The MTN Walk the Talk with 702 will be taking place on Sunday, 23 July 2017. The venue for the start and finish is once again at Marks Park Sports Club, Judith Road, Emmarentia.
There will be 50 000 walkers taking to the streets on Sunday, 23 July with three distances to be walked - the 5km, 8km and 15km walks.
Due to the nature of the event and the volume of walkers, certain roads in the area will be closed by Joburg Metropolitan Police Department, Joburg Roads Agency and the City of Joburg.
Our Residents campaign includes notifying the Ward Councillors and Residents Associations in the affected areas. We also send out communication to all businesses, places of worship, and residents directly affected areas, and surrounding areas.
Every measure is taken to minimise the impact that the Walk has on neighbourhoods around the venue and we urge residents to join the event and celebrate their beautiful suburbs.
MTN Walk the Talk with 702 puts people first as part of its Legacy Project
The annual Walk the Talk prides itself on giving back to communities across the city and this year, as part of its Legacy Project, will be building an outdoor gym in the Pieter Roos Park in Braamfontein using funds from the 2016 event.
This upholds the event’s objectives of creating a healthier society and making a positive difference. Since its inception, the Legacy Project has helped refurbish a basketball court at the Zoo Lake; created three outdoor gyms – one in Greenside, another in Parkview and a third which was built last year in Emmarentia; as well as restore a footbridge across an ecologically sensitive wetland in the Botanical Gardens.
Organisers are committed to leaving behind a legacy they can be proud of in an effort to thank the communities the event impacts on directly as well as the broader Gauteng community who loyally support the event.
The MTN 702 Walk the Talk with 702 provides a platform for people of all walks of life to explore the city while also raising awareness for causes close to their hearts.