Running in the colours of the Boxer Athletics Club, Kabelo Seboko-Mulaudzi made it two wins from two starts after winning both the Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K (in July) and the inaugural Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K on Sunday 27 August. Now the 25-year-old athlete is on the hunt for his third win in three starts when he tackles the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K on Sunday 24 September.
“I am really happy with my shape right now. This has been a good year for me after my wins in Durban and Tshwane,” says Seboko-Mulaudzi.
The Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K was his big breakthrough after battling with injury for much of 2022. There he became only the sixth South African athlete to break the magical 28-minute barrier for 10km and his confidence is now sky high.
“After Durban, I am really confident about my racing and in Tshwane, when we went through 5km at a slower pace, I knew I could win there too. So, I am really looking forward to Johannesburg on 24 September.”
Seboko-Mulaudzi upset some of his more illustrious compatriots in Durban on 9 July at the Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K when he beat former SA 10km Record Holder, Stephen Mokoka, and fellow sub 28 minute 10k athlete, Thabang Mosiako. Seboko-Mulaudzi clocked 27:56 to become the 6th athlete to break 28 minutes and the 5th fastest ever South African.
His win at the Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K was proof that the Durban result was not a flash in the pan and that he has now stepped up to the big leagues. His inclusion in the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K will guarantee that the race is a hotly contested one.
“Kabelo has injected a dose of exciting competition into the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series. “His consecutive victories at the Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K and the inaugural Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K have showcased his remarkable talent. He’s improved notably with each race, and we can’t wait to see what he will bring to the table at the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K on National Heritage Day.”
EVENT INFORMATION: 2023 Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K
|Date:||Sunday 24 September 2023|
|Start & Finish Venue:||Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown, Johannesburg|
|Entry Fee:||Standard Entry:
· Licenced Runners R240.00
· Temp Licence: R60.00
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
· 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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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/