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Nike’s We Run Jozi, tackling the tarmac this sunday.
Whether you will be one of the thousands of runners taking over the streets of Johannesburg or a keen spectator soaking up the electric atmosphere, don’t miss We Run Jozi this Sunday 7 October.
With road closures and heavy traffic expected, organisers are encouraging runners and spectators to make their way into Sandton as early as possible. Primary parking will be available at the Sandton Convention Centre and the Gautrain Station in Sandton. While parking for VIPs, media, staff and crew will be provided at Innesfree Park.
From here, runners will be directed to the starting pens on the Corner of Wierda Road East and Katherine Street in Sandton. Race goers are expected to be at the start line no later than 08h40, with the start gun sounding off at 09h00.
Nike Invitational runners who have logged the required Personal Best time are eligible for preferential penning at the start line which will close at 08h30.
Along with the cheering crowd of supporters encouraging athletes as they run through the iconic suburbs of Sandton and Alexandra, a leader car and Metro Clearing vehicle will be ahead of the front runners, guiding them to the finish line. A sweeper car will follow the final runners as they make their way through the course.
Four water points will be stationed along the route, as well as a number of Marshalls to keep runners safe and offer encouragement. The JMPD will be on hand to ensure roads are free of traffic, and cycling medics will ride the route, supported by a rapid response vehicle if required.
As runners charge their way over the M1 highway finish line, they will be directed to Innesfree Park. Here, athletes can cool down and celebrate their great achievements. Innesfree Park will come alive with festivities and activities, where runners will be treated to post-race live entertainment and refreshments.
A prize-giving ceremony will be held in the post-race area, where the top eight male and female participants will be handed their medals and cheques to the combined value of over R100,000.00.