Winter is a thing of the past and around the corner there’s a great way to get off the couch, out of those winter onesies and come back to life: the Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk.
This highly popular family event draws thousands every year and will celebrate its eighth birthday at the iconic Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday, September 14, 2019. It promises to be a day of being active, having fun in the sun and spending time with loved ones.
All the routes explore the lush Jacaranda City and provide for all fitness levels including those who want to walk or run 5km, 10km and 15 km.
Apart from the running experience, Discovery and Jacaranda FM will make this year’s experience even better with entertainment from four of SA’s top stage acts – singers Bok van Blerk and Roan Ash, multi-instrumentalist Nick McCreadie and Jacaranda FM’s very own groove-master DJ Jazzy D. The Jacaranda FM presenters will be out in full force to entertain walkers, runners and those who just come through to enjoy the electric vibe before the prize giving.
Good news for the little ones is that there will also be a kiddies’ area where tons of fun can be had.
Those who attend are welcome to bring their own alcohol-free picnic baskets to enjoy after the walk. There will also be a variety of food and drinks stalls available to carb up and quench your thirst.
“It’s quite a sight to see thousands of people from all over Gauteng and SA, and all walks of life, taking to the streets of Pretoria just as it starts to bloom with new life,” said Jacaranda FM’s general manager Kevin Fine.
“Whether you’re a more serious runner or simply there to enjoy a leisurely walk in the company of your loved ones, spend time with the Jacaranda FM family and some of your other celebrity favourites, as well as being treated to stellar entertainment, this is the way to get your favourite part of the year off to a great start.”
In ensuring that all participants are well hydrated and safe, there will be water points every 3km on all routes, full medical facilities will be available throughout and the walk will be managed in accordance with ASA and AGN rules.
The entry fee is R160, with under 16s and over 60s paying an entry fee of only R110. Babies and toddlers under two years can enter for free.
To enter, and for full event rules, visit www.springwalk.co.za