Runners and walkers taking part in the inaugural FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN at FNB Bank City on Saturday, 24 September 2016 (National Heritage Day) can look forward to an array of energetic performances by some of Johannesburg’s leading performing arts groups.
Dance groups to look out for will include: Moving into Dance Mophatong, The Johannesburg Youth Ballet and The Field Band Foundation.
Established in 1978 as a non-racial dance company and training organisation, Moving into Dance has had a major impact as a leading Contemporary African Dance Company.
“Moving into Dance is based in Newtown, which is where the finish line of the race will be,” says Mark Hawkins, Artistic Director. “It is really exciting that the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN will celebrate the rejuvenation of the City and expose people to this wonderful and vibrant place that we get to experience every day. We are grateful for the opportunity to introduce our professional dance company to a new audience. Entrants can look forward to energetic performances geared at inspiring them to get to the finish line.”
The Field Band Foundation is a non-profit company that was established in 1997 to bring the global performance band concept to disadvantaged areas of South Africa, with the goal to develop a uniquely indigenous variant of this performance type.
“We have 24 operation areas across the country in all 9 provinces,” says Sello Ramosepele, Public Relations Officer of the Field Band Foundation. “Our bands rehears four times a week, with each section having its own tutor and band coordinator. Being part of the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN is a great opportunity for us. Our members cannot wait to perform for a huge crowd. We will have 250 Gauteng-based members performing on the day. Runners can look forward to electrifying, joyful music of brass, marching percussion, marimbas and steel drums.”
Runners, walkers, fitness enthusiast and fun-seekers will be granted the unique opportunity to celebrate Johannesburg’s rich heritage by exploring their city at the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN. Iconic landmarks to look out for on 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:||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 Close:||Friday, 09 September 2016 or once 10 947 entries have been reached|
Each entrant will receive a magnificent PUMA ®Performance Event Tee.
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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