FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN adds new charity and raises prize money

The organisers of the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN have announced that the prize purse for this year’s event on 24 September has increased to an impressive R212 000.

“We are excited to be able to offer an increased prize purse in 2017,” said Michael Meyer, managing director of Stillwater Sports. “This impressive increase was made possible through the remarkable support received from sponsors and entrants alike. Prize money has been allocated to the top 10 men’s and women’s finishers in the open category with the men’s and women’s winners each taking home a deserving total of R25 000.”

In its inaugural year, the event attracted more than 11 000 runners. This year they are expecting a bigger turnout.

“Our goal for the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN was to create a unique running experience in the centre of Johannesburg that is based on international standards,” added Meyer. “With the inaugural event far exceeding our expectations, we will continue to pursue this goal by building on the successes of 2016.”

Meyer said for everyday runners, this event was also a treat for them as they could look forward to some exciting on route entertainment and a memorable route experience that will take them past a number of Johannesburg’s rich heritage sites.

Iconic landmarks to look out for on the 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.

For this year’s event, they have also added a third charity that runners can donate to. When entering online, runners can now choose to support one, or all three of the event’s charities – the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation, the Johannesburg SPCA and the Reach For A Dream Foundation.

The event will take on Heritage Day and entries close on 11 September.

Read: Entries are open for the 2017 FNB Joburg 10km CityRun

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