On Sunday 30th April 2023, 40 runners attempted the Spartan Baby Badass Ultra (SBBU) at the Italian Club in Bedfordview, Johannesburg. The 100 kilometre self-supported running race involved 36 participants running 4.167km every hour, on the hour, for 24 hours. In addition, 4 runners opted to run 6.7km (4.167 miles) every hour, on the hour, for 24 hours to achieve the 161km (100 mile) target.
R327,437 was raised for The Cows, a group of people on a mission to make a difference to children with cancer and their families. The money will be donated to the CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA.
The runners did a variety of loops around the beautiful gardens of Bedfordview and through the grounds of the Italian Club, past the unique SetteBello restaurant and alongside the neighbouring Italian retirement village, Casa Serena. The runners are everyday non-professionals who did the Ultra to test their limits in a safe community environment.