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Entries for Jozi’s largest Heritage Day Celebration, the 2022 Absa RUN YOUR CITY (RYC) JOBURG 10K, will open on Tuesday 05 April 2022!

 

Founded in 2016, the Absa RYC JOBURG 10K forms part of the award winning Absa RYC Series which currently consists of three iconic mass participation 10km road races: the Absa RYC CAPE TOWN 10K, Absa RYC DURBAN 10K and Absa RYC JOBURG 10K.

 

“It’s been two years since we’ve been able to host this exciting event in Joburg,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the Absa RYC Series. “To say that we are excited to be back in 2022 would be an understatement. The Absa RYC JOBURG 10K celebrates the splendour of the City of Gold. We can’t wait to treat runners to a 10km journey that highlights iconic landmarks and features lively performances by a host of Joburg’s leading performing arts groups.”

 

“Although a mass participation road race, the event will also feature an exciting Contender Programme aimed at the racing snakes,” continues Meyer. “To qualify for prize money, entrants will need to apply to be part of the Contendar Category. The 2022 Absa RYC Series boasts a whopping combined prize purse to the value of R690 000. As if that isn’t enough excitement, we’ve also recently launched the long overdue SA Elite Athlete Programme aimed at providing South African runners with the opportunity to run world class times on South African soil. The programme is intended to ensure that the best South African athletes compete in the Absa RYC Series, against some of the best athletes in the world, and are rewarded for world class performances.”

 

“The Absa RYC JOBURG 10K is a true highlight on the SA running calendar,” adds Meyer. “Entrants can look forward to rubbing shoulders with elite runners both local and from abroad. What better way to celebrate National Heritage Day on Saturday 24 September 2022 than by being part of the action! Jozi runners are you ready to #RunYourCity!”

 

“The Absa RYC Series gives participants an opportunity to connect and engage with like-minded individuals who love to take part in walking and running, whether a beginner or elite runner. The event is closely linked to Absa’s strategic intent of bringing possibilities to life for our customers and the communities we operate in. We are, therefore, proud to be part of this prestigious event which truly defines what we stand for,” says Absa Managing Executive, Geoff Lee.

 

EVENT INFORMATION2022 Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series 

1.       Absa RYC 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 RYC 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 RYC 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 RYC CAPE TOWN 10K

·         Absa RYC DURBAN 10K

·         Absa RYC 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. 

 

 

 

SA ELITE ATHLETE PROGRAMME: The Absa RYC Series has launched the 2022 SA Elite Athlete Programme aimed at providing South African runners with the opportunity to run world class times on South African soil. Read more here: https://runyourcityseries.com/latest-news/absa-run-your-city-series-launches-the-south-african-elite-athlete-programme/

 

PRIZE PURSE: The 2022 Absa RYC Series boasts a whopping combined prize purse to the value of R690 000. Athletes that form part of the SA Elite Athlete Programme and Contender Programme will also be eligible to win their share in the event prize purse at the Absa RYC CAPE TOWN 10K, Absa RYC DURBAN 10K and Absa RYC JOBURG 10K.

 

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/