Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series’ ‘The LOVE for Running 5K’ Strava Challenge!

The organisers of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY (RYC) Series are challenging Strava Club members to show their love for running this Valentine’s Day (Monday 14 February 2022) by taking on ‘The LOVE for Running 5K’ Strava Challenge.

“What better way to show your love for running than by taking on ‘The LOVE for Running 5K’ on Valentine’s Day,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the Absa RYC Series. “It’s a fun way to kickstart the year. We are proud to provide a platform for runners, both loyal and new, to connect with one another as we build a stronger, healthier and more active RYC Series running community! So grab your significant other, family members and/or friends and join us for ‘The LOVE of Running 5K’ on Monday 14 February 2022.”

“The Challenge will last from 05:00 – 23:00,” continues Meyer. “Runners need to complete their 5km run/walk within this time period. Remember to share your experience, pictures and routes to the RYC Series Strava Club page to go into a lucky draw. A pair of magnificent PUMA NITRO running shoes is up for grabs.”


Absa RYC Series Strava Challenge #1:  The LOVE for Running 5K 

Date:  Monday 14 February 2022

Time:  between 05:00 – 23:00

Distancs: 5km

Location: Runners can choose their own location and route


How to join Challenge #1:

  1. Runners are to “join” the RYC Series Running Club on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/rycs
  2. If runners have not done so yet, they will need to create a Strava Account before they can join the club.
  3. Runners are to join The LOVE of Running 5K event on the RYC Series Running Club by clicking on the orange “I’m in” button displayed next to the Event listing.
  4. Runners must record their run using a smartphone (Android or iPhone device) or smart watch (Garmin, TomTom, Suunto, Fitbit, Polar etc.)
  5. All activities logged during the event period must be uploaded to Strava no later than 23:00 on Monday, 14 February 2022.


WIN WIN WIN:  All runners and walkers who complete ‘The LOVE of Running 5K’ and share their activity to the RYC Series Running Club on Strava within the stipulated time frame stand the chance of winning a pair of PUMA NITRO running shoes. The winner will be selected by random draw and announced on the RYC Series Running Club page on Tuesday 15 February 2022.


More about the PUMA NITRO Range:

Years of research and testing have gone into five key styles—Deviate, Deviate Elite, Velocity, Liberate, and Eternity—all featuring PUMA’s cutting-edge supercritical foam technology, NITRO.  NITRO foam makes the shoes extremely lightweight and responsive, to help runners use less energy and run comfortably so that they can reach their goals.  For more information on the PUMA Nitro Range CLICK HERE


PLEASE NOTE: All runners should protect their health and safety and that of others by social distancing while running. Runners are encouraged to stay up to date on the latest news and guidelines from their local and national authorities.



1.       Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K Date: Sunday 15 May 2022
  Entries Open: Tuesday 01 February 2022
2.       Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K Date: Sunday 10 July 2022
  Entries Open: Tuesday 08 March 2022
3.       Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K Date: Saturday 24 September 2022
  Entries Open: Tuesday 05 April 2022


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/

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