Lose weight & get fit

For the past couple of years, our annual challenge, which combines weight loss and fitness, has seen people across the country take up the opportunity to improve their health.

RWFL & eatForLife membership

Participants get access to the Run/Walk For Life and eatForLife programmes for the duration of the 8-week challenge.

WIN amazing prizes

This year's prizes will be bigger and better than ever before – watch this space for more information.

With the advent of Covid, the world is awash with virtual challenges. While the Run/Walk For Life FitSlim Challenge does take the obstacles of Covid into account, and allows for certain elements to be undertaken remotely, the prime purpose of the challenge is for us to meet and personally coach participants in a safe, secure and controlled outdoors environment. So, for the price of a virtual challenge, participants will receive hands-on personal coaching.

8-week weight-loss & fitness challenge

1 September 2020 - 26 October 2020

Background about the challenge

There are MANY organisations that offer either a weight-loss or a fitness challenge. There are, however, very few that can offer a challenge which combines the two.

This is what the FitSlim Challenge is all about. It is a challenge that takes weight loss and fitness into account. Participants are recognised for their weight loss, as well as the number of Run/Walk For Life sessions they attend, accounting for the fitness leg of the competition.

Cost to enter

1. Non-RWFL Members – R490.00

2. Current RWFL members – R280.00 

3. Teams (consisting of 4 members)

Non-RWFL Members – R400 per person

RWFL-Members – R250 per person


What you get with the FitSlim Challenge


An 8-week eatForLife membership: Weight management programme/diet – this will be a personal diet, individually tailored for you.
– Weekly themed newsletters and fact sheets from eatForLife.
– A weekly live broadcast/talk show by our Head Dietician, where members can ask questions and listen to a talk about nutrition.
– Weekly weight monitoring at a RWFL branch.


RWFL exercise programme (an 8-week RWFL membership)
– A medical screening
– Shoe advice
– Fitness benchmarking and tracking
– A scientific exercise programme

How do I enter?

To enter please speak to your nearest Run/Walk For Life branch manager. 

If you don’t belong to a Run/Walk For Life branch, please fill out the form below, and we will contact you to complete your entry. 

The winners of the FitSlim Challenge are determined by a combination of percentage weight loss and Run/Walk For Life sessions attended. This year, there are prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place nationally, 1st and 2nd teams nationally, as well as 1st place in each region.