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The Sport Industry Group unveiled in Johannesburg that the Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN is on the official shortlist for the Discovery Sport Industry Awards 2016, with the winners set to be announced at the star-studded ceremony at the Sandton Convention Centre on 11 February 2016.

The official shortlist includes campaigns and brands from 10 different sporting codes including rugby, football, cricket, mixed martial arts, cycling, athletics, basketball, and triathlon.

Key industry figures gathered at independent adjudicator Deloitte’s offices in Johannesburg for hours of intensive judging across two days to produce  a shortlist representing the very best that the South African sport industry has to offer.

The Discovery Sport Industry Awards reward the greatest achievements across the entire business of sport, including the most outstanding and innovative work in marketing, PR, advertising, community investment and sponsorship.

“We are thrilled to have made the shortlist of these prestigious awards, as we have been nominated with some exceptional sponsorships and events around the country, said Sue Ullyett, event manager for the Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN.

James Monteith, managing director of the Sport Industry Group SA added: “The Awards continue to break records year on year. This year has seen the highest number of entries yet, with impressive results and creative work displayed across the board. The official shortlist for 2016 was chosen from hundreds of world-class and innovative entries, and shows how the industry is continuing its impressive upward trend, whilst reflecting the tenacity of the industry.”

“Our event took Cape Town by storm in May this year when it saw close to 10 000 runners, from top international athletes to walkers, line up at the start in Woodbridge Island on a perfect winter’s day. It has demonstrated that South Africa can deliver an event that equals those found overseas,” added Ullyett.

The nominees will now eagerly await the announcement of the winners in each category at the most respected and prestigious sport industry event in Africa.  Each year the Discovery Sport Industry Awards ceremony attracts more than 1,200 guests, including sportsmen and celebrities such as Lucas Radebe, Cameron van der Burgh, Hashim Amla, Marcel Desailly, Heyneke Meyer, Shashi Naidoo, Jacques Rudolph, Elana Meyer, Neil McKenzie, Kerry McGregor, Jomo Sono, Roxy Louw, Butch James, Nicole Flint, Mark Fish, Doctor Khumalo, Natalie Du Toit, CJ Van Der Linde and many more.

Online entries for 2016 Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN will open on Sunday, 15 November 2015 at 10:00

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

Facebook:  Ctown12 / CapeofGoodHopeSPCA

Twitter:  @CTown12 / @SPCACape

Instagram:  CapeTown_12 / CapeSPCA

For more information on:  Die Burger Kersfonds email azelia.morkel@media24.com, Cape Of Good Hope SPCA visit www.spca-ct.co.za, Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN visit www.thecapetown12.com

About the Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN sponsorship:

The Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN race is sponsored by Absa Business.  The sponsorship forms part of the Bank’s ongoing strategy to support national and community events that have the potential to grow and inspire.  The Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN affirms our dedication to providing an experience that is beyond expectation, through sporting disciplines that advance our commitment to building, enduring and rewarding relationships across communities in which we operate.

ISSUED BY: Newsport Media

ON BEHALF OF: Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN a Stillwater Sports Event

For further information contact Jacky McClean on 083 291 9283 or email jacky@newsportmedia.tv