Taking place on Sunday 12 March, the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series’ 3rd Strava Challenge in 2023 encourages runners to RUN FOR A CAUSE between the hours of 05:00 – 23:00 on the day.
“We are excited to give the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series community the opportunity to turn their miles into smiles while doing what they love, running,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and founder of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series. “Supporting charities has been an important factor of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series since the inception of the first event, the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K in 2015. In 2023 the series will expand with five mass participation road running events being hosted across five major cities, Gqeberha, Cape Town, Durban, Tshwane and Johannesburg. Each of the five events will support between 3 to 5 local charities.”
“We would like to encourage the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series community to please support the event charities when taking on the RUN FOR A CAUSE Challenge on Strava,” continues Meyer. “These charities welcome any form of support, be it monetary, product donations or time offered. The Challenge will take place between 05:00 – 23:00 on Sunday 12 March. Runners can choose their own distance, location and route. Remember to capture and share your activities, routes, photos and selected cause/charity to the RUN YOUR CITY Series Club Page on Strava. Don’t forget to include #RunYourCity #RunForACause #FueledbyNITRO. Have fun making your run count. A pair of magnificent PUMA NITRO running shoes is up for grabs.”
EVENT INFORMATION: Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series Running Club on Strava / RUN FOR A CAUSE Challenge
Date: Sunday 12 March 2023
Time: between 05:00 – 23:00
Activity: any distance
Route: Runners can choose their own location and route
How to join Challenge #3:
- Runners are to “join” the RUN YOUR CITY Series Running Club on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/rycs
- If runners have not done so yet, they will need to create a Strava Account before they can join the club.
- Runners are to join RUN FOR A CAUSE event on the RUN YOUR CITY Series Running Club by clicking on the orange “I’m in” button displayed next to the Event listing.
- Runners must record their run using a smartphone (Android or iPhone device) or smart watch (Garmin, TomTom, Suunto, Fitbit, Polar etc.)
- All activities logged during the event period must be uploaded to Strava no later than 23:00 on Sunday, 12 March 2023.
WIN WIN WIN: All runners and walkers who complete the ‘RUN FOR A CAUSE’ Challenge and share their activity to the RUN YOUR CITY Series Running Club on Strava within the stipulated time frame stand the chance of winning a pair of PUMA NITRO running shoes. The winner will be selected by random draw and announced on the RUN YOUR CITY Series Running Club page on Monday 13 March 2023.
EVENT INFORMATION: 2023 Absa RUN YOUR CITY SERIES
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. Placing each host city on a pedestal, iconic landmarks form the foundation of a magnificent route experience that also boasts a feel-good vibe compliments of the city’s leading performing arts groups, refreshments, exciting sponsor activations and enthusiastic support along the way.
|1. Sunday 02 April 2023||Absa RUN YOUR CITY GQEBERHA 10K|
|2. Sunday 14 May 2023||Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K|
|3. Sunday 09 July 2023||Absa RUN YOUR CITY DURBAN 10K|
|4. Sunday 27 August 2023||Absa RUN YOUR CITY TSHWANE 10K|
|5. Sunday 24 September 2023||Absa RUN YOUR CITY JOBURG 10K|
Hashtag: #RunYourCity #AbsaRunYourCity
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.
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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/