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Seen here:  Junior speedsters in action during the 2018 PUMA School of Speed at the Bestmed TuksAthletics Stadium (Pretoria).  

Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

The PUMA School of Speed’s 2020 talent search campaign will culminate at the Bestmed TuksAthletics Stadium (Pretoria) on Saturday 29 February 2020 at the much anticipated PUMA School of Speed #5.

Headed by Usain Bolt, the PUMA School of Speed is a national series of five track and field meets that was launched in 2016 with the goal of identifying exceptional young South African athletes who believe that their future is #ForeverFaster.

“As part of our 5th year celebration, the 2020 PUMA School of Speed travelled to Paarl, Johannesburg, Potchefstroom and Mbombela between January and February,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “Each meet has been the source of nail-biting performances with junior track and field stars proving that their future is #ForeverFaster.  We have no doubt that the fifth and final meet at the Bestmed TuksAthletics Stadium will be one for the records.”

“The 2020 PUMA School of Speed Series has treated us to exciting competition, good sportsmanship and great results,” says PUMA Marketing Director Brett Bellinger.  “We cannot wait to close off a successful season in Pretoria after which we will welcome five #FutureStars to the PUMA Squad for the duration of 2021.”

A real crowd pleaser, spectators, families and friends are invited to enjoy a day filled with track and field excitement at the PUMA School of Speed #5.

NEXT UP:  2020 PUMA School of Speed Series

Event, Date & Venue: PUMA School of Speed #5

Date:  Saturday 29 February 2020

Venue:  Bestmed TuksAthletics Stadium (Pretoria)

Event Start11:20

Artist Performance17:00

Entry Fee:  Athletes NO COST to enter the event

Please NoteAthlete entries close two days prior to each event.

Entry Fee:  Spectators R20 / adults

R10 / children

Pay as you enter the stadium.

Events: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, Long Jump, High Jump, 100m Hurdles (Boys 15, Girls 17 & 19 only), 90m Hurdles (Girls 15 only) and 90m Hurdles (Girls 15 only) and 110m Hurdles (Boys 17 & 19 only)
Age Categories: U15, U17 and U19

All entrants will stand a chance to be scouted and contracted to the PUMA Squad. The contract will be for the duration of one calendar year.

Vice Principal’s MessageJunior track and field stars can look forward to meeting South African middle-distance runner and 2020 PUMA School of Speed Vice Principal, Gena Löfstrand in the Vice Principal’s office at the Bestmed TuksAthletics Stadium.

According to Löfstrand the PUMA School of Speed Series has been extremely important for South African athletics.  “The Series brings together athletics fans, and future champions from all over our country,” says Löfstrand.  “It gives athletes the opportunity to showcase their talent at a well-supported, world class event. It’s something for young athletes to set goals for and work hard towards. The atmosphere at the PUMA School of Speed is what makes it so special.  It’s fun, exciting, and inspiring.  It’s events like this that keep athletics alive!  I’m proud to be working alongside PUMA to help grow athletics in South Africa.”

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For further information on the PUMA School of Speed Series please contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, via email or visit