24 September 2017
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Seen here(left):  Spur supporters cheering on the masses at the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN earlier this year.  Photo Credit:  Mark Sampson

Seen here (right):  Team Spur’s two-time Swiss Mountain Bike Marathon Champion Ariane Lüthi will lead out the elite field at the 2017 FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN on Sunday, 24 September 2017.  Photo Credit:  Craig Kolesky

Spur has expanded its footprint in the road running arena by teaming up with both the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN (Sunday, 24 September 2017) and the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN (Sunday, 08 October 2017), the sister events of the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN.

“We are proud to host three mass participation road running events in the heart of Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports.  “Each event highlights the beauty of its host city while incorporating iconic landmarks on route.  The 3rd annual FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN attracted a record field earlier this year.  After taking in the scenic beauty of the Mother City and enjoying energetic on route entertainment, runners were welcomed home by mouth-watering aromas thanks to Spur.  We are excited to extend our partnership by welcoming Spur to both the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN (now in its 2nd year) and the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN (the inaugural event).  Runners and spectators will definitely not be going home hungry.”

According to Clare Rainey, Spur Brand Development Manager, Spur strives to build on the already active lifestyles enjoyed by all South Africans.  “We are proud to support proudly South African events.  We had an amazing time at the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN  earlier this year and are excited to expand our partnership by teaming up with the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN and the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN.   Spur will take over the last kilometre at both events.  Runners can look forward to a ‘mouth-watering’ welcome home.”

Team Spur’s two-time Swiss Mountain Bike Marathon Champion Ariane Lüthi will be seen leading out the elite race at the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN on Sunday, 24 September 2017.  “I am proud to wear Spur on my chest all year round,” says Lüthi.  “The FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN is ideal for all runners, whether fast or slow.  It’s an amazing event for people to come together.  The route goes through the heart of Joburg.  This is really special.  I am excited to be leading out the elite field, on my bicycle of course.  I really admire the athletes that run like gazelles.  It will be a hard 10km even for me.   I am excited to be part of this mass road running event and look forward to delving into a sporting world other than that of mountain biking.”

EVENT INFORMATION:  FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN

Iconic landmarks to look out for on the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN route will include:  the Nelson Mandela Bridge, FNB Bank City, Constitution Hill, Mary Fitzgerald Square, Wits University and Ellis Park Stadium to mention just a few.

Date: Sunday, 24 September 2017 (Heritage Day)
Time: 08:00
Start Venue: FNB Bank City Johannesburg
Finish Venue: Mary Fitzgerald Square Newtown

Charity SupportWhen entering online, runners can choose to support either or all three of the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN Charities:  the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation, the Johannesburg SPCA and/or the Reach For A Dream Foundation.

EVENT INFORMATION:  FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN

Iconic landmarks to look out for on the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN route will include:  the Moses Mabhida Stadium, City Hall and the Durban Railway Station to mention just a few.

Date: Sunday, 8 October 2017
Time: 08:00
Start Venue: Masabalala Yengwa Street, in front of Moses Mabhida Stadium
Finish Venue: Beachfront Precinct adjacent to Moses Mabhida Stadium

Charity SupportWhen entering online, runners can choose to support The Reach For A Dream Foundation, TREE and/or the SPCA Durban.

Like our Facebook page:  Durban10k /    Joburg-10K

Follow us on Twitter:  @joburg10K / @Durban10k

Follow us on Instagram:  @Joburg10K / @Durban10k

Official hashtag:  #J10krun / #D10Krun

For more information on the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN email entries@joburg10k.com or visit www.joburg10k.com  For more information on the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN email entries@durban10k.com or visit www.durban10k.com

About the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN sponsorship:

FNB Business is proud to be the title sponsor of the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN.  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 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 revamp has positively changed the experience of the precinct. 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 and an important part of Johannesburg’s Heritage.

About the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN sponsorship:

FNB Business is proud to be the title sponsor of the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN. This 10km road running race seeks to bring experienced and novice runners from the city of Durban and surrounds together, through the common goal of road-running, recreation, sports and fun. This sponsorship forms part of our ongoing strategy to support local and community events that focus on a healthy lifestyle, family involvement and impact the communities they operate in positively. It allows us to engage with our clients and the broader community through the memorable experience created by the event. At the core of our strategy is to also support an event like this that contributes towards the rejuvenation, cleaning and revival of the city-center.  As a proudly South African bank, we are proud to be part of a run that celebrates everything about the city of Durban and its diverse cultures.

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ISSUED BY:                                            Newsport Media

ON BEHALF OF:                                    Run Your City Series by Stillwater Sports Event