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A number of Durban’s leading performing arts groups will be seen in action performing for runners at the inaugural ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN on Sunday, 08 October 2017.

Leading performing arts groups to look out for on event day will include:  the Amabhubesi Traditional Zula Dance Group, the Durban Girls’ High School Majorettes and the Durban Regiment Pipe Band to mention just a few.

“We are excited to be part of the inaugural ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN,” says Mpumelelo Sibisi of the Amabhubesi Traditional Zula Dance Group.  “All our members are from the KwaMashu Township and have been performing together for the past 15 years.  The team competed at the South African Championships of Performing Arts in 2009 where they claimed four gold medals.  Runners will be treated to passionate and energetic dance performances on race day.”

KZN’s top majorette high school, Durban Girls’ High School Majorettes will also form part of the excitement on the day.  “Our team has been running since the early 1990s and has just placed 4th in South Africa during the 2017 National Championships,” says Keith Alho, Durban Girls’ High School Majorettes Coach.  “We can’t wait to be part of the ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN.  We’re looking forward to cheering on the runners, while providing some serious entertainment on route.”

Runners (and walkers) will also be treated to nostalgic performances by the Durban Regiment Pipe Band.  “The Durban Regiment Pipe Band plays the Scottish Great Highland Bagpipe accompanied by drums,” says Ken Mustard, Pipe Major/Durban Regiment Pipe Band.  “The band is a member of the Pipe Bands Association of Southern Africa and regularly competes in pipe band competitions.  We’re excited to be part of an iconic event that honours the city of Durban.  Runners can look forward to a performance like no other.”


Iconic landmarks to look out for on the ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN route will include:  the Moses Mabhida Stadium, City Hall and the Durban Railway Station 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

Charity Support:  When entering online, runners can choose to support The Reach For A Dream FoundationTREE and/or the SPCA Durban.

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For more information on the ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN email entries@durban10k.com or visit www.durban10k.com

About the ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN sponsorship:

ABSA Business is proud to be the title sponsor of the ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN. This 10km road running race seeks to bring experienced and novice runners from the city of Durban and surrounds together, through the common goal of road-running, recreation, sports and fun. This sponsorship forms part of our ongoing strategy to support local and community events that focus on a healthy lifestyle, family involvement and impact the communities they operate in positively. It allows us to engage with our clients and the broader community through the memorable experience created by the event. At the core of our strategy is to also support an event like this that contributes towards the rejuvenation, cleaning and revival of the city-center.  As a proudly South African bank, we are proud to be part of a run that celebrates everything about the city of Durban and its diverse cultures.


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