The Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series’ first Strava Challenge of 2023, the RUN.CLIMB.RUN Challenge will take place this coming Sunday 22 January 2023. Just by taking part, runners from across the country will stand a chance to win a fantastic prize compliments of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series and its footwear and apparel partner, PUMA South Africa.
“We’re excited to welcome runners from across the country to take on the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series’ first Strava Challenge of 2023,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Series Founder. “The goal of the Strava Challenges is to help runners get active in the build up to the 2023 Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series events. The RUN.CLIMB.RUN Challenge is a great challenge to start off the year. It’s slightly tougher and guarantees to get runners out of their comfort zones.”
“Runners have from 05:00 – 23:00 on Sunday to complete the RUN.CLIMB.RUN Challenge,” confirms Meyer. “We are looking for the runner that clocks the most amount of climbing, irrespective of the distance run. We don’t mind whether you run with friends, or choose to go solo, run hill repeats in your neighborhood or enjoy a scenic mountain adventure, as long as you get moving and do some serious climbing. The names of the five runners that clock the most climbing on the day will go into a lucky draw. An awesome pair of PUMA NITRO running shoes is up for grabs. All that you need to do to stand a chance to win is RUN.CLIMB. RUN. May the best climber win.”
EVENT INFORMATION: Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Running Club / RUN.CLIMB.RUN Challenge
Date: Sunday 22 January 2023
Time: between 05:00 – 23:00
Activity: any distance
Route: Runners can choose their own location and route
How to join Challenge #1 / RUN.CLIMB.RUN Challenge:
- Runners are to “join” the RUN YOUR CITY Series Running Club on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/rycs
- If runners have not done so yet, they will need to create a Strava Account before they can join the club.
- Runners are to join CLIMB.RUN event on the RUN YOUR CITY Series Running Club by clicking on the orange “I’m in” button displayed next to the Event listing.
- Runners must record their run using a smartphone (Android or iPhone device) or smart watch (Garmin, TomTom, Suunto, Fitbit, Polar etc.)
- Runners must share their elevation gain, activities, pictures, and routes to the RUN YOUR CITY Series Strava Club page.
- All activities logged during the event period must be uploaded to Strava no later than 23:00 on Sunday 22 January 2023.
WIN WIN WIN: The 5 runners and/or walkers to clock the most climbing will go into a lucky draw to win an AWESOME pair of PUMA NITRO Running Shoes. Don’t forget to share your activity to the RUN YOUR CITY Series Running Club on Strava within the stipulated time frame. The winner will be selected by random draw and announced on the RUN YOUR CITY Series Running Club page on Monday 23 January 2023.
EVENT INFORMATION: 2023 Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series
Elevated from three to five mass participation events in 2023, the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series is a diverse road running series that joins elites, avid runners, walkers and individuals looking to live healthier lifestyles. World class achievements and fun for all participants go hand in hand at each event.
|1. Sunday 02 April 2023||Absa RUN YOUR CITY GQEBERHA 10K|
|2. Sunday 14 May 2023||Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K|
|3. Sunday 09 July 2023||Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K|
|4. Sunday 27 August 2023||Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K|
|5. Sunday 24 September 2023||Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K|
ENTRIES for ALL FIVE events ARE OPEN! Enter via www.runyourcityseries.com
Hashtag: #RunYourCity #AbsaRunYourCity
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/