CMA congratulates Nike We Run Jozi 10k Race on their Virgin Active Sport Industry Award
The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has heaped praise on the Nike We Run Jozi 10km Race after they ran off with one of the nation’s top sporting awards last night (Thursday, 7 February 2013).
The Virgin Active Sport Industry Awards has become a highly anticipated annual awards gala that sings the praises of the best of the Rainbow Nation’s sporting sector; from sponsorship, marketing, new media and PR, to publishing, advertising and design.
The occasion presented a prime opportunity for the biggest players in the sporting industry to join hands and celebrate their achievements among their contemporaries at the Emperor’s Palace, Ekurhuleni.
Now in its third year, the function consists of 11 award categories which are adjudicated by a somewhat distinguished judging panel, featuring various leading figures in the industry.
The category of ‘Sport Participation Event of the Year’ which was bestowed on the Comrades Marathon last year, was awarded to the Nike We Run Jozi 10km Race last night. Among the other contenders were the Bidvest Unity Walk, Discovery 702 Walk the Talk, JP Morgan Corporate Challenge, Old Mutual joBerg2c and the Comrades Marathon.
Like the Comrades Marathon, the Nike We Run Jozi 10km Race was acknowledged for their contribution to the sport of road-running. The event has added to the vibrance of South Africa’s sporting scene through its good organisation and promotion of sport in South Africa.
CMA Chairperson Dave Dixon, who was at the prizegiving says, ‘As winners of the 2012 Sport Participation Event of the Year Award, we understand the feeling of exuberance and excitement that the organisers of the Nike We Run Jozi 10km Race must be feeling today. It is an incredible honour to be acknowledged by the country’s top sportspeople and sporting organisations and we hereby take the opportunity to congratulate the organising officials on their win.’
Statement released by the Comrades Marathon Association’s Media Officer, Delaine Cools on Friday, 8 February 2013