Just under 8,000 participants celebrated the start of the season at the 8th annual Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk on Saturday 14 September.
The popular Pretoria-based event took place at the iconic Loftus Versfeld and catered for people of all ages, with 5km, 10km and 15km routes on offer, with live entertainment at the finish.
“The Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk always promises a terrific vibe, and this year did not disappoint,” says Discovery’s Head of Experiential Marketing, Iona Maclean. “We were delighted once more to see so many people of all fitness levels enjoying outdoor exercise and quality time with their family and friends.”
Jacaranda FM’s General Manager, Kevin Fine, says: “We’re really happy with the turnout and the fact that thousands got to enjoy walking the streets of the Jacaranda City, then be entertained by Roan Ash, Bok van Blerk, Nick McCreadie and DJ Jazzy D. The young ones also had a blast in the kiddies’ area. We’re thankful to Discovery for making it happen with us and, 7 years after we started this event, it’s a highlight on the calendar for everyone in the Jacaranda FM family.”
Maclean adds, “We know that regular physical activity can significantly lower your risk to chronic diseases, and the overwhelming success of this year’s Spring Walk is a happy reminder that there are many steps we as individuals can take – literally and otherwise – to improve our health. September marks Heart Awareness Month, so Discovery wants to encourage all able South Africans to care for their hearts this Spring by making a habit of brisk walking or jogging.”