FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN welcomes Cotlands as a charity in 2019

Seen here:  Runners (and walkers) enjoying a 10km route experience in 2018 that highlighted iconic landmarks and featured lively performances by a host of Joburg’s leading performing arts groups. 

Photo Credit:  David Tarpey

The FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN will boast a fourth charity in 2019 with event organisers welcoming Cotlands into the fold.

“We are proud to welcome Cotlands as a charity of the 2019 FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “The organisation focusses on Early Childhood Development (ECD) and offers innovative programmes that promote play-based learning amongst children from 0 – 5 years of age (before they enter formal schooling).  We are continuously impressed by the selfless nature depicted by SA’s running community.  In 2018 the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN’s existing three charities (the Joburg Heritage Foundation, Reach for a Dream Foundation and Johannesburg SPCA) received overwhelming support from runners with a whopping combined total of R64 512 being raised for charity.  We trust that runners will share our enthusiasm and show their support of Cotlands in 2019.”

The FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN’s sister event, the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN also welcomed Cotlands as a charity in 2019.

“As a charity of the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN we got to experience the positive attitude of the event crew while feeling the excitement of the race,” says Gary Janeke, Cotlands Regional Manager Western Cape.  “Thanks to the generosity of the runners we were able to make a greater impact in South Africa through our purpose.  We are excited to extend our involvement with the FNB Run Your City Series by also being welcomed as a charity of the second event, the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN.  We love the idea of an event that highlights the splendour of its host city.  Runners get to experience their city on foot, the event brings awareness of the environment and cities are united.  We are proud to be part of the journey.  Let’s share our resources and opportunities to be significant in South Africa.  No Matter how small, we all can make a difference.”

ABOUT COTLANDS:  Founded in 1936 Cotlands has undergone many changes, but always retained serving young children as its primary goal.  From historical roots as a baby sanctuary, Cotlands initiated its community based programmes in 1999, primarily focusing on HIV and nutrition, and later adding psy­chosocial and educational support to the programmes.  In 2012, Cotlands conceptualised a non-centre based early childhood development (ECD) programme.   Today, Cotlands offers early learning play-based opportunities to thousands of children in six of South Africa’s provinces through toy libraries and playgroups.

For further information or to show support visit www.cotlands.org.za


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: Tuesday, 24 September 2019
Start Time: 08:00
Venue: Start – FNB Bank City in Johannesburg
  Finish – Mary Fitzgerald Square
Entry Fee: Standard Entry: R185 (licensed) / R220 (unlicensed)

Gold Package Entry: R850 (licensed) / R885 (unlicensed)

Entries Close: Monday, 09 September 2019

CHARITY SUPPORT:  When entering online runners can choose to support one (or all four) of the event’s charities:  1. Cotlands, 2. Johannesburg Heritage Foundation, 3. Johannesburg SPCA and 4. Reach For A Dream Foundation.

Facebook:  Joburg-10K

Twitter:  @joburg10K

Instagram:  @Joburg10K

Hashtag: #FNBRunYourCity

Website:  www.joburg10k.com

About the FNB Run Your City Series:

FNB is proud to once again bring you the FNB Run Your City Series which  comprises of three unique mass participation events that integrate business involvement, family, diversity, investment in community, world class achievement and fun for all participants, both individuals and businesses alike.

Each of the races are developed to take participants through the historical routes around each city, thereby adding a tourism element to each race, making it more than a race but an economic opportunity for each community.

The FNB Run Your City Series is made up of three races around South Africa, namely, the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN, the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN and the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN.

For further information please visit www.runyourcityseries.com


ISSUED BY:                                            Newsport Media

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

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