Seen here: Jozi runners (and walkers) enjoy a festive journey through the streets of the City of Gold at the 2018 Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K.
Photo Credit: David Tarpey
The City of Joburg will celebrate National Heritage Day amongst thousands of runners and walkers at the 4th annual Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K on Tuesday 24 September 2019.
“We are proud to have the City of Joburg as a partner of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K,” says Dezroy Poole, Director Stillwater Sports. “Starting in front of Absa Bank City, the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K celebrates the City Of Gold’s rich heritage. Runners (and walkers) will be treated to a 10km journey that will highlight iconic landmarks and feature lively performances by a host of Joburg’s leading performing arts groups. Hosting a mass participation road run in the city centre is a massive undertaking. The City of Joburg assists in alleviating pressure by granting the event access to an abundance of services including logistics, venues, safety and security to name just a few. We truly value the positive impact that the City Of Joburg has on the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K and cannot wait to host a memorable event on National Heritage Day on 24 September.”
According to Cllr Nonhlanhla Sifumba, City of Joburg Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Community Development, the City’s mandate to promote a better quality life for Joburg citizens starts by being fit and healthy. “The Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K speaks to this mandate as the event gives Joburg residents the opportunity to participate in a world-class event on home soil,” says MMC Sifumba. “The event further boosts sports tourism in the inner city of Joburg, while highlighting the fact that the City of Joburg is progressive, easily accessible and safe to visit. Our main goal is to bring sport opportunities to the people, encouraging citizens to be active and to further experience the inner-city of Joburg with its rich history and landmark sites. The Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K has a spectacular track record and the City of Joburg is proud to be associated with an event of this nature.”
Historic landmarks to look out for on event day will include:
- Museum Africa: Housed in a building that was once the city’s fruit and vegetable market dating from 1913.
- Mary Fitzgerald Square: The Square was originally a wagon site on which many striker’s meetings were held.
- Braamfontein Cemetery: Johannesburg’s oldest cemetery, dating from 1888. Enoch Sontonga, composer of the national anthem Nkosi Sikelil’ Afrika, lies buried here. His grave is marked by a giant granite block.
- Constitution Hill: The site of Johannesburg’s notorious Old Fort Prison Complex, commonly known as number 4, where thousands of ordinary people were imprisoned. Many of South Africa’s leading political activists, including Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, were imprisoned there.
Other iconic landmarks to look out for will include: the Nelson Mandela Bridge, Absa Bank City, Wits University and Ellis Park Stadium.
EVENT INFORMATION: 2019 Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K
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.
|Date:||Tuesday, 24 September 2019|
|Venue:||Start – Absa Bank City in Johannesburg|
|Finish – Mary Fitzgerald Square (Newtown)|
|Entry Fee:||Standard Entry: R185 (licensed) / R220 (unlicensed)
Gold Package Entry: R850 (licensed) / R885 (unlicensed)
CHARITY SUPPORT: When entering online runners can choose to support one (or all four) of the event’s charities: 1. Cotlands, 2. Johannesburg Heritage Foundation, 3. Johannesburg SPCA and 4. Reach For A Dream Foundation.
PRIZE PURSE: The 2019 Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K boasts an impressive R250 000 prize purse. This prize purse includes a whopping total of R30 000 that will go to both the open men’s and women’s winners on the day. Prize money has been allocated to the top 10 finishers in the Open Category, with the runner- up in the Open Men’s and Women’s races taking home R17 000 each and the final spot on the podium securing R13 000. Juniors, Veterans, Masters, Grand Master as well as the 70+ age groupers will earn prize money from 1st to 3rd place.
CLICK HERE to view the entire Prize Purse Breakdown.
About the Absa Run Your City Series:
Absa is proud to once again bring you the Absa Run Your City Series which comprises of three unique mass participation events that integrate business involvement, family, diversity, investment in community, world class achievement and fun for all participants, both individuals and businesses alike.
Each of the races are developed to take participants through the historical routes around each city, thereby adding a tourism element to each race, making it more than a race but an economic opportunity for each community.
The Absa Run Your City Series is made up of three races around South Africa, namely, the Absa Cape Town 12 ONERUN, the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K and the Absa Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN.
For further information please visit www.runyourcityseries.com
ISSUED BY: Newsport Media