‘City Clean Up’ set to prepare the City of Gold for the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K

Jozi runners are invited to join the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Team at a fun ‘City Clean Up’ at the Absa Towers West on Saturday, 23 September 2023 in the build up to SA’s largest Heritage Day Celebration, the 6th annual Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K.


“We’re thrilled to wrap up the 2023 Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series on National Heritage Day with the 6th annual Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series. “As part of our preparations, we take pride in contributing to the cleanliness of our host city by organizing an engaging ‘City Clean Up.’ Jozi residents will have the chance to actively participate in keeping their beautiful city clean while enjoying the morning with fellow residents, runners, and dedicated supporters of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series.”


“The ‘City Clean Up’ 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. Starting at the Absa Towers West at 08:30 on Saturday 23 September, all participants will receive refuse bags and gloves on arrival. Once completed we urge you to stick around, the first 200 participants can enjoy a light snack with us compliments of Absa. 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 2023 Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K, that way you can enjoy running through the streets of Jozi, which you helped to clean. We can’t wait to #RunYourCity with you.”


“The Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series is more than just a race, it is a commitment of our people to making a positive impact in the communities that we serve,” says Absa’s Group Chief Marketing and Corporate Affairs Officer, Sydney Mbhele. “Everyone is invited to join us as we gather to clean up the streets and sidewalks of Jozi before race day. This will ensure that all participants enjoy a scenic route that will undoubtedly enhance their race experience on Heritage Day. Together we can do more – Siyabangena!’’  



Date: Saturday, 23 September 2023
Venue: Absa Towers West, 15 Troye Street, Johannesburg
Start Time: 08h30-10h00


Date: Sunday 24 September 2023
Start Time: 08:00
Start & Finish Venue: Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown, Johannesburg
Entry Fee:

Licenced Runners R240.00

Unlicenced Runners R240.00 plus Temp Licence R60.00  


Entry Includes:

·         Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Event Performance T-shirt

·         Absa Peak Cap

·         Absa Drawstring Bag

·         Absa Socks

·         Absa Shoelaces

·         DHL Water Bottle

·         Race Number with Timing Chip

·         Lively 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

·         Transport Service (to start and from finish)


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.


PRIZE PURSE: The Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series boasts an impressive, combined Prize Purse of R 1 560 000.00 in 2023. Each of the five events will be assigned R312 000.00 in prize money of which R252 000.00 will be allocated towards the Open Category (R126 000.00 going to Top 10 Open Men’s and R126 000.00 to Top 10 Open Women’s), and R60 000 towards Age Categories (Junior, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 – 69 and 70+ Age Categories). To view the prize purse breakdown please visit https://runyourcityseries.com/


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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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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