our core business is the scientific exercising of sedentary, unfit and/or overweight persons. The program is very structured and supervised, with a strong medical foundation.

Run Walk For Life assesses the health status and fitness of your client, to whom you would then assign a suitable exercise level. Each session will start with stretching and mobility exercises and the exercise would be supervised, the clients would exercise personally after that. In the early stages of the program a session will last 30 minutes, and the times will increase gradually over time, to a maximum of 90 minutes for the more advanced road members.

Our franchisees should have access to a school or sports field which would be your base for training.


Ongoing training and contact between Franchisee and Franchisor is at the core of our business.

Quarterly regional meetings are held, with an annual national convention taking place. In addition, Brand Managers regularly visit franchises with a view to quality inspection and advice for franchisees.

Are You Our Next Franchisee?

We are looking for energetic and result driven franchisees who have a passion for running and walking. Run Walk For Life is about more than just exercise – growing people is core to the brand.

A successful franchisee would need to be focused, driven and have a passion for mentoring.


When It All Began


Dr Ivan Cohen

Year Established


1st Franchise Opened

Brand Network


Matthew Grossett

Head Office


No. of Outlets


Available Opportunities


FASA Membership

Investment (Excl. VAT)

Average set-up cost

R 12 500

Initial franchise fee

R 7 500

Initial Working Capital

R 5 000

Minimum owners contribution

R 5 000
Franchise Terms

Management services fee

16% per month

Marketing fee

5% per month

Initial agreement term

24 Months

Renewal term

Franchises are franchisee owned after 24 months

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