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South African folk swing band, Rubber Duc will close off the action of the inaugural Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K at the Mary Fitzgerald Square Newtown on Saturday, 24 September 2016 (National Heritage Day).

“Just like sport, music provides a platform to bring people together,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports.  “After an eventful day exploring the beautiful city of Johannesburg, runners and walkers can look forward to a vibrant performance by this well-known South African band.  We can’t think of a better way to close off such a memorable experience.”

According to Nick Jordaan, Rubber Duc lead vocalist, the band will release its debut album in September.  “We will finally be releasing our debut album.  There will be a lot of new songs to look out for at the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K.  All four band members are from Johannesburg.  We love that the event promotes our city.  We are super excited to be performing on the day.  The audience can expect an extra hour of cardio.”

EVENT INFORMATION:

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 Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K.  Iconic landmarks to look out for on route will include:  the Nelson Mandela Bridge, Absa 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)
Time: 08:00
Start Venue: Absa 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,16 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 Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K Charities:  the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation and the Johannesburg SPCA.

Like our Facebook page:  Rubber DucThe Johannesburg Heritage Foundation / Johannesburg SPCA / Joburg-10K

Follow us on Twitter:  @rubberducmusic / @JoburgHeritage / @JhbSPCA / @joburg10K

For more information on the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K email entries@joburg10k.com or visit www.joburg10k.com

About the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K sponsorship:

Absa Business has decided to sponsor the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K 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 Absa 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 Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K is aligned to our belief in the importance of rejuvenating and reviving the city centre so it remains relevant.

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ON BEHALF OF:                                    Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K a Stillwater Sports Event