Durban welcomes FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN

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Stillwater Sports, the organisers of the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN and the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN are excited to launch the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN (taking place on Sunday, 08 October 2017) as part of the ‘Run Your City’ series.

“With the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN currently in its 3rd year and the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN in its 2nd year, we are extremely excited to launch a third mass participation road run (with a twist), this time in the bustling city of Durban,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports.  “Following the blueprint of its sister-events the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN will hero KwaZulu-Natal’s largest city.  In addition to astonishing on route entertainment and rubbing shoulders with some of the world’s best middle distance runners, entrants will experience a 10km journey through the city, past a number of Durban’s iconic landmarks.”

“The FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN route will be fast and flat,” continues Meyer.  “Add to the mix near perfect weather conditions, our goal of making this the fastest 10km in the world becomes even more achievable.  We will be targeting some big name athletes to race through the streets of Durban in October.  South Africa’s best athletes will have another opportunity to race against the World’s Best, ultimately uplifting the standard of South Africa’s middle distance running.  We look forward to welcoming runners to an unforgettable event that encourages all to ‘Run the 031’.”

South African 5000m Record Holder and Olympian, Elroy Gelant is brimming with excitement. “This is exactly what we need to boost the middle distance running in South Africa, opportunities that reward our efforts in terms of prize money and opportunities to compete against the best in the world at home. Racing these top guys at home makes us even hungrier.  I am really looking forward to racing in Durban on 08 October.”

Howard Arrand, Provincial Head of FNB Business in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) says, “The province boasts one of the most diverse places in the world, in terms of offerings to a tourist. The diversity in cultures, subtropical climate, cuisine, natural landscapes and history is all astounding what better way to show off the city than to invite the world to take part in a run that shows off this gem.”

He adds, “FNB takes community building seriously as it is well aligned to our brand values, the sponsorship of the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN is a proof point where we answer our call – How can we help you?”

EVENT INFORMATION:

The FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN highlights the true beauty of Durban, while granting entrants the unique opportunity to explore their city.  In addition to exciting on-route entertainment and vibrant event atmosphere, entrants can look forward to exploring iconic landmarks including:  the Moses Mabhida Stadium, People’s Park, Old Fort, Juma Mosque, Durban Maritime Museum, City Hall, Human Rights Memorial Hall and the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry to mention just a few.

Date: Sunday, 8 October 2017
Time: 08:00
Start Venue: Masabalala Yengwa Street, in front of Moses Mabhida Stadium
Finish Venue: Beachfront Precinct adjacent to Moses Mabhida Stadium
Entry Fee: Standard Entry licensed runner / R160
  Standard Entry unlicensed runner / R180
  Gold Package Entry licensed runner / R650
  Gold Package Entry unlicensed runner / R670
Entries Open Date: Friday, 02 June 2017
Entries Close Date: Monday 25 September 2017

 

According to Brett Bellinger, Marketing Director PUMA South Africa, PUMA is proud to extend its partnership with Stillwater Sports and FNB by hosting a third major road running event.  “With running continuing to be one of the major focus areas for the Brand globally and locally, we are excited to carry the success of the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN and FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN over to Durban.  The ‘Run Your City’ series supports PUMA’s strategy of growing PUMA Running and bringing exciting running events to South Africa.”


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Official hashtag:  #D10Krun 

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