#RunYourCity in support of local charities at the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K

Celebrating its 8th anniversary on Sunday 14 May 2023, when entering the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K runners (and walkers) can support one or all five of the event’s charities: Cape of Good Hope SPCA, Cotlands, help2read, Die Burger Kinderfonds and Reach For A Dream.

“We are passionate about the sport of road running for many reasons, but what makes it really special is the people,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series. “The road running community in South Africa is just that, a real community. Runners are generous by nature, and this is evident by the support that the event’s charities have received in previous years. We are thankful to each and every entrant for contributing. Runners that would like to donate towards the event’s five charities can do so when entering the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K online. No donation is too small and will enable the charities to continue making a difference in the lives of so many individuals and animals.”


Established in 1872, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is the founding society of the SPCA movement in South Africa and is the oldest animal welfare organisation in the country. A registered non-profit organisation and Public Benefit Organisation, the society relies on the support of concerned individuals and corporates to continue operating

“We are honored to be chosen as one of the charities representing all animals,” says Belinda Abraham, Cape of Good Hope SPCA Spokesperson. “By supporting our cause, know that every step is one in the right direction. We are really excited to be part of the action of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K in May and look forward to meeting all the beautiful people stepping up to run for animals.”

For more information please visit:  www.capespca.co.za


Cotlands is a registered non-profit organisation that focuses on early childhood development (ECD) with a rich 85-year history of serving young, vulnerable children. Cotlands’ vision is to see children thrive in their formative years by increasing their access to quality play-based early learning opportunities.

“We are immensely grateful to all the runners who selected Cotlands as their charity of choice in 2022,” says Dr Monica Stach, Cotlands CEO. “We are honoured to be associated with an event that aims to improve and change the lives of people in our communities. By supporting Cotlands, runners will enable us to set up more toy libraries and playgroups in disadvantaged communities.”

For further information on Cotlands please visit: www.cotlands.org 


A non-profit organisation, help2read’s mission is to erase illiteracy in South Africa’s disadvantaged communities, one literacy lesson at a time.  Since the organisation’s first one-on-one reading session in 2006, help2read has worked in over 400 schools and reached 23 000 children through their literacy programmes. 

“We love being part of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K, an event that brings people together and encourages the celebration of the city and its residents,” says Lerato Monedi, help2read Spokesperson. “We are thankful for the support that we received in 2022. The funds went towards our Literacy Tutor Programme, where we employ youth for a year, and they offer reading support to learners in grades 2 – 4 in the township and rural schools. We are excited to be involved with the event again in 2023 and wish entrants all the best for race day. Run your best race but also take in the city views. It’s the most fun you can have while giving back to the community.”

For more information on help2read please visit:  www.help2read.org


Started in 1957, Die Burger Kinderfonds is a non-profit organisation that assists children in the community that are in need of trauma counselling

According to Suzaan Potgieter, Die Burger Kinderfonds Co-ordinator, it’s a privilege to be part of such a fun and successful event. “Not only is it a great opportunity for our Mother City to shine and for people to have fun, but it is also an event that benefits charities and supports locally,” says Potgieter. “The funds raised in 2022 were used for trauma counselling for children. The families of these children had no other means of paying for the necessary treatment. We would like to thank the entrants for their support, and we hope that you enjoy the race in our beautiful city.” 

For more information please visit: https://www.facebook.com/burgerkinderfonds


Established in 1988, Reach For A Dream seeks to inspire hope and help children to believe in the power of dreams. 

“We are thankful to be a beneficiary of the beautiful Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series,” says Heidi Rowley, Reach For A Dream Foundation Spokesperson. “The partnership enables us to achieve our goals of fulfilling more dreams. As it is our 35th Birthday, we look forward to an incredible year where we can reach even more children and create a legacy of manifesting hope with the very exciting re-emergence of group activities for our dreamers and building more dream rooms in hospital spaces. To quote Eleanor Roosevelt, ‘The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams’. Go out there and have fun, believing in your hopes and dreams knowing you are making a difference in the life of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical illness.” 

For further information on Reach For a Dream please visit:  www.reachforadream.org.za



Date: Sunday 14 May 2023
Start Time: 09:00
Start Venue: Woodbridge Island (Milnerton)
Finish Venue: Lower Long Street opposite Absa Building
Entry Fee: 1.      Standard Entry:

·         Licenced Runners R240.00

·         Temp Licence: R40.00


Standard Entry Includes:

·         Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Event Performance T-shirt

·         Absa Entrant Gift

·         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

·         Transport Service (to start and from finish)

  2.      Gold Package: R1200.00


Gold Package Includes:

·         Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Event Performance T-shirt

·         Absa Entrant Gift

·         DHL Water Bottle

·         Exclusive Gold Package Gifts

·         Race Number with Timing Chip

·         Access to Pre-race VIP Area (incl. refreshments)

·         Preferential Start Seeding

·         Sponsor Route Entertainment Points

·         Route Entertainment Points

·         2 x Refreshment Stations on Route

·         Tog Bag Drop and Collect Service

·         Access to Post-race VIP Area (incl. refreshments, massage, ablution facilities)

·         Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Finisher’s Medal


Facebook: @CapeTown10k

Instagram: @CapeTown10k

Hashtag:  #RunYourCity #AbsaRunYourCity

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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