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The Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series is known to feature the best on-route entertainment from start to finish and the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K will be no different come Saturday 24 September 2022 (National Heritage Day).

 

“It’s been two years since the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K took to the streets of Jozi and we are motivated more than ever to give Joburg an on-route celebration to remember,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series. “Joburg’s leading performing arts groups are guaranteed to have runners in awe. When you pass them on-route stop, enjoy the performance, and even take a selfie. The artists are hungry for the interaction and support. Incorporating sections of the M1 and M2 Highways in 2022, the route will once again highlight a selection of Joburg’s iconic landmarks. Be sure to take in the vibe while enjoying the sounds and sights of Jozi.”

 

“We are also excited to welcome back spectacular sponsor activations including the Absa Vibe Point, PUMA Beat Bolt Sprint, DHL Mile To Go and a new and exciting Chery Vibe Point to mention just a few,” continues Meyer. “Runners can look forward to experiencing high octane energy with interactive performances from start to finish at the 2022 Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K. Enter today to ensure your spot on the start line and get ready to #RunYourCity.”

 

Geoffrey Lee, Managing Executive at Absa, said, “We are delighted to be hosting the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series for the first time in this vibrant city of Johannesburg. Like we have done in Cape Town and Durban through our strategic campaign, Together, we can be more, Siyabangena, we continue to challenge Absa colleagues, customers and communities to join Team Absa Walk Run on Strava and participate in the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series. We are encouraging everyone to be part of the 10km Joburg race to be a force for good and make an impact in communities in which we operate. By simply downloading the Strava App and joining Team Absa Walk Run, Absa will donate R1 for every 1km run/walked towards buying running shoes for those in need. After successful races in Cape Town and Durban, we look ahead with much excitement to the Joburg-leg of the race on Heritage Day. Siyabangena.”

 

“We are excited to bring the PUMA Beat Bolt Sprint back to Joburg,” says Brett Bellinger, Marketing Director of PUMA South Africa. “We are looking for #FastTimes so show us that you have what it takes to #BeatBolt. As motivation, there will be some exciting prizes up for grabs. The male and female runner with the fastest time will each take home a R10 000 PUMA Shopping Experience. We will also have prizes for runners who complete the sprint in under 15, 20 and 25 seconds. All that you must do is prove that you have what it takes to #BeatBolt.”

Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K participants that secure the following PUMA ‘Beat Bolt’ sprint times will qualify for the following discount vouchers on their PUMA Purchase:

  • Under 15 seconds for 100m: 30% discount
  • Under 20 seconds for 100m: 20% discount
  • Under 25 seconds for 100m: 15% discount

 

“We’ve been waiting in anticipation for the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K to make its return to Johannesburg and to say that we are excited to be back would be an understatement,” says Jed Michaletos, Managing Director for DHL Express South Africa. “Runners can look forward to a sea of yellow as our team delivers them to the finish line. We can’t wait to cheer for all the participants, both runners and walkers, as they pass through the ‘DHL Mile to Go’ zone. The Big Yellow Machine is fired up and ready to cheer as you #RunYourCity.”

 

 

Joburg’s performing arts groups that will #BringTheGees on the day will include the: Alexandra Field Band, Springs Field Band, Soweto Field Band and Setlabotjha Field Band.

 

“We are excited to perform for runners and walkers at the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K,” says Phumzile Twala from the Alexandra Field Band. “We prepare empowered, resilient, and self-confident young people who are opportunity-ready and contribute towards creating a more inclusive society. By performing at this iconic event, we will get much needed and appreciated exposure. It also gives our group the opportunity to gain more experience. We are all looking forward to the excitement of performing and doing what we love most. Runners can expect good music and lots of excitement.”

 

“We are very excited to be part of this event. Not being able to perform (due to the pandemic) has been tough for us,” says Vuyani Mukandi from the Springs Field Band. “The Springs Field Band is based in Kwa-Thema and Daveyton communities in the east rand of Gauteng. Our focus is to develop vibrant and responsible citizens. Runners can look forward to experiencing lively music combined with energetic performances.”

 

“Being booked to perform at the 2022 Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K is a wonderful opportunity for us,” says Johannes Bongani Goliath from the Soweto Field Band. “We cannot wait to showcase our talent and are really looking forward to taking part in this prestigious event. It really is a highlight for us. Runners can expect live music of brass brand, marimbas and dancers performing popular music that will leave them feeling encouraged and motivated.”

 

“We are excited to get the opportunity to showcase our work, while creating some exposure for our band,” says Alicia Pama from the Setlabotjha Field Band. “The band is looking forward to meeting and interacting with new people and having fun. Runners and spectators can look forward to a heightened band performance. Our goal is to keep everyone interested and engaged so that they will come back next time round.”

 

EVENT INFORMATION:  Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K 

Date: Saturday 24 September 2022
Start & Finish: Start: Lilian Ngoyi Street, Mary Fitzgerald Square

Finish: Rahima Moosa Street, Mary Fitzgerald Square

Entry Fee: Standard (Licensed): R235.00

Gold Package (Licensed): R900.00

Temporary Licence: R40.00

Entries Close: Sunday 18 September 2022

 

NEW ROUTE: The 2022 Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K will boast an exciting new route that includes fun sections of the M1 and M2 Highways. For more information CLICK HERE

 

CHARITY SUPPORT: When entering the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K online entrants can choose to support four local charities:  1. Reach For A Dream Foundation (RFAD), 2. Cotlands, 3. Johannesburg SPCA and 4. Johannesburg Heritage Foundation.

 

WIN a Chery Tiggo 4 Pro Urban at the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K: All runners (and walkers) that enter the 2022 Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K will stand a chance to win a stunning Chery Tiggo 4 Pro Urban vehicle to the value of R289 900.00 on event day. To be in the running to win the vehicle you must enter the event (and pay the entry fee), collect your race number from Race Pack Collection during the stipulated days and times and be on the start line on race day.

 

Facebook: @Joburg10k

Instagram: @Joburg10k

Hashtag:  #RunYourCity #AbsaRunYourCity

Websites:  www.joburg10k.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/