Johannesburg – Entries are officially open for the inaugural FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN that will start at the FNB Bank City Johannesburg on Saturday, 24 September 2016 (National Heritage Day).
“The FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN promises to be one of the most unique and innovative running events on the South African calendar,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “Not only will thousands of runners share the streets with world class athletes, but the excitement, vibrancy and energy that the event will bring to the centre of Johannesburg will be exceptional. We believe the event will support the regeneration of the urban centre of Johannesburg. In addition to a fast, flat route, exciting on-route entertainment and vibrant event atmosphere, entrants can look forward to exploring their city at the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN.”
Themba Mabizela, FNB Business -Provincial Head, Gauteng South and Central added “We are incredibly excited to be part of this race which brings together ordinary citizens and athletes from all walks of life. Road-running is becoming one of the preferred ways of maintaining a healthy lifestyle so we believe that the event presents an opportunity to stay active. We would like to encourage every participant to enjoy the race”.
947 urges runners and wannabe runners to sign up. “This is going to be one of those events that creates real FOMO in anyone who misses out. We’ll get to experience the city on foot, together with thousands of others and you do not want to miss out on the spirit of the inaugural FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN,” says 947 station manager, Ravi Naidoo.
Runners, walkers, fitness enthusiast and fun-seekers will be granted the unique opportunity to celebrate Johannesburg’s rich heritage by exploring their city at the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN. Iconic landmarks to look out for on route will include: the Nelson Mandela Bridge, FNB Bank City, Constitution Hill, Mary Fitzgerald Square, Wits University, Neighbourgoods Market and Ellis Park Stadium to mention just a few.
|Date:||Saturday, 24 September 2016 (Heritage Day)|
|Start Venue:||FNB Bank City Johannesburg|
|Finish Venue:||Mary Fitzgerald Square Newtown|
|Entry Fee:||Standard Entry: R160.00 / licensed runner|
|Standard Entry: R180.00 / unlicensed runner|
|Gold Package: R650.00 / licensed runner|
|Gold Package: R670.00 / unlicensed runner|
|Entries Close:||Friday, 09 September 2016 or once 10 947 entries have been reached|
Each entrant will receive a magnificent PUMA ®Performance Event Tee.
Charity Support: When entering online, runners can choose to support either or both of the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN Charities: the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation and the Johannesburg SPCA.
Like our Facebook page: The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation / Johannesburg SPCA / Joburg-10K
Follow us on Instagram: @Joburg10K
About the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN sponsorship:
FNB Business has decided to sponsor the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN because we believe in supporting a race that encourages people to run and know their city; a race that will re-invent how people perceive and experience the city centre. The FNB Bank City buildings are well-known and iconic buildings in the Johannesburg CBD and the precinct was recently revamped in 2015 with three lifestyle concepts of Work, Eat & Play in mind. For many years it has been viewed as traditional banking headquarters; however the recent revamp has positively changed the experience of the precinct. The additions of new restaurants, coffee shops, health & beauty stores and other stores of interest have been well received. Sponsoring the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN is aligned to our belief in the importance of rejuvenating and reviving the city centre so it remains relevant.