Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K set to showcase the pulse of Durban through its 2023 route experience

The Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K will boast an exhilarating line-up of route entertainment that is guaranteed to elevate the experience of all entrants on Sunday 09 July 2023.

“The 2023 Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K will incorporate the breathtaking backdrop of Durban’s iconic landmarks and scenic coastal routes, promising to be an unforgettable journey filled with music, dance, and vibrant performances from start to finish,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series. “Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a first-time participant, the on-route entertainment will leave you with lasting memories of an extraordinary event. Entrants will be mesmerized by the talent and creativity of Durban’s leading performing arts groups including dancers, musicians, and cultural performers, who will grace the course with their captivating displays. These groups always add a touch of magic to the race experience.”

In closing Meyer adds: “Adding to the on-route excitement will be a host of fantastic sponsor/partner activations including the Absa High 5 Zone, PUMA Forever Faster 100, DHL Mile, CHERY Cheer Zone and Woolies Dash. Additional activations to look out for will include Coca-Cola, Avalanche Bicycles, Garmin and Heineken to mention just a few. We invite all runners and walkers to lace up their takkies, embrace the rhythm of the city, and get ready for an extraordinary fusion of running and entertainment at the Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K.” 

Absa’s Group Chief Marketing and Corporate Affairs Officer, Sydney Mbhele, says, “We are all excited and looking forward to a fun-filled 10k race in Durban. Participants will get to experience different elements, including the warm-up zone that will be located within the athlete-holding area. Our MC and dancers will facilitate the fun warm-up and interact with the runners before the race starts. Along the route, the runners will come across our Absa encouragement zone, where our colleagues and dancers will be cheering them on as they continue to tackle the race. Runners that joined Team Absa Walk Run on Strava will get access to the Absa grab-and-go hospitality area after the race.”

“The beauty of our hosting city is that it is known for its warm weather, beautiful beaches, and multicultural heritage. And this will undoubtedly enhance the race experience for all participants,” concludes Mbhele.



Date: Sunday 09 July 2023
Start Time: 08:00
Start Venue: Masabalala Yengwa Ave
Finish Venue: Durban Beach Front Promenade (Golden Mile)
Entry Fee: ·         Licenced Runner: R240.00

·         Temporary Licence: R50.00

Entry Includes: ·         Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Event Performance T-shirt

·         Absa Entrant Gifts (Peak Cap, Drawstring Bag, Socks & Shoelaces)

·         DHL Water Bottle

·         Race Number with Timing Chip

·         Sponsor Route Entertainment Points

·         Amazing Route Entertainment Points from Start to Finish

·         2 x Refreshment Stations on Route

·         Tog Bag Drop and Collect Service

·         Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Finisher’s Medal


CHARITY SUPPORT: When entering the 2023 Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K online runners and walkers can make a difference by supporting five local charities: 1. Reach For A Dream Foundation (RFAD), 2. Durban & Coast SPCA, 3. TREE (Training and Resources in Early Education), 4. LIV Village and 5. iThemba Lethu.


WIN A CHERY TIGGO 4 PRO URBAN VEHICLE: One lucky entrant will go home with a stylish Chery Tiggo 4 Pro Urban Vehicle valued at over R308 900.00 compliments of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series and event partners Chery South Africa and Absa Vehicle and Asset Finance. To be in the running to win this fantastic prize the following three boxes need to be ticked: you need to enter the event (and pay the entry fee), collect your race number (during the stipulated race pack collection times) and be on the start line on event day.


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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 five unique events namely the Absa RUN YOUR CITY GQEBERHA 10K (launched in 2023), Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K (launched in 2015), the Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K (launched in 2017), Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K (launched in 2023) 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/

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