Stor-Age Property REIT, which operates self-storage facilities in South Africa and the United Kingdom, will sponsor the 40th annual Stor-Age Pirates 10K run through the historic Johannesburg suburbs of Westcliff, Gauteng, South Africa, on Aug. 5. The event could draw as many as 3,000 participants between the 10-kilometer run and walk events, according to the source. Company volunteers will manage two water stations to keep runners hydrated.
Stor-Age also sponsors the Pirates Running Club, which serves as the start and end points of the course.
“Although August is still a chilly month in [Johannesburg], this year we’re claiming the Stor-Age Pirates 10K as ‘Joburg’s warmest winter 10K’ because of the festive atmosphere on the route and at the finish,” said race director Bradley Nelson. “The Stor-Age Pirates 10K attracts some of Joburg’s fastest runners but is also a great event for novices wanting to go further than a fun run.”
Participants who register online can pick up their race number in advance of the event from a pre-selected Stor-Age facility. All entrants will also receive one free month of storage at a company location.
In June, Stor-Age also served as title sponsor of the Festival of Running at SuperSport Park in Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa.
Headquartered in Cape Town, Stor-Age was established in 2005 by Stor-Age Property Holdings Pty. Ltd. to acquire, develop and manage self-storage assets. Today, Stor-Age operates a 63-property portfolio, primarily in four South African metropolitan areas, that comprises approximately 407,000 square meters. It acquired U.K. operator Storage King in 2017. The company was listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in November 2015.
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