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Johannesburg – Runners taking part in the inaugural FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN on Saturday, 24 September 2016 will be able to show their support of the Johannesburg SPCA on National Heritage Day.
“We are proud to welcome the Johannesburg SPCA as an official charity of the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “Animal welfare lies close to our hearts. By supporting the SPCA we are able to do our part for Johannesburg’s animals. We invite runners to show their support while exploring their city at the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN.”
The Johannesburg SPCA started operating in 1902 and is a non-profit organisation that depends entirely on the kindness and support of individuals and companies.
According to Jolene Beyleveld, Public Relations Officer Johannesburg SPCA, it is a privilege to be one of the official charities of the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN. “Animals play an integral part in society. They need protection and someone to stand up for them. The SPCA, together with help from supporters such as the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN, is able to do this for them. We have over 200 animals in our care on the property, excluding the animals that we are assisting out in the field. We care for over 5000 animals annually.”
“The FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN is a wonderful way to bring the people of Johannesburg together,” continues Beyleveld. “It’s not only a fun event that promotes a healthy lifestyle, but it is also a charity event where society as a whole benefits in the restoration of the heritage of Johannesburg, while looking out for the animals whom we all love and cherish.”
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.
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.
ISSUED BY: Newsport Media