Let your body move-and-groove to the country’s hottest bands and DJs with more than 11000 families, friends, social runners and athletes as they take to the roads of Sandton CBD in a unique 10 and 21.1km running event called Hyundai Rock the Run.
Taking place on Sunday, March 16, the social running event will comprise of three music stages positioned at key points en-route followed by a massive concert at the end of the race. The entertainment line-up features multi-award winning trio Mi Casa, arguably one of the country’s hottest bands as the headline act with hits like ‘These Streets’, ‘Jikka’ and ‘Heavenly Sent’.
Also scheduled to perform is Afro-fusion band Freshlyground, which recently released an album in the United States.
The Graeme Watkins Project, whose debut album ‘Corridors of The Mind’ produced five Top 10 hits singles, should raise everybody’s energy levels with their eclectic mix of rock, indie electronic and pop. Brent Harris & the Jam will keep the party going – watch out for Brent’s crowd-pleasing drum solo that incorporates the innovative use of water, lights and sound.
DJs Sasha Martinengo and Rikki Brest will be positioned at on-route stages to keep runners and spectators moving to the beat.
Starting at Mushroom Farm Park, home of Hyundai balloon, the route will head into Sandton CBD which provides runners with a mix of challenging hills, slope inclines and comfortable flats – all accompanied by a heady mix of top hits.
Prizes up for grabs include R50000 each for the winners of the men’s and women’s 21km race, with the men’s and women’s 10km race winners each receiving R10000.
Participants will also be automatically entered into a draw to stand the chance of driving away with a Hyundai i20 valued at R158900.
Every runner who crosses the finish line will receive a unique medal and gain access to the after party in Mushroom Farm Park. The park will accommodate all participants and spectators with live entertainment, food stalls, hot-air balloon rides, a car exhibition, a kiddie’s fun-corner with stilt walkers, clowns and performers, as well as a beer and VIP tent.
Parking will be available at various locations during the two day registration period taking place on March 14 and 15 in Sandton. This includes the Sandton Shopping Centre.
Parking will also be available at the Gautrain Sandton station and the Radisson Gautrain station on Rivonia Road. This is the nearest parking facility to the venue, costing R16 an hour. Village Walk Shopping Centre is also available for parking, offering 1400 easily accessible covered parking bays.
Entries cost R 250 for the 21.1km and R 220 for the 10km distance and for non-athletes, entrance to the concert is R100. Children under the age of 13 will be allowed free access, but must be accompanied by a paying adult.
* To register and for more information, visit www.rocktherun.co.za.