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Seen here:  Runners in action at the 2017 FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN. 

Photo Credit:  Kyle Cestari

The FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN continues to enjoy tremendous runner support for the event’s three charities with a whopping combined total of R86 640 raised (after the 2017 event) for the Reach For A Dream Foundation (R23 695), the Johannesburg SPCA (R50 780) and the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation (R12 165).

“Raising R86 640 for three worthy causes is no small feat,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “We are thankful to each and every runner for choosing to support either or all three our event charities.  The donations will go a long way in ensuring the continuation of their selfless work.  We are inspired now, more than ever, to ensure that our 2018 event surpasses previous experiences on National Heritage Day (Monday, 24 September 2018).  Runners are invited to #RunJoburgYourWay.”

The Reach For A Dream Foundation (RFAD) was established in 1988 and believes in the power of dreams.  RFAD encourages children to use their dreams to fight life-threatening illnesses.

“It means a great deal to the Foundation and its children to be associated with such a prestigious event,” says Chloe Mpinga, Business Development Manager at RFAD.  “We believe in the power of hope and what it can do in a person’s life.  The donation received in 2017 will enable the Foundation to realize the dreams of at least 5 children who are suffering from a life-threating illness.  There is no dream too big or too small.  We will work tirelessly to ensure that we can make each dream a reality.  RFAD will definitely be visible at the 2018 event.  This year we would like our activation to be more interactive and fun to get people excited about donating towards RFAD.  We will also be on the start line, joining in on the fun.  Our dream children are eternally grateful for the continued support.”

For further information please visit:  www.reachforadream.org.za

The Johannesburg SPCA is a non- profit organisation that started operating in 1902 and is dependent on the kindness and support of individuals and companies.

“We are thankful to FNB and the event organisers for choosing our organisation as a beneficiary,” says Ronald Ramalata, Manager/Senior Inspector Johannesburg SPCA.  “It is an honour to be part of this wonderful initiative.  We absolutely enjoyed the 2017 event.  The funds received will go toward our outreach programme as this is the core function for our organisation, to assist with sterilisation.  We look forward to making new friends at the 2018 event.  Be sure to visit our activation at race pack collection where you can purchase some great SPCA memorabilia.”

There are many areas in which the Johannesburg SPCA can be assisted, from volunteers to donations of items such as plastic beds for the animals to sleep in, toys for all the animals, blankets and food or by making a monetary donation.  For further information please visit:  www.jhbspca.co.za

Founded in 1985 the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation is dedicated to the exploration, documentation, protection and restoration of Johannesburg’s built heritage.   According to Brett McDougall of the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation, it is an honour to be an official charity for the 3rd year running.  “Donations received in the previous two years have allowed us to extend world-class heritage education outside of the classroom environment to 200 learners from non-fee paying schools.  I personally participated in the 2017 event. It was exceptionally well organised, and I loved running through the historic City that we have fought so hard to protect and promote.  Donations received will be applied to our education programme.  The easiest way to be a part of the work that we do is to become a member.  We can’t wait to be part of the 2018 event experience.”

For information on how to become a Johannesburg Heritage Foundation member please visit:  www.joburgheritage.org.za

EVENT INFORMATION:  2018 FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN

Starting in front of FNB Bank City, runners (and walkers) will be treated to a 10km route experience that will highlight iconic landmarks and feature lively performances by a host of Joburg’s leading performing arts groups.  Iconic landmarks to look out for 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: Monday, 24 September 2018
Start Time: 08:00
Venue: Start – FNB Bank City in Johannesburg
  Finish – Mary Fitzgerald Square
Entry Fee: Standard Entry:  R170 (licensed) / R190 (unlicensed)

Gold Package Entry:  R850 (licensed) /R870 (unlicensed)

Entries Close: Monday, 10 September 2018

CHARITY SUPPORT:  The FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN will celebrate its 3rd anniversary in 2018.  When entering online runners can choose to support one (or all three) of the event’s charities:   the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation, the Johannesburg SPCA and the Reach For A Dream Foundation.

Facebook:  Joburg-10K

Twitter:  @joburg10K

Instagram:  @Joburg10K

Official hashtag:  #J10krun

Website:  www.joburg10k.com

About the FNB Run Your City Series:

FNB is proud to bring you the FNB Run Your City Series. The series encompasses three unique mass races namely the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN, FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN and the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN. The three races are about inclusivity for all as well as encouraging business involvement, family, world class achievement and fun for all participants.

FNB’s strategy is to engage with our clients and non-clients through healthy lifestyle activities, where we sponsor selected sporting events that allow us relationship building opportunities, ensuring that we enrich the communities and the lives of those around us. Through the runs, we encourage runners to run their city their way. We invite all runners back to the city to experience the rejuvenation, revival and renewed city centres.

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ON BEHALF OF:                                   FNB Run Your City Series a Stillwater Sports Initiative

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