Photo Credit: Tobias Ginsberg
Johannesburg – Entries are open for Johannesburg’s most iconic Heritage Day celebration, the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN that will take place on Sunday, 24 September 2017.
Celebrating its 2nd anniversary in 2017, the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN will start at the FNB 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 FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN 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 FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN 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 FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN.”
“Our sponsorship of the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN 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, FNB Business Provincial Head: Gauteng South and Central.
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, Neighbourgoods Market and Ellis Park Stadium to mention just a few.
|Date:||Sunday, 24 September 2017 (Heritage Day)|
|Start Venue:||FNB 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 FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN Charities: the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation and the Johannesburg SPCA.
Official hashtag: #J10krun
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.
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