The FNB Run Your City Series has extended its African footprint with the introduction of the FNB Maputo 10K CityRun, which will take place on Maputo City Day, Sunday 10 November.
Promoted by the Municipal Council and FNB, the FNB Maputo 10K CityRun will offer participants a unique opportunity to cross the Maputo-Katembe bridge on foot.
As with its sister events in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, the Maputo race route is designed to take participants along historic and iconic points around the city to add a touristic element to the event and make it more than a race.
Flat, fast, scenic
With a 10km flat course, the race will start at the Katembe Municipal Building and will offer participants the opportunity to enjoy the landscape of Maputo city, passing by the iconic Tunduru Botanical Gardens, before the finish at Independence Square.
“We believe that this event, within the celebrations of Maputo City Day, will hugely benefit Maputo City, putting it on the circuit of cities with regular international events, attracting tourists, giving runners an opportunity to see international athletes up close and, above all, projecting the city’s name across the country and beyond its borders,” said Dr Alice Abreu, the Councillor for Health and Social Action at Maputo City Council.
A running experience
“We are both excited and proud to take the FNB Run Your City Series to Maputo,” said Michael Meyer, MD at Stillwater Sports.
“Following in the footsteps of the current events in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban the FNB Maputo 10K CityRun will be an exhilarating mass participation road race that will celebrate the city’s splendour.”
The route promises to be lined with festive and exciting experiences that will make this a unique event to experience.
“Over the short period of 5 years, the FNB Run Your City Series has grown to over 40 000 runners in the three cities,” continues Meyer. “Two of the events have attained IAAF Bronze Label Status (Cape Town and Durban), with the FNB Durban 10K CitySurfRun now chasing Gold Label Status. The FNB Run Your City Series attracts some of the best athletes in the world, resulting in fast times being recorded on the African Continent. We cannot wait for these fast times to be recorded in Maputo.”
Photo Credit: Tobias Ginsberg