FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN boasts a R250 000 prize purse in 2019

Seen here:  The Elite Men’s field in action during the 2018 FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg
Seen here:  The Elite Men’s field in action during the 2018 FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Starting at FNB Bank City (Johannesburg) and finishing at Mary Fitzgerald Square (Newtown) on Tuesday 24 September 2019 (National Heritage Day) runners taking part in the 4th annual FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN will be seen vying for their share in an impressive R250 000 prize purse.

“The FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN is a ‘proudly South African, proudly Joburg’ must do mass participation road race,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “We are excited to celebrate the event’s 4th anniversary in 2019 and are equally excited to be able to award local and international athletes for their support and hard work, by offering a deserving prize purse of R250 000.  This prize purse includes a whopping total of R30 000 that will go to both the open men’s and women’s winners on the day.”

“Prize money has been allocated to the top 10 finishers in the Open Category, with the runner- up in the Open Men’s and Women’s races taking home R17 000 each and the final spot on the podium securing R13 000,” continues Meyer.  “Juniors, Veterans, Masters, Grand Master as well as the 70+ age groupers will earn prize money from 1st to 3rd place.  We are thankful for the support received from our valued sponsors.  Without them this prize purse would not be possible.  We look forward to witnessing exciting racing and impressive achievements, while celebrating our heritage on 24 September.”


Starting in front of FNB Bank City, runners (and walkers) will be treated to a 10km route experience that will highlight iconic landmarks and feature lively performances by a host of Joburg’s leading performing arts groups.  Iconic landmarks to look out for will include:  the Nelson Mandela Bridge, FNB Bank City, Constitution Hill, Mary Fitzgerald Square, Wits University and Ellis Park Stadium to mention just a few.

Date: Tuesday, 24 September 2019
Start Time: 08:00
Venue: Start – FNB Bank City in Johannesburg
  Finish – Mary Fitzgerald Square (Newtown)
Entry Fee: Standard Entry: R185 (licensed) / R220 (unlicensed)

Gold Package Entry: R850 (licensed) / R885 (unlicensed)

Entries Close: Monday, 09 September 2019

CHARITY SUPPORT:  When entering online runners can choose to support one (or all four) of the event’s charities:  1. Cotlands, 2. Johannesburg Heritage Foundation, 3. Johannesburg SPCA and 4. Reach For A Dream Foundation.

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Website:  www.joburg10k.com

About the FNB Run Your City Series:

FNB is proud to once again bring you the FNB Run Your City Series which  comprises of three unique mass participation events that integrate business involvement, family, diversity, investment in community, world class achievement and fun for all participants, both individuals and businesses alike.

Each of the races are developed to take participants through the historical routes around each city, thereby adding a tourism element to each race, making it more than a race but an economic opportunity for each community.

The FNB Run Your City Series is made up of three races around South Africa, namely, the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN, the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN and the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN.

For further information please visit www.runyourcityseries.com


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