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SA's most colourful run to help schools across the country!

2015-09-15 11:00

Cape Town - Capitec Bank, the headline sponsor of The Color Run in South Africa, has announced that it will add even more joy to the festivities by adopting a school in every town where a run is happening this year.

Capitec Bank recently signed up to be the headline sponsor of the vibrant and colourful event series for the next three years.

This year 12 events are taking place across South Africa.

“Capitec Bank is also proud to announce that we are partnering with Adopt-a-School Foundation to bring some goodwill to deserving schools in each town we’re visiting,” says Capitec Bank spokesman Charl Nel.  

When Capitec Bank signed on to sponsor The Color Run, it committed to donating R10 for every ticket sold towards a good cause.

Capitec Bank has now taken this a step further by also committing to a partnership with the Adopt-a-School Foundation to direct the money towards education in each festival town.

The kids at Ndukwenhle High School in Umlazi Township Durban will be receiving stationery and books. Education is Capitec Bank’s chosen cause and Corporate Social Responsibility priority area.  

The Adopt-a-School Foundation is a non-profit organisation that supports the creation and enhancement of a conducive learning and teaching environment in disadvantaged schools.

Event dates and recipient schools for the 10 remaining towns still need to be identified. The Color Run will visit Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Grahamstown, Hermanus, Jeffreys Bay, Johannesburg, Nelspruit, Pretoria, Pietermaritzburg, Plettenberg Bay, Polokwane, Potchefstroom, Pretoria and Stellenbosch  by early next year.

All the deets for the Jozi Color Run:

It takes place on Sunday, 20 September at Roosevelt High School, Emmarentia Dam. The event kicks off at 10:00 (but be ready to go at 09:00).

The tickets cost R250 and include: An awesome 2015 Color Run official runners T-shirt.  A styling 80’s headband. R200 voucher for  R200 voucher for 1 bag of colour powder to throw at the festival zone. Temporary happy tattoo x2.  Race number (and pins!).  Entry to The Finish Festival.

Get your tickets here.

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(Screengrab: The Color Run/YouTube)

This article is sponsored by the Capitec Colour Run.


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