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Local celebrities to come out in support of Corporate Challenge


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The cream of South African sporting and entertainment celebrities will become the fans when they show their support to over 14,000 runners and joggers that will participate in the 2017 J.P Morgan Corporate Challenge at the Wanderers Club on Thursday, March 30.

The 5.6km race around Melrose will see record participants swap their corporate gear for active wear where they will take part in the world’s largest after-work employee event.

A host of the country’s famous personalities will be at the start and finish line to give the encouragement to the participants.

Former Bafana Bafana defender Matthew Booth and his wife Sonia will be among the celebrities to attend the evening of healthy fun.  Popular actor SK Khoza, rapper Proverb, and former Miss South Africa Liesel Laurie are among the local personalities to join them at the event.

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The race is about cultivating friendships, wellness and camaraderie among the corporate community while it places a high premium on corporate social responsibility.  As part of its corporate responsibility, J.P. Morgan will be donating in celebration of all Corporate Challenge participants to the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation South Africa for the fourth consecutive year.

The Laureus Sport for Good Ambassador’s will be in full force on the Thursday with the likes of former Bafana captain Lucas Radebe, Team Dimension Data principal Doug Ryder, and ex-professional cyclist Grant Lottering adding their weight behind the event.

The Series began in 1977 in New York City’s Central Park, with 200 runners from 50 companies, and has been conducted every year since, growing into a 13-city, seven-country, five-continent global event with 254,501 total entrants in 2016.

HOT 91.9fm will also be there! Join The Big Joburg Drive with Simon Parkinson, Dylan Rogers and Gladys Sithole as they broadcast live from Wanderers from 4-6:30pm. Revel in post-race entertainment with the Corprate Challenge’s headline act Good Luck and be taken further into the festivities by DJ Luis Almeida.

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