Monday 4 September 2017

@JacarandaFM Family Welcomes #Spring with A Beat #9Sep2017 #Pretoria #SpringWalk

Hi Guys,

Spring has officially sprung at the Jacaranda FM headquarters as the team welcomed the season with an up-beat silent disco. Everyone came in their bright and bold Spring gym attire to dance to winning night time show host (Radio Awards 2017), DJ Jazzy D’s tunes.

This internal activation was aimed to kick-start the countdown to the annual Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk taking place on Saturday, 09 September 2017 at Pretoria Botanical Gardens.

“More music you love sounds even better in Spring. This is the season where all our listeners and staff are in higher spirits and more keen to up the notch in living a healthy lifestyle,” says Minisha Patel, Marketing Manager at Jacaranda FM.
@JacarandaFM Family Welcomes #Spring with A Beat #9Sep2017 #Pretoria #SpringWalk
Jacaranda FM staff dancing and walking to the beat to welcome Spring Image Cred: Timothy Moolman
Jacaranda FM’s General Manager, Kevin Fine’s passion for creativity, purposeful content and integration is not only towards listeners, but also, towards his staff. No wonder he is fondly known as the ‘Bruce Springsteen’ of Jacaranda FM.

If you still haven’t secured your spot at the Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk, the good news is that entries are still open! Register online or visit for more.


  • Live performances by top SA artists Rubber Duc and Dewald Wasserfall.
  • Three walking distances to choose from: 5km, 8km and 15km walks, and this year’s new addition of an 8km run for those who want a more intense workout.
  • All routes are also wheelchair friendly.
  • Spar kiddies area
  • Big screens for die-hard rugby fans to watch every moment of the Rugby Championship clash between Australia and the Springboks.
Get your tickets now at
The cost is R150 for Adults, R100 for children (2-16) and R100 for pensioners
Join in the conversation on all our social media platforms and on-air #Springwalk

What are the distances at the event?
5km, 8km (fun walks) and 15km (timed walk) as well as a 8km Run

What are the starting times for the various distances?
15km 08:00
8km Run 08:30
8km 08:35
5km 09:10

How much is the entry fee?
All distances are R150 (Online) (Plus Temporary License if applicable)
Under 16 are R100 (Plus Temporary License if applicable)
R100 for over 60’s
R10 Extra per entry per person for all faxed, scanned, emailed paper entries Babies and toddlers under two are free.

Are you permitted to run?
No running is allowed. Blatant running will lead to disqualification. We have provided the 8km Run for those who want to push your personal limits

Where does the Walk take place, start and finish?
The Botanical Gardens in Pretoria

How do I know if you have received my entry?
You will be sent an email or sms to confirm your entry. Therefore, you need to double check that the information that you send is CORRECT.

Where is Race Number Collection?
Race number collection is at the Pretoria National Botanical Garden, 2 Cussonia Ave, Brummeria, Pretoria. Montecasino and dates:
Monte Casino 6 September
Botanical Gardens 7, 8 September 2017
Times 9h00- 19h00

If I cannot collect on those days, what should I do?
You can ask a friend to pick up your race number at collection. Please provide them with the Entry Confirmation which was emailed to you and their proof of payment. Please also provide them with a filled in Entry Collection note. This can be downloaded here or filled in at the race office.

Do I need a license to enter the race?
For the 5km and 8km, there is no license needed to enter. For the 15km, the walker’s 2017 provincial license must be worn on the back of the vest and the issued race number on the front.

What if I decide during the walk that I cannot continue?
There will be sweep vehicles patrolling the route.
@JacarandaFM Family Welcomes #Spring with A Beat #9Sep2017 #Pretoria #SpringWalk
Jacaranda FM staff dancing and walking to the beat to welcome Spring Image Cred: Timothy Moolman
How many water points are there on the route?
To comply with Athletics North Gauteng, there will be a water point approximately every 3km on all routes. Water points will be stocked with water.

Are there public toilets along the route?
Yes, there will be public toilets along the route.

Will there be entertainment after the race?
An exciting line-up of live entertainment will be provided by Dewald Wasserfall and Rubber Duc.

Can I bring a picnic basket for after the Walk?
Yes, you can bring your own picnic basket to enjoy after you finish the walk. No open fires will be permitted

Are umbrella’s and gazebo’s allowed?
Unfortunately, no umbrellas or gazebo’s are permitted due to the limitation of space within the venue.

Is there parking available at the venue?
Please note that there is limited parking available at the venue.
There will be parking available at Christian Brothers College Mount Edmund, this will be on a first come first serve basis.
*Further information on parking and Park and Ride facilities will be communicated in due course

Can I take my pet with me on these routes?
Unfortunately, no dogs are allowed at the event or on the routes.

Are strollers / prams allowed on the route?
Yes, on the 5km and 8km walk.

Where must my license number be pinned?
You must wear your 2017 provincial licence on the back of the vest and issued race number on the front.

Are Wheelchairs Permitted?
None of the routes are wheelchair friendly. There will be a shorter 3km Wheelchair, all participants in wheelchairs are welcome to enter.

Can I earn Vitality points for this event?
Discovery Vitality members can earn up to 800 points for the 5km and 8km events, and up to 1100 points for the 15km event. Because the Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk is a Discovery sponsored event, the points for these races are higher than normal Vitality race events of the same distances. For a full set of points-related terms and conditions, visit and click on Discovery Vitality.

It will be my first Fun Walk too and I am so much looking forward to the coming Saturday.


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