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Seen here:  Runners enjoying the on route experience at the 2nd annual Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K in 2017. 

Photo Credit:  Kyle Cestari

Event sponsors will be seen enjoying a hands-on approach to the 3rd annual Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K on Monday, 24 September 2018 (National Heritage Day).

This year the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K’s 10km route from Absa Bank City (Johannesburg) to Mary Fitzgerald Square (Newtown) will highlight iconic landmarks, boast lively performances by a host of Joburg’s leading performing arts groups while featuring high energy vibe points activated by event sponsors:  Absa, PUMA, 947, Totalsports, City of Joburg, Flying Fish Chill Lite, Rialto, DHL, Thule, Budget, Spur, Big Box Containers, Coca-Cola and Mango.

“The Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K enables us to provide a unique experience that is a mixture of tourism, fun and endurance. It is a chance to see Joburg like one rarely gets to experience it, from seeing the City’s historic landmarks to its people and experiencing the lovely vibe that the city is renowned for. It is a pleasure for us at Absa to partner in this fantastic platform and we are inviting our customers, their friends and families as well as professional athletes to come out in their numbers,” says, Mike Vacy-Lyle, CEO of Absa Business.

Runners can look out for Absa supporters at three sponsor points on route.

The exciting #ForeverFaster PUMA ‘Beat Bolt’ sprint will once again be the source of much excitement and #FastTimes.  “We’re excited to give Joburg residents another chance to #BeatBolt,” says Brett Bellinger, Marketing Director of PUMA South Africa.  “Activated on the second half of the route, runners are reminded to leave a little extra in the tank as this activation requires speed over a 100m sprint.  This section of the route will be timed.  The runner (male and female) to clock the fastest time over  the 100m will take home a PUMA shopping voucher to the value of R10 000.”

The #ForeverFaster PUMA ‘Beat Bolt’ sprint will be stationed in the region of the 8,6km mark in Ameshoff Street.

Keeping a finger on the pulse of Joburg, 947 has been the official radio broadcast partner of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K since the event’s inception.

“The 947 team will be out in full force on event day,” says Alexia Poulus, Head of Marketing at Primedia Broadcasting.  “As we are a Johannesburg based company, it’s essential for us to be part of the city in every way possible.  The Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K provides us with an exciting platform to mingle with the heartbeat of Joburg, its people.  This year runners can look out for 947’s super exciting foam activation on route.  We’ll also have a DJ that will be pumping some awesome tunes, this is sure to get the legs moving faster.  DJs Ayanda MVP and Lucky du Plessis together with our Station Manager, Thando Makhunga will also join in on the fun by toeing the line on the day.”

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has joined the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K as the event’s official logistics partner in 2018.

“As the official logistics partner to 100s of events across the globe, we know that great is in the detail,” says Megan Roper, Head of Marketing, DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa.  “We are thrilled to provide our logistics expertise to the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K.  DHL’s contribution towards the success of the event includes (but is not limited to) the allocation of trucks and vehicles for the transport of infrastructure, runner tog-bag transportation and branding as well as collections and deliveries prior, during and post event.  Runners can look forward to seeing some engaging DHL activations along the route, including the DHL Mile To Go and the DHL Recovery Zone in the finish area.”

Retail partner, Totalsports will pull out all the stops to keep runners motivated as they run/walk past the Totalsports Vibe Points.

“We are proud to be part of an event that encourages wellness, fitness and camaraderie,” says Patrick Singh, Head of Totalsports Marketing.  “Totalsports staff will either take part in the race or show support on route.  We’re excited to celebrate National Heritage Day in an active manner by being outdoors with thousands of runners and walkers.”

Thanks to THULE, parents will be able to enjoy the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K with their children.  A proud partner of the Absa Run Your City Series, THULE helps to transport valuables safely, easily and in style, enabling sporting and adventure enthusiasts to live an active lifestyle.

With Spur Steak Ranches activating close to the finish line, runners (and walkers) will not go home hungry.  Look forward to an extra side order of motivation in the final stretch.  


Iconic landmarks to look out for on route 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 (Newtown)
Entry Fee: Standard Entry:  R170 (licensed) / R190 (unlicensed)

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

CHARITY SUPPORT:  The Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K will celebrate its 3rd anniversary in 2018.  When entering online runners can choose to support one (or all three) of the event’s charities:   the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation, the Johannesburg SPCA and the Reach For A Dream Foundation.

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