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Seen here:  Durban residents playing their part at the ‘City Clean-Up’ in 2017. 

Photo Credit:  Rogan Ward

Durbanites are invited to join a fun ‘City Clean-Up’ drive on Saturday, 13 October 2018 where the streets of Durban will be cleaned in the prelude to the 2nd annual FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN that will take place on Sunday (14 October 2018).

The “Durban City Clean-Up” will start at 07:00 on Saturday, 13 October 2018 with volunteers meeting up at the Durban City Hall.

Event partner, PETCO (South Africa’s national industry body accountable for managing the PET plastic industry’s Extended Producer Responsibility) will provide the bags and gloves that will be used during the clean-up, while

Sagren Moodley (a private local waste management contractor) will oversee the collection and sorting of the litter that will be collected.

“PETCO is thrilled to once again be involved with the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN City Clean-Up,” says Janine Basson, PETCO Stakeholder and Relations Manager.  “PETCO’s mission is to grow the collection and recycling of PET plastic, after consumer use.  We believe clean-ups have an important role to play in shifting South Africa away from a ‘take-make-dispose’ system to a circular economy by ensuring that valuable resources, such as PET plastic bottles, are diverted from landfill and collected for recycling.  PET plastic bottle recycling in South Africa, which PETCO is responsible for, is doing very well. A 65% recycling rate was reached in 2017, which means 5.7 million bottles were collected for recycling each and every day in 2017.”

“While PETCO is a national programme, Durban is a key area that PETCO is working to establish a presence in,” continues Basson.  “By partnering with an event such as the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN, we are able to move off the side-lines and into the thick of consumer and civic responsibility. Plastic touches us all, whether directly or indirectly, and it is imperative that we come together to be part of true sustainability when the opportunity (such as this clean-up) presents itself.  PETCO will sponsor the bags and gloves that will be used during the clean-up.”

For more information on PETCO visit www.petco.co.za

“I am proud to be involved with the 2018 FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN,” says Sagren Moodley.  “My focus is to ensure that the clean-up process is done speedily and efficiently.  After the event we will separate the recyclable waste from the non-recyclable waste.  The non-recyclable waste will be disposed of at the Marianhill Landfill site.”

INFORMATION:  Durban City Clean-Up

Date:  Saturday, 13 October 2018

Venue:  Durban City Hall

Time:  07:00 – 09:00 

EVENT INFORMATION:  FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN  

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
Start Time: 07:00
Start Venue: Blue Lagoon (Athlone Drive)
Finish Venue: Beachfront Precinct (near The Bike and Bean)

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.

EXCITING NEWSWilson Kipketer, former 800m world record holder, will participate in the 2018 FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN on Sunday, 14 October 2018.  Kipketer who is employed by race sponsor, PUMA and won gold at three successive World Championships, has been brought to SA to inspire runners to bring their best to the event.

You can join Wilson Kipketer for a 5km warm up run on Friday, 12 October  starting at 5pm from Race Pack Collection or meet him at a signing session at Race Pack Collection on Saturday, 13 October. After running the race on Sunday he will also be handing over the PUMA Beat Bolt cheque at prize giving.

“PUMA is excited to bring a true legend of athletics to the 2018 FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN to inspire runners to achieve their personal best,” said Brett Bellinger, Marketing Director PUMA South Africa.

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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ON BEHALF OF:                                    FNB Run Your City Series a Stillwater Sports Initiative

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