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Seen here (left to right):  AfroBeat Drumming and The Field Band Foundation.

Photo Credit:  Luke Walker and Rebecca Hearfield, RM Photography & Video

The Mother City will be buzzing with excitement on Sunday, 20 May 2018 when a host of SA’s leading performing arts groups entertain the masses at the 4th annual Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN.

Performing arts groups to look out for on the day will include:  AfroBeat:  Djembe Drummers, Field Band Foundation:  The Cape Whalers Field Band, Drum Café:  Djembe Drummers and Dancers, the Waterfront Theatre School, Fairmont Drum Majorettes and the Amy Foundation:  Drummers and Dancers.

AfroBeat Drumming runs drum circles for team building, parties and functions.  Drumming is an ideal way to bring staff together in a fun relaxed environment as part of a Team Building exercise. It creates a unity which will remain long after the drumming is over.

“The Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN gives us the ideal opportunity to drum together as a group and share our love and passion for djembe drumming,” says David Keuning, owner and principal djembe drummer of AfroBeat Drumming.  “The group will consist of drummers from AfroBeat Drumming as well as the Drumba Community Project with whom we’ve partnered for the event.  We look forward to meeting other drumming enthusiasts.  Runners and spectators can expect a great vibe as we beat our drums to inspire runners to push ahead.”

For more information on AfroBeat Drumming visit www.afrobeatdrumming.co.za

The Field Band Foundation creates opportunities for the development and self-empowerment of young South Africans through participation in music, dance and active citizenship projects.  Using the model of large scale marching bands, life skills and integrated health education are taught to youth between the ages of 7 and 21.

“The Cape Whalers Field Band is a project of the Field Band Foundation and services the Cloetesville and Macassar areas within the Stellenbosch municipality,” says Irene Okoye, Business Development Manager Field Band Foundation.  “Runners and spectators will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the vibrancy and joy that comes from belonging to a Field Band. Although our young band members are not music professionals, an event like the Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN allows them the platform to improve their skills.  Runners can look forward to afro-jazz classics and popular pop renditions, high energy levels from the band, joy, vibrancy and a very engaging performance.”

For more information on the Field Band Foundation visit www.fieldband.org.za


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.


ISSUED BY:                                            Newsport Media

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