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The Discovery Duathlon Sandton festival of fun happening this weekend!

Press release   •   Oct 24, 2015 08:08 GMT

The Discovery Duathlon Sandton festival of fun happening this weekend!

Gauteng is gearing up for the first multisport event to be hosted in the heart of Sandton. Located just outside the Discovery offices in Sandton, the Duathlon has taken shape as the race village, expo centre and athletes’ transition area are prepared and ready.

Online entries for the Discovery Duathlon closed on 18 October and from today the streets of Sandton will be teeming with thousands of athletes.

Today, the youngest participants will be running, cycling, and running through Disney’s magical course in the Disney Discovery Duathlon. They’ll run through Disney’s Frozen winter wonderland, then chase Disney Pixar’s Nemo through the bubble tunnel on their bikes, and finally run with Disney Pixar’s Good Dinosaur as they reach the finish line. The youngest Duathletes racing today will be between 5 and 11 years old and they will be racing with Disney from 10:30 to 14:00.

Our older athletes will get their turn to take on the Duathlon challenge on Sunday with the first race starting at 07:30. Participants and spectators alike will be treated to a festival atmosphere with several great race viewing points along the route, delicious food in the race village, and screens to watch the rugby on Saturday.

The route the athletes will be racing is the quintessential tour of Johannesburg as it traverses the normally busy and bustling streets of the CBD and goes on to explore the suburb’s outskirts during the cycle leg.

Duathletes will cross the finish line at West Street and will be treated to a hero’s welcome from the spectators in the race village.

The Discovery Duathlon Sandton is all set and ready to be a great day out for the whole family. Come join in the fun and be inspired to #RunCycleRun!

Note to editors:

If you would like to come and cover the event, please note that we have sufficient media accreditation for both Saturday and Sunday. There will be great photo opportunities of athletes and spectators alike.

Please contact:

Rene Vosloo

082 606 1359

OR

Taryn Kerr

082 780 9185

For more information about this event visit www.discoveryduathlon.com 

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The company, with headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, has expanded its operations globally and currently serves over 4.4 million clients across South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Singapore and Australia. Discovery recently announced an intent to partner with Generali, a leading insurer in Europe, and has partnered John Hancock in the US. These new partnerships will bring Discovery’s shared-value business model to protection industries in Europe and the US.

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