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Almost 9 000 participants ‘Walked to the Beat’ to welcome Spring at the Discovery Jacaranda FM annual Spring Walk at the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens.

Festivities kicked off bright and early on 9 September with Jacaranda FM’s Thabiso ‘Mack’ Rapapali and Carla McKenzie firing the opening shot for the 15km race. Walkers interacted with the Jacaranda FM talent such as Breakfast Show team, Tumi Morake and Martin Bester who did the 5km walk, as well as the rest of the Jacaranda FM team. Everyone was prepared to shake off their winter blues in 5km, 8km and 15km walks, and this year’s new addition was an 8km run for those who wanted to push themselves to their limits. With Discovery as a partner, participants also earned Vitality points for their participation in the #SpringWalk.

Jacaranda FM’s Thabiso ‘Mack’ Rapapali and Carla McKenzie at the start of the 15km walk

After the morning’s healthy exercise, Dewald Wasserfall and Rubber Duc rocked the crowds, while others gathered in front of the big screens to catch the rugby championship clash between Australia and the Springboks. South African celebrities and fitness experts were spotted, including our very own former Miss South Africa, Liesl Laurie; Gavin Edward and the Bulls Rugby players who all enjoyed watching the rugby match. While parents enjoyed the stellar line-up, the Spar kiddies’ area surely kept the little ones occupied.

Rubber Duc performing their hit songs live for the #SpringWalk crowd

Kevin Fine, general manager at Jacaranda FM said, “The resounding response and support received from our listeners always delights us. We are a family-orientated station and we pride ourselves with competitive content and entertainment. Thank you to Discovery, our listeners, the City of Tshwane and everyone who made this event a great success.”

Source and Images: Jacaranda FM

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