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The organisers of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K have announced an impressive prize purse of R190 000.00 for the inaugural event that will see entrants exploring their city on Saturday, 24 September 2016 (National Heritage Day).

“The Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K is about the experience of 10 000 runners running through the streets of Johannesburg exploring their city,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports.  “Another important element is the inspirational element which is brought to the event by the world class runners that we have in South Africa, Africa and from around the world.  In order to attract the best runners we have set a high prize purse.  It is very exciting for runners and spectators alike to have these world class champions competing on the day.  We are thankful to our sponsors for their support, without which the prize purse would not be possible.”

The open men’s and women’s winners will each take home a whopping R20 000.00, while prize money has also been allocated to age group winners.

To view the Prize Purse Breakdown CLICK HERE

Runners in Cape Town and Johannesburg will earn a combined total of over R500 000.00 in prize money and incentives at the two iconic sister-events:  the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K (September 2016) and the Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN (May 2017).


Runners, walkers, fitness enthusiast and fun-seekers will be granted the unique opportunity to celebrate Johannesburg’s rich heritage by exploring their city at the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K.

Iconic landmarks to look out for on route will include:  the Nelson Mandela Bridge, Absa Bank City, Constitution Hill, Mary Fitzgerald Square, Wits University, Neighbourgoods Market and Ellis Park Stadium to mention just a few.   

Date: Saturday, 24 September 2016 (Heritage Day)
Time: 08:00
Start Venue: Absa Bank City Johannesburg
Finish Venue: Mary Fitzgerald Square Newtown
Entry Fee: Standard Entry:  R160.00 / licensed runner
  Standard Entry:  R180.00 / unlicensed runner
  Gold Package:  R650.00 / licensed runner
  Gold Package:  R670.00 / unlicensed runner
Entries Close: Friday,16 September 2016 or once 10 947 entries have been reached

Each entrant will receive a magnificent PUMA ®Performance Event Tee.

South African folk swing band, Rubber Duc will close off the action of the inaugural event.  “We will finally be releasing our debut album.  There will be a lot of new songs to look out for at the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K,” says Rubber Duc lead vocalist Nick Jordaan.

Charity Support When entering online, runners can choose to support either or both of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K Charities:  the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation and the Johannesburg SPCA.

Like our Facebook page:  The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation / Johannesburg SPCA / Joburg-10K

Follow us on Twitter:  @JoburgHeritage / @JhbSPCA / @joburg10K

For more information on the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K email entries@joburg10k.com

About the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K sponsorship:

Absa Business has decided to sponsor the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K because we believe in supporting a race that encourages people to run and know their city; a race that will re-invent how people perceive and experience the city centre. The Absa Bank City buildings are well-known and iconic buildings in the Johannesburg CBD and the precinct was recently revamped in 2015 with three lifestyle concepts of Work, Eat & Play in mind. For many years it has been viewed as traditional banking headquarters; however the recent revamp has positively changed the experience of the precinct. The additions of new restaurants, coffee shops, health & beauty stores and other stores of interest have been well received.  Sponsoring the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K is aligned to our belief in the importance of rejuvenating and reviving the city centre so it remains relevant.


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