Johannesburg – Entries are open for Johannesburg’s most iconic Heritage Day celebration, the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K that will take place on Sunday, 24 September 2017.
Celebrating its 2nd anniversary in 2017, the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K will start at the Absa Bank City in Johannesburg. Entrants will be guided on a 10km journey that celebrates the rich heritage of the City Of Gold before crossing the finish line at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown.
“The Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K attracted an unprecedented 11 200 entrants in 2016. This is no small feat for an inaugural event,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “While the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K embraces the sport of road running, it also celebrates the unique history of Johannesburg and supports the regeneration of this vibrant city. Runners will share the streets with world class athletes. We encourage these runners to savour the moment, enjoy the on route activations and vibe while exploring their city at the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K.”
“Our sponsorship of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K reaffirms our commitment to providing an experience for participants through an inclusive sport that many Joburgers from different walks of life can identify with. We like the fact that this race ventures into the vibrancy and energy of the inner city of Johannesburg. Now in its second year the race promises to gain popularity in and outside of South Africa,” says Themba Mabizela, Absa Business Provincial Head: Gauteng South and Central.
Iconic landmarks to look out for on the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K 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:||Sunday, 24 September 2017 (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: R850.00 / licensed runner|
|Gold Package: R870.00 / unlicensed runner|
|Entries Close:||Friday, 11 September 2017|
Personalised entries: Runners that enter before Friday, 25 August 2017 will receive a personalised race number.
Each entrant will receive a magnificent Event Performance T-shirt.
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.
Official hashtag: #J10krun
About the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K sponsorship:
Absa Business is proud to be the title sponsor of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K. This sponsorship forms part of our ongoing strategy to support local and community events that focus on a healthy lifestyle and family involvement. Road running is an inclusive sport that allows us to engage with a larger audience and support a sporting disciplines that advance our commitment to building, enduring and rewarding relationships with communities we are a part of.
We believe in supporting a race that encourages people to run and know their city; a race that strives to 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 revamp has positively changed the experience of the precinct.
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 and an important part of Johannesburg’s Heritage.
ISSUED BY: Newsport Media