The inaugural Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K will create an unparalleled atmosphere with a fantastic line-up of Route Entertainment on Sunday 27 August 2023.
“The Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience with its incorporation of Tshwane’s iconic landmarks and scenic routes,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series. “From start to finish, participants will be captivated by the vibrant Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series atmosphere filled with music, dance, and lively performances by Tshwane’s leading performing arts groups. The on-route entertainment, featuring talented dancers, musicians, and cultural performers, will create a touch of magic along the route while leaving lasting memories.”
In closing Meyer adds: “In addition to the thrilling live entertainment on-route, participants can expect an array of exciting sponsor/partner activations that will enhance the atmosphere of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K. The Absa High 5 Zone, PUMA Forever Faster 100, DHL Mile, CHERY Cheer Zone, and Woolies Dash are just a few of the fantastic activations that will add to the excitement. Look out for additional activations from renowned brands such as Coca-Cola, Avalanche Bicycles, Garmin, and Heineken. We invite all runners and walkers to put on their running shoes and get ready to experience the perfect fusion of athleticism and exhilarating entertainment.”
“We are excited and looking forward to a fun-filled 10k race in Tshwane. 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,” said Absa’s Group Chief Marketing and Corporate Affairs Officer, Sydney Mbhele.
EVENT INFORMATION: 2023 Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K
|Date:||Sunday 27 August 2023|
|Start & Finish Venue:||Union Buildings (Government Ave, Pretoria)|
|Entry Fee:||· Licenced Runners R240.00
· Non Licenced Runner R240.00 plus Temp Licence R50.00
Standard 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
· Sponsor Route Entertainment Points
· Route Entertainment Points
· 2 x Refreshment Stations on Route
· Tog Bag Drop and Collect Service
· Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Finisher’s Medal
CHARITY SUPPORT: Celebrating its Tshwane debut in 2023, when entering the Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K online, runners and walkers can support three local charities: Reach for A Dream, Cotlands and the Tshwane SPCA.
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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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/