Get moving Joburg – the Discovery 947 Rhythm Run is here!

Joburg’s hippest race – the Discovery 947 Rhythm Run promises to get people moving in more ways than one.

The race – and afterparty with live music from SA’s top DJs – is set to light up the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit on Saturday, 30 May 2020. 

Conquer the 4.7 km race or double up to 9km for bragging rights and bonus Vitality points. The celebration doesn’t stop at the finish line. The 947 DJs will be on the decks with the hottest tunes for the after-party.

Thando Makhunga, 947 Station manager said “I love that the Discovery 947 Rhythm Run event  is a party-and-a-half, with a night running experience at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit that is unique to Joburg. Whether it is fun, music or fitness you are after, the race will connect you to an awesome side of Joburg, and the chance to experience your frenetic city in a brand-new way.”

About the Rhythm Run

Bring your crew, family, colleagues and gym buddies along to take part in this unique event that brings Joburg together for a fun, social evening. 

Explaining Discovery’s involvement in this event,Iona Mclean, Head of Experiential Marketing at Discovery said “Through Discovery Vitality, our behavioural research shows that we’re all heavily influenced by the behaviours and characteristics of the company we keep. Working out with a crowd can enhance exercise performance and improve consistency, duration and motivation. That’s why we’re so supportive of group events like outdoor mass participation events. Along with increased accountability, exercising with others offers a greater sense of connection and satisfaction.”

“The Discovery 947 Rhythm Run offers a unique opportunity to get active; and is another way we are encouraging South Africans to be more active. Driven by our global commitment to get 100 million people moving 20% more over the next five years; this race is among many that we support in our mission to help make people healthier and enhance their lives,” Mclean concluded.

Entries or Rhythm Run

Entries are now open for the Discovery 947 Rhythm Run and are selling for R295. Ticket price includes a wrist band (to gain access to the venue),

temporary timing chip, an exclusive Rhythm Run t-shirt, access to the after-party and delivery of the entrants’ race pack.

The Speed Lap is an exclusive double lap limited to 1000 entrants only. This race is for the speedsters so you’ll be required to complete the first lap within 35 minutes or less.

The first three women and three men to complete the two laps of the run will receive a cash prize.

Anyone over the age of 18 may enter and the event is wheelchair-friendly and team entries are permitted. 

Rhythm Run event


Gates open at 14:00 for the Discovery 94 Rhythm Run and the Speed Lap race starts at 16:00.
Should you wish to attend the festivities but will not be taking part in the Rhythm Run or Speed Lap, after-party tickets will be on sale at a cost of R170 for over 18s only.

The after-party will end at 22:00 with gates at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit closing at 22:30.

Lace up your shoes, grab your crew, and join us for the Discovery 947 Rhythm Run!

Entries close on 15 May and are limited to 8 500 people. 

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