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The organisers of the iconic Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series are excited to announce that South Africa’s award winning road running series is now a 10km series only and will boast three exhilarating races in three cities in 2022: the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K (Sunday 15 May), Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K (Sunday 10 July) and Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K (Saturday 24 September).

 

“We are thrilled to announce that the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series has evolved into a 10km series that will be hosted in three cities in 2022,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series. “We had a very successful 2021 with Absa signing as the Title Sponsor of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series. Together with their support and other key sponsors such as PUMA and DHL, to mention just a few, we hosted two fantastic events in Durban and Cape Town amidst very strict Covid-19 regulations. This paved the way for what we have planned in 2022.”

 

“Celebrated nationally, the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series is a diverse road running series that brings together avid runners, walkers and individuals looking to live healthier lifestyles, all lining up with some of Africa’s greatest distance runners, while promising world class achievement and fun for all participants,” continues Meyer. “This year we are excited to once again take the action to the streets of the three major cities. The events will now be known as the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K, Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K and Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K. Although emphasis will be placed on hosting a mass participation road race that highlights city landmarks, includes magnificent views and  features lively performances from some of the host city’s leading performing arts groups, all three events will also boast an exciting Contender Programme aimed at the racing snakes. To qualify for prize money, entrants will need to apply to be part of the Contendar Category. We can’t wait to welcome thousands of runners from across South Africa as well as elite athletes from around the world hoping to break 10km records on African soil, to the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series.”

 

Entries for the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K will open on Tuesday 01 February, while entries for the Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K will open on Tuesday 08 March and Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K entries will open on Tuesday 05 April.

 

“We have good news for our loyal runners who would like to take part in all three events (Absa RYC Series), we are offering you a special discounted entry fee,” confirms Meyer. “In addition to this you will also receive a spectacular sponsor hamper, as well as all the special offerings and add-ons of all three races. In 2022 we are determined to continue pushing the boundaries and implementing a number of innovative changes and event enhancements, that will see our valued Sponsors and Partners be part of 10km events that challenge the status quo. We can’t wait to welcome runners to the start line in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg ready to #RunYourCity.”

 

“As Absa, we pride ourselves in being a bank that makes possibilities come to life for customers, colleagues and communities we operate in. The Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series provides an opportunity for those that would like to stay healthy or have set fitness goals to get active and reach their desired fitness levels. We encourage all walkers, aspirant health fanatics and running enthusiasts to register and be part of the exciting line-up of race related activities that we will be rolling out this year,” said Absa Managing Executive, Geoff Lee.

 

EVENT INFORMATION:  Absa RUN YOUR CITY SERIES 

1.       Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K Date: Sunday 15 May 2022
  Entry Fee:

Standard (Licensed): R235.00

Gold Package (Licensed): R900.00

Temporary Licence: R40.00

  Entries Open: Tuesday 01 February 2022
  Entries Close: Monday 09 May 2022
   
2.       Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K Date: Sunday 10 July 2022
  Entry Fee:

Standard (Licensed): R235.00  

Gold Package (Licensed): R900.00

Temporary Licence: R50.00

  Entries Open: Tuesday 08 March 2022
  Entries Close: Monday 04 July 2022
   
3.       Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K Date: Saturday 24 September 2022
  Entry Fee:

Standard (Licensed): R235.00

Gold Package (Licensed): R900.00

Temporary Licence: R40.00

  Entries Open: Tuesday 05 April 2022
  Entries Close: Sunday 18 September 2022
   
4.       Absa RYC Series

·         Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K

·         Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K

·         Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K

Combined Entry Fee: R550.00

What do you get? Entry fee includes a spectacular sponsor hamper in addition to all the special offerings and add-ons of all three races. 

 

 

EARLY ENTRY INCENTIVE: Enter the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K between 01 February – 01 March, Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K between 08 March – 05 April and/or Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K between 05 April  – 03 May and stand a chance to win a magnificent PUMA Hamper to the value of R25 000. There are three PUMA Hampers available (one per event).

 

Facebook: @CapeTown10k / @Durban10k / @Joburg10k

Instagram: @CapeTown10k / @Durban10k / @Joburg10k

Hashtag:  #RunYourCity #AbsaRunYourCity

Websites:  www.runyourcityseries.com

 

About Absa

Absa Group is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and is one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups. 

 

Absa Group offers an integrated set of products and services across personal and business banking, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management and insurance.  

 

Absa operates in fourteen countries. The Group owns majority stakes in banks in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania (Absa Bank Tanzania and National Bank of Commerce), Uganda and Zambia and has insurance operations in Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, and Zambia. Absa also has representative offices in Namibia and Nigeria, and securities entities in the United Kingdom and the United States.

 

For further information about Absa Group Limited, please visit www.absa.africa

 

About the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series 

A proudly South African mass participation road running series, the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series has been revolutionizing the sport since 2015.  A road running celebration like no other, the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series comprises three unique events namely the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K (launched in 2015), the Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K (launched in 2017) and the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K (launched in 2016).

 

A diverse road running series, the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series integrates businesses, families, investment in community, world class achievement and fun for all participants.

 

For further information please visit https://runyourcityseries.com/