Runners are invited to take an active approach to their “Maputo City Day” celebrations by signing up for the much-anticipated FNB MAPUTO 10K Virtual Run that will take place on Wednesday 10 November 2021!
“As part of the commemorations of the 134th anniversary of Maputo City, with this event, we want to reinforce the culture and practice of sporting activity in a more comprehensive way, to promote general health and well-being. The virtual format brings a differential, in that it allows everyone, from Rovuma to Maputo, regardless of geographic location, to participate in the race, also ensuring compliance with the rules of physical distance,” said Edmundo Ribeiro Roque, Councilor for Education and Sports at the Maputo Municipal Council.
“The realization of activities in the virtual format has become a common practice for organizations that have adjusted to the new reality. Although we can’t all race together yet, as happened in 2019, last year it was already possible to bring the FNB Maputo 10K race in a different format, the virtual format. Therefore, it is with great pride that we bring this iconic event again, where participants can run from anywhere, at their own pace, choosing their favorite route and together, virtually, we celebrate Maputo City Day,” says Peter Blenkinsop, Administrador Executive of FNB Moçambique.
“The FNB MAPUTO 10K Virtual Run made history in 2020 as the first official virtual run to be hosted in Mozambique,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “The beauty of a virtual race lies in the fact that it allows participants from all walks of life to come together (virtually) in a spirit of camaraderie, pride and celebration. We can’t wait to once again be part of this very special event that honours Maputo City Day.”
As it is a Virtual Run, runners will be required to complete a 10km course of their choice between 5am and 7pm. The FNB MAPUTO 10K RUN Tracking App will be available for download closer to the event date. This app will enable runners to monitor and record their race.
Event Information: FNB MAPUTO 10K Virtual Run
Date of event: Wednesday 10 November 2021 (Maputo City Day)
Time: Start – 5am End – 7pm
Entries Open: Tuesday 07 September 2021
Entries Close: Monday 01 November 2021
Entry Fee: MT 60 Meticais (R13.50)
The Entry Fee includes:
- Entry into the FNB MAPUTO 10K Virtual Run
- A Race Pack that contains:
- An Event Performance T-shirt
- A FNB Headscarf
- A Race Number & Safety Pins
- A participation medal
- Access to the FNB MAPUTO 10K RUN Tracking App, to be used during the virtual race.
- Real-time information about the performance of other athletes in the FNB MAPUTO 10K RUN Tracking App.
- Final results shared in the running app and on the FNB MAPUTO 10K website at the end of the event.
- A certificate and digital medal.
Entries are limited to the first 1750 registered (and paid for) runners.
The FNB MAPUTO 10K RUN Tracking App can be downloaded from Google Play or Apple App Store (closer to the event date), which will allow participants to track their progress and performance during the event.
Participants can share their experiences of the FNB MAPUTO 10K Virtual Run through social networks:
Hashtag: #FNBMaputo10K #Maputo10K