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, the 10th of 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.
The race will see elite international athletes, Mozambican athletes and lovers of the sport of road running all taking part.
As with its sister events in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, the FNB MAPUTO 10K CITYRUN race route is designed to take participants along the historic and iconic routes around each city.
With a 10-kilometre flat course, the race will start at the Katembe Municipal Building and will offer participants the opportunity to enjoy the landscape of Maputo, passing by the iconic Tunduru Botanical Gardens, before the finish at Independence Square.
“We believe that this event will hugely benefit Maputo, 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,” says Dr. Alice Abreu, the Councillor for Health and Social Action at Maputo City Council.
“FNB's vision for the continent in general and for Mozambique in particular goes far beyond providing excellent financial services. Our slogan ‘How can we help you’ reflects our genuine commitment to help improve the lives of the communities in which we operate. This race is part of this commitment and is part of a set of initiatives that FNB is carrying out in the process of transformation and repositioning to be an increasingly relevant partner in the Mozambican market,” says Paulo Pereira, Deputy CEO of FNB Mozambique.
“We are both excited and proud to take the FNB Run Your City Series to Maputo,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of 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 splendour of the city of Maputo.”