Yes! It’s that time of year again – The Gauteng Summer Cup, Joburg’s oldest and largest race day, which has been running since 1897, has seen something of a revolution over the past three years, as the city’s influencers, partygoers, fashionistas, celebs and more, have come together to turn the historical race day on its head.
“Three years ago we embarked on a bold new direction with our strategy, transforming the Gauteng Summer Cup into The People’s Race’,” says Rob Scott, CEO Sports Betting and Media, Phumelela. “We are proud to announce this move has seen the race grow exponentially year-on-year.”
Since 2017, every year, The People’s Race has selected a diverse group of social pioneers to create an eclectic, edgy and unique mix of hospitality areas on the track.
To add to the inclusive nature of the Gauteng Summer Cup, it is the only elite race to welcome children on the day. The little ones can look forward to a large-scale carnival complete with a giant Ferris wheel, jugglers, mimes, puppets, clowns, face painters and much more. There is also a secure family zone, conveniently situated near the finish line, so
parents can enjoy the electrifying racing, while the kids run rampant in the carnival.
There are a host of different ways to enjoy the race day, making it the ideal destination for companies who are after a unique year-end party. From street parties to elegant VIP experiences, cocktails on the track, family zones and more, the Gauteng Summer Cup can tailor-make the ideal corporate party for any group size.
Everyone is welcome at The People’s Race. Visitors are encouraged to bring the whole family and to don themselves in their most stylish Summer Chic outfits as they prepare for a day of sartorial style and unforgettable fun.
Date: Saturday 30 November 2019
Gates open at 11 am
Venue: Turffontein Racecourse, 14 Turf Club Street, Johannesburg
The Gauteng Summer Cup general ticket is R85 and this will give you access to Turffontein Racecourse. Under 18s pay R20.