(from left to right): Grant Hamilton (PUMA Sports Marketing Manager), Themba Mabizela (FNB Business -Provincial Head, Gauteng South and Central), Alexia Poulos (947 Marketing Manager) with Michael Meyer (Managing Director of Stillwater Sports). Photo Credit: Tobias Ginsberg
Johannesburg – The streets of Johannesburg will be bustling with excitement on Saturday, 24 September 2016 (National Heritage Day) when runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts gather to explore their city at the inaugural FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN.
“The announcement of the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN is a runner’s dream come true,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “Not only will thousands of runners share the streets with world class athletes, but the excitement, vibrancy and energy that the event will bring to the centre of Johannesburg will be exceptional. We believe the event will support the regeneration of the urban centre of Johannesburg and will provide the ideal opportunity for Johannesburg to showcase itself as a world class city. The FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN promises to be one of the most unique and innovative running events on the South African calendar.”
Themba Mabizela, FNB Business -Provincial Head, Gauteng South and Central says “FNB is proud to sponsor the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN. Our involvement affirms our commitment to providing an experience for participants through an inclusive sport that many multi-cultural citizens of Jozi can identify with. Investing in an event like the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN provides us with an exciting and experiential platform where we can develop and maintain relationships with our clients and the broader community”.
The FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN will celebrate Johannesburg’s rich heritage by granting entrants the opportunity to explore their city. In addition to a fast, flat route, exciting on-route entertainment and vibrant event atmosphere, entrants can look forward to exploring iconic landmarks including: 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:||Saturday, 24 September 2016 (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: R650.00 / licensed runner|
|Gold Package: R670.00 / unlicensed runner|
|Entries Open Date:||Tuesday, 19 April 2016|
According to Brett Bellinger, Marketing Director PUMA South Africa, PUMA is very proud to once again partner with FNB in the running market. “Running is one of the major focus areas for the Brand globally and locally and this addition complements our involvement in the fantastic FNB CapeTown12 ONERUN which is about to take place for the second time. PUMA has already invested significantly with their expanding School of Speed schools athletics initiative as well as their ongoing involvement with the Totalsports Women’s Race; so the addition of a Johannesburg mass participation 10km event together with FNB on such an auspicious day is absolutely in line with PUMA’s strategy of growing PUMA Running and bringing exciting running events to South Africa. We look forward to welcoming everyone at the start line and we challenge the Jozi runners to beat the 9500 participants that turned out for the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN’s first year.”
947 is proud to come on board as the media partner for this event. “947 is the station that brings together the pace and diversity of Joburg and what better way to reflect the energy of this dynamic city than with a run through the heart of it,” said 947 station manager, Ravi Naidoo.
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.
About the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN sponsorship:
FNB Business has decided to sponsor the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN because we believe in supporting a race that encourages people to run and know their city; a race that will 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 recent revamp has positively changed the experience of the precinct. The additions of new restaurants, coffee shops, health & beauty stores and other stores of interest have been well received. 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.
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