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Seen here:  Runners enjoying a lively performance by the Amy Foundation at the 2017 ABSA Cape Town 12 ONERUN.  Photo Credit:  Luke Walker

A group of young performing arts enthusiasts from the Amy Foundation will showcase their talent at the 4th annual ABSA Cape Town 12 ONERUN on Sunday, 20 May 2018.

Formerly known as the Amy Biehl Foundation, the Amy Foundation was established in 1997 and is a non-profit organisation that specialises in after school care programmes that develop and empower children and youth (5-25 years of age) in challenged and vulnerable communities in the Western Cape.

“The programmes include literacy, numeracy, HIV/AIDS prevention, dance, sport, drama, music and many more,” says Zukiswa Tsewu, Arts and Culture Coordinator of the Amy Foundation.  “These programmes are designed to unlock creative talent and supplement the shortcomings of the educational system, whilst keeping the children off the streets and away from the negative influences that are so easily accessible to them. By being part of the ABSA Cape Town 12 ONERUN, we are able to give young people from the Gugulethu Township an opportunity to showcase their talent.  It also serves as a source of income for the Foundation as we are dependent on sponsorships.  All funding raised will go back into the Foundation.”

“The 2017 event was very exciting for the groups,” continues Tsewu.  “They enjoyed a lot of attention and appreciation from the runners.  The vibe was a definite highlight.  This year runners can look forward to an energetic, vibrant group of dancers that will collaborate with a Marimba Band, bringing a lovely African vibe.

Other performing arts groups to look out for will include:  AfroBeat, Field Band Foundations and Fairmont High’s Majorettes.

EVENT INFORMATIONABSA Cape Town 12 ONERUN

Date: Sunday, 20 May 2018
Start Venue: Woodbridge Island, c/o R27 and Loxton Road, Milnerton (Cape Town)
Finish Venue: Bree Street (Cape Town, CBD)
Entry Fee: Standard Entry:  R170 (licensed) / R205 (unlicensed)

Gold Package Entry:  R850 (licensed) / R885 (unlicensed)

Charity SupportWhen entering online, runners can choose to support either or both the ABSA Cape Town ONERUN Charities:  Die Burger Kersfonds and The Cape Of Good Hope SPCA.

Facebook: Ctown12 / CapeofGoodHopeSPCA / @DBKersfonds

Twitter: @CTown12

Instagram: CapeTown_12 / CapeSPCA

Hashtag:  #CT12Run

Website:  www.thecapetown12.com

The ABSA Cape Town 12 ONERUN forms part of the “ABSA Run Your City Series” that includes the ABSA Joburg 10K CITYRUN (taking place on Monday, 24 September 2018 / Heritage Day) and the ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN (taking place on Sunday, 14 October 2018).

Runners taking part in all three events will be rewarded with an unrivalled event experience, a ABSA Run Your City Series Performance T-shirt and medal on completion of the third race, the ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN, where a special hospitality area awaits.

For further information please visit www.runyourcityseries.com  For more information on the ABSA Cape Town 12 ONERUN visit www.thecapetown12.com or email entries@thecapetown12.com

About the ABSA Run Your City Series:

ABSA is proud to bring you the ABSA Run Your City Series. The series encompasses three unique mass races namely the ABSA Cape Town 12 ONERUN, ABSA Joburg 10K CITYRUN and the ABSA Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN. The three races are about inclusivity for all as well as encouraging business involvement, family, world class achievement and fun for all participants.

ABSA’s strategy is to engage with our clients and non-clients through healthy lifestyle activities, where we sponsor selected sporting events that allow us relationship building opportunities, ensuring that we enrich the communities and the lives of those around us. Through the runs, we encourage runners to run their city their way. We invite all runners back to the city to experience the rejuvenation, revival and renewed city centres.

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ON BEHALF OF:                                  ABSA Run Your City Series a Stillwater Sports Initiative

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