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The organisers of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K have taken a serious approach to responsible waste management by investing in the services of Recycle Drive, a reputable waste management company that will assist in minimising the event’s carbon footprint.

“We believe that the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K will support the regeneration of the urban centre of Johannesburg.  The event will provide the ideal opportunity for Johannesburg to showcase itself as a world class city.  Providing a valuable service, we are proud to incorporate Recycle Drive as part of our strategy to make the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K one of the most unique and innovative running events on the South African calendar,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports.

According to Chris Erwee, Director of Greenovation, Recycle Drive offers a complete solution to the problem of event waste generation.  “We provide an efficient, reliable and consistent service, which enables companies to recycle with minimal input whilst at the same time making a positive contribution to saving the environment.  We are extremely excited to be working with the organisers of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K.  We will be involved in the clean-up during the build-up phase, pre-clean of the route, post-clean of the route, main event clean-up and waste management as well as ensuring that the venue is clean post event.  We believe our modus operandi will tick all the boxes for delivering a first class service for such a prestigious event.”


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,14 September 2016 or once 10 947 entries have been reached

CLICK HERE to view the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K Prize Purse Breakdown.

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 Recycle Drive visit www.recycledrive.co.za  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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