Cell C Day Of Races welcomes The Sunflower Fund as its official charity

Photo Credit:  Luke Walker

The organizes of the Cell C Day Of Races are excited to welcome The Sunflower Fund as the official charity of both the Cape Town (Sunday, 23 April 2017) and Johannesburg (Sunday, 11 June 2017) events.

“The Sunflower Fund was featured as a separate wave at the inaugural Cell C Day Of Races in Cape Town in 2016.  To our delight, the entire wave (entrants, organizers, charity) fitted the ethos of the Day Of Races perfectly,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports.  “It is for this reason that in 2017 we are extremely excited to welcome The Sunflower Fund as the event’s official charity, both in Cape Town and Johannesburg.   We look forward to hosting two exciting road races in support of this deserving charity.”

Founded in 1999, The Sunflower Fund is a South African non-profit organisation dedicated to creating awareness, educating the public and facilitating the registration process for people to join the South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR).

“Our Mission is to educate and register stem cell donors,” says Rasheda Van Den Hurk, The Sunflower Fund PR and Events Specialist.  “We fundraise to cover recruitment costs to grow a healthy, effective and ethnically diverse South African Bone Marrow Registry.  The 2016 Cell C Day Of Races in Cape Town was an awesome experience for us.  It was the first time that we participated in an event of such a capacity and excellence.  We loved every minute of it and so did our runners.  We would like all entrants to help us spread the message of hope.  Our partnership with the Cell C Day Of Races is sure to enhance the reach of our campaign.”

EVENT INFORMATIONCell C Day Of Races powered by Reebok

The Cell C Day Of Races allows entrants to choose the start wave the suits them best.  Instead of going for gold, runners are encouraged to beat their Personal Best finishing times, be social, take photographs and videos at designated points on route, share it to the event’s social media platforms and stand a chance to win magnificent prizes. 

Cape Town

Date: Sunday, 23 April 2017
Start & Finish Venue: Greenpoint A Track
Entries Close: Friday, 14 April 2017
Entry Fee: R70.00


Date: Sunday, 11 June 2017
Start & Finish Venue: Roosevelt High School, Emmarentia (JHB)
Entries Close: Friday, 02 June 2017
Entry Fee: R70

General Information:

Distance: 5km
Waves & Start Times: 1.       08:00 / Pretty Fast:  Female
  2.       08:45 / Sole Mates:  Pairs
  3.       09:30 / Elite Race (Invited Athletes)
  4.       10:15 / Young, Fast and Free:  U18
  5.       11:00 / Anything Goes:  Open

Like our Facebook page: Day of Races / The Sunflower Fund

Follow us on Twitter:  @DayOfRaces / @SunflowerFund

Instagram:  @dayofraces

Hashtag: #dayofraces / #iamhope

For more information or to enter the Cell C Day of Races powered by Reebok contact 082 991 0045, email entries@stillwatersports.com or visit www.dayofraces.com


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