Leading performing arts groups spearhead route entertainment at FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN

Seen here:  Amabhubesi Zulu Dancers entertaining runners at the inaugural FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN in 2017. 

Photo Credit:  Anthony Grote

The streets of Durban will be buzzing with music and dance on Sunday, 14 October 2018 when the City’s leading performing arts groups gather to entertain (and motivate) thousands of runners as they take on the 2nd annual  FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN.

Performing arts groups to look out for on route will include the:  Durban Girls’ High Majorettes, Durban Regiment Pipe Band, African Siziwe Performers, Inanda Seminary School, Westville Girls High Marimba Band and Amabhubesi Zulu Dancers.

“This will be the second time that the Amabhubesi Zulu Dancers perform at the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN,” says David Gouldie, Amabhubesi Zulu Dance Group.  “All our members reside in Umlazi, a township on the east coast of KZN.  Being part of this event is a great opportunity for us.  We are excited to showcase our talents while motivating runners.  Seeing all the winners (every runner is a winner) cross the finish line is a memorable experience.”

“The Durban Girls’ High Majorettes consists of high school learners,” says Mr Keith Alho, Durban Girls’ High Majorettes Trainer.  “Performing at the inaugural event in 2017 was an amazing experience for our team.  The girls really enjoyed cheering for the runners (and walkers) as they passed our station.  We are really excited to be back this year.  Runners, walkers and spectators can look forward to seeing the majorettes dressed up in their majorette uniforms, performing with a variety of props as they create a fun and vibrant vibe.”

According to Ken Mustard, Pipe Major Durban Regiment Pipe Band, the band was started in 1961.  “Our youngest member is 16 years of age, while our oldest member is 83.  We really enjoyed performing at the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN in 2017.  The event gave us the opportunity to perform bagpipe music for the public.  We found that as the runners ran past our station they still had enough energy to give us a cheer, while some actually stopped to take selfies.  We are looking forward to receiving more cheers from the runners this year.  Entertainers thrive on applause.” 


Celebrating its 2nd anniversary in 2018, the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN grants entrants the unique opportunity to explore their city on foot.  In addition to lively on-route entertainment and rubbing shoulders with some of the world’s best middle distance runners, the 2018 FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN route will also highlight a number of Durban’s iconic landmarks.

Date: Sunday, 14 October 2018
Entry Fee: Standard Entry:  R170 (licensed) / R190 (unlicensed)

Gold Package Entry:  R850 (licensed) / R870 (unlicensed)

Enter: Online:  www.durban10k.com
  Instore:  Totalsports – Gateway, Westville Pavilion, Musgrave, West Street, Pinetown, The Bluff, Bridge City, City View and Chatsworth
Instore Entries Close: Monday, 24 September 2018
Online Entries Close: Monday, 01 October 2018

The FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN is proudly hosted by KZN Athletics.

CHARITY SUPPORTWhen entering online runners (and walkers) can support one of five Durban based charities:  1. The Reach For A Dream Foundation, 2. TREE, 3. Durban & Coast SPCA, 4. LIV Village and/or 5. iThemba Lethu. 

PRIZE PURSEThe FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN will boast a whopping Prize Purse of R250000 in 2018.  Prize Money will be awarded to the top ten men’s and women’s finishers in the open category with the overall winners each taking home R30 000.  Prize money has also been allocated to the top three finishers in the junior, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+ age group categories.

EXCITING ON ROUTE ACTIVATIONPUMA South Africa has thrown down the gauntlet challenging runners to ‘Beat Bolt’ at the 2nd annual FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN.   The ‘Beat Bolt’ Sprint requires speed.  Be prepared to give your all over a 100m sprint.  This section of the route will be timed.  The runner (male and female) to clock the fastest time over  the 100m will be rewarded with a PUMA shopping voucher to the value of R10 000.

Facebook:  Durban10k

Twitter:  @Durban10k

Instagram:  @Durban10k

Official hashtag:  #FNBRunYourCity

Website:  www.durban10k.com

About the FNB Run Your City Series:

FNB is proud to bring you the FNB Run Your City Series. The series encompasses three unique mass races namely the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN, FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN and the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN. The three races are about inclusivity for all as well as encouraging business involvement, family, world class achievement and fun for all participants.

FNB’s strategy is to engage with our clients and non-clients through healthy lifestyle activities, where we sponsor selected sporting events that allow us relationship building opportunities, ensuring that we enrich the communities and the lives of those around us. Through the runs, we encourage runners to run their city their way. We invite all runners back to the city to experience the rejuvenation, revival and renewed city centres.

For further information please visit www.runyourcityseries.com


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