City set to shine at FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN
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 sidelines 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 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 SUPPORT: When 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 PURSE: The 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 ACTIVATION: PUMA 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.
Official hashtag: #FNBRunYourCity
Tags: beach clean-up, citysurfrun, FNB, recycling