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Seen here:  Excited runners in action during the 2017 Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K. 

Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Celebrating its 3rd anniversary on Monday, 24 September 2018 (National Heritage Day), runners are invited to #RunJoburgYourWay at the much anticipated Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K.

“We’re excited to celebrate the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K’s third anniversary,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “What better way to enjoy Heritage Day than to join thousands of runners and walkers at a 10km event that celebrates the unique history of Johannesburg and supports the regeneration of this vibrant city.  Although we’d love runners to go for gold as it generates a lot of excitement, we would also like to encourage entrants to enjoy each kilometre, take in the surroundings, the on route entertainment and the overall vibe.  We look forward to welcoming all runners to the start line on National Heritage Day.”

“We have seen steady growth in the number of people that partake in the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K. As headline sponsor of this race we strongly believe that this event is more than just a CITYRUN – it is a stimulating way of inviting businesses, entrepreneurs and people from all walks of life to come out in their numbers and enjoy their city. As a bank we will continue to support platforms that not only enable us to engage with our clients, but to also be a part of creating an event that celebrates everything that is beautiful about our country,” says Mike Vacy-Lyle, CEO of Absa Business.


Starting in front of Absa Bank City, runners (and walkers) will be treated to a 10km route experience that will highlight iconic landmarks and feature lively performances by a host of Joburg’s leading performing arts groups.  Iconic landmarks to look out for will include:  the Nelson Mandela Bridge, Absa Bank City, Constitution Hill, Mary Fitzgerald Square, Wits University and Ellis Park Stadium to mention just a few.

Date: Monday, 24 September 2018
Start Time: 08:00
Venue: Start – Absa Bank City in Johannesburg
  Finish – Mary Fitzgerald Square
Entry Fee: Standard Entry:  R170 (licensed) / R190 (unlicensed)

Gold Package Entry:  R850 (licensed) /R870 (unlicensed)

Entries Close: Monday, 10 September 2018

Facebook:  Joburg-10K

Twitter:  @joburg10K

Instagram:  @Joburg10K

Official hashtag:  #J10krun

Website:  www.joburg10k.com

About the Absa Run Your City Series:

Absa is proud to bring you the Absa Run Your City Series. The series encompasses three unique mass races namely the Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN, Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K and the Absa Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN. The three races are about inclusivity for all as well as encouraging business involvement, family, world class achievement and fun for all participants.

Absa’s strategy is to engage with our clients and non-clients through healthy lifestyle activities, where we sponsor selected sporting events that allow us relationship building opportunities, ensuring that we enrich the communities and the lives of those around us. Through the runs, we encourage runners to run their city their way. We invite all runners back to the city to experience the rejuvenation, revival and renewed city centres.


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ON BEHALF OF:                                   Absa Run Your City Series a Stillwater Sports Initiative