RUN YOUR CITY WARM UP RUNS fueled by PUMA NITRO kick off in Jozi this week!

With only three weeks to go till the streets of Jozi are flooded by a sea of red at the 7th annual Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K, runners and walkers are invited to join four fun filled RUN YOUR CITY (RYC) WARM UP RUNS fueled by PUMA NITRO on 7, 10, 17 and 21 September 2023 in the build up to South Africa’s largest Heritage Day Celebration.


“The RYC WARM UP RUNS, fueled by PUMA NITRO, offers an ideal chance for runners and walkers to loosen up ahead of race day,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series. “You’re free to stroll, jog, or go full throttle; it’s your call. The main aim is to revel in a lively 5km with fellow enthusiasts. The RYC WARM UP RUNS are open to both club and non-club participants and come with no entry fee. So, don’t forget to invite your loved ones to join in the fun!”


“What makes the RYC WARM UP RUNS extra special is the fact that participants will get to #WearTest PUMA’S newest range of running shoes,” continues Meyer. “PUMA’s technical team will also be present at each run, which will make choosing the perfect PUMA shoe for your running style so much easier. All participants also stand a chance to win amazing prizes courtesy of PUMA South Africa. Once you’ve completed your 5km run, be sure to grab your lucky draw ticket. Join us in September as we get ready to #RunYourCity #fueledbyNITRO.”


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Event: Date: Time: Venue:
RYC WARM UP RUN fueled by PUMA NITRO #1 07 September 2023 17h30 Belgravia Bowling Club – 62 Florence Road



RYC WARM UP RUN fueled by PUMA NITRO #2 10 September 2023 07h00 Braamfontein Precinct – 153 Smith Street


RYC WARM UP RUN fueled by PUMA NITRO #3 17 September 2023 07h00 Cedar Square Shopping Centre – Cedar Road,

Fourways (outside Cubana)

RYC WARM UP RUN fueled by PUMA NITRO #4 21 September 2023 17h30 Marks Park – Judith Street, Emmerentia




Date: Sunday 24 September 2023
Start Time: 08:00
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


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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Instagram: @Joburg10k

Hashtag:  #RunYourCity #AbsaRunYourCity #fueledbyNITRO



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


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

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