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FNB Kopala Run

The streets of Kitwe will resemble a “Sea of Turquoise” on 20 July 2024 when 4000 runners and walkers unite to celebrate the authenticity of this iconic city.

The FNB Kopala Run will treat runners and walkers to a 21km, 10km and 5km looped journey that highlights landmarks in the bustling city, while showcasing its serene suburbs. The route will also feature lively performances by local performing arts groups and sponsors activations that are guaranteed to energise runners and walkers as they make their way to the finish. The FNB Kopala Run is a true highlight on the Zambian running calendar. Entrants can also look forward to rubbing shoulders with Zambia’s elite runners.


Entries Open: Wednesday 15 May 2024

Online Entries Close: 17 July 2024
(unless sold out earlier)

Late Entries:If entries are still available, it will be available on a first come first serve basis at Race Pack Collection

Entries office email:


Distance: 21km Road Race
Start Time: 06h00

Distance: 10km Road Race
Start Time: 06h30

Distance: 5km Fun Run
Start Time: 06h50

Start Venue: Freedom Ave, Kitwe

Finish: Freedom Ave, Kitwe


21km: ZMW 295

10km: ZMW 195

5km: ZMW 145

Race Results

Race Pack Includes

Race number & Timing Chip

Your Race Envelope will contain 1 race number and safety pins. Your timing chip is attached to your race number and needs to be attached to the front of your running shirt. Please do not bend or tamper with the chip in any way.

FNB Running Visor & Drawstring bag

Finishers Medal

Route Entertainment

FNB Kopala Run performance Tshirt

All entrants will receive their technical event performance t-shirt at Race Pack Collection.

Please note that technical event t-shirt sizes are limited and therefore cannot be guaranteed.

Refreshment Stations on Route

1 x Refreshment station on the 5km

2 x Refreshment stations on the 10km

5 x Refreshment stations on the 21km

Post event finishers drink

Tog Bag drop Area

Race Pack Collection Details

Venue: Garden Court Convention Centre, Freedom Ave, Kitwe

Dates & Times:

Thursday: 18 July 2024 (09h00 – 19h00)
Friday: 19 July 2024 (09h00 – 17h00)

There will be NO Race Pack Collection on the day of the event.

What to bring to Race Pack Collection:

Before arriving at Race Pack Collection, ensure you have the following with you:

  • Proof of confirmed entry & payment.
  • Any identification document.

All entrants are encouraged to collect their own individual race packs from the Race Pack Collection venue – no one may collect on behalf of another person without;

  1. The written consent from the person they are collecting for inclusive of their ID number.

Entrant Information

A ZMW50 Substitution fee will be applicable for each change.

Complimentary Tog Bag Facilities will be available in the Race Village.
Please ensure you attach your Tog Bag tag (perforated on your race number) to your bag before you hand your bag to the Tog Bag Assistant.

Your Race number corresponds with the tog bag tag number and you would therefor need to display the number when collecting your bag from the area.

Please do not leave valuables in your bag.

  • The FNB Kopala Run 21km race will start at 06h00.  
  • The 10km race will start at 06h30.
  • Once the 10km runners have left the start batch, the 5km runners will be allowed to move into start batch.
  • The 5km Fun Run starts at 06h50.
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3. Account number(62442826030)Finance3. Select DDAC/RTGS
4. Enter payment identification number4. Account number(62442826030)
4. Confirm payment5. Enter Branch(260001)
 6. Enter Account Name (Finance)
 7. Enter payment identification number
 9. Confirm payment

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4. Select 1. Send to Bank4. Enter Account(62442826030 Finance) Number & Amount
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6. Enter account no.(62442826030)Finance6. Confirm detail and select Confirm
7. Enter amount.7. Click Complete
8. Enter Reference(payment identification number) 
  • Ample parking will be available at ECL Mall and within walking distance from the start area. 
  • Please do not park illegally or in front of residential properties.
  • Do not leave any valuables in your vehicles under any circumstance.
  • All vehicles are parked at own risk.

Your Race Envelope will contain 1 race number and safety pins. Your timing chip is attached to your race number and needs to be attached to the front of your running shirt. Please do not bend or tamper with the chip in any way.


  • The FNB Kopala Run – Kitwe is run and organised in accordance with the rules of World Athletics (WA).
  • Foreign athletes must comply with WA rule 4.2 and all relevant race and domestic rules
  • The FNB Kopala Run – Kitwe is open to all club-registered non-registered runners.
    • – One race number will be issued, which must be worn on the front of the vest.
  • The FNB Kopala Run Half Marathon is open to all eligible athletes who are 16 years and older on the day of the event.
    • Juniors are defined as athletes 16 years or older on the date of the race, and under the age of 20 at 31 December 2024. i.e., born in 2004 or later.
  • The minimum age for participation is 14 years of age for the 10km and 9 years of age for the 5km fun run on the day of the race.
    • Juniors are defined as athletes 14 years or older on the date of the race and under the age of 20 on 31 December 2024. i.e., born in 2004 or later.
  • Senior and Master athletes’ age is taken on the event date.
  • In addition to Overall prizes, runners will only be eligible for age category prizes in the age category is they enter.
  • Runners may enter the age category corresponding to their chronological age or runners can take part in any category younger than chronology age.
  • Wheelchair entrants are encouraged to participate in the 5km Race, and the top 3 male and female finishers will be eligible for prize money.
  • The Event Organiser reserves the right to accept or reject any entry.
  • TOG BAGS: A tog bag facility could be used at the runner’s own risk.
    • Cellphones, money and jewellery should not be left in tog bags.
    • If no tag is attached to your tog bag, it will not be accepted.
  • Toilets will be available at the start and the finish of the event, as well as, on the route at each water station.
  • All traffic officers, marshals and race officials must always be obeyed. If You are instructed by any marshal, race official, medic, traffic or police official to stop, you must do so immediately.
  • Refreshments stations will be provided at the following points:
    • 5km – 3,5km marker
    • 10km – 3,5km and 7km marker
    • 21km – 3.5km, 7km, 10km, 13km, 16km, 19km markers
  • A runner may not start or attempt to start the event before the confirmed start time. Any runner who does so may be disqualified.
  • A runner must complete the race with his/her own effort and may not receive any assistance in this regard.
  • Personal seconding is not permitted. Private vehicles are not to follow the athletes on the route; this can result in the disqualification of the entrant.
  • No bicycles are allowed on the route apart from the lead cyclists and officials.
  • The use of music players with headphones is not allowed and will result in disqualification.
  • No ambush marketing is allowed.
  • Do not litter. #RunClean.
    • Dispose of sachets and cups responsibly by using the boxes provided or carrying them to the finish.
    • Report offenders to the referees.
  • The race will follow a course marked with signage and volunteers. Any deviation from the marked course may result in disqualification. All entrants must cross all timing points on the route to qualify for an official result.
  • Prize giving for all Age Categories will be held at 10h30 at the prize-giving stage.
  • Results for all participants will be available on the event website,
    • The results will be available at 09h30 in the TIC (Technical Information Centre).
    • Any objections must be made to the Official at the TIC within 30 minutes of the posting time as covered under World Athletics Rule 146.2.
  • All finishers will receive a medal.
  • All finishers will be given start gun to mat times.
  • It is understood that entering the event will add the participant’s name and contact details to the Event Organisers communication database to receive future communication about other events.
  • This event attracts international participation and as such, there are restrictions on advertising on clothing for all Contenders. It is important that Elite Runners adhere to these rules as covered in the World Athletics Advertising regulations.
  • The use of any substance or method designed to artificially enhance performance, as determined by World Athletics, is strictly prohibited. Athletes found to have used such substances or methods shall be subject to immediate disqualification from the race in question and may face further disciplinary action in accordance with World Athletics Anti-Doping Regulations.


Prize Money

  • Please note that all prize money winnings are subject to Zambian Tax Law and anti-doping results and can take up to 3 months to process.
    • All athletes eligible for prize money based on their placement must verify their age by providing their ID to the referees.



Entrants into the Event undertake to abide by the following terms and conditions.

These Terms and Conditions (the “Terms and Conditions”) govern the entrant’s (“You/r”) entry into and participation in the FNB Kopala Run – Kitwe (the “Event”).


    • By entering to participate in the Event You agree that You are bound by and that Your participation is subject to these Terms and Conditions.


    • Entry to the Event can be made online using the FNB Kopala Run Website You will be redirected to the Onreg platform, where you will complete your entry and pay the entry fee.
    • The Event is open to all registered and unregistered runners of 9 years and older for the 5km race, 14 years and older for the 10km race and 16-year-old runners for the 21km race.
    • Master age categories are based on Your age on the day of the Event.
    • You may enter the age category corresponding to your chronological age or any younger category, save that any participant older than the age of 19 years may not run in the “junior” category.
    • If you are a wheelchair user, you are requested to contact the event organiser in a timely manner to make arrangements for your participation in the event.
    • As required in terms of World Athletics rules, if You are an international runner you must be able to produce the letter of clearance from Your national federation permitting Your participation in the Event.
    • Substitutions are permissible until 15 July 2024 via the Entries platform.
    • Entries for the FNB Kopala Run – Kitwe will close on 17 July 2024 (midnight) or when entries sell out, whichever occurs earlier. No late entries will be accepted. The Event organisers reserve the right to accept or reject any application for entry to the Event.
    • You will be required to collect Your Race Pack in person from the designated Race Pack Collection venue in the lead-up to the Event.
    • Communication on Event-related matters will be provided via e-mail or SMS. It is Your responsibility to ensure that the contact details which You have provided are correctly entered and up to date. You may contact the organisers for such purposes on

    • The entry fee for the Event is detailed on the FNB Kopala Run Website. Upon entering the Event on the FNB Kopala Run Website, you will be redirected to the online Entries Platform where you will complete the necessary entry steps and process payment for your entry.
    • Your use of the Onreg platform will be subject to Onreg standard terms and conditions that can be located on their website.
    • The organiser’s right to change the entry price for participation in the Event at any time, without prior notice, is reserved.
    • No credit card or payment details are stored by the Event organisers or their service provider (Onreg).


    • You accept that Your participation in the Event is at your own risk and acknowledge that the Event organiser cannot manage all potential risks, including potentially foreseeable ones. You are obliged to strictly adhere to all applicable rules, directives, and instructions of the organisers in respect of the Event.
    • You therefore understand and acknowledge that there are risks and hazards associated with events of this nature and that the possible effects of these risks can vary from minor to severe injuries and/or loss of life. Accordingly, You undertake to withdraw from participating in the Event, if at any time You:
    • sense or observe any unusual hazard or unsafe condition that in any way leads You to be concerned that it is unsafe for You to continue with the Event; and/or
    • feel unable or unfit to safely continue with the Event.


    • As per the rules of Zambia Athletics, only persons aged 14 years of age or older shall be eligible for official entry into the 10km Event and 16 years of age for the 21km event.
    • A legal guardian who consents to the minor under their care participating in the Event agrees that no claim shall lie against Stillwater Sports Proprietary Limited, its directors, affiliates, stakeholders, sponsors, partners, employees, volunteers and/or any third party service providers for losses or damages that the minor may suffer as a result of injury or death that he/she may suffer as a result of their participation in the Event.
    • By entering the Event on behalf of a minor, You confirm that You are duly authorised in law to act and legally bind the minor. Furthermore, You hereby agree to indemnify and hold Stillwater Sports Proprietary Limited, its directors, affiliates, stakeholders, sponsors, partners, employees, volunteers and/or any third party service providers harmless from any claims arising as a result of the absence of such legal authority.


    • The following limitation of liability and Indemnity provisions apply to all participants in the Event in favour of Stillwater Sports Proprietary Limited, its directors, affiliates, stakeholders, sponsors, partners, employees, volunteers and/or any third party service providers, howsoever such liability may arise, and howsoever You may have entered the Event.
    • You accept and agree that Stillwater Sports Proprietary Limited, its affiliates, stakeholders, sponsors, partners, employees, volunteers and/or any third party service providers assisting with the Event (hereinafter referred to as “Parties”) accept no responsibility or liability for any claim whatsoever arising from death, injury, loss and/or damage to person or property occasioned as a result of Your participation in the Event. Accordingly, You hereby indemnify and hold the Parties harmless to the fullest extent possible in law, against any claims occasioned as a result of Your participation in the Event of whatsoever nature or howsoever arising including, without limitation, any loss, injury, harm, illness, death or damage of whatsoever nature and howsoever caused arising directly or indirectly out of any act or omission, including negligent acts or omissions by the Parties, including any claim for consequential loss of damage, loss of profits or any claim by any of Your dependents arising from events related to, in connection with or occasioned as a result of Your participation in the Event.
    • The Event is organised on a “reasonable effort” basis and all warranties as to the quality of the Event are disclaimed to the maximum extent permissible in law.
    • You agree that the limitation of liability recorded herein shall apply to You, Your estate, Your dependents and any successors.


    • All entry fees for the Event are non-refundable and non-transferable under all circumstances permitted in law, including, but not limited to, cancellation of the Event for any reason or Your withdrawal of Your participation in the Event, or change in the date, nature, or format of the Event.
    • You acknowledge that the Event may be cancelled or changed due to government directives, severe weather or any other factors that may be deemed to threaten the safety of participants as determined by the Event organiser in its sole discretion.
    • The Event organiser reserves the right to refuse any entry or cancel any entry to the Event. In the event that Your entry is cancelled by the Event organiser, You will be refunded Your entry fee.


    • On entering the Event certain information about You is collected, including information that directly or indirectly identifies you, such information includes but is not limited to Your name, age, race, gender, email address, location and/or language (“Personal Information”). You are unable to enter the Event without us processing your Personal Information as it is required in order for us to deliver the Event services to you.
    • Your participation in the Event is contingent on You providing information which is true and correct in all respects. Failure to provide true or complete information shall be considered a breach of these Terms and Conditions. Should You enter on behalf of someone else You warrant that You are duly authorised to do.
    • In the circumstances, you hereby expressly agree and consent to your Personal Information being collected, used and shared (“Processed”) for the purpose of your participation in the Event, and as set out in the privacy policy available on service providers websites.
    • You furthermore expressly acknowledge and agree that:
      • Due to your participation in the Event, the Event organiser may contact you from time to time (by means of electronic mail, the short message service and/or telephone calls) for purpose of communicating Event related information;
      • Participants consent to the use, by the event organizer,  of their likeness, name, race information and any media (photographs, video tapes, broadcasts and telecasts) in which you may appear in race related photographs, videos, promotional materials etc, r free of charge;
      • The Event organiser may process your personal information (i), within the Event organiser and/or any of its subsidiaries or any other legal entity, joint venture and/or partnership wherever situated or operating that renders services or otherwise conducts business similar to that of the Event organiser; and/or (ii) via any third party with whom the Event organiser enters into a services agreement with for the purposes of delivering the Event and the products and services which form a part thereof; and
      • Should You opt in, you accept that your Personal Information will remain confidential but consent to same being shared with the parties involved in the organisation of the Event for purposes of sending You event related material and promoting activities related to the Event (including marketing material, advertising material, newsletters or any other informative material relating to the Event organiser, its business and/or any other sporting events that the Event organiser reasonably believes that You may be interested in).
    • Your Personal Information will be processed in accordance with applicable law, the terms and conditions hereof and the requirements directly applicable to the provision of the Event services. Your Personal Information will only be processed in a manner consistent with the operational requirements of the Event and the FNB Kopala Run – Kitwe Website and to the minimum extent necessary.
    • Your Personal Information will be deleted and/or destroyed on receipt of Your written instructions to do so and/or when it is no longer required for the purpose it was initially collected or subsequently processed.
    • The Event organiser may retain anonymous information from deleted profiles to comply with the law, prevent fraud, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, and enforce any terms. Any retained information will be handled in accordance with the organiser’s Privacy Policy.
    • The appropriate, reasonable, technical, and organisational measures, as required by applicable law, shall be taken to protect any information submitted to or collected by the Event organiser from loss, misuse, unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
    • The transmission of Your Personal Information over the internet is not without risk and You accordingly acknowledge and agree that no warranty of security of transmission of information is hereby provided. All provision of Personal Information is made at Your own risk.


    • You warrant that You have not been suspended or banned from participating in the FNB Kopala Run or associated events and acknowledge that You shall not be entitled to participate in the Event if You have been so banned or suspended from participating in the FNB Kopala Run for any reason.
    • Should You breach the terms hereof, the organisers reserve the right to impose a sanction upon You, including prohibition from future participation in the Event or related events.
    • You hereby irrevocably consent to Your name and/or race number being publicly displayed and published (including on the internet) in the event that you are disqualified from the Event or another sanction imposed upon you for a breach of these terms and conditions or the Event rules.


    • The Event organiser reserves the right to change the date and/or time of the Event at its sole discretion.
    • By participating in the Event, You warrant that You are in good health, physically fit and sufficiently trained to do so.
    • The Event organisers reserve the right, in their absolute discretion, to change the Terms and Conditions without prior notice to you, such amended and/or updated terms and conditions shall be effective as from the publication thereof on the FNB Kopala 10K Run Series Website. The Event organiser will endeavour, as a courtesy, to provide You with a copy of such updated or amended Terms and Conditions, but You expressly agree that they shall be under no obligation to do so.
    • If one or more of these terms are found to be unenforceable, such term will be deemed to be severable from the remainder of the terms and the remaining terms shall in all other respects remain in full force and effect.
    • You confirm that you understand the importance and the meaning of these terms and conditions, and that by agreeing hereto, You are waiving substantial legal rights (on your own behalf and on behalf of those in Your care). Furthermore, You acknowledge that You have been free to secure independent legal and/or other advice as to the nature and effect of all the provisions hereof, and that You have either taken such independent legal and/or other advice, or dispensed with the necessity of doing so.



The FNB Kopala RUN in Kitwe will take place on Saturday 20 July 2024. 



Entries are available online at



Entries close on the 17
th of July or when capacity has been reached, whichever comes first.



The entry fee for the 21km run is 295K, 10km run is 195K and 145K for the 5km Fun Run



Event start:  Freedom Ave, Kitwe, opposite the ECL Mall
Event Finish venue: Freedom Ave, Kitwe, opposite the Garden Court Hotel


The 21km race will start at 06h00, the 10km race starts at 06h30, and the 5km Fun Run starts at 06h50.  

Please note that no late starters will be accommodated.  Please ensure you are on time.



Yes, there are designated parking areas earmarked at the ECL shopping mall.  Please visit the event website for the information at


Venue:  Garden Court Hotel, Kitwe

18 July 2024:  09h00 – 19h00
19 July 2024:  09h00 – 17h00

NB: There will be NO Race pack collection on the event date.  All race packs have to be collected prior to the event date.



Late entries will be accommodated IF the entries are not sold out prior to Race Pack Collection date.  To avoid disappointment, please enter early.


All Pre Entries’ race numbers will be loaded on the results page under each event.  Search for your name and your race number will be visible.


Participants must be 16 years or older on race day to participate in the 21km race; 14 years or older on race day to participate in the 10km and 9 years of age to participate in the 5km fun run.


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Instagram: FNB Zambia
Hashtags:   #FNBKopalaRun


All entries are final, there will be no refunds.  Substitutions will be facilitated at Race Pack Collection at a fee of 50k.


Participants are encouraged to run in their official FNB Kopala Run t-shirt.


Your timing chip is attached to your race number and needs to be attached to the front of your running shirt. Please do not bend or tamper with the chip in any way.



All entrants will receive a finisher Medal at the finish line. 


Live results will be available on the FNB Kopala Run website.


5km Route

10km Route

21km Route

Read more of the Event Terms & Conditions here

Get in touch today with any of your queries