Thousands of entries have poured-in across the country, as Hyundai Rock the
Run begins its final countdown for the big day on Sunday, 1 March. Families, friends, social runners, music-lovers and athletes are set to take
to the streets of Sandton in a unique 10km and 21km run, as well as the
newly introduced 5km fun run. Sponsored by Hyundai, this race and concert
has fast established itself as a unique lifestyle event that integrates
music with road running, since its debut in March 2014.
This year, Hyundai Rock the Run is set to comprise of several music points,
which will be positioned along the route including the new “Wall of Sound”,
which is located on 5th Street and Friedman Drive. As usual the race
culminates with fun in the park – a massive live concert which kicks off at
The concert line-up features arguably some of the country’s hottest
performers such as multi-award winners MCasa, Mango Groove and Matthew
Mole. Renowned local DJ’s will also be positioned along the route to keep
spectators and participants moving to the beat. Much loved radio presenter
and DJ, Sasha Martinengo, is set to support the live entertainment at the
concert, as the MC.
Starting at 7:30am at Mushroom Farm Park, home of the landmark Hyundai
Balloon, the race routes will head into the Sandton CBD, providing runners
with a mix of challenging hills, slope inclines and comfortable flats – all
accompanied by a heady mix of rocking hits.
“After last year’s success with Rock The Run, we had no doubt that this
would become a firm favourite on the race calendar and judging but the
strong response again this year, it is clear that it has done just this. We
are excited for Sunday’s race and look forward to yet another iconic event
where we encourage both runners and families to join us for a great day
out!” says Francois Marais, Marketing Manager at Hyundai Automotive South
Mushroom Farm Park will accommodate all participants and spectators with
live entertainment, food stalls, hot-air balloon rides, a kiddie’s
fun-corner, as well as a beer and VIP tent and many more.
Limited entries will be accepted at race registration on the 27th and 28th
of February, between 10am and 6pm at the level 8, roof top parking at
Sandton City. Parking will be available at Sandton City during the
registration days and on event day.
For event day, parking will be available at all Gautrain stations where one
can conveniently take a train into Sandton and thereafter walk 500m to the
Whether it’s the 21km, 10km or 5km races, Hyundai Rock the Run promises a
fun run like no other. Exciting giveaways, news and updates, road closures
and logistical information will be announced across Twitter, Facebook and on
the website at
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