Support the heart of Joburg by running for four local charities at the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K

Runners and walkers taking part in the the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K on National Heritage Day (Sunday 24 September 2023) can make their entry count by supporting one or all four of the event’s charities when entering online: 1. Reach For A Dream Foundation (RFAD), 2. Cotlands, 3. Johannesburg SPCA and 4. Johannesburg Heritage Foundation.


“We are proud to continue supporting four fantastic charities in 2023,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series. “Each charity fulfils a vital role in its community, and we would like to encourage runners and walkers to show their support by making a donation when entering the event online. No amount is too small. Sign up today and make your run count.”


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

“It’s wonderful being part of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series, a series that features well organised and well supported events,” says Kerry Donkin, Reach For A Dream Regional Manager. “We love that the series highlights the beautiful cities and encourages participants to support local charities. We were thrilled in 2022 when runners chose to support RFAD and our beautiful dreamers. The funds raised were used to fulfil dreams for children in the Joburg area who are facing life threatening illnesses. We would like to thank those entrants that have supported us over the years. All donations, no matter how big or small, go a long way in making dreams come true.”

For further information on Reach For A Dream please visit:


Cotlands is a registered non-profit organisation that focuses on early childhood development (ECD) and has a rich 86-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.

“Cotlands is honoured to be selected as a charity of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K. We appreciate the organiser’s help with exposure to a mass group of runners that run for a purpose,” says Dr Monica Stach, Cotlands CEO. “The event brings together people of different ages from diverse backgrounds and encourages them to participate in a healthy and active lifestyle, do good for their communities, and help worthy causes. The atmosphere on race day was fantastic in 2022. We are immensely grateful to all the runners who supported Cotlands, especially those who have supported us since the race’s inception. The support allows us to reach more children and positively impact their lives through early learning playgroups and toy libraries. 

For further information on Cotlands please visit:


The Johannesburg SPCA is a non-profit organization that started operating in 1902 and is dependent on the kindness and support of individuals and companies.

“We had a great time at the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K in 2022,” says Liana Marx, Johannesburg SPCA Public Relations, Marketing and Fundraising Manager. “Everyone who took part – staff, committee members and supporters – could not stop talking about all the fun that they had on event day. They are really looking forward to taking part again this year.  We were humbled by the support that we received. Community outreach is a key focus this year and the funds received were utilised to purchase blankets and food and provide basic animal care in our outreach communities. To all Jozi residents, come support a charity by having fun with family and friends.” 

For further information on the Johannesburg SPCA please visit:


Established in 2012, the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation (JHF) is a volunteer-led non-profit organisation that uses all funds raised to support heritage interventions in the city. The foundation’s five main goals are to promote Awareness, Advocacy, Recognition, Education and Research of Joburg’s valuable heritage resources.

“We are honoured to be one of the beneficiaries of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K,” says Flo Bird, Johannesburg Heritage Foundation Chairperson. “The JHF celebrates and protects the diverse heritage of our city, ensuring its survival for future generations. We totally support any initiative that gets people out and about on the streets of Joburg, and thoroughly enjoy the positive spirit that’s always on display at the Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K. We wish all the participants a happy and healthy race. Enjoy the experience of running through the streets of Joburg and don’t forget to appreciate the special charms of our fascinating city in all its diversity. It’s fitting that the event is taking place on Heritage Day and we look forward to being part of the festivities.” 

For more information on the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation please visit



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 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)


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.


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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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