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Jozi runners are invited to join the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Team at a fun ‘City Clean Up’ that coincides with ‘World Clean Up Day’ this coming Saturday 17 September 2022 in the build up to one of Joburg’s most iconic mass participation road races, the 5th annual Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K that will return to this iconic city for the first time in two years on National Heritage Day (Saturday 24 September 2022).

 

“We are excited to celebrate the return of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series to the streets of Jozi on 24 September,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series. “As with all the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series events, we are proud to play our part in keeping our host city clean and would like to invite all Jozi residents to join in on the fun. What better day to host a ‘City Clean Up’ than on ‘World Clean Up Day’. Jozi residents will get the opportunity to help keep their wonderful city clean while spending the morning with fellow residents, runners and RUN YOUR CITY Series supporters.”

 

“It really is a great way to get the community involved, while building excitement for the upcoming race,” continues Meyer. “We would like to invite all residents to join in on the fun. The RUN YOUR CITY Series will provide refuse bags and gloves for all who attend the ‘City Clean Up’, while the City of Johannesburg will arrange for the collection of the filled bags post Clean Up. If you have not yet done so, enter the 2022 event and enjoy running through the streets of Jozi, which you helped to clean, on National Heritage Day at the 2022 Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K.”

 

JOIN THE CITY CLEAN UP: The Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10KCity Clean Up’ will take place on Saturday 17 September 2022 between 08:30 – 10:30. Residents that would like to join in on the fun and make a change can meet the event team at Absa Towers West, 15 Troye Street, Johannesburg.

 

Single Use Plastic (SUP) Management Campaign: The Joburg ‘City Clean Up’ ties in perfectly with the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series’ SUP Management Campaign that aims to drastically reduce the usage of single-use plastics by 85% at all three events which includes the: Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K (Sunday 15 May 2022), Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K (Sunday 10 July 2022) and Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K (Saturday 24 September 2022).

 

“Our ultimate goal is to host a mass participation road running series that is plastic free and highlights the splendor of its host city while celebrating its people, their talent and the amazing sport,” says Meyer. “We are proud to continue our partnership with #RunClean and will be implementing strict ‘litter zones’ on event day to ensure a litter free route. With #ICarryMyOwn we are once again encouraging runners to be self-sustained by running with the DHL water bottle that they will receive in their race packs compliments of our awesome logistics partner. Jozi runners support our campaign and help keep the City of Gold clean as you #RunYourCity.”

 

For more information on the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series SUP Management Campaign please CLICK HERE

 

EVENT INFORMATION: 2022 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

 

 

Race Pack Collection:

Venue: Ellis Park Arena

Dates and Times:

  1. Tuesday, 20 September 2022 (09h00 – 19h00)
  2. Wednesday, 21 September 2022 (09h00 – 19h00)
  3. Thursday, 22 September 2022 (09h00 – 19h00)
  4. Friday, 23 September 2022 (09h00 – 19h00)

 

PLEASE NOTE: There won’t be Race Pack Collection on Saturday (Event Day).

 

 

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.

 

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

 

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. For more information CLICK HERE

 

Facebook: @Joburg10k

Instagram: @Joburg10k

Hashtag:  #RunYourCity #AbsaRunYourCity

Website: www.joburg10k.com / 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/