The organisers of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K together with the Zonkizizwe Athletics Club are looking forward to taking the golden city by storm on Saturday, 24 September 2016 (National Heritage Day).
“Stillwater Sports has a longstanding relationship with the Zonkizizwe Athletics Club,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “We value their expertise in the field of road running. Together with the club’s support and knowhow, we look forward to hosting an event like no other in the bustling city of Johannesburg.”
“Johannesburg is a fiery city that boasts a rich heritage with endless possibilities,” says Neo Selebi, Chairman of the Zonkizizwe Athletics Club. “We need to remind people of this. We are excited to be involved with an event that encourages runners to explore their city. Running enriches lives. From Zonkizizwe’s perspective, we are trying to promote a healthy lifestyle which will result in a healthy body and mind.”
“The club boasts a wealth of experience in different fields pertaining to athletics,” continues Selebi. “We have route measurers, referees, coaches for track and field and road running. Building up to the event the club is involved in the logistics, while on event day our involvement will include overseeing the start and finish areas, the manning of water-stations and marshalling points and ensuring that all personnel are deployed out on route. We will also assist runners in finding their correct start chutes. Although it will be a fast race for the elite runners, we encourage the social runners to savour the moment. Enjoy the on-route festivities, enjoy exploring your city.”
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)|
|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.
South African folk swing band, Rubber Duc will close off the action of the inaugural event. “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,” says Rubber Duc lead vocalist Nick Jordaan.
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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