Thousands to participate in heritage run

Johannesburg – Thousands of runners and walkers are set to commemorate Heritage Day by participating in the fourth FNB Joburg 10k CityRun on 24 September.

  Stillwater Sports director Dezroy Poole said they partner the City of Joburg in the event; which will start at FNB Bank City.

  “Runners and walkers will be treated to a 10 kilometre journey that will highlight iconic landmarks and feature performances by a host of Joburg’s leading performing arts groups. Hosting a mass participation road run in the city centre is a massive undertaking,” Poole said.

  The City of Joburg granted the event access to an abundance of services including logistics, venues, safety, and security.

   “We value the positive impact the City of Joburg has on the FNB Joburg 10K CityRun; and cannot wait to host a memorable event on National Heritage Day.”

  City of Joburg Community Development MMC Nonhlanhla Sifumba said the City’s mandate to promote quality life starts by being fit and healthy. “The event allows Joburg residents to participate in a world-class event on home soil. It boosts sports tourism in the inner-city of Joburg, while highlighting that the city is progressive, easily accessible and safe to visit. Our main goal is to bring sport opportunities to the people, encouraging citizens to be active and experience the inner-city of Joburg with its rich history and landmark sites.” 

  The run will lead participants past historic landmarks that include Museum Africa; Mary Fitzgerald Square; Braamfontein Cemetery, where national anthem composer Enoch Sontonga is buried; and Constitution Hill.

  The run will end at the Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown.

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