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JOIN US AT SOUTH AFRICA’S FAVOURITE FAMILY RUN.
Looking for something fun, festive and family-friendly this November? Then look no further than Durban’s favourite Jonsson Kings Park Stadium. It’s all happening at The Santa Run powered by The Hub, on Sunday the 25th of November, as friends and family come together to enjoy KZN’s newest and freshest Christmas themed 5km experience.
The race kicks off on the fields outside the beloved stadium and makes its way in and around the Kings Park precinct, including up the spiral walkways, through the infamous Sharks changeroom and out onto the playing fields. Along the way, the route is dotted with fun-filled experiences and activities, so participants can expect so much more than just a 5km route. Some of the exciting things to look out for include a giant slide, a tunnel of lights, inflatable obstacles, a LIVE marimba band, and snow… in Durban… in the middle of summer! Fun for the whole family.
The Santa Run is set to be a huge hit with kiddies of all ages – but it is by no means limited to little people. “We encourage runners, walkers and non-athletes of all ages and fitness levels to join in the fun,” says Greg Le Roux Group Executive of Events. “The 2018 Santa Run has so much more on offer than just an awesome 5km route. Live music, refreshments and entertainment, a Kid Zone and now attendees can also enjoy a little festive shopping session with unique handcrafted Christmas gifts and décor at our new Crafty Christmas Fair.”
Exactly one month before Christmas, the Crafty Christmas Fair offers a delightful alternative to the bustling, busy shopping malls, with a selection of merry crafts. Think Christmas baubles, handmade Christmas themed gnomes, mice and angels, children’s clothing, ceramic items, crockery, jewellery, eco-friendly products, artisanal Christmas themed treats and a build-your-own gingerbread house station.
The Santa Run takes place on Sunday the 25th of November at the Jonsson Kings Park Stadium in Durban. It is open to people of all ages and fitness levels, and is by no means a competitive race. So trade in your racing shoes for your Santa Hat – which you’ll receive in your race pack, along with a R50 voucher to use online when you purchase something from. Tickets for The Santa Run are available via webtickets.co.za starting from R80, and parking on the day is safe, secure and FREE to all entrants!
Date: Sunday 25th November
Time: Registration from 8:30. Run starts at 10:30
Venue: Jonsson Kings Park – free and secure parking on site
Distance: 5km, run or walk
Price: Early Bird Adults (until midnight on 12th November) – R100
Early Bird Kids U13 (until midnight on 12th November) – R80
Adult Entry – R120
Kids U13 Entry – R100
Late Entries will be accepted on the day:
Adult Late Entry – R140
Kids U13 Late Entry R120.
IMAGES AND CAPTIONS: Courtesy of LEON LESTRADE African News Agency ( ANA )
1 Santa Run Sharkie and Friends:
Sharkie is getting all his friends together for some fun-running at this year’s Santa Run powered by The Hub. Don’t miss it!
Jordy Snyman, Jake Jones, Kingsley Jones, Lisakhanya Siwela, Ingakithi Majola, Noah and Cade Rondgange.
1 Santa Run Sharkie Sliding:
Young Kingsley Jones (7) gets a high five from Sharkie.
Kids can look forward to a day out with Sharkie at this year’s Santa Run, as well as many of the Shark rugby players.